One of Bulgari’s most iconic and instantly recognizable designs, the Trombino ring, was first conceived in 1932 by Giorgio Bulgari as an engagement ring for his future wife, Leonilde Gulienetti. That particular ring was entirely set with diamonds.
The bombe form of the ring together with the cluster of gemstones was a pioneering design which celebrated the central gemstone. The central gemstone is usually a brightly colored stone including blue sapphire, ruby, emerald and more rarely a diamond or colored diamond. The brightly colored gemstones recall the colorful Roman cupolas that used to dot the green Italian landscape. The shank of the Trombino features round-cut diamonds with a graduating row of baquette-cut diamonds tapering from the central stone.
Elizabeth Taylor owned one of the most famous Trombino rings which she purchased in 1971. The central stone was a 25 carat sugarloaf cabochon blue sapphire.
Our very special Trombino features a stunning rectangular-shaped blue sapphire of approximately 12 carats. The sapphire is medium to medium-dark saturation with even natural color. The ring was made circa 1955 and is signed Bulgari. The round-cut diamonds weigh approximately 4.5 carats and the baquette-cuts total approximately 0.50 carats.
- Rectangular-cut blue sapphire of approximately 12 carats, no indications of heat treatment
- Approximately 5 total carats of diamonds
- Weighs 18.1 grams
- Signed Bulgari
- Circa 1955
- Size 6.75 (resizable)