#FirstClassFriday: The Bulgari Serpenti Viper ring collection
It's a fine line between love and hate when it comes to snakes but there's no denying the fascination these creatures inspire in all of us. Since ancient Rome, the viper in particular has been feared yet revered, seen as symbol of immortality, strength and seduction — and its legendary status hasn't diminished an iota with Bulgari paying homage to this animal with the new Serpenti Viper ring collection.
Born-again as the latest species of the Bulgari Serpenti family, the pieces capture the sensuality and colour of its reptilian counterpart — taking design cues from its 1940s' snake watch predecessor that coiled around the wrist — to wear like a band of serpentine skin on the fingers. Ensnaring all who gaze upon it, the rings are beautifully sculpted to resemble the triangular shape of a viper's head, multiplied as a geometric pattern and embellished with exquisite stones set by the house's artisanal jewellers. Reflecting an iridescence that shimmers scintillatingly with every movement, the Serpenti Viper is virtually hypnotic. And just as its namesake implies, the collection is imbued with a lithe nature trademarked by Bulgari craftsmanship, sliding on with a flexible wearability that is juxtaposed and elevated by the brilliant gems and precious materials.
Striking in all its viperous glory, the audacious unconventionality of the Serpenti Viper is a study in sleek savagery, honed by Italian creativity intended for everyday allure touched with a seductive magnetism. Modern-day femme fatales, this is your perfect accessory.
The Serpenti Viper ring collection will be available at Bulgari boutiques from May.
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