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BEAUTIFUL BLING: BULGARI MVSA COLLECTION

 The nine muses of ancient Greece, the sisters who ruled over the arts, poetry and music, are the inspiration behind Bulgari’s spectacular Mvsa collection, which will launch in store in September.

As the story goes, after spending nine consecutive nights with Zeus, the god of the sky, Mnemosyne gave birth to the nine muses of art form, absolute symbols of grace and inspiration. Apollo, the god of light with a musical zither, educated the muses to perfect their various art forms.

From the time they were born, these nine daughters of Mount Olympus ruled over the arts, holding the secrets of artistic inspiration. The muses were able to instill the creative energies of art, enabling the artist to draw from his or her own knowledge and experience in order to fashion stories and images.

The collection is an ensemble of 26 pieces, consisting of rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings that sing with vibrant colour.

 

Blue topaz, amethyst, citrine, chalcedony, onyx, rubellite, pink quartz, prasiolite, tourmaline, tanzanite, mother-of-pearl and diamonds: each takes its turn to shine within its unique design. Daring colour combinations of precious stones are combined in voluptuous volumes and feminine proportions, recalling the beautiful daughters of art.

The line is characterised by the dramatic takhti cut, with its egg-shaped luminescence, this incredible shape, recalls the architectural exploit of rooftops in India, most commonly used in the palaces of the Maharajas.

This unusual cut was the height of sophistication during the Mughal Empire, but since fell out of custom. Reinterpreted by Bulgari, the first contemporary jeweller to use it, takhti holds all the magic and the splendour of an ancient culture. Infinitely sensual and soft to the touch, it reflects the intense light of a gemstone, and intensifies its colour.

 

The collection ranges from elegant pendants and precious necklaces to earrings, rings and bracelets offered in various models that are both stylish and easy to wear, either as a set or individually. We say pile them high for maximum impact!

177-178 Sloane Street Knightsbridge, London SW1X 9QL