Bulgari Unveils Mediterranea: An Ode to Timeless Elegance and Coastal Splendor

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Renowned for its unparalleled craftsmanship and exquisite designs, Bulgari has once again left the world spellbound with its latest high-end jewelry and watch collection, Mediterranea. A celebration of the Mediterranean's timeless allure and beguiling beauty, this opulent collection takes inspiration from the region's sun-drenched coastlines, azure waters, and vibrant culture. At the core of Mediterranea lies Bulgari's relentless pursuit of perfection and its desire to create unique masterpieces. The collection comprises an exquisite range of necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets, and tiaras, where each jewel is a testament to the brand's uncompromising commitment to beauty, artistry, and innovation. The city of choice, Venice, has for centuries been an epicenter of myriad encounters and exchanges, perfectly embodying the eclectic ethos of the collection.


This High Jewelry collection is an homage to the Mediterranean beauty and essence in all its forms. For me, being in the Mediterranean region is an awakening of all senses, and a real inspirational experience.”, says Lucia Silvestri, the Bulgari Jewellery Creative Director. 


Deep blues of sapphires and aquamarines mirror the Mediterranean's vast depths, while vibrant yellows of citrine and diamonds reflect the sun's warm rays; the Mediterranean collection showcases a harmonious dance of gemstones, capturing the sea's ever-changing colors. Lustrous pearls evoke the moonlit nights along the coast, and vivid rubellites embody the passionate energy of the region's rich cultural heritage. These captivating gemstones are carefully hand-selected, ensuring the finest quality and radiance that Bulgari is renowned for.

With Mediterranea, Bulgari unveils its new high jewelry and high-end watches collections by embarking on an epic and immersive journey that starts from Rome, the eternal city and permanent source of creative inspiration for Bulgari, to Venice, the major crossroad of Mediterranean influences where the Roman Byzantine Empire fused with the Roman Western Empire to give birth to inclusive and unrivaled arts and architecture. With great honour, we celebrate the vision of the founder Sotirio Bulgari with magnificent creations that represent the pinnacle of Bulgari identity made of audacious creativity and exceptional craftsmanship. Offering to our guests the most extraordinary locations of the City together with pioneering AI driven interactive experiences further enhancing the beauty and emotions created by 2023 collection establishing a new milestone in extraordinary goldsmithing and gems expertise.— Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO of Bulgari.

Born from audacious creativity and exceptional craftsmanship, the collection is a kaleidoscope of unprecedented jewellery creations, translating multifaceted suggestions collected through time and space. With Mediterranea, Bulgari showcases the pinnacle of high-jewellery, retracing an imaginary trip across the Mediterranean Sea while reflecting the brand’s Roman heritage and the Greek roots of its founder.

With a stunning exhibition in the heart of the mythic Palazzo Soranzo Van Axel, the Roman jeweler shares a rich and captivating aesthetic bridging three distinctive worlds, each associated with a specific color palette. Cross-pollination, eclecticism and syncretism infuse the Mediterranea collection in a captivating blend of inspirations connecting Eastern and Western cultures, Byzantine and Roman vibes, along with references to North African spices and the sumptuous Baroque ambience of southern Italy.


In true Bulgari fashion, gold takes centre stage in the Mediterranea collection. The brand's master goldsmiths skillfully sculpt and weave this precious metal to mimic the undulating waves and intricate details of Mediterranean flora. The warm tones of yellow gold, the delicate elegance of white gold, and the bold allure of rose gold converge to form a harmonious symphony of elegance and sophistication.


Each jewel in Mediterranea narrates a distinct chapter of the Mediterranean's story. The Serpenti necklaces, a Bulgari signature, slither with fluidity, symbolize the sinuous movements of the sea and embody the sensuality of Mediterranean life. The Divas' Dream pieces pay homage to the architectural wonders of ancient civilizations, while the MVSA creations bring forth the harmonious colors of the Mediterranean landscape. Among the highlights of Mediterranea is the Crown Jewel of Elegance, an exquisite necklace adorned with a stunning array of vibrant gemstones, symbolizing the vibrant energy of Mediterranean life. The necklace is a true masterpiece, combining technical prowess with artistic expression and embodying the essence of luxury and grace that defines Bvlgari.


Bulgari's Mediterranea collection is not only an ode to the region's splendor but also a testament to the brand's dedication to sustainability and ethical practices. Bvlgari is committed to sourcing responsibly and maintaining ecological balance, ensuring that the allure of the Mediterranean remains preserved for generations to come.

Nikita Pawar

Nikita Vivek Pawar is a luxury features writer. She likes to write about all things luxury and wants to explore the world of luxury to encapsulate the novelties and legacies it has to offer. Travelling and reading are her favourite pastime activities. On her bucket list is getting a cat and visiting Croatia and Greece. ...(Read More)

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