Marina Bulgari began her illustrious career with the company founded by her grandfather Sottiro Bulgari, where she created several of their enduring best-sellers. She left Bulgari S.p.A. in the late 1970’s to found her own independent luxury brand, Marina B. At Marina B, she designed an incredible succession of iconic and legendary jewelry that bears the undeniable mark of her creative process. In the Eighties and Nineties, Marina B was embraced by connoisseurs,international jet setters and celebrities around the world as the epitome of style, elegance, and creativity in luxury jewelry.
Marina was born in Rome on July 12, 1930 to a Greek father and German-Italian mother. Early on, she developed a passion for art, architecture and mathematics. Upon Marina’s graduation from Saint Mary’s College in England, she returned to Italy where her talents in the family business were immediately recognized. Her keen sense of design, proportion and scale combined with an understanding of engineering and movement was instantly apparent as she made great design contributions to the brand. After the passing of her father, she followed her entrepreneurial mindset and creative spirit and decided to create her own signature brand in 1977: Marina B.