Elsa Peretti Designs that Changed History

Tiffany & Co. has long been synonymous with luxury, elegance, and timeless design. Among their many iconic pieces, the arrival of Elsa Peretti at Tiffany & Co. in 1974 introduced an organic aesthetic never seen before. Among her acclaimed works is the Diamonds by the Yard collection, featuring fine, fluid chains, and bezel-set stones, but what sets the Bone Cuff Collection apart from it all, are the fluid shapes and tactile quality that are designed to become one with the body. The groundbreaking Bone Cuff design first introduced in 1970 has stayed modern, timeless, and personal. Elsa Perreti reveals her life through this collection as it is a representation of her life influenced by her time spent in Rome as a young girl visiting the 17th-century Capuchin crypt and Barcelona, inspired by Antonis Guadi’s Casa Mila. 

Elsa Peretti celebrates fifty years of the Bone Cuff, including the Bone and Split Rings made to elevate the beauty found in nature. Her European roots influenced her groundbreaking designs for Tiffