When Italian designer Elsa Peretti joined Tiffany in 1974, her organic, sensual forms revolutionized jewelry design and seduced the world. Elsa creates organic shapes that delight the eye and become one with the body. She is credited with giving sterling silver its place in jewelry design and creating diamond jewelry that works for everyday style.
A masterful artisan, Peretti explores nature with the acumen of a scientist and the vision of a sculptor. She allows us to see such forms as the bean, the apple and the snake in intriguing and beautiful new ways. Let’s dream of a more glamorous time as we explore our favorite collections from Elsa Peretti at Tiffany’s.
Bone Cuff Collection
The Bone cuff was first introduced in the 70s at a Halston runway show. It’s a fresh, organic design that embraces the wrist in sensually sculpted metal.
Open Heart Collection
Elsa Peretti’s earliest piece, and one of Tiffany’s best-selling and most recognizable jewelry design. Inspired by sculptor Henry Moore, whose work is often characterized by abstract figures with open spaces, Elsa worked for months alongside gifted artisans to finesse this simple, evocative shape.
Created in Japan, Peretti’s lacquer bangles are polished to gleaming reflection, this evocative shape is expressed by its pneumatic contours.“Behind them lie centuries of culture and a long process of loving production,” she says.
Peretti’s timeless pieces have become favorites of stars such as Keira Knightley who is often seen wearing her Elsa Peretti Round Pendant. What is your favorite piece?
Photos Credit: Tiffany’s