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Rare Gems Are Now On View at a Bulgari Exhibition in Houston

Image via The Houston Museum of Natural Science
Image via The Houston Museum of Natural Science

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A new exhibition in Houston is putting the spotlight on a gem of a jeweler. Bulgari: 130 Years of Masterpieces, currently on view through the summer at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, features 150 pieces inspired by Greco-Roman classicism, the Italian Renaissance and the 19th-century Roman school of goldsmiths. Along with sketches and other materials from the Bulgari archives, the exhibition showcases Bulgari's innovations in jewelry design and includes several amazing pieces from the collection of Elizabeth Taylor. Last week, actress Naomi Watts—the company's brand ambassador—flew in to help unveil the exhibit, wearing a one-of-a-kind Serpenti necklace from the brand's High Jewelry collection, according to WWD.

"Really, it's like every woman's dream to wear this," she told the pub. "The serpent is so classic, but makes a statement. Bulgari mixes old and new and has a foot in both worlds."
· 'Bulgari: 130 Years of Masterpieces' Opens in Houston [WWD]
· The Houston Museum of Natural Science [Official Site]

The Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston