Elsa Peretti is one of the most iconic jewelry designers in the world. Perhaps most famous for her long relationship with Tiffany & Co., she was well-known for her clean and polished pieces including the bone cuff, one of her most sought after creations. Her pieces were inspired by everything from human bones (with cuffs that mimic the structure of a woman’s wrist) to nature (her classic lima bean shapes). Her designs are beloved by people of all ages, including celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker, Rihanna, and of course, Duchess Kate Middleton.
Born in Florence, Italy, Peretti was a model-turned-designer who rose to instant fame in the 1970s with her artistic jewelry creations. She lived a fun and unapologetic life that attracted friends like Andy Warhol, Cher, and Helmut Newton. After a storied career, she died in her sleep on March 18, 2021, at the age of 80.
To celebrate the late artist’s life, Marion Fasel, jewelry historian and founder of The Adventurine, will be hosting a virtual talk at New York City’s 92Y on Wed., April 7 at 7pm EST. with tickets available for $10 on 92Y.
In anticipation of that talk, it’s time to take a trip down memory lane. From Liza Minelli to Gal Godot, scroll on for some of the best Elsa Peretti jewelry celebrity fashion moments to date.