Chocolate Gems

Chocolate Gems There is great potential for disappointment for the hopeful, young Japanese singleton who receives one of Bulgari's tiny, square black boxes as a gift from her boyfriend. Expecting a solitaire ring, she might just find an exquisite piece of handmade chocolate—delectably filled with Sorrento lemon, Sicilian orange or pistachio—from the Italian jeweler's newly installed chocolate shop in the brand's lifestyle store in Tokyo's Omotesando. That has not kept chocoholics from flocking to the first-floor outpost, which is reportedly selling 700 to 800 pieces a day, for a taste of master chocolatier Miura Naoki's gems. And for a special occasion...

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