It comes as no surprise that Bulgari is the recipient of this year's Fine Art of High Jewelry and Timepieces award, bestowed in partnership by The National Jewelry Institute and Parsons School of Design. Hosted by HRH Princess Tatiana of Greece and HRH Prince Nikolaos of Denmark, the gala is held annually to appreciate jewellery as an art form. After all, Bulgari's forte is its craftsmanship and usage of vibrant multi-coloured gemstones; a sensation adored by the atelier's patrons.

The much deserved appreciation towards innovation and design went out to the Blue Iridescence necklace, which was created with a set of seven sapphires, contrasted with pink spinels and festoons of diamonds that were acquired by the brand in various parts of the world. In tandem, the Octo-Retrograde Mono watch with its retrograde minute display on a 210 degrees segment was the awarded timepiece.

As Bulgari's CEO Jean-Christophe Babin underscored, "Bulgari needs to be a leader in fine jewelry, a world signature, showing the best gems in the world, the purest, the brightest." The brand's passion, extraordinary craftsmanship and creativity has not gone unnoticed.