Bvlgari Ancient Coin Necklace
in Yellow Gold

Baguette Cut Diamonds

£ 25,800
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An iconic 18ct yellow gold and ancient coin Monete necklace by the House of Bvlgari from the 1980s. A bold and chunky 40cm curb link chain suspends a statement ancient Roman coin from the reign of Constantine the Great (306-337 AD). This stunning coin has been enclosed in an eye-catching octagonal frame that has been set with accent gleaming baguette cut diamonds. Expert precision and skill is required when framing rare and valuable ancient coins to ensure that their numismatic value is preserved. This frame enables both sides of the coin to be clearly viewed, and also features hand-engraved script stating the age of the coin. The Monete collection was first seen in the 1960s being conceived by Nicola Bvlgari who was a prolific coin collector. Refocused upon in the 1980s by Lucia Silvestri the collection continues to be produced today as the ultimate homage to the ancient world. With headquarters in Rome, the House had a close affinity to the ancient world, and often incorporated ancient designs into their collections. The popularity of Bvlgari pieces today is largely due to the late Dame Elizabeth Taylor, who was a well-known jewellery collector and connoisseur. Whilst filming Cleopatra in Rome during the 1960s, she fell in love with her co-star, Richard Burton, and the pair became frequent visitors to the Bvlgari boutique on the Via Condotti. As such, a large number of Bvlgari pieces featured in her extensive collection when it was sold at Christie's in 2011. While always revering its cultural legacy, Bvlgari introduced innovations that rewrote the rules of the jewellery universe, launching new trends that stood out as icons of contemporary design.

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  • Age: 1980s
  • Chain Length: 40cm
  • Falcon Seal: No
  • Material: 18CT Yellow Gold
  • Neckwear Style: Pendant
  • Number of Stones: 8
  • Principal Setting: Channel
  • Principal Stone: Diamond
  • i Principal Stone Shape: Baguette
  • Product Type: Neckwear
  • Item Code: 1075074

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