Cosmic Mythologies – Inspirations
Curiosity is key
Myths, mysteries and magic. We love to be curious. Advancing technology can create intrigue in jewelry like never before. A pair of
earrings, for example, can become an optical illusion with apparently “floating” gemstones and “window” effects. Designers can play a kind of “hide and seek” with hidden stones, moving parts or fascinating variations. The invisible setting, which was once a technique reserved for high jewelry, is now available for commercial production.
Bulgari is capturing this spirit of intrigue with its New Curiosity Shop in Rome. The experimental concept store blends traditional shopping experiences with high-tech interaction to entice customers in – and keep them entertained. Vintage interiors and commissioned artworks nestle next to touch-screen tables and a “personalization" area against a backdrop of dance music. Bulgari’s carefully crafted world is making its jewelry ever more appealing.
Credits: 1 RKR Gold Pvt Ltd 2 Gucci Cruise 2019 Fashion Show 3 Invisible Setting by Reine Jewels 4 Design by Isabelle Lopes 5 Buddha Jewelry, photo by Carrie Strong 6 LION’S HEART RING 18kt white & yellow gold, diamonds, rubies and Onyx 7 & 8 Sokolov Jewelry, sokolov.ru
Swarovski Gemstones Jewelrope takes the classic rope motif and adds beauty and intrigue for a luxurious air of mystery. Swarovski Zirconia beads are encapsulated within a chainlink setting, glimmering from within to offer a surprising and sophisticated sparkle. Jewelry designers with a flair for creating organic, gently flowing silhouettes and curves, will be drawn to this unique component.
llustration by Frédéric Mané