From the Italian Icon – Bvlgari – not only an interesting look, they also show cultural heritage and are interesting conversation pieces. We had the pleasure of selling a few during the years and just adore the style.
It remains one of Bulgari’s most successful lines. Vintage Monete jewels are increasingly hard to come by due to the recent surge in demand.
80ies original black leather box, 13.6gram, size us 7,5, 18K, signed Bvlgari, Made in Italy, Width of band: 3.6mm, Width at head 14.5mm.
Bulgari’s Monete collection is flush with cultural currency. – “Reaching back through the centuries, Bulgari honors antiquity with Monete. Revering the artistic coins of yore. Bulgari contrasts them with the brilliance of its modern style.” Like a rare gem of inestimable historical value this ancient Roman coin has found a new life as precious jewel. The use of rare coins reflected Bulgari’s commitment to honoring history—any irregularities or signs of wear were preserved.
Monete pieces date back to the 1960s, when Rome was the epicenter of glamour the so called “La Dolce Vita” era. During this time Bulgari began to make Monete a feature of the house’s narrative. Evoking Bulgari’s artisanal craftsmanship, avant-garde materials and unrivalled design as a stylish way to reference the family’s Greek and Roman roots.
As rare as precious stones, ancient coins, sourced from antiquarians and auction houses, are referred to as “gemme nummarie” (nummary gems) and straddle centuries of history.
Both Grace Kelly and Elisabeth Taylor are among the women who wore Bulgaris Monete jewelry.