7 Things You Didn't Know About Bulgari's Signature Serpenti Design
Here are seven things you didn’t know about Bulgari’s Serpenti collection.
1. Serpents are a part of Bulgari’s heritage.
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2. The Serpenti theme began in the 1940s.
3. A special technique is used to fashion Bulgari’s serpent.
To create the Serpenti, Bulgari used a style called Tubogas. It’s inspired by an ancient Roman technique that involves twisting twine to fashion jewelry. Tubogas style was used in Bulgari’s first Serpenti
4. One of the
Serpenti’s most famous fans was Elizabeth Taylor.
Elizabeth Taylor, one of the biggest movie stars of the 20th century, was a big fan of Bulgari. Once, Richard Burton even quipped, “The only Italian word Elizabeth knows is Bulgari.” The motif was thrust into the spotlight after a gold Serpenti bracelet was made especially for Taylor, and she subsequently wore it to play Cleopatra.
5. Bulgari has offered the Serpenti in several variations.
In the 60s, the Serpenti was offered in several variations: From yellow gold and white gold to enamel, as well with striking gemstones and in diamond-encrusted versions. Today, Bulgari continually gives new life to the motif through new interpretations using different designs and materials.
6. The Serpenti has even slid its way into Bulgari’s leather goods.
In 2012, Bulgari launched the Serpenti Forever line of bags. The elegant shoulder bags are accessorized with a light gold-plated serpent head closure which comes in different colors of enamel. True to Bulgari’s luxurious style, customers are able to choose from the serpent’s eye to be in malachite or jade. The bag appears frequently on the shoulders of celebrities such as Julianne Moore, Emmy Rossum, Olivia Palermo, and Bulgari accessories ambassador Bella Hadid.
7. Bulgari has released an edgy studded Serpenti Forever this season.
In keeping with Bulgari's spirit of innovation, the Serpenti Forever is continually updated every season with new colors and functions. For its newest collection, the brand creatively uses free-spirited designs, explosive graffiti, cutting-edge studs, and metallic leathers.
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