Gold and Pearl ‘Passo Doppio’ Necklace and Bracelet by Bulgari
An 18k yellow gold and pearl set by Bulgari from the ‘Passo Doppio’ collection. This piece is made up of a necklace and bracelet that can be disconnected from one another into 2 separate pieces or connected to make one long chain. Weight = 112gr.
The now world famous Roman jewellery firm, ‘Bvlgari’ was founded in 1884 by a Greek Silversmith, Sotirios Voulgaris (1857-). Sotirios opened his first shop in Rome on via Sistina. Being located in the tourist centre of the city, many of Bulgari’s first clients were English tourists eager to buy a piece of Rome they could take away to treasure.
The brand’s name was adapted from its founders, to sound more italian. ‘Bulgari’ incorporated the Latin ‘v’ instead of a ‘u’ to draw on the city’s ancient past and give the company a classical air.
Bvlgari boomed in the post war years. The Dolce Vita era brought stars from Hollywood flocking to the shop on via condotti a portable piece of Rome to wear on the red carpet or riviera. Since the 1940s, Bvlargi has produced distinctly ‘Italian’ designs that have graced the necks of Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, and many others.
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