world and patiently set aside for years, in anticipation of the magic moment. The blue of these sapphires, highly cherished by the Roman Maison, has a shimmering azure hue and maintains colour and shine even in the dark. The bold choice to set pink spinels (81.13 ct) alongside bring these extraordinary gems engenders an even closer rapport between the two stones, with festoons of diamonds (24.75 ct) marking the rhythm. Inspired by the geometry of the Italian flowerbeds, the Sparkling Hearts necklace adds a romantic touch to Renaissance design. While hedges describe straight lines and diagonals, Bulgari creates surprise by using the curved lines of the classic symbol of romance, but set within a geometric architecture. The hearts of fancy and brilliant cut diamonds with their sensual movement resemble a contemporary reinterpretation of the tremblant design, a classic of the Bulgari tradition. The pavĂŠ diamond motif that recurs in the chain and end tuft recalls two other elements of the Italian garden: the flow of water and the blossoming of flowers at the changing of the seasons. With its wealth of meanings, Sparkling Hearts is a very adaptable piece of jewellery: with or without the tuft, or as a brooch with square pendant. How it shall be is all down to the desire of the woman who will wear it.
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