the Jewellery Editor –
28 October 2022 | MARIA DOULTON –
Bulgari takes us on a dazzling journey as we follow Lucia Silvestri on a gem-hunting mission from Rome to Jaipur with a red carpet grand finale in Venice.
Have you ever wondered how a high jewellery creation, the most precious of all gems, comes into being? If so, then Bulgari’s feature-length documentary ‘Inside the Dream’ is for you. Follow Lucia Silvestri, Bulgari’s Creative Director for Jewellery on a journey from initial spark of an idea in the firm’s Rome headquarters to tracking down the perfect gemstone in Jaipur to its debut on the red carpet in Venice.
This is the first ever ‘docu-film’ that takes us inside the very heart of a high jewellery house and closely follows the 12 month process of creating a one-of-a-kind show-stopping jewel. The film starts with Lucia Silvestri poring over gemstones in her light-filled Roman design studio, the walls papered with the hundreds of designs she has dreamt up over her 40 years at Bulgari. She touches the stones, talks to them and runs her hands through piles of glossy emeralds, rubies, sapphires and tourmalines as she connects with the personality and energy of each stone. Her ease in handling the stones is the result of decades of experience in selecting gemstones and working them into breath-taking designs, all in the unmistakable colour-saturated and joyous style of the house of Bulgari.