Text by Simone Marchetti and Lucia Silvestri, Photographs by Cho Gi-Seok
With an encyclopedic spirit and characteristic flair for color, Bvlgari reconstructs the myth of Eden in a dream of fine jewelry that becomes a manifesto.
Every year, Bvlgari launches a high jewelry collection. The most recent theme is the Garden of Eden, a subject that celebrates nature as a limitless source of inspiration, vitality, and energy— reflected in the wonderful craftsmanship of a Roman brand famous for its colored gems and refined and skillful design.
This extraordinary illustrated book contains exclusive sketches and photographs of the jewelry from the new collection, and artistic references to the iconographic themes of nature and the garden with creative images by contemporary photographers. Poetry on the same topic from various eras and originating from all over the world—from Verlaine to Vita Sackville-West and Emily Dickinson, Federico García Lorca to Khwāju Kermani—also accompanies the images.
In photography by the Korean master Cho Gi-Seok, the unique pieces of the Eden The Garden of Wonders collection, featuring emeralds, rubies, sapphires, and spinals in every color, flourishes in a magical and luxuriant world, a triumph of plants, flowers, and thriving nature.
About The Author
Simone Marchetti is director of Vanity Fair Italia, where he oversees the European editions of Vanity Fair in France, Spain, and Italy. As a fashion journalist he stands out for his prose, insight, and street style. Lucia Silvestri is the jewelry creative director at Bvlgari. She began her career in the Bvlgari gemological department at the age of eighteen, and the Bvlgari brothers quickly intuited her great potential. Cho Gi-Seok is a fashion and art photographer who was born in Seoul, South Korea, and has his own fashion brand, KUSIKOHC.