The other evening I read a report in Women’s World Daily (WWD) that Bulgari, the luxury jewelers has a new training program for newbie jewelry artisans. There wasn’t any contact information in the WWD article but Bulgari has an employment website!!!
Here’s the link--
So if you want to design and craft luxury jewelry for movie stars, internet billionaires, royalty and those otherwise ultra wealthy, Bulgari might just give you a chance.
Now here’s a truly bizarre coincidence: That very same morning I was looking back at a jewelry history book about the golden age of Indian royal jewelry produced for Maharajas during the 16th and 17th century. I drooled over the pictures of the vast dazzling collection of stupendous jewels housed in the Kuwait National Museum.
|A royal palace in India|
But my mind began to drift. I stop thinking so much about the royal wearers of the stunning jewelry.
I began thinking about the workers in the gold mines, the gemstone jewelry designers, the cutters, polishers and other jewelry craftsmen. These workers had a duty to produce all manner of bejeweled items for Indian royalty.
Now, in the 21st century, Bulgari’s luxury jewelry designers and artisans, in some respects, are comparable to India’s 16th and 17th jewelry artisans.