A Magnificent Natural Pearl and Diamond Brooch

A stunning diamond and pearl brooch by Bulgari c.1960s, the cluster type brooch of stylised snowflake design set to the centre with a wonderful natural saltwater pearl of bouton shape and light brownish colour with rosy pink overtones, surrounded by a frame of alternating round brilliant cut and pear shaped brilliant cut diamonds in claw settings within a second outer frame of round and pear shapes with six larger brilliant cuts forming a pointed shape, all to a double pin brooch fitting and with discreet pig tail fitting to the reverse to allow for a drop to be attached to it. This wonderful brooch recalls the exuberance and style of Bulgari jewellery during the 1960s and 70s when glamorous movie stars such as Elizabeth Taylor were dedicated admirers and wearers of their pieces. The pearl has a beautiful soft colour, iridescence and lustre which contrasts with the bright sparkle of the diamonds. The cluster surround uses the mix of diamond shapes along with negative space to great effect retaining an air of lightness to this truly magnificent jewel.

Further Details

Condition ReportVery fine
SettingPlatinum and 18ct white gold signed Bvlgari
Weight description22 grams
Dimensions4.2cm / 1.65" diameter
2cm / 0.78" deep
Gemstones20ct Natural saltwater bouton shape pearl 15.03mm x 15.23mm x 12.59mm light brown colour with rose overtones with SSEF certificate
36 x pear shape and round brilliant cut diamonds estimated to weigh a combined total of approximately 17.5cts


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In 1880 a young Greek silversmith, Sotirios Boulgaris, arrived in Italy looking to build a new life. It didn’t take him long to establish himself and after a couple of false starts he opened his eponymous shop on Via Sistina in Rome in 1884.  He Italianised his name to Sotirio Bulgari and the firm that would eventually come to represent the very essence of ‘la dolce vita’ was born.

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