November 02, 2021 2 min read
Serpents are portrayed very differently around the world and throughout time. Snakes were seen as evil, dangerous, and corrupt by some, and by others recognized as the symbol of fertility, rebirth, healing, and guardianship. This duality captures the essence of life in the best way and makes snakes a popular subject in art and design.
Consequently, serpents became a symbol of timeless motifs. This can accentuate the sensuality and glamour of the wearer.
Two things in modern history that heavily contributed to the international recognition for the snake designs were; firstly, the seductive serpentine collection of Bulgari, which first started producing in the 1940s. Secondly, the engagement ring given by Prince Albert to Queen Victoria started a trend that continues to this day. You can find the recollection of that time in our new headgear design, too. The ring was encrusted with the rubies in place of eyes. A similar feature can also be found in our tiara which is used to give it a more natural and lively look.
The tiara embodies the grandeur in its design. This spans from delicate design to skilled craftsmanship.
The tiara is made from one single hollow pipe which represents the “circle of life”, a theme especially attached to snakes. Stones like Smoky quartz, Labra, Red onyx, Emerald, and Ruby are used in the making of the tiara, which captures the royal and exclusive presence within the piece. There is two-tone plating which is quite difficult to be handcrafted, but with our expertise, this piece was able to be displayed in the National Jewelry contest.
The rich, cultural and historical context of the ornament paired with its delicate yet bold design makes it a piece that leaves an imprint both on the eyes and the mind. It’s something that you definitely shouldn’t shy away from.
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