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  • Artist Biography

    Bulgari

    Italian

    Originally from Kalarites, Greece, Sotirios Voulgaris emigrated to Rome because of Greece's rising poverty and difficulty separating from the Ottoman Empire. He set foot on Italian soil in 1880 with little money in his pocket and spent the next four years preparing what would go on to become Italy's oldest jewelry company. 

    In 1884, Bulgari opened its doors to the Italian people with its offering of jewelry and accessories. Bulgari's style takes from traditions in Greek and Roman craftsmanship to elegantly balance volume and subtlety. Later, in the late 1960s, Bulgari bridged classicism and modernity by introducing its seductive, now-iconic Serpenti collection of snake-shaped coil bracelets and watches. It is through its meticulous combination of influences that Bulgari has garnered an international and loyal high-profile clientele, which included Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn. These Hollywood stars have immortalized the house's unique gem-adorned bracelets, necklaces and earrings in rounded forms. 

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A Sapphire and Diamond Bracelet

- Five oval and five cushion-shaped sapphires, 13.42 carats total
- Surrounded by ninety brilliant-cut diamonds
- Signed Bulgari, numbered
- Platinum
- Length 17.8 cm

GRS Report: Burma, no indication of thermal treatment, 'Royal Blue' colour
Nine AGL Reports: No gemological evidence of heat and clarity enhacement

附瑞士GRS及九張美國AGL證書

Please note that the AGL and GRS reports are 5 to 10 years old respectively and may require an update

Length 17.8 cm

Estimate
HK$320,000 - 480,000 
$40,000-60,000

Sold for HK$403,200

Contact Specialist

Charlene Lau
Head of Jewels, Hong Kong
+852 2318 2039
[email protected]
 

Jewels & Jadeite

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2021