Frank’s Files: Bvlgari’s Serpenti 75 Years of Infinite Tales

New York | July 2023

Step into the world of Bulgari's Serpenti exhibition, a celebration of 75 years of Infinite Tales. Join Frank Everett on a mesmerizing journey through the captivating history of serpent-inspired jewelry. From ancient Greece and Rome to the elegance of the 19th century, the serpent has left its mark on adornments throughout time. However, it is Bulgari that truly owns the serpent, as seen in their iconic designs since the 1940s.

Explore the evolution of the Serpenti watch, a symbol of timeless elegance that wraps effortlessly around the wrist. Witness the snake's transformation from an inspired representation to a literal embodiment in the mesmerizing pieces of the 1960s. Marvel at the rare and exquisite bracelets and evening bags adorned with coiled serpents, featuring pave diamond heads and captivating gold coils.

The exhibition also showcases the innovation of color in the Serpenti designs, with enamel and other materials lending vibrancy to the watches. Immerse yourself in the beauty of vintage watch designs, and be captivated by a rare gold and black enamel belt, worn famously as a necklace by legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland.

Discover the current high jewelry designs, where stunning necklaces boast scales covered in lapis and malachite, culminating in a tanzanite stone on the snake's head. Experience the flexibility and elegance of the triple choker design, a tribute to the serpent's origins. The exhibition also features a wide variety of fine jewelry, watches, earrings, necklaces, and handbags, including a breathtaking serpenti pollini design in 18-karat rose gold.

Finally, immerse yourself in a multi-sensory art installation inspired by the transformative essence of the Bulgari Serpenti, complete with an invigorating fragrance. Don't miss this extraordinary exhibition, located at 70 Gansevoort Street, open until July 16th.

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