Marina B, the luxury jewelry line created by Marina Bulgari decades ago, is being given new life under the aegis of Windsor Jewels. The brand picks up where the prior designs from the 1980s and 1990s left off with bold, vibrant pieces. Marina Bulgari, who lives in Monte Carlo, created jewelry for Bulgari until the mid-1970s. After the death of her father, she started her own eponymous brand, Marina B, in Geneva. It was an instant hit especially among the rich and famous of Europe.
Windsor Jewelers' CEO Paul Lubetsky is a passionate fan of Marina B designs and plans to base the new collection on the best archive pieces and designs of Marina B. Lubetsky, a passionate fan of Marina B's designs, acquired hundreds of original sketches from Marina B herself. All of the new Marina B jewelry will be made using 18K gold, and many pieces will feature precious gemstones and pavé diamonds. Pieces will be fashioned by the same artisans in Italy that Marina B trained and worked with. Retail prices will begin at $5,000, but unique, one-of-a-kind pieces will be more expensive. There is a new Marina B showroom
at 589 Fifth Avenue. The designs will be showcased at the Couture Show
in Las Vegas in June when jewelry buyers from around the world will convene for the annual shows.
Lubetsky has enviable taste in jewelry. In 2009 Windsor Jewelers picked up the collection
of another fine designer, Henry Dunay and he also acquired Fred Leighton pieces.