10 Minutes with: Marina B – Triangoli by GIORGIO BULGARI
December 17, 2015
What made you want to design jewelry?
I’ve been exposed to the craft from an early age. I remember trips to my father’s office at Bulgari in Rome to see his creations when I was six. Given my passion for design and strong sense of aesthetics, it is only natural that I am where I am today.
What are your design influences?
I find inspiration in the clean, streamlined design of vintage jewelry from the 1940s, as well as modern architecture. I prefer uncluttered design with a distinct geometric balance, a look that is in keeping with my Aunt’s vision and a legacy I wish to continue.
What is your favorite piece of jewelry?
The one I am working on.
What is your vision for Triangoli?
A timeless collection for everyday wear that is remarkable for both its design and craftsmanship – simple, yet sophisticated.
The debut collection features twenty pieces crafted with yellow gold. Why did you choose that particular material?
Because yellow gold is the quintessential color of Marina B and I wanted to honor that in my first collection.
Do you think women today wear jewelry differently than in previous eras, and if so, how?
Yes, in the past jewelry was worn primarily to convey status and rarely self-purchased, whereas today more women are buying and wearing jewelry as an expression of their individuality – a market that Marina began catering to in the late 70’s and early 80’s.