On Exhibit: BVLGARI Celebrates Rome as Inspiration

Courtesy of Roman Heritage Department

In a new public exhibition at the maison's Fifth Avenue flagship, Bulgari highlights the connections between Roman antiquities and heritage Bulgari jewels. 

Beginning October 15, Bulgari celebrates the Eternal City as inspiration with a public exhibition of their heritage jewelry, culled from collections spanning the 1930s to today, at its Fifth Avenue flagship boutique in New York City. The pieces—many of which feature antique Roman coins in place of gems, and all of which draw inspiration from Roman motifs, architecture, monuments, and relics—will be displayed alongside antiquities such as the “Ides of March” coin, issued by Brutus in 43 B.C. to commemorate the assassination of Julius Caesar, on loan from the American Numismatic Society. Other highlights include the beautiful Pantheon necklace (pictured here), which reinterprets the famous monument in diamonds weighing in at 152.78 carats. Titled BVLGARI & ROME: Eternal Inspiration, the exhibition is a must-see for any Italophile, student of history, or lover of fine jewelry. 730 Fifth Avenue; 212-315-9000; bulgari.com.