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Greek silversmith Sotirios Voulgaris arrived in Rome in 1881 and set up his own shop there in 1884, calling it Bulgari, an Italianization of his last name (eventually spelled BVLGARI, using the classical Latin alphabet in a nod to ancient Roman culture). In 1905, he opened the company’s flagship boutique on Rome’s Via dei Condotti. Since then, BVLGARI has looked to Rome as a source of reference for its fanciful and decidedly romantic designs for necklaces, bracelets, earrings and other accessories.

Although the iconic jewelry house found success with its silverwork and Art Deco designs, popular through the 1920s, BVLGARI’s signature style — bold, often using yellow gold embellished with big colorful gemstones — began to emerge when Sotirios’s sons inherited the business, in 1932. The brand truly hit its stride in the dolce vita era of the 1950s and ’60s, when the founder’s grandsons Paolo, Gianni and Nicola Bulgari decisively departed from demure traditional styles to develop the house’s exuberant multi-gem looks, attracting celebrity collectors like Elizabeth Taylor.

In the 1940s, BVLGARI debuted perhaps its most famous design, the Serpenti bracelet watch. The piece’s snakelike coils were made possible by the tubogas jewelry technique, which links a flexible series of thin horizontal bands. Both the sleek, modern tubogas construction and the sinuous snake motif continue to be synonymous with the BVLGARI brand.

On 1stDibs, the collection of vintage BVLGARI jewelry includes rings, pendant necklaces, watches and other accessories.

Average Sold Price
$7,364
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Iconic Designs from Bvlgari
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Bzero1 Ring
Bzero1 Ring
Bulgari Serpenti Watch
Bulgari Serpenti Watch
Bulgari Lvcea Tubogas Watch
Bulgari Lvcea Tubogas Watch
Bulgari Serpenti Bracelet
Bulgari Serpenti Bracelet
Vintage Bvlgari B.Zero1 Petite White Ceramic Hoop Earrings in 18k Rose Gold
By Bvlgari
Located in London, GB
A stylish pair of vintage Bvlgari B.zero1 petite white ceramic hoop earrings set in 18k rose gold. The earrings are designed in the iconic Bvlgari B.zero1 motif and are centrally se...
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2010s Modern Bvlgari

Materials

18k Gold, Rose Gold

Bulgari Doppio Pearl and Diamond Gold Ring
By Bvlgari
Located in Geneva, CH
Bulgari Pearl and Diamond Gold Ring Circa 1990. Signed Bulgari, Italian marks. Ring size: 6 1/2.
Category

1990s Italian Bvlgari

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, Gold

Bvlgari Tubogas BB23 2T
By Bvlgari
Located in Surfside, FL
Bvlgari Tubogas in 18k white & yellow gold. Quartz. 23 mm case size. Fits 6 inches wrist. Ref BB23 2T. Circa 2000-2010s. Fine Pre-owned Bvlgari / Bulgari Watch. Certified preowned Cl...
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20th Century Bvlgari

Materials

White Gold

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Bulgari Trombino Ring 4,93 D VS1 Golconda Diamond GIA Type 2A Platinum
By Bvlgari
Located in Milano, IT
Beautiful 1970's Bulgari D VS1 4.93carat Round Diamond. According to the records of GIA Laboratory, the 4,93ct Round Brilliant diamond has been determined to be a TYPE IIA diamond. ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Bvlgari

Materials

Diamond, Platinum, 18k Gold

Bulgari Diva's Dream Diamond White Gold Flower Ring
By Bvlgari
Located in New York, NY
This exquisite Bvlgari ring from the sophisticated Divas' collection features a floral design crafted in 18k white gold and set with brilliant-cut round D-F VVS2-VS1 diamonds. Made i...
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2010s Bvlgari

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Bvlgari Bulgari Yellow Gold Watch with Black Face
By Bvlgari
Located in Bilbao, ES
Bulgari Ref. BB 33 GGD P.89968. Made in the 1990s. Fine, 18K yellow gold mid size quartz wristwatch with date and an integrated 18K yellow gold Bulgari link bracelet with deployant c...
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1990s Swiss Contemporary Bvlgari

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Exceptional Vintage Bulgari Burma No Heat Ruby and Diamond Ring Ballerina
By Bvlgari
Located in Milano, IT
Exceptional Bulgari Burmese ruby and diamond 'Ballerina' ring. An important piece, set to centre with a Oval shape old cut natural unenhanced Burmese ruby, with an approximate weight...
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1960s Vintage Bvlgari

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Platinum

Bulgari Rubies Sapphires and Emeralds Vintage Necklace
By Bvlgari
Located in Milano, IT
This stunning Vintage Bulgari necklace includes cabochon rubies, emeralds and sapphires framed in eclectic yellow gold and round diamonds. This particular iconic necklace was publish...
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1970s Italian Vintage Bvlgari

