Elsa Peretti and her revolutionary Tiffany & Co. designs
Author: Ashleigh Jones-Fernandez Date Posted:29 July 2014
Gymdo Collections is going blue, Tiffany Blue! We are excited to be selling a classic Elsa Peretti designed Tiffany & Co. In all the excitement we thought we should share the history behind this amazing woman who revolutionized the way we see silver. Gymdo Collections is going blue, Tiffany Blue! We are excited to be selling a classic Elsa Peretti designed Tiffany & Co. In all the excitement we thought we should share the history behind this amazing woman who revolutionized the way we see silver.
“Style is to be simple.”
When Florence-born Elsa Peretti joined Tiffany in 1974, her organic, sensual forms revolutionized jewelry design and seduced the world. 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.
Elsa Peretti was a successful model and fully paid-up member of the sixties New York party scene before she started designing jewellery and accessories for her friends, including Halston and Oscar de la Renta. In 1974 she started working exclusively for Tiffany & Co at which she designed her eponymous Diamonds by the Yard, Bean, Open Heart, Sevillana, Teardrop and Bottle collections.
Peretti was born in Florence on May 1 1940 - the youngest daughter of a wealthy Roman businessman. She later studied interior design at Volbicela School in Rome before relocating to New York to further her modelling career.
Elsa went on to design the classic designs of floating diamond necklaces in which she called Diamonds by the Yard.
Elsa then went on to revolutionise the way we see silver by designing luxury silver jewellry that came to the for front in luxury jewellry. The Full Heart is a testiment to her silver designs and Gymdo is happy to say we are selling a piece from this amazing collection.
Gymdo Collections is selling the Elsa Peretti Full Heart Pendant Necklace. An exciting interpretation of Peretti's famous heart design. Pendant in sterling silver. Original designs copyrighted by Elsa Peretti.