Roman jewellery house Bvlgari ushers in a new decade of design innovation with latest incarnation of
the iconic B.zero1
It certainly makes a statement. There’s no mistaking the avant-garde boldness of the B.zero1, with its trademark chunky spiral design sandwiched between two iconic flat rings, engraved with the majestic Bvlgari double logo.
Taking its distinctive design cue from the grand Roman Colosseum, the B.zero1 was launched in 2000 and has since undergone several reinterpretations with unexpected materials such as marble and ceramic, and playful twists and clever deconstructions of its trademark spiral.
Great names in architecture and art have contributed to the ongoing evolution of this universal ornament, including British sculptor Anish Kapoor who updated the ring with a contrasting matte ceramic and shiny, mirror-like finish in 2010, as well as world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid’s distinctive wavy fluidity in 2017.
Proudly flaunting its historical Roman roots, the B.zero1 is all about exuding power and unapologetic self-expression with its towering architectural grandeur and almost haughty simplicity. It has long been a favourite of celebrities, style mavens and politicians – from Bella Hadid to Michelle Obama – and has sold over two million emblematic rings since its inception 20 years ago.
The distinctive circular design is created using the Tubogas technique, a method of fusing flexible bands, popularised by Bvlgari with its Serpenti watches and bracelets – creating bold new stackable jewellery that’s unmistakably modern.
To kick off its third decade in grand style, Bvlgari is revealing a stunningly icy new iteration called the B.zero1 Rock, edged with diamonds and featuring an ’80s inspired studded core which takes a design note from the heritage Bvlgari choker. The rose gold version features a cool black ceramic edge engraved with the Bvlgari double-logo.
This collection also includes pendants with geometric chains, stackable bangle bracelets and chunky earrings, available in both yellow and rose gold – neither masculine nor feminine, just clean, modern and strikingly gender fluid. Certainly, a pitch perfect offering for a new era of nowness.
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