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

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Bvlgari Sellers

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Bzero1 Ring
Bzero1 Ring
Average Price
$3,405
Number Available
35
Bzero1 Ring
By Bvlgari
Styles
Modern
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Bulgari Serpenti Watch
Bulgari Serpenti Watch
Average Price
$67,874
Number Available
18
Bulgari Serpenti Watch
By Bvlgari
Styles
Artist
While the BVLGARI Serpenti watch technically arrived first, it was a decorative bracelet from the Italian luxury jewelry house’s signature line that made a notable impact, thanks to a little help from Hollywood.In 1962, the brand garnered international attention after its now-legendary serpent motif made its way into a photograph taken on the set of the star-studded historical epic Cleopatra. A BVLGARI Serpenti bracelet — with its stunning snake head encrusted with diamonds — was wrapped arou...
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Bulgari Lvcea Tubogas Watch
Bulgari Lvcea Tubogas Watch
Average Price
$8,813
Number Available
13
Bulgari Lvcea Tubogas Watch
By Bvlgari
Styles
Modern
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Bulgari Serpenti Bracelet
Bulgari Serpenti Bracelet
Average Price
$135,954
Number Available
11
Bulgari Serpenti Bracelet
By Bvlgari
Styles
Modern
BVLGARI’s classic serpent first reared its head in the late 1940s. BVLGARI founder Sotirios Voulgaris’s sons, Giorgio and Constantino, took over the Italian fine-jewelry house when their father passed away in 1932, and the brothers conceived the motif for a series of wristwatches — a nod to snakes’ mythological association with the beginning and the end of time — which became the basis for an entire line of jewels. The design was immediately popular among BVLGARI aficionados, but its star tur...
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Bvlgari jewelry & watches for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers a range of Bvlgari jewelry and watches. These unique items were designed with extraordinary care, often using gold. While searching for the most stylish vintage or antique Bvlgari jewellery to pair with your ensemble, you will find that Bvlgari diamond jewelry & watches, from our inventory of 574, can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look. This collection contains 1,330 pieces, as well as a number of other designs by this jeweler. Modern and contemporary are some of the most popular styles of Bvlgari jewelry & watches available on 1stDibs. While this collection reflects work that originated over various time periods, most of these items were designed during the 21st Century and Contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider jewelry & watches by William Rosenberg, Chaumet and Mauboussin. Bvlgari jewelry & watches can vary in price, gemstone, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $250 and tops out at $5,500,000, while pieces like these can sell for $5,914.
Questions About Bvlgari
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton owns Bulgari as of December 2021. The French company based in Paris is also the owner of many other luxury brands, including Louis Vuitton, Dior, Fendi and Tiffany & Co. You'll find a range of Bulgari apparel and accessories on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, BVLGARI is a luxury brand. The term describes a company that produces finely crafted products and sells them at aspirational price points. Bulgari watches, jewelry and accessories fit this definition. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of Bulgari watches and other products.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    There are two excellent ways to spot a fake BVLGARI bracelet. All BVLGARI jewelry has a hallmark with the brand’s name and ‘Made in Italy’. Also, BVLGARI uses the Latin alphabet, which replaces the ‘u’ with a ‘v’, a common thing overlooked on fakes. Greek silversmith Sotirios Voulgaris set up his shop in Rome, Italy, in 1884, calling it Bulgari, an Italianization of his last name (eventually spelled BVLGARI, using the classical Latin alphabet in a nod to ancient Roman culture).You can shop expertly vetted BVLGARI designs from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To check if your BVLGARI ring is real, check all the details of the design. The size of the ring will be stamped inside and should be crisp and easy to read. The ring box will also be stamped with BVLGARI’s logo in gold. Shop a collection of BVLGARI jewelry from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    There are a few tell-tale signs you can look for to determine whether your Bvlgari jewelry is real or fake. Authentic Bvlgari uses a capital Latin alphabet, which means that the U is replaced with a V and it is marked as BVLGARI. You can also see the Bvlgari hallmark, the brand’s name, the type of metal and a “Made in Italy” stamp on its jewelry. Shop a collection of authentic BVLGARI jewelry from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Key features to look for in a genuine Bvlgari B.Zero1 ring include the materials and stamped lettering on the ring. All genuine B.Zero1 rings from Bvlgari are made of 18K white, yellow, or rose gold. White gold can become less brilliant over time, but fakes made of cheaper silver will show obvious discoloration. The logo and lettering of BVLGARI should be clearly and evenly stamped twice around its band. Bvlgari rings have inspired fakes over the years, so it’s important to purchase from a certified seller. On 1stDibs, you’ll find a collection of expertly-vetted Bvlgari B.Zero1 rings from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To tell a fake Bulgari Serpenti watch, start by looking at the brand name on the dial. The correct spelling of Bulgari on a timepiece is "Bvlgari." If you see a "U" instead of a "V," the watch is unlikely to be real. Also, closely examine the hour markers and hands. On fake watches, these elements may not be completely aligned or uniform in shape. Shop a selection of expertly vetted Bulgari Serpenti watches on 1stDibs.

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