Carine Claude
1st November 2023

Animal inspiration is omnipresent in the history of jewellery, particularly the motif of the snake. On 3 November, Gislain Aucremanne, Heritage Curator Director at Bulgari, will give a lecture titled “The snake in jewelry, a precious and sinuous symbol”. From ancient jewellery to Victorian era reptiles, from extra-European talismans to the famous jewellery icon of the Bulgari house in Rome, the lecture will address the figure of the snake as a symbol of rebirth and transformation, a motif that has traversed all civilisations. Fascinating, sensual, exotic… It’s no surprise that the snake has become one of the most represented animals in the history of jewellery.