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Bvlgari Aeterna
Retrospective Book

Date: 2023 2024

Location: New York, USA

Project Team: Julia Watson

Client: Bvlgari + Rizzoli

With an encyclopedic spirit and its characteristic flair for precious stones, Bvlgari reconstructs the aeternal history and fascination of Rome and the creative act in a dream in a new High Jewelry collection.

Julia Watson was commissioned to write a artistic reflection for the forthcoming book published by Rizzoli titled Bvlgari Aeterna. The publication was released alongside the launch of a High Jewelry collection of 150 one-of-a-kind pieces. Bvlgari's innovative and ever-evolving creativity reflects its commitment to venturing into uncharted territories. Julia's personal essay explores her early experience of etuaptmumk, or "two-eyed seeing"—a holistic approach to understanding the world through Western and Indigenous worldviews alike. Embracing this perspective after studying Aboriginal Environments in architecture school, this vision shaped her career as a designer.

Other contributions include Salvatore Settis, an Italian archaeologist and art historian, Lucia Silvestri, the creative director of jewlerey at Bvlgari, heritage curator Gislain Aucremanne, history professor Aliza S. Wong, and astrophysicist Ersilia Vaudo. 

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