Marina B - Jewelry as a Work of Art
Resumed by Guy Bedarida, the house continues its legacy. A destiny paved with precious stones, and a confidential luxury set with success. At more than 45 years old, Marina B still shines with a colorful and luminous modernity that has not aged.
In just a few decades, Marina Bulgari has built her house among the biggest thanks to a new approach to luxury. More personal, brighter, and more laid back. Since Guy Bedarida took over the reins of this sleeping beauty, he perpetuates this aesthetic through creations with glamor always very Italian: cabochon rings, jewelry on spring, 70’s necklaces ..., very gently keeping the same line, tells us -t it. In the world of jewelery, Marina Bulgari is considered one of the most outstanding women of her time. An adventurous and ambitious spirit who did not hesitate to leave the famous Family House, founded by his grandfather, to stand on his own feet and launch his House in 1976.
Determined and able to make a name while honoring the passion and talent of her family, she has made her unique style a brand world famous for its audacity and timelessness. Since her first creations for the house Bulgari, and for almost 20 years, she has continued to innovate without ever bothering the diktats of fashion. She turned the gold and the stones she had at her fingertips into daring jewels. His irreverence for color codes, the choice of stones and mixtures of materials have made his creations, rich and opulent, easily identifiable. With success, she opened her first showroom in Geneva in 1978, then boutiques in Milan, Paris and New York. She quickly built up a reputation as solid as the stones that she happily distilled on rings, necklaces and bracelets. The great ladies have not been mistaken. Her name echoed in the hollow of the necklines and tinted at the wrist of the stars of her time, including Sophia Loren, Elisabeth Taylor or Grace Kelly. Marina B’s modern vision and creative excellence inspired a first generation of women to buy their own jewelery. For the past 3 years, Guy Bedarida has brought the brand into the present, with perfectly adapted collections that continue to embrace Marina’s innovative aesthetic: I dreamed for years to revive the Marina B brand and give it back its glory. ‘yesteryear’, explains the creative director.
Franco-Italian, and figurehead of the contemporary jewel, he draws jewelry since his childhood. With more than 25 years of experience, he began his career on the famous Place Vendôme, as a designer for Boucheron, then in New York at Van Cleef & Arpels, before joining John Hardy as Creative Director. from 1999 to 2015 in Bali. Under her leadership, Marina B’s rich heritage and craftsmanship are honored as well as enhanced with vintage-inspired but resolutely modern jewelry. From a stone, he sketches a few sketches, then come the details to the gouache. Today, the Marina B creations are divided into 3 partitions: the Haute Joaillerie collection, in limited series, which highlights the beauty of the most precious stones and the ancestral know-how (Sabina, Flavia, Onyx, Emilia); the Classic and feminine jewelery collection, to be worn in a relaxed atmosphere according to the values of the house (cardan, pendants, trisola, tire, Atomo, Onda); and the Piccolina collection, millennials and more urban, to wear everyday (Trisolina, mini Atomo, Luna). Like the founder, women, their extravagance, their style and their attitude, inspire. A new generation of beloved women from Marina B can once again.
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