The Roman jeweller has created a jewel with very British roots within the type of the Bulgari Jubilee Emerald Backyard Tiara. The tiara pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee and can solely be out there within the UK.

The tiara was unveiled at Bulgari’s flagship boutique on New Bond Avenue on the 5 Might, simply in time for the massive Platinum Jubilee weekend on 2-5 June. The tiara, that may be dismounted and reworked right into a necklace, is impressed by the Fife tiara that belonged to Queen Victoria and options comparable drop-shape emeralds.


The Bulgari Jubilee Emerald Backyard is the one the third tiara that the home has made, as traditionally there hasn’t a excessive demand for this merchandise amongst its clientele. The tiara is ready with 71 emeralds, a nod to the Italian custom of at all times including an additional candle to the birthday cake, foreboding one other yr of well being to stay up for.

Emerald Garden tiara by Bulgari

Bulgari combines essentially the most valuable supplies with beautiful craftsmanship to create the last word jewels match for a queen and was made in platinum, emeralds and diamonds by Bulgari’s grasp craftsmen in Rome.

Lucia Silvestri, Excessive Jewelry Artistic Director at Bulgari says of the inventive course of: ‘This excessive jewelry creation represents an homage to have a good time the 70-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II. I used to be impressed by the Queen, a powerful and highly effective girl, an icon of our occasions, and by her historic admiration of emeralds to design a bit centred round this placing carved emerald, which showcases Bulgari’s mastery in craftsmanship and creativity.’

This spectacular creation was dropped at life by a group of 5 jewellers working in Bulgari’s Roman atelier lavishing over 1,500 hours on its building. Two grasp jewellers focussed completely on setting the gems by hand, as befits a masterpiece of this worth.  The central stone is a 63.44-carat Zambian emerald that’s carved with a lotus flower.  Lucia Silvestri discovered the stone whereas travelling in Jaipur, India on one among her gem-hunting expeditions simply earlier than COVID19 struck. She was instantly drawn to the stone however the last negotiations had been carried out through Zoom as lock down prevented additional journey.

This emerald sits in pleasure of place in a backyard of diamonds and but extra emeralds, all set in platinum on this diadem-style tiara. Regardless of having such British influences at its conception, the tiara may be very a lot within the type of Bulgari’s jewelry with an opulent richness of color and a pure movement to the setting of every of the a whole bunch of gem stones. As soon as the platinum mount is eliminated, the necklace is fluid and flows simply onto the neck, because of hidden articulations and painstaking consideration to the each end. 

The tiara was introduced with a Diva’s Dream diamond watch set with eight Zambian emeralds as this verdant gem would be the theme of an upcoming excessive jewelry assortment.

As Nicola Bulgari, direct descendant of the founder and Vice President of Bulgari stated, ‘The identical jewel must be worn each to a picnic and to a grand ball.’ Let’s hope that the fortunate proprietor of this creation has the possibility to put on the Emerald Backyard to each events.  And if the Queen is a reader of The Jewelry Editor, she could need to take a better look and take into account including it to her already spectacular assortment of head put on.


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