A Totally Clutch Marina B Moonstone Minaudière



Giorgio Bulgari, creative director for Italian fine jewelry atelier Marina B, has always felt a deep affinity for the sea. “I’ve been fishing since I was 5 years old, and now I fish in Sardinia with my own kids,” says Giorgio, the nephew of house founder Marina Bulgari (the granddaughter of Bulgari founder Sotirio Bulgari). So when the designer decided to create a bespoke minaudière, he looked to the compact, symmetrical proportions of the sea urchin. “They have that pentagonal shape that I’ve always loved,” he explains. Giorgio was also set on using a high-contrast color palette for the piece, which features an oxidized aluminum body set with moonstones cut into Marina B’s signature teardrop shape—accented by a smattering of dazzling little diamonds. Seafarers “If you include me, there were 16 people who worked on it,” says Giorgio of the five-month-long fabricati
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