Ever since the golden age of Hollywood, starlets have adorned themselves with Bulgari jewels. Richard Burton even joked that in the time Elizabeth Taylor spent in Rome filming Cleopatra, the only Italian word she learnt was Bulgari. Opening in September at the National Gallery of Victoria, Italian Jewels: Bulgari Style will showcase the glamour, creativity and craftsmanship of Italian jewellery through a wealth of photography and film. Jewels from the personal collections of leading ladies including Elizabeth Taylor, Gina Lollobrigida, Anita Ekberg and Grace Kelly will glisten alongside red carpet statement pieces. NGV will present a series of corresponding conversations by curators and experts who will offer insight into the treasure trove of gems, diamonds and glistening Italian designs on display.