MORE

Bulgari Bring the Sparkle to Houston Museum of Natural Science

Jewelry company Bulgari is celebrating its 130th Anniversary and the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences is playing host. Bulgari: 130 Years of Masterpieces will be once in a lifetime exhibition of 150 pieces of jewelry from the Bulgari Heritage Collection representing every period in the brands storied history, from its 1884 founding in Rome until the present day.

"Because the Houston Museum of Natural Science is home to one the finest collections of natural gem crystals in the world, I have a deep appreciation for the quality and diversity of the gems that Bulgari uses ... Bulgari not only pays homage to the great masters of the past, they also continuously push the envelope in jewelry design and cutting-edge technology into the future," says Joel A. Bartsch, president of the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

Necklace in yellow gold, with cabochon emeralds, rubies and sapphires highlighted with brilliant-cut diamonds -1967
Necklace in yellow gold, with cabochon emeralds, rubies and sapphires highlighted with brilliant-cut diamonds -1967
Photo Courtesy of Bulgari

Bulgari has graced the necks of celebrities, royalty and fashion's elite for decades and guests will be treated to a treasure trove of jewels accompanied by images of the rich and famous wearing select pieces.

Jewelry worn by notable names like Sophia Loren, Ingrid Bergman, Grace Kelly, Milla Jovovich, Jennifer Aniston, Meryl Streep and Julianne Moore, along with pieces once owned by Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly, will be on display as part of the exhibition.

This story continues on the next page.

 

Necklace in gold and diamonds, 1954-1958.
Necklace in gold and diamonds, 1954-1958.
Photo Courtesy of Bulgari

Not to be outdone by the likes of Hollywood and New York City, Bulgari necklaces from Houstonians Lynn Wyatt and Joanne King Herring will be on display as well.

Those of you used to being in the lap of luxury or those looking to have a little bit of that mojo rub off on them (this is me) will enjoy this peek into the archives of a jewelry empire.

Brooch in platinum with rubies and diamonds - 1957. Much of the high jewelry of the 1950s and early 1960s conformed to the use of gemstones typical of the "Paris school" of jewelry design.
Brooch in platinum with rubies and diamonds - 1957. Much of the high jewelry of the 1950s and early 1960s conformed to the use of gemstones typical of the "Paris school" of jewelry design.
Photo Courtesy of Bulgari

Bulgari: 130 Years of Masterpieces is set to open May 2 and will run to October 5. I'll need to find my monocle and send my smoking jacket to the dry cleaners for this one.

Use Current Location

Related Location

miles
Houston Museum of Natural Science

5555 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030

713-639-4783

www.hmns.org


Sponsor Content

Newsletters

All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >