Bulgari celebrates Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee with the one-of-a-kind Jubilee Emerald Garden high jewellery set.
Bulgari, the Roman jeweller famous for its coloured gemstones, marks the 70-year reign of HM Queen Elizabeth II with a special edition high jewellery tiara and watch parure.
The Jubilee Emerald Garden represents a true masterpiece of craftsmanship. The set was created over 1,500 hours by a master goldsmith supported by a team of five. Two of them dedicated themselves to the handset of gemstones exclusively.
Emeralds and diamonds adorn the tiara, made in platinum – the metal symbol of the Queen’s historic jubilee.
The design is unique, it emulates a floral bouquet,, and focuses on a mesmerising 63.44-carat Zambian emerald, carved with a blooming lotus flower.
This high jewellery creation represents an homage to celebrate the 70-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II. I was inspired by the Queen, a strong and powerful woman, an icon of our times, and by her historic admiration of emeralds to design a piece centred around this striking carved emerald, which showcases Bulgari’s mastery in craftsmanship and creativityLucia Silvestri, High Jewellery Creative Director, Bulgari
The ‘Jubilee Emerald Garden’ tiara is also a transformable jewel. It can transform into a tiara or a necklace.
This creation also serves as an anticipation of Bulgari’s upcoming new high jewellery collection, in which emeralds will be the main protagonists.
The tiara, literally fit for a Queen, is complemented by a high jewellery watch – a special edition Divas’ Dream piece.
This watch is in white gold, set with 8 Zambian emeralds (weighing 18.4 carats), round brilliant, pavé-set diamonds on the case and bracelet, and snow-set diamonds on the dial (circa 11.4 carats).
A special mention goes to the emeralds set on this high jewellery watch. They are cut in a lovely fan shape, demonstrating Bulgari’s expertise in colour gemstones. Also, each emerald’s internal ‘garden’ (or inclusions) ensures the gems’ colour vibrancy and strength.
The ‘Jubilee Emerald Garden’ high jewellery set is an extraordinary creation to celebrate the lasting legacy of an extraordinary Queen.