Sooo in love with our new Bulgari Monete ring. “Reaching back through the centuries, Bulgari honours 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 Greek coin has found a new life as precious jewel.
It was in the 1960s that Bulgari began to make them a feature of the house’s narrative. Evoking Bulgari’s artisanal craftsmanship, avant-garde materials and unrivalled design Nicola Bulgari, grandson of the founder Sotirios Bulgari, developed a passion for the numismatic and started to set coins in yellow gold tubogas bracelets and necklaces 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.
Not only do they have an interesting look, they also show cultural heritage and are interesting pieces of conversation. I mean this coin come from a time that is generally referred to as the Late Classical Period (c. 400-330 BCE). The power vacuum left by the fall Athens and Sparta was filled by Philip II of Macedon (382-336 BCE) after his victory over the Athenian forces and their allies at the Battle of Chaeronea in 338 BCE. Philip united the Greek city states under Macedonian rule and, upon his assassination in 336 BCE, his son Alexander the Great assumed the throne.
Both Grace Kelly and Elisabeth Taylor are among the women who wore Bulgaris Monete jewelry. It remains one of Bulgari’s most enduring and popular lines.
Ring size 55,5 / us 7 ½