As part of her job, Bulgari’s creative director, Lucia Silvestri, spends a lot of time searching for exceptional gemstones. But the self-professed gem hunter, known for her glamorous style, sun-kissed skin, and layers of gold jewelry, doesn’t solely focus on a jewel’s color and cut: She’s also seeking positive energy. “I look for stones that speak to me,” she says. When she’s holding a special gem, she can feel its energy. And when she first visited Italy’s Puglia region six years ago, she immediately experienced those same positive vibes.
“I felt a connectedness when I came to Puglia,” says Silvestri, who recently celebrated her 40th year at the legendary Italian jewelry house. “I’m instantly relaxed, and I feel at home here.”