The pomp and circumstance around the unveiling of the new House of Bulgari line of jewelry were tamed due to Covid-19, but Barocko shines through. Although the normally high-brow and stunning display lacked tangible penosh, it certainly didn’t disappoint.
This year’s high-jewelry collection under the name of Barocko may have lacked the launch of predecessors which celebrated the brand’s rich roots but was launched digitally via a dedicated app. Through the Barocko app, potential buyers (or those dreaming jewelry fanatics) are able to immerse themselves in the Bvlgari with its ‘try on’ feature and 360-degree images of each piece.
Taking inspiration from the city of Rome and the Baroque style, the line of jewelry elevates high-class jewelry to new heights. This lavish era with defining architecture and grandeur was the impotence for Bvlgari’s Barocko line, crafted in the jeweler’s workshops in Rome. Under the watchful eye of creative director Lucia Silvestri, skilled jewelers create, set, and polish each design to ensure standards of perfection are met.
Comprised of three categories: Light, Color, and Wonder, each presents an alluring and bold style, unique to Bvlgari. The daring and bold collection includes a line of rings, necklaces and earrings, one more opulent than the other. The pieces are broken up into two molds, one of either geometric design (with square and cushion cuts) or that of curved (with fun shapes and twists) masterpieces. Another accomplishment by Silvestri and team is the “en Tremblant” setting – an extremely technical process – where stunningly, the pieces actually move while the wearer does.
Barocko features a multitude of stones throughout its pieces, showing the breadth and depth of understanding of Bvlgari. The mesmerizing Lady Arabesque Necklace is a beautiful necklace with bright and expertly placed gemstones while also bringing classics like ruby, sapphire, and emerald to many other pieces. Although some of these other pieces may lack the initial wow factor like the Lady Arabesque Necklace, each piece takes months and years to create as expert jewelers must pick the perfectly shaped, sized, and colored stone for each piece.
While Barocko is the brand’s most extensive yet limited high-jewelry collections yet to be released, Bvlgari only will disclose prices to qualified buyers.