We’ve always adored Elsa Peretti’s designs for Tiffany & Co., from her iconic open heart series to her sculptural bean motifs to her chandelier mesh earrings. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of her Bone cuff, a limited number of Peretti pieces have been reissued and are making the grand tour. The first North American stop outside of Manhattan is Tiffany Greenwich, where you can see the pieces through Sunday, Oct. 25.
The collection is comprised of Elsa Peretti Mesh, Silk and Cabochon ring creations that reflect her worldly travels and poetic sense of beauty. Prices range from $2,800 to $125,000.
“I don’t have the feeling that I need to add a lot to my collection, because I have an incredibly wide range of things,” she said in a statement. “This is part of the secret of my things, that they are still valid.”
Echoing her deep affinity for nature, exclusive carved stone Bone cuff styles—available in sterling silver with black jade, sterling silver with turquoise and 18-karat yellow gold with green jade—are launching in conjunction with the new collection.
The Mesh designs were inspired by Peretti’s trip to Jaipur, India in 1974. With them she signaled a shift in how women wore jewelry, elevating sterling silver and making diamonds and 18-karat gold more casual. One of the highlights of the latest collection is a Mesh necklace in 18-karat yellow gold with 66 round brilliant diamonds totaling 3.72 carats. The Elsa Peretti Mesh diamond collar is intricately woven to flow and drape like fabric around the body’s contours. The Mesh necklaces in 18-karat yellow gold with an emerald tumbled bead (ranging from five carats to more than 16) showcases Peretti’s passion for unique stones.
The collection also includes hand-selected and extremely rare Keshi Pearls, a testament to her creative process and enduring style. The Elsa Peretti Mesh large necklace in sterling silver with two rare Tahitian Keshi pearls (more than five grams each), as well as the pendant with South Sea Keshi pearls (more than 4.5 grams) in silk net exhibit her attention to detail and love for organic shapes.
All we can add is that we can’t wait to see them. For more, visit tiffany.com.
– edited by Georgette Gouveia