Apr 19, 2011


the cabochon ring

from top
black jade on 18k gold and sterling silver
green jade on sterling silver and 18k gold
lapis lazuli on 18k gold and sterling silver
turquoise on 18k gold and sterling silver
rock crystal in 18k gold and sterling silver

©Elsa Peretti Tiffany&Co.

Apr 11, 2011


Elsa Peretti in
"The Fashion makers" book
published in 1978
written by Bernadine Morris
with Barbra Walz photos

Apr 5, 2011


from top
open bottle pendant in 18k gold
open bottle pendant in sterling silver
round bottle pendant in sterling silver with black jade stopper
square open bottle pendant in sterling silver and jug pendant in sterling silver

new Bottle pendants collection 
"Elsa Peretti’s Bottle pendants, the celebrated designer’s first jewelry design and one of her most recognized creations. Handcrafted in new shapes, with precious metals and gemstones, these distinctive pendants capture the warm-weather season with a fresh, natural style.
In addition to the classic open Bottle pendant, new Bottle pendants include round designs in sterling silver or 18 karat gold, and square and jug shapes in sterling silver. Other Bottle shapes reflect Elsa Peretti’s love of gemstones with new hand-carved stoppers in turquoise, lapis lazuli or black jade. All accent summer’s fashion trend of sheer, 1970s style dressing. Now as then, Elsa Peretti’s Bottle pendants pair naturally with the period’s flowing silhouettes.
The pendants were inspired by her visits to Portofino, Italy, in the 1960s and the beautiful women she saw there, each with a gardenia in their hand. Elsa Peretti wished to create a bottle that would keep the flower alive and sketched a design based on bottles from antiquity. The organic quality of this initial sketch would become an enduring signature of her jewelry, defining her Bottle pendants with a sculptural, tactile beauty.
The message in each of these Bottle pendants is one of elegant simplicity, gleaming with Elsa Peretti’s artistry and the renowned craftsmanship of Tiffany & Co."
Elsa Peretti’s Bottle pendants are available at Tiffany & Co. stores worldwide.

©Elsa Peretti Tiffany&Co.