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.
Not only do they have an interesting look, they also show cultural heritage and are interesting pieces of conversation.
It remains one of Bulgari’s most enduring and popular lines.
This 1970s masterpiece comes in its original leather case.
Roman Bronze Coin of Emperor Constantine the Great who ruled 307-337AD. First Christian emperor who also founded Constantinople.
9gram Size 7.5 Top measures app. 15.8mm x 15.5mm