Bulgari’s chief executive officer Jean-Christophe Babin and Francesco Prosperetti, special superintendent of the Colosseum and Rome’s central archeological area, said Tuesday the first part of a mosaic in the antique Terme di Caracalla has been restored. Babin said Bulgari will to continue funding the work to renovate the second part of the baths.
Started at the end of last year, the restoration process unearthed parts of the precious polychrome-marbled mosaic floor that had been covered for more than 40 years for protection. Crafted according to a refined, geometric fan shape, the mosaics served as major inspiration for Bulgari Divas’ Dream jewelry collection.
“The Baths of Caracalla are an archeological jewel in the heart of the Eternal City, a place where you can breathe all the greatness of the Roman history,” said Babin. “For a jeweler like Bulgari, which places the search of beauty at the center of its creative passion, to help enhancing the splendor enclosed in such an evocative place is a source of great pride,” he added.