Sensational Bvlgari pearl, sapphire, ruby and diamond necklace circa 1990, crafted in 18 karat yellow gold, showcasing an AGL certified heart shaped blue Ceylon Sapphire weighing approximately 6.83 carats, an oval ruby cabochon weighing approximately 1.32 carats, 100 round brilliant cut diamonds weighing approximately 2 carats total, H-I color, VS clarity, 5 baguette cut diamonds weighing approximately .78 carats total, H-I color VS clarity and 37 8.5mm-8.75mm pearls. The blue sapphire heart is bezel set and surrounded by a single row of bezel set round brilliant cut diamonds, resting on a diamond encrusted heart pillow, suspended from a ruby cabochon, bezel set and detailed with baguette and round brilliant cut diamonds. The Sapphire, Ruby and Diamond heart pendant is suspended from a single strand of pearls, alternating with gold rondelles. This gorgeous necklace weighs 54.3 grams.
The legendary House of Bvlgari was established in Rome, Italy in 1884 by Sotorio Bulgari, a Greek silversmith. Sotorio focused on creating spectacular silver ornaments, which quickly became popular with English tourists. The first Bvlgari store was opened on Via Sistina, and new stores were opened on Via Condotti, (which remains the flagship store) and in other tourist destinations. In 1932, after the passing of Sotorio, his sons, Giorgio and Constantino, joined the business and redirected the focus of Bvlgari to High jewelry, finding inspiration in the architectural designs and monuments of Rome. The Bvlgari logo was used for the first time in 1934 with the letter “V” replacing the letter “U” in a homage to the classical Latin alphabet. In the 1970s, Bvlgari expanded to the USA. Bvlgari is synonymous with the finest quality Italian Jewelry, watches, perfume and leather goods, and is currently part of the LVMH Group.