Outsized jewels attract biggest stars at Bulgari's Hong Kong anniversary bash

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PUBLISHED : Monday, 21 January, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 21 January, 2013, 5:05am

How time flies. Central's Bulgari flagship store celebrated its 10-year anniversary on Thursday night with cocktails, canapés, a black tie dinner, and a raucous party afterwards at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum.

In honour of the occasion, Bulgari displayed jewellery worn by the actress Elizabeth Taylor, including a brooch and ring that she wore on her wedding day to Richard Burton, and necklaces with stones so large they would be impossible to find in jewellery stores today.

Obviously big stars were needed to compete with the outsized jewels and Bulgari did not disappoint. Adrien Brody and Hilary Swank both made the trip all the way from Hollywood.

Brody was in fine form, charming and dashing as ever.

He seemed to fit in nicely in Hong Kong and was clearly enjoying himself at the after-party.

In fact, although his planned stay was coming to an end, he was already considering extending his trip to spend a few more days exploring.

The party lasted well into the night. Thanks to Gena West, one of Britain's favourite jazz and gospel singers, guests were in high spirits and even as the clock struck 12 they showed no signs of wanting to turn in.