BVLGARI - B.ZERO1 PENDANT
The B.Zero1 collection is definitely the better, if not the best, known collection of Bvlgari. There was a craze a few years ago and many, from teachers to lawyers, would wear one for clubbing. Some couples also buy them as engagement bands and it is still widely popular according to my research on wedding forums (although I feel its a bit too OTT). The price inflated from a few hundred to more than a thousand due to the popularity. And there was widespread imitation; my neighbour wears a fake one. It comes in bracelets, rings, earrings, pendants etc and it is available in yellow gold, white gold (more pricey than YG), pave diamonds and other precious jewels. It is hard to find a ring size for men these days.
The Yellow Gold B.Zero1 Pendant that I have comes in a paper box with embossed gold letterings, holding a more luxurious leather box inside. It has the Tiffany box look with the pretty white ribbon, except it has gone upmarket. Full marks for packaging; it makes an impressive gift.
Like the Parentesi box, the inside has smooth luxurious paddings. There is also a very rigid stem-like appendage to hold the B.Zero1 in place.
The pendant itself looks like a very tiny version of the ring. On first look, due to the minuscule size, it is rather adorable. The Yellow Gold version gives it a more precious feel. It exudes more warmth too. It has 3 joints and the famous springy mechanism, which according to the official website, gives it a "playful" edge. Personally, its quite fun to feedle with it during boring board meetings. It does not come with any chains.
The pendant, due to the "cute factor", will look better on someone below the age of 30 that is also slim. Overweight girls and older aunties, please avoid it. It is not very suitable for guys either as it is a bit too small. Guys will look much better with the larger rings doubling up as a pendant. Furthermore, this pendant may not be suitable for daily wear due to the 3-dimensional features; it is hazardous during sleep as it will definitely poke you when you flip around in bed.
For 1000 Singapore dollars, this makes a value-for-money present as it is intricate, very branded, and the packaging is superb. Sadly the fad for this collection is over and it is no longer an It item. This is not an evergreen piece due to the hype it generated a while ago. Buy it as a gift for your beloved niece, don't buy it for yourself. For guys, buy the larger ring which can be used as a pendant too only if you have too much cash to spare.