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Bulgari’s Bridal Collection: A Roman love story

The Bulgari Bridal Collection can be seen when The Peninsula Manila, along with Bulgari, Philippine Tatler Weddings and Inquirer Lifestyle LOOK Book, presents “Weddings at The Peninsula 2016: Happily Ever After, a 40-year-old Tradition” on June 11, at The Peninsula Manila. [Related story: Bridal jewelry, lifestyle settings, designers’ exhibit at Peninsula weddings day]

Amid palaces, ruins and antiquities, the eternal city of Rome rises as the perfect backdrop for love. By reversing the word “Roma,” you get amor, Latin for “love.”

Rome, Bulgari’s eternal source of inspiration, resides at the heart of the new Wear It with Love bridal campaign.

Rome had served as the background for the romance of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, which first blossomed on the set of “Cleopatra” in 1961. Taylor received from him a spectacular Bulgari ring mounting a 7.40 octagonal step-cut Colombian emerald and 12 pear-shaped diamonds. In 2002, the actress auctioned it off to raise funds for the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, and in a letter addressed to its new owners, Taylor handwrote, “Wear it with love!”

It was repurchased by Bulgari in 2011, and  added to the Heritage Collection.

Elizabeth Taylor’s passion is strongly infused into the Bulgari Bridal Collection. The woman who wears a piece from this collection is declaring her love twice: to her beloved, and to the most emotional of jewelry pieces.

Bulgari Bridal Collection encompasses a wide range of styles: Spiga, Torcello, Giudecca, Corona, 1503, Griffe, Marryme.

Styles run from traditional to innovative or groundbreaking, but each is thoroughly representative of the Maison’s signature elegance.

Bulgari engagement rings are designed to be cherished for a lifetime, even passed on to future generations.  Only a small percentage of the world’s diamonds are of gem quality, and of these, an even smaller percentage is passable by Bulgari’s strict criteria. Moreover, Bulgari only works with non-conflict diamonds guaranteed by Kimberley Process certification.

Bulgari’s preferred metal for most engagement ring styles is platinum, as flawless as it is exquisite. Because of its purity, platinum will never fade or tarnish.

Torcello

Taking its name from the island of Torcello, in the Venetian lagoon, the Torcello ring has a curved, four-pronged platinum setting that embraces a single brilliant-cut diamond.

1503

Named for the year the first engagement ring was exchanged in Venice, the 1503 features a solitaire diamond set on a pavé background.

Corona

In ancient Roman weddings, the bride wore a white dress, an orange veil and a delicate corona  of flowers in her hair, which inspired Bulgari’s Corona Collection. It’s an ideal choice for the wedding day or beyond—engagement rings with or without pavé, gold diamond stud earrings, pendants, tennis bracelets and necklaces.

Griffe

A tribute to refined elegance, this classic style allows the precision and beauty of the solitaire diamond to assert itself: Griffe Collection diamonds come in a variety of cuts, from emerald to brilliant to heart-shaped. The Griffe Collection includes white gold diamond stud earrings, pendants and tennis bracelets.

B.zero1

B.zero1 radical design is a hallmark of Bulgari iconography, and  stands for “Bulgari” and the “zero1” of infinite beginnings. Engraved along the side, the “BVLGARI BVLGARI” logo encircles itself, an artful synthesis of tradition and innovation. The firstborn ring of 2000 generated a lifetime of creations, as the enormous success of the B.zero1 Collection has led it to become the innovative favorite of them all.

B.zero1 engagement rings feature a central round brilliant cut diamond in a white gold setting, or are also available with lateral diamond pavé.

Marryme

As bold as his proposal, as decisive as her acceptance, Marryme makes a strong statement with its setting’s architectural design. A sophisticated ring with a modern sensibility, the exceptional platinum setting allows the brilliant cut diamond to be visible from every angle, enhancing its beauty.

Serpenti wedding bands

The ultimate symbol of two hearts united, a wedding band should beautifully complement and enhance the engagement ring. The femininely sinuous snake of the Serpenti wedding bands encircles a love story that will last forever. A mythical symbol of eternity and femininity, the snake or serpente has lived as an icon of Bulgari since the 1940s.

Today, with the latest wedding bands, Serpenti intertwines with the Bulgari Bridal Collection.  Its trademark motif enriches each of the four latest models of the band, available in various materials—pink gold, feminine and soft, and white gold for a more classic choice. Meanwhile, light and preciousness peer through every model in the form of pavé diamond inserts. The sinuosity of the snake is suggested by the pattern of “scales” that wrap around the finger.

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