Former First Lady of France Carla Bruni Sarkozy, a chanteuse, model and author talks about ‘Love’s Paradise’, and flaunting sapphires. She explains why jewels narrate a tale of unbridled romance.
Bulgari is not just a brand, it’s a legend! It has marked the history of jewellery with such a distinctive style. You hear the name Bulgari and you feel the warmth, the extravagance, the joy and the colours of Rome, of the Dolce Vita. I feel very attached to the Italian roots that Bulgari and I have in common. A jewellery piece should always be something familiar, in which you can recognise yourself, but that also brings you to somewhere unconventional and extraordinary. It’s exactly what I feel with Bulgari’s incredible creativity and it makes my association with the brand so personal.
It makes me very happy and proud. In a way, this fine jewellery house is what I am already familiar with. I feel connected with its romantic history and with an Italian soul which breathes excitement and joy.
I would definitely say blue sapphires, as they
remind me of the Mediterranean Sea. Blue is such a romantic and mysterious colour! For Bulgari’s gala dinner in Florence, I wore a stunning necklace from the ‘Giardini Italiani’ collection; it was called ‘Love’s Paradise’. The necklace featured the most beautiful sapphire I have ever seen.