BY LESLIE JORDAN CLARY
On June 10, Bulgari released its latest high jewelry collection at an exclusive gala dinner hosted by Jean-Christophe Babin, Bulgari Group CEO, and Carla Bruni, the current “face” of the brand. The collection, inspired by the colorful flowers and geometric hedges of the classic Italian garden, shapes its jewels and raw materials into architectural motifs intended to call to mind beautiful, lush foliage and flowers. The star of the new collection is a high jewelry necklace called Love’s Paradise. It features a stunning 125.35 ct sapphire with diamond accents. A number of international socialites, celebrities and VIPs attended the event, which was held in the 16th century Villa di Maiano located in the Tuscany hills with a panoramic view of Florence.