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Serpenti Bracelet

About the Design

Bulgari’s classic serpent first reared its head in the late 1940s. Bulgari 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 Bulgari aficionados, but its star turn came in 1962, when it graced one very famous wrist.

That year, Elizabeth Taylor was in Rome shooting Cleopatra alongside her future husband, Richard Burton. In a publicity photo released from the set, the actress can be seen with a gold cuff coiled around her wrist, ending in a pavé diamond snake head — a Bulgari Serpenti bracelet. Taylor’s relationship with the jewelry house ran deep: she and Burton allegedly used the back doors of its flagship store in Rome to escape the paparazzi during their much-buzzed-about affair. “The only word Elizabeth knows in Italian is Bulgari,” Burton famously said. 

Taylor’s stamp of approval catapulted the Serpenti to international fame, and the jewelry house began experimenting with variations on the motif, setting jewels along the cuff or on the head. In still another version, dozens of individual enameled scales are painstakingly attached to a central core.

The snake’s myriad meanings across cultures no doubt contribute to the Serpenti design’s allure. In some cultures, it connotes evil, in others fertility. In Voulgaris’s native Greece, the coiled serpent symbolizes everlasting life. 

Bulgari Serpenti Bracelet

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Bvlgari Serpenti White Gold Two Rows of Diamond Pave Bangle Bracelet Size Medium
By Bvlgari
Located in Southampton, PA
Spectacularly designed and expertly crafted, this fabulous bracelet boasts a stunningly extravagant appeal. It compels with its exceptionally fashionable style and incredibly luxurio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bangles

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Bulgari Serpenti 18K White Gold Full Diamond Pave Bracelet Size Medium
By Bvlgari
Located in Southampton, PA
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21st Century and Contemporary

Bvlgari Serpenti 18K White Gold Full Diamond Pave Bangle Bracelet Size Medium
By Bvlgari
Located in Southampton, PA
Category

21st Century and Contemporary

Bvlgari Serpenti 18k White Gold Full Diamond Pave Bangle Bracelet Size Small
By Bvlgari
Located in Southampton, PA
Category

21st Century and Contemporary

Bvlgari Serpenti 18K White Gold Full Diamond Pave Bracelet Size Small
By Bvlgari
Located in Southampton, PA
Category

21st Century and Contemporary

Bvlgari Serpenti 18K White Gold Full Diamond Pave Bracelet Size Large
By Bvlgari
Located in Southampton, PA
Presented within the renowned “Serpenti” collection, this sublime Bvlgari bracelet features an incredibly attractive, fashionable design. The bracelet is made of elegant 18K white go...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bangles

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Bulgari Diamond 18 Karat Rose Gold 7-Coil Serpenti Watch
By Bvlgari
Located in New York, NY
A stunning and elegant limited-edition rose gold & diamond 7-coil bracelet-watch from the famous Serpenti Collection by Bulgari. Swiss quartz movement. 18K rose gold bezel with diam...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Bulgari Serpenti Diamond Snake Bangle Bracelet with Emerald Eyes in 18kw Gold
By Bvlgari
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Bulgari Serpenti diamond snake bangle bracelet with emerald eyes in 18k white gold, accompanied by Bulgari box and Bulgari certificate of authenticity. This bracelet contains 592 ro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bangles

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Bulgari Four Coils Serpenti Bracelet
By Bvlgari
Located in New York, NY
A magnificent 18k yellow gold bracelet that captures the power and essence of seduction through the iconic Bulgari serpent, which sensually coils around the wrist exposing its pavé r...
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Late 20th Century Bangles

Materials

Diamond, Pearl, 18k Gold

Bvlgari Serpenti Mother of Pearl 18 Karat Yellow Gold Wrap Around Pave Bracelet
By Bvlgari
Located in Miami, FL
Designer: Bvlgari Collection: Serpenti Metal: Yellow Gold Metal Purity: 18k Size: Medium Stones: Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds Mother of Pearl Total Carat Weight: 7....
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2010s Bangles

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Diamond, Pearl, Yellow Gold

Bulgari Diamond Ruby Gold Serpenti Bracelet
By Bvlgari
Located in New York, NY
A phenomenal 18k white and yellow gold Bulgari serpenti bracelet that coils seductively around the wrist, designed with a pavé head of diamonds weighing approx. 9.70 carats, a radian...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bangles

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold

Bulgari Diamond and Emerald Serpenti Gold Bracelet
By Bvlgari
Located in New York, NY
An 18k white and yellow serpenti gold bracelet, set with pave diamond weighing approx. 18.90 cts. and round and emerald weighing approx. 1.64 cts. Signed Bulgari With box and papers
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Bangles

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold