Remembering a Gem

A tribute to the late Elsa Peretti, famed jewellery designer for Tiffany & Co. and the genius behind some of the maison’s most innovative piece.

Elsa Peretti

Tiffany & Co. has been deeply saddened by the passing of Elsa Peretti, jewellery designer for the House and member of the Tiffany family since 1974.

A woman who was larger-than-life has touched everyone at Tiffany & Co. The relationships she created defined her. Elsa was not only a designer but a way of life.

A masterful artisan, Elsa was responsible for a revolution in the world of jewellery design. Her collections of organic, sensual forms have inspired generations. Elsa’s relationship with style and the natural world was profoundly personal and strongly reflected in her creations. Over the past nearly 50 years Elsa has created some of the most innovative jewellery and object designs in the world. Elsa explored nature with the acumen of a scientist and the vision of a sculptor.

Elsa had always been inspired by nature, and lived her life dedicated to giving back to the world from which she drew so much inspiration. She believed that taking care of and protecting our planet is a duty of all of humanity, “We could do so much better. I’m trying to do something good.” Elsa said. As the president and founder of The Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation dedicated to the memory of her father, Elsa was committed to supporting the environment, social welfare, human rights, as well as the preservation of arts and culture.

Elsa’s poetic designs and legacy will remain a constant inspiration for generations to come. The jewellery world commiserates with her family, friends and family of artisans and craftspeople who realized her fantasies. Moreover, she will be deeply missed by everyone at Tiffany & Co.


Priya Kumari Rana

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