Inspired by the vibrant Baroque era of the 1600s, the Bvlgari Barocko line offers an exuberant ode to life.
In the midst of trying times, few things spark joy as well as a vibrant, unabashed splash of hues, and a sense of cheer. Which is why it’s incredibly fitting, really, that Bvlgari would release its latest high jewellery collection — Barocko.
Inspired by the grandeur of Rome’s Baroque period in the 1600s, the line celebrates life and beauty, taking on a bold and brave approach to haute joaillerie.
Striking colours, fanciful forms and exquisite details send messages of hope and positivity, while designs draw from the stunning architectural heritage of the dreamy Italian city. It’s unapologetic, it’s daring, and it’s audacious — this is a collection that has been wholly designed to inspire awe, embracing the eccentric with an elegance that is very much Bvlgari.
Rare, exclusive, and precious gems were unearthed and forged into patterns that reflect Baroque motifs, 16th century decor, and the ever-evolving elements of nature.
Highlights of the collection include the “Cabochon Exhuberance” necklace — intricate and elegant, the accessory invites wearers to traverse across the globe, with tanzanite sourced in New York, to rubellites and emeralds from Jaipur, and even aquamarines purchased in Hong Kong. All the jewels are meticulously cut into different forms, and combined for an edgy, unique piece, designed to make a statement.
Another necklace to keep an eye out for — and arguably the collections’ most complex — is the “Rosso Caravaggio”, which took 1,500 hours to complete. Featuring a rare 10 carat cushion ruby sourced in Mozambique and combined with sparkling diamonds, this outstanding piece offers a stunning contrast between light and shadow, that nods towards Caravaggio’s charmingly striking artistic style.
Also in the line are the ‘Ruby Drapery’ earrings, which capture the softness and voluptuous nature Baroque artists loved in their sculptures, as well as the eye-catching ‘Arabesque’ platinum ring. The ‘Serpenti Spell’ diamond bracelet-ring will surprise you with a near-seductive sparkle, which took 500 hours to perfect, and was inspired by the dramatic flamboyance of Gan Lorenzo Bernini’s fountain of the Four Rivers in Rome’s Piazza Navona. While each piece is distinctly different and tells its own tale, the recurrent elements are evident — cue bright hues, and extravagant forms.
To find out more about the Bvlgari Barocko line, visit bulgari.com.