Who is Lucia Silvestri really, Jewelery Creation & Gems Buying Excutive Director of Bulgari and winner of the Design Awards Gem and winner of the Design Awards Gem.
An Italian in the Olympus of jewelry: Lucia Silvestri, Creation & Gems Buying Excutive Director of Bulgari, years ago she received the coveted recognition at the Gem Design Awards in New York by the Association that brings together the jewelers of the United States. What is so special about Lucia Silvestri? An extraordinary eye. In fact, she for years has chosen precious stones for Bulgari’s most exclusive collections. And to say that her is a story that began by chance in Rome, when she was studying biology at Sapienza University. She joined Bulgari for a trivial maternity replacement, and then ended up, again by chance, working in the office that deals with selecting the precious stones. She has learned the secrets of emeralds and tourmalines, diamonds and sapphires, peridots and rubies.
After almost 40 years, her career has not yet ended. As if to say that there is no need to start with a course at the Gia when the experience is formed in the field. Of course, you also need to have natural skills and a good eye. And a lot of patience: it can take up to a year for a stone to be used on a piece of fine jewelry. In fact, it is necessary to identify all the stones to match on the same jewel before starting the processing: choosing the right colors and shapes can be as difficult as winning the lottery. After so many years, however, Lucia Silvestri has the satisfaction of being able to follow the entire path, since she has become Jewelery Creation & Gems Buying Excutive Director of the brand.
It would be wrong, however, to attribute it only to an obsessive search for and choice of wonderful stones. Although it is an activity that absorbs her a lot, Lucia Silvestri also cultivates other passions: in addition to that for Rome and the Mediterranean sea, that for animals, human rights and poverty alleviation. In addition, you support an organization like Save the children.