Bulgari is in the business of making history. Comprising of over 150 unique pieces, the Bulgari Magnifica collection made its way to Australian shores this month for a week-long residency in Sydney. Needless to say, it's the first time the particular High Jewellery collection has touched down on Australian soil.
Unveiled during an intimate soirée hosted by Bulgari Oceania’s Managing Director, Andrew McLaren, it was within the storied ballroom of heritage-listed Swifts Mansion in Darling Point that guests received their first glimpse. The showstopper? A dazzling platinum Imperial Spinel necklace, where a 131.21 carat spinel gemstone acts as its beating heart. The gemstone itself is the fourth largest in the world by carat weight and set amongst a cascade of 122 diamonds and 27 emerald beads.
Found in Tajikistan, the spinel gemstone holds a rich history, one with stories of kings and queens woven into its tapestry. It's a fitting inclusion for the Magnifica collection, one that honours the most precious and rare gems found across the globe. The Imperial Spinel necklace is in good company too. It shares the spotlight with two other eye-catching necklaces: the Diva's Dream laded with a cabochon-cut rubellite set in pink gold and swarmed by buff-top cut rubies and tourmalines, and the Le Magnifiche necklace, which boasts an antique cushion-cut Colombian emerald.
Speaking of the Magnifica collection, Andrew McLaren said, “The Magnifica collection is a brilliant expression of the bold, timeless creativity that sits at the heart of the Bulgari world. It is exciting to see jewellery of such breathtaking rarity and extravagance here on our shores in Australia.”
For those in pursuit of wonder and a touch of magic, explore the Bulgari Magnifica collection online at the Bulgari website.
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