Bulgari’s new book celebrates women and fine jewelry
Bulgari Magnifica: the power of women, published by Rizzoli New York, takes a look at the muses that inspired the spectacular Magnifica fine jewelry collection
In partnership with Bulgari
In the summer of 2021 in Milan, Bulgari celebrated the launch of the spectacular collection of fine jewelry and watches Magnifica. Now the house takes a thoughtful look at the women who inspired the collection with an aesthetically stunning tome, Bulgari Magnifica: the power of women.
Published by Rizzoli New York and edited by fashion stylist Tina Leung, the book encompasses the contributions of writers and artists while paying homage to the essential role of artisan jewelers and offering us an in-depth look at the mesmerizing jewelry them. themselves.
For Bulgari Creative Director Lucia Silvestri, who wrote the introduction to each of these three sections – Head, Heart and Hands – the book offers an irresistible opportunity to shine the spotlight on the women behind the jewelry. “Magnifica is Bulgari’s response to these new times, a celebration of rebirth and the start of a new rebirth spreading a message of joy, creativity and artistic perfection,” she says. “We were inspired by magnificent muses, and of course by Rome, which is still our first muse, but also by sublime precious stones and intelligent hands which shape our masterpieces and transform them into works of art. “
Contributors, from social entrepreneur Amanda Nguyen to actress Aisha Dee, activist Whembley Sewell, DJ Mia Moretti and more, reflect on what it means to be a woman while recognizing the power that fine jewelry codes can provide. “These women forged a path that is an example and an encouragement for women today to pursue their intuitions and cultivate their talent as a true gift of nature,” explains Silvestri.
Above all, the book is a tribute to the exquisite jewelry itself, with the dazzling culmination of years of intricate craftsmanship explored in a brilliantly vivid photograph. When mixed with a tribute to the muses who rethought what being a woman can mean – Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi, Chinese writer Eileen Chang and architect Zaha Hadid all left their mark on the house – the end result is powerful. “Created by women for women, Magnifica is a tribute to pioneering and indomitable female personalities who, with their fierce vision and independent demeanor, forged their own path, broken boundaries or shattered cultural norms in different fields,” says Silvestri. §