Be a rule-breaker, be daring, be unconventional. The bold invitation stands, as Bvlgari ’s iconic B.zero1 collection celebrates its twentieth anniversary this year.
One of the Bvlgari’s most celebrated icons, the B.zero1 collection is inspired by the Collosseum. It was in 1999 when the Roman Jeweller translated their exceptional know-how of the Tubogas technique to a new spiral form with a hollow and cylindrical core.
Specifically: Long, thin strips are first wrapped and interlocked without any soldering, and then capped at the top and bottom with at rings emblazoned with the BVLGARI BVLGARI logo. Thereby creating the B.zero1 ring. The collection has since been enriched with bangles, of which the profile is restyled to embrace the wrist, and made thinner for stackability.
We look at this style defining collection in numbers:
More than 2,000,000 B.zero1 rings sold worldwide in the past 20 years.
This indomitable collection has seen collaborations with 2 powerhouses sculptor Anish Kapoor and late architect Zaha Hadid, with spiral-height and material re-interpretations.
For the 20th anniversary, Bvlgari reissues the original, iconic 5-band ring. Rehashing their bold invitation: Be a rule-breaker, be daring, be unconventional.
All four designs in the anniversary collection are engraved with “XX Anniversary” on their internal ferrule, marking them as collector’s items and bold accessories for the exceptional women. The late Zaha Hadid, a pioneer who invented a completely unique style of architecture, was one such personality. In 2017, Bvlgari collaborated with the architect to launch the B.zero1 Design Legend, a ring crisscrossed by her signature dynamic lines.
For B.zero1’s twentieth anniversary year, Bvlgari presents variants of the said groundbreaking piece. Preserving the original, rose gold form of the B.zero1 Design Legend, the latest variations add an inner core of black ceramic or white ceramic. Both combinations are available as rings and pendants. A rose gold bangle, available in black ceramic and in precious pavé diamonds completes the collection. Quintessentially Roman, the B.zero1 legend endures.
Images courtesy of Bvlgari.