“The only Italian word Elizabeth [Taylor] knows is Bulgari.”Richard Burton
Bvlgari or Bulgari?
Substitute the letter ‘V’ for the letter ‘U’ and you’ll know how to pronounce the name Bvlgari. It is a company that was started by one man and his mission for delivering beautiful jewels to his customers. Greek Sotirio Bulgari (born Sotirios Voulgaris) left his hometown to travel to Italy in search of work and better living. He opened his first jewellery store in Via Sistina, Rome in 1884.
Bvlgari was initially known for designing and manufacturing the highest quality fine luxury jewellery. Today it is a global and diversified luxury brand that includes products, as well as services, such as perfumes, accessories, hotels and spa resorts. However, the brand's exquisite designs and high quality remains the same in all areas of production. In 1997, the brand's first luxury eyewear collection was launched. The brand's eyewear designs are influenced by Greco-Roman themes; this gives the eyewear that classic, Italian renaissance appearance.
The Bvlgari Eyewear
Luxury, quality, and craftsmanship should be the three words to describe the brand’s eyewear collection. It takes an average of 12 weeks to produce a single frame. Life for a Bvlgari frame starts off on paper as design templates. The selected gems are then assessed before being approved to ensure the jewels enhance the appearance of the frames. Some of the frames feature Austrian crystals in the temples, all of which are hand inserted. A Bvlgari Serpenti crystal pave frame requires up to 4 hours to complete the temple embellishments. After the eyewear is created, it is put through strict quality tests to ensure that customers are receiving the highest quality products without fail.
""Le Gemme"" Collection
Bvlgari, the prestigious luxury brand specialising in high-end jewellery and famous for its bold and glamorous designs have created a collection that is literally jewellery to the face: Le Gemme.
The ladies’ line is characterised by the rarefied sophistication and the elegance of gold and diamonds as the symbol of a new minimalism. The Bvlgari BV8123 sunglasses, inspired by the B.zero1 Bvlgari diamond collection are beautifully encrusted in a pavé of diamonds and crafted in 18kt gold transforming the temples into bands of pure light. These crystal square sunglasses are made in Italy and available in black or tortoiseshell acetate. Guaranteed to protect your eyes in undeniable style, they are a must-have purchase this season.
Le Gemme’s line for men offers both classic and modern glasses for the gentlemen who know that gold is a timeless investment and the perfect finishing touch to a smart, powerful look. The 18kt gold embellishment on the temples of jet black or tortoiseshell acetate BV3021 frames for the young entrepreneur or the more classic look for the accomplished City banker the solid gold BV1070 or the gold-plated BV1060 featuring an insert in natural horn, a valuable material for its rarity, lightness and rich colour. This masculine optical shape comes in both three-piece mount and full rim styles.
With several thousand varying models to choose from, there is something for everyone in the Bvlgari spectacles collection. There are numerous benefits in purchasing Bvlgari varifocals and sunglasses. They improve the accuracy of vision correction, protect your eyes from UV rays and look fabulous on the wearer. With their timeless and attractive designs, there is no opportunity for uncertainty of the quality and the reliability of the Bvlgari lines.