BULGARI Watch of the Month

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ONLY FIVE WATCHES MADE WORLDWIDE - LVCEA TUBOGAS SKELETON

Always in tune with women’s desires, Lvcea Tubogas Skeleton makes this sophisticated mechanical complication a playful addition to its growing family of watches.

Designed for women who appreciate the delicate complexity of mechanical timepieces, it is a virtuoso display of haute horlogerie, revealing the hidden depths of the Lvcea for the very first time. Confirming Bvlgari’s commitment to feminine watches, the Lvcea Skeleton is the only skeletonized watch on the market made expressly for women.

The new Lvcea Tubogas Skeleton in pink gold and diamonds showcases the exquisitely complicated automatic winding BVL 191 skeleton movement, crafted by hand in-house in Bvlgari’s Manufacture in Switzerland. However, this being Bvlgari, the Lvcea Skeleton is not just a mechanical masterpiece that allows women to admire its beating heart. It is the first skeleton watch in history that takes the letters of the watchmaker’s logo and makes them integral to the design.

The timepieces is presented with the iconic Tubogas bracelet, reminding us of Bvlgari’s heritage as a jeweller. The slinky links of the Tubogas bracelet add a pleasing symmetry when contrasted with the perfectly round face of the Lvcea.

Christened Tubogas because of its similarity to a lowly woven-metal gas pipe, the technique has been used in jewellery making since the late 40’s. An eloquent example of industrial-inspired design, it was popularized in the Art Deco period when the challenge of miniaturizing large engineered objects, and using them for novel purposes, took off. In the 1940s, Bvlgari inserted a watch dial into a Tubogas bracelet to create a highly stylized serpent watch. The design was revived in the 1970s when Bvlgari introduced it into watches, bracelets, necklaces and rings. The effect of a stark, engineered coil combined with coins and richly colored precious gems created a fascinating contrast that marked Bvlgari’s style of jewels, intended to be worn and enjoyed every day. 

Complicated to produce, the Tubogas is formed by long bands of gold or steel that are wrapped around a steel core. As they are coiled, the rounded contours of the bands interlock to conceal completely the inner structure. The specialist goldsmiths use no soldering. The flexibility of the coiled bands alone is what gives the Tubogas its characteristic bounce. Crafted with a jeweller’s sensibility, the result is a watch that is proudly Italian, unapologetically glamorous and forever stylish. 

LVCEA TUBOGAS SKELETON

Movement

In-house mechanical movement Calibre BVL 191SK with automatic winding and skeleton execution. Indication of the hours, minutes and seconds, 28,800 vph, 42-hour power reserve.

Case, dial and strap

33mm 18kt gold rose case set with brilliant-cut diamonds. 18kt rose gold crown set with a pink cabochon-cut stone and a brilliant-cut diamond. 18kt rose gold bezel set with brilliant-cut diamonds. Open work dial featuring the BVLGARI logo with rose gold plated letters set with diamonds (117 stones). Red lacquered hands. Water-resistant to 50m. 18kt rose gold Tubogas bracelet with lugs set with brilliant-cut diamonds

Bella Hadid Shines in BULGARI

Brand Ambassador Bella Hadid (IG: 18.3M Followers) leaves her hotel wearing BVLGARI high jewelry heading to an event in New York.

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From left to right: High Jewelry White Gold, Pink Sapphire, Black Mother of Pearl and Diamond Ring (7596); High Jewelry Diamond Drop Earrings (M9745); Giardini Italiani High Jewelry White Gold and Diamond Bracelet (260771)

Stars Shine in BULGARI

Stars shine in BULGARI at the 2018 MTV Movie Awards in Santa Monica.

Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman (IG: 5M followers) wears BVLGARI Catene gold chain necklace and actress Olivia Munn (IG: 2.1M followers) carries the Serpenti Tubogas gold cocktail clutch at the 2018 MTV Movie Awards held in Santa Monica. 

Bella Heathcote Shines in BULGARI at the "Face of the Future" Event in Los Angeles

Actress Bella Heathcote (IG: 132K followers) shines in BVLGARI MVSA rings and earrings at the Women in Film Face of the Future event, hosted by Vanity Fair and Max Mara at Chateau Marmont Hotel, Los Angeles.       

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From left to right: MVSA Pink Gold, Chalcedony, Boule Rubellite, Cabochon Tourmaline and Pave Diamond Earrings (349552).  MVSA Pink Gold and Mother of Pearl Ring (353133)

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Designs of the Month for August

August Design Heralds Color and POP

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BULGARI's Luxury Wedding Jewelry

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Giardini Italiani Necklace  - In Giardini Italiani Collection, Bulgari sculpted a lush Italian garden to bloom with luxuriant flower gems, celebrating nature’s rich marvel and myth.

