Rewind to the 80s when women wore power suits with shoulder pads by day and by night they’d put on bubble skirts and sculptural gowns. Artists like Andy Warhol, Jean Michel-Basquiat, and Keith Haring pushed the boundaries of artistic expression. The new Bulgari Wild Pop collection pays homage to the special bond between Bulgari and Andy Warhol, a leading American artist of the pop art movements.
Precious Ruffles high jewelry necklace in 18 kt rose gold with 11 Zambia Emerald Drops, 214 buff-top amethysts, 128 buff-top emeralds, 216 buff-top turquoises, 39 step-cut diamonds and pavé diamonds.
The latest Bulgari Wild Pop high jewelry collection was inspired by a single conversation by Andy Warhol and Nicola Bulgari. To celebrate the launch of the new collection in true Bulgari style, the jewelry brand hosted a party in Rome’s Stadio de Marmi. Set against an 80s soundtrack, the models appeared to center stage, each showcasing the individual pieces of this visionary collection.
Happy Leaves high jewelry necklace in 18 kt yellow gold with malachite inserts pavé diamonds.
The initial idea for the collection was sparked when Bulgari’s Creative Director, Lucia Silvestri visited the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in New York City and saw all the Bulgari ephemera—catalogs and correspondence—in the artist’s archive. Wild Pop captures the 80s spirit, embracing empowerment and free-spiritedness.
High jewelry necklace in 18 kt rose gold with one marquise brilliant-cut diamond, 20 fancy bead amethysts, 4 round bead rubellites, 5 round bead peridots, 14 fancy buff-top amethysts, 28 fancy buff-top tourmalines, 7 round-cut brilliant diamonds and pavé diamonds.
Warhol was an admirer of Bulgari’s groundbreaking collections, the bright colored gems and the unmistakable allure of Roman style. “When I am in Rome I always visit Bulgari because it is the most important museum of contemporary art,” said Warhol during a past interview.
Pop Flowers bracelet in white gold with mother of pearl, 28 rubellites and pink tourmalines, 12 amethysts and 16 citrines and diamond pavé.
Discover more of the Wild Pop collection by visiting the Bulgari Bal Harbour boutique.
High Jewelry ring in 18 kt white gold with one round emerald, onyx inserts and pavé diamonds.