By Claire Roberts
At a star-studded event during Paris Haute Couture week, Italy's most famous jeweller, Bulgari, unveiled a new Medium High Diva Collection of jewels alongside the spectacular one-of-a-kind creations it traditionally launches at this time of year.
The Diva collection takes its name from the movie stars who wore Bulgari jewels during the glamorous 50s and 60s, including Ava Gardener, Elizabeth Taylor and, of course, Italy's most honoured actress, Sophia Loren. Inspired by Liz Taylor's make-up in the film 'Cleopatra', the jewels, including rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings in white and pink gold, are distinguished by gemoetric patterns and a combination of the rarest coloured gemsones - a Bulgari trademark.
A fan-like motif unites the collection, transformed into the petals of a flower or hung in elegant clusters that hint of the Orient. Beads of amethyst and rubellite nestle among pink gold and pavé diamonds like ripe berries, shot through with juicy green peridots. The different elements come together in fluid motion, giving each piece exceptional wearability - the perfect excuse to feel like a diva for the day.