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October 17, 2020

Bulgari diamond Parentesi cuff bracelet

During the 1980s, the Bulgari 'Parentesi' became an icon of high jewelry, gaining such popularity; it went on to become one of the most extensively copied designs of its time. The concept for 'Parentesi' took shape in 1982, when Gianni Bulgari was doodling and discussing jewelry design theory with other creative at the firm.

His idea of turning a simple graphic pattern into a modular became the foundation for 'Parentesi', which is a series of case modules that connect by interlocking. Since the birth of the design, it has been expressed through yellow gold, white gold, steel and combinations using gemstones or segments set with diamond pavé.

At Sotheby’s online auction, Lot 2 is a fabulous example of a high-end 'Parentesi' jewel, with the shimmering diamond-set segments. This iconic look was made to be worn, with flexibility and comfort in mind, as well as design.

Used metal is, 18k yellow gold, approximately 240 round diamonds with approximate total weight of 3.30 - 3.60 carats with Signature of Bulgari, Italian registry mark, 750, jeweler's mark, flexible, resting at 15.9 cm inner circumference & has gross weight of 83.3 grams is under the Late 20th century –category at Sotheby’s!

 

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