Bulgari Hosts “Eternal City” Exhibition in New York

By Paul Joseph

Italian luxury goods brand Bulgari are currently hosting an exhibition at their flagship store in New York in tribute to the Eternal City of Rome.

The history of the iconic luxury house is indelibly linked with the Italian capital, having opened a small jewellery shop there in 1884.

The exhibition features 40 pieces curated from Bulgari’s archives and private collections, as well as authentic ancient Roman artefacts, including marble busts of Venus and coins dating back to the 1st century.

Among the pieces on display is a silver cigarette box commissioned by Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in 1962 to give to Cleopatra director Joseph Mankiewicz as a memento and wedding present.

The "BVLGARI + ROME: Eternal Inspiration” is taking place at 730 Fifth Avenue until November 22.

Founded by Sotirios Voulgaris in 1884, Bulgari has grown to become one of the world’s most iconic fashion and jewellery brands.

By Paul Joseph