B is for Bvlgari. Marina Bvlgari, daughter of Constantino Bvlgari and granddaughter of Sotirio Bvlgari, displayed talent for jewelry design at a young age and was recruited by her father to pursue a career in design. Following the death of her father, Marina spent several years managing and designing for Bvlgari alongside her cousins. In 1978 Marina parted ways with Bvlgari and launched her own jewelry company, naming it simply “Marina B.” Predictably, many of Marina B’s own designs bear a striking resemblance to those she created for Bvlgari, with a use of bold graphic designs, vibrant colors, and bright yellow gold.
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