Iconic Bvlgari jewelry collections and exceptional pieces are featured in an exhibition at the Moscow Kremlin Museum until January 13, 2019, charting the evolution of the jeweler’s distinctive style over more than a century. The Roman jeweler’s visionary creativity, love of stunning beauty and refined craftsmanship are recounted through more than 500 pieces in the exhibition, entitled “Tribute to Femininity”. The display celebrates women who wrote their own rules, with a spotlight on film stars.
More than 500 historic jewels crafted by the Maison founded in Rome in 1884 by Sotirios Voulgaris are displayed in the Assumption Belfry, the tallest monument in the Kremlin. The dazzling jewels from different eras – ranging from the late 19th century to the 1990s – illustrate how the Roman jeweler’s creativity has evolved while underscoring the Maison’s inimitable identity: a constant quest for striking colors, a playful, non-conformist spirit and innovative motifs. This avant-garde attitude not only marked a break with traditional jewelry, but also celebrated the beauty of the women who wore it. With these exceptional pieces, Bvlgari accompanied their social and cultural emancipation.
A hundred of the jewels have never been displayed to the public before. The exhibition includes several stunning creations that belonged to movie stars. The complete collection of jewels that belonged to Elizabeth Taylor – an avid jewelry lover and loyal customer of the Maison – is on display, including an incredible necklace set with 17 Colombian emeralds. Other highlights include pieces from the collection of Italian actress Anna Magnani, among them the amazing Trombino ring with a spectacular yellow diamond of over 25 carats. Italian glamour also has pride of place with emerald drop earrings that once adorned Gina Lollobrigida, and a blue sapphire parure worn by Anita Ekberg, the unforgettable star of La Dolce Vita.
The second part of the Tribute to Femininity retrospective unfolds in the Patriarch’s Palace, showcasing iconic Bvlgari collections. The Monete collection – pieces that set with ancient Roman coins – Serpenti watches and Tubogas creations all express the Roman jeweler’s unlimited creativity and rich heritage as the Maison continually reinvented itself throughout a remarkable history.
The Tribute to Femininity exhibition runs until January 13, 2019.
Bvlgari Tribute to Femininity
Moscow, Russia 103073
Hours: Every day from 9:30 am to 6 pm. Closed Thursdays.
Entrance fee: 500 rubles