Blue topaz ring
An 18 k gold ring with 60 brilliant cut diamonds, a blue facetted topaz, tourmaline and black enamel. Signed: MARINA B (Marina Bulgari) C2942 MB.
Weight: 12,8 gram
From the late 1970s to the early 1990s, the voluminous, bold, and colorful jewelry of Marina B, third generation of the iconic Bulgari jewellery family, was the choice of movie stars like Sophia Loren, and other women of international society and best-dressed lists. The thing that made Marina B designs groundbreaking in its time and what makes them a product of the modern era is the use of color. 18k yellow and black enamelled gold is matched with an array of colored gemstones. Diamonds are a strong part of the designs but are used sparingly, often as a contrast to the colored gold and gemstones and in pavé patterns. While the jewelry is most certainly Italian, Bulgari’s inspirations were broad and include the regal look of Middle Eastern influences and the detailed patterns of Asian design. She also obviously enjoyed making Art Deco pieces.