Both Bulgari and John Hardy are celebrating their 40th anniversary, but each have a very different definition of a party. For Bulgari, the Roman based jeweler whose client roster reads like a Hollywood who’s who, it was a soiree Italian style at their 57th Street flagship on one of the most expensive real estate corner’s known to man. They celebrated the Bulgari Bulgari collection which was first seen in 1975 to cater to a more accessible audience—up until that point the focus was special-occasion dressing.
Within the boutique, guests celebrated with sweets, canapés and champagne. Jean-Christophe Babin, the CEO, was in town for the chic soiree and attendees included magazine publishers, and New York’s fashionable elite who were milling around showcases. Guests could ascend the glass stairway to the top floor to see the masterpiece collection curated by the company in celebrations of their Bulgari Bulgari anniversary. A golden fondant triple layer cake stood as an uneaten sculpture for instagram posers.
The Balinese jewelry designer and transplant, John Hardy, sold his namesake jewelry business some years ago and is enjoying life in Bali— somewhere. But the brand he sold is commemorating its 40th anniversary with a three-day travel package to unlock the mystic of the Balinese workshops where all the pieces are intricately crafted. The travel experience will create an indelible mark on your memory bank—no doubt. No big party is planned but there are several styles of bracelets that will be released in tandem to commerate the date and of course there is that fabulous trip.
The three-night stay for two includes accommodations at the luxurious Shambhala Estate, half board dining including all beverages, There will be a half day tour at the Hardy workshop where you will gander at the peaceful artisans working tirelessly to create the pieces. There will be a hand-weaving lesson with the John Hardy design team and to shake off your NY stress with one 60-minute treatment will be included per day. Book your trip here
The anniversary bracelets are four of the classic chain 18K gold diamond pave bracelet, which retail for $29,000. It was inspired by an archival piece and features 634 hand-cut diamonds set within the chain and clasp. The second most exclusive piece in the collection, the classic chain 18K gold diamond pave bracelet with clasp ($19,500), has been produced in a limited quantity of 40. Further, the all-gold bracelet features a clasp set with diamond pave, which marks the first time John Hardy has used the setting technique.