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Bulgari Doppio Cuore Vintage Ruby Diamond Collar Necklace

Bulgari Doppio Cuore Vintage Ruby Diamond Collar Necklace

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Approx. 14.60” (370mm) in length; approx. 143.0 grams, made in 18k yellow gold. Signed Bulgari with serial number, stamped with Italian assay mark for gold and maker's mark; circa 1980s.

Bulgari is known for its signature sunny shades of yellow gold, voluminous forms, and vibrantly colored gemstones composed in curvaceous patterns. As early as the 1940s, Bulgari was developing their signature Italian style that was fully realized by the 1980s of strong, graphic, jewelry set with gemstones bursting with color and a daring and bold aesthetic that celebrated stunning unconventionality. This Bulgari Vintage Ruby and Diamond Collar Necklace, made in the 20th century, circa 1980s, is a classic from their Doppio Cuore collection. The necklace is crafted in an 18K yellow gold set with three oval shape cabochon rubies and features 16 graduated articulated links connected through the namesake double hearts and embellished with round brilliant-cut pavé diamonds. The diamonds are estimated to weigh a total of 2.00-4.00 carats, mostly of H-J color and VS clarity. The necklace is Signed Bulgari and numbered, with an Italian assay mark for gold and a maker's mark. The serial number and provenance will be provided to interested buyers.

The bezel-set rubies function as colorful links at the front of the necklace, connecting to the signature motif of the double hearts, and standing in for the sumptuous unadorned gold links which punctuate the rest of the piece. The three stones are presented as juicy and lustrous cabochons, a cut favored by the Italian luxury jewelry house for its volumetric look and because it shows very high color purity. As rubies are not typically prized for their brilliance, the main factor that determines a ruby’s beauty and value is its color. The cabochon ruby is one of the oldest and most coveted gemstones used since ancient times, used in the crowns and jewelry of kings and noblemen since they were first discovered. Bulgari was inspired by a 17th-century Indian jewelry tradition and started introducing oval elements with cabochons in the late 1970s. Rubies such as these with a beautiful purplish-red color add sensuality and sync in harmony with the geometric sparkling design.

The Doppio Cuore collection, no longer in production, features kissing hearts accented in a variety of materials, sometimes accented with diamonds and colorful gemstones, and include necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings. Some versions feature plain highly polished yellow gold which focuses on the fabulous sculptural aspect of the design, while others feature colorful faceted gems cut into heart shapes and set directly inside the luscious gold swoop. The ruby has long been representative of romantic love. It is said to inspire devotion and faithfulness within a romantic relationship. The fiery red color and sparkle can inspire sensuality in the wearer and is a perfect pairing with the voluptuous doppio cuore or double hearts.

SKU :N1323
Metal :18KYG
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18K Yellow Gold

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