Originating in Rome, Bvlgari was founded as a jewelry shop in 1884 by Greek silversmith Sotirio Bulgari. With passionate skill and vision, he set the stage for Bvlgari to become a permanent emblem of Italian excellence. Emboldened by 2,700 years of Roman history, Bvlgari honors its rich past with modern designs. Known for stylistic audacity and a penchant for color, Bvlgari pieces are immediately recognizable. Designing with the sensuality of volume, a love of linearity and a reverence for the art and architecture of Bvlgari Greek and Roman roots, these iconic features are found in each of Bvlgari's creations. Harmonized with Rome’s ancient history, Bvlgari incorporates the city’s symbolism while innovating its design for the future. Classic yet contemporary, Bvlgari upholds its legacy with a timeless sense of exquisite beauty.
To honor its ancient Roman past, Bvlgari integrated the original Latin “v,” an epigraph of the family name, engraving it above its flagship store in the grand renovation of 1934. Bvlgari's Roman address on the prestigious Via dei Condotti, leading up to the Spanish Steps, became both its home and source of inspiration. Rome remains the aesthetic reference for Bvlgari, as it boasts a spectacular architectural backdrop. Bulgari’s ceaseless creativity, formidable history of innovation and a bold pioneering spirit led the jewelry House to become a legend. Authentic antique Greek and Roman coins have been a hallmark since heir Nicola Bulgari first started mounting his collection on gold in the 1960’s.
With an unmatched vision of luxury, Bvlgari’s origins at the Via dei Condotti flagship store hosted an international elite of artists, writers and actors during the ‘Dolce Vita’ years – the 1950s-60s – leading to Bvlgari’s diversified presence today. The brand came to the attention of the global elite and hosted movie stars such as Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn, who engaged in passionate affairs with Bvlgari jewels. Immediately recognizable for their powerful opulence, rich colors and sense of volume, Bvlgari jewels soon became renowned among local bourgeois as well as the international high-society set.
Bvlgari is a name that has become synonymous with artisanal craftsmanship, avant-garde materials and unrivaled design. Here, at Gray and Sons Jewelers, we carry an assortment of pre-owned Bvlgari rings, secondhand Bvlgari earrings, and Bvlgari cufflinks in various metal and gemstone options. Platinum, 18k white gold, 18k yellow gold, diamonds, blue topaz, green peridot, pink tourmaline, amethyst, and citrine quartz.