The Easel

25th May 2021

Reflections on Elsa Peretti, the Visionary Who Changed the Way We Wear Jewelry

At a guess, a good chunk of the population has an emotional response to beautifully designed jewellery. No less an authority than Vogue says Peretti was the most successful jewellery designer ever. That success came from innovative designs (sensuous but disciplined), her passion for craft and a long relationship with Tiffany. And the emotion her pieces create? “They serve as a kind of armor and give me a sense of power”.