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  The Incontro d’Amore Collection, Italian for ‘an encounter with love’, captures that first moment in an eternal memory, to be worn around the finger.

The Incontro d’Amore Collection, Italian for ‘an encounter with love’, captures that first moment in an eternal memory, to be worn around the finger.

  Eternal as the waves of the sea, infinite as the purest love: the new Infinito wedding bands are the symbol of a commitment beyond the flow of time. A line that recalls the symbol of infinite (∞) both in design and naming

Eternal as the waves of the sea, infinite as the purest love: the new Infinito wedding bands are the symbol of a commitment beyond the flow of time.
A line that recalls the symbol of infinite (∞) both in design and naming

August Birthstone : Peridot "Gem of the Sun"

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Peridot is the birthstone for the month of August and the 15th anniversary stone.

For centuries, peridot has been worn by priests, pirates and commoners in an endeavor to see the life in a brighter way. Known to Egyptians as the “gem of the sun” because of its tinge of yellow, it was believed to bring warmth and happiness.

Ancient romans adorned it to get out of depression. Legend also says that if the gemstone is set in gold, it will develop its full potential as a talisman to ward of terrors of the night and bad dreams. However, according to Pliny the Elder, the Great Roman authority on such matters, peridot must be worn on the right arm to work its strongest magic.

Throughout time, peridot has always been confused with many other gemstones such as topaz and emerald. Many emeralds of royal treasures turned out to be peridots! Some historians even speculated Cleopatra’s famous emerald collection may be peridots! The Shrine of the Three Holy Kings in Germany’s Cologne Cathedral is supposedly decorated with a large emerald, but was later identified a peridot.

In fact, peridot is sometimes called the Evening Emerald. Unlike other gems, its color does not change under artificial lighting. In ancient Egypt, peridot was often dug up in the night because it was said to be impossible to spot by the day. The faint glimmer under moonlight or the lantern made it easier to mine after dark.

Because of its exceptional color, peridot has been used in jewelry since antiquity. From the mid 1800s, peridot was a favored stone in jewelry. Its popularity peaked during the aesthetic period of the Victorian era. Edward VII of England designated the peridot as his favorite gemstone. Almost every school of the day used this gemstone for their designs, from the Pre-Raphaelites, the Arts and Crafts movement, Art Noveau to the Edwardian designers.

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Today, this birthstone is associated with love, truth, faithfulness and loyalty. It’s worn to help find spiritual bliss lost beneath our daily clutter. Besides being a birthstone, Peridots make for great gifts to be exchanged between friends, as it is known to bring an openness, warmth and happiness.

Color is the most important  quality factor, and for peridot, its color ranges from pure green to yellowish green to greenish yellow.  A grade A peridot would be one of richly saturated green without any hints of yellow or brown.  Fine colors tend to occur in stones weighing 10 carats and above.  However, pure green stones are rare.  Most peridots are more yellowish green.  Fine colors tend to occur in stones weighing 10 carats and above.  Expect these qualities from Myanmar and Pakistan.  In terms of clarity, the best quality one would, of course, be an eye clean one.

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The ancient Egyptians mined peridot on the Red Sea island of Zabargad, the source for many large fine peridots in the world’s museums. The Egyptians called it the “gem of the sun.” Today this gem is still prized for its restful yellowish green hues and long history. Large strongly-colored, examples can be spectacular, and attractive smaller gems are available for jewelry at all price points.

The best-quality peridot has no eye-visible inclusions, with perhaps a few tiny black spots—actually minute mineral crystals—visible under magnification. Other inclusions common in peridot are reflective, disk-shaped inclusions called “lily pads.”

With skilled cutting maximizing its beautiful bodycolor, peridot can be a stunning gem. It’s available in a wide variety of shapes and cutting styles, including ovals, pears, rounds, emerald cuts, cushion cuts, triangle cuts, and marquise shapes.

Care For Peridot

Peridot is 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs scale. It has fair to good toughness. Peridot is durable enough for jewelry wear but should be worn with some care so as not to scratch it or subject it to hard blows that can fracture it.

Stability

Rapid or uneven heat can cause peridot to fracture. Peridot is stable to light but is easily attacked by sulfuric acid, and less easily by hydrochloric acid. It can also be attacked over a long period of time by acid perspiration.

Cleaning

Warm, soapy water is the best method for cleaning peridot. Ultrasonic and steam cleaners are not recommended.

 

THE LVCEA TUBOGAS EVOLUTION

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THE LVCEA TUBOGAS EVOLUTION

Enlightening time, the Lvcea Tubogas watch brings glamour to the everyday and to every style. A modern classic reimagined, the timepiece presents the new jewellery-inspired tubogas bracelet, with its slinky links caressing the wrist with delicate comfort. Exquisitely fusing Bvlgari’s jewellery-making heritage and watchmaking skills, the feminine timepiece radiates with pure Italian stylishness.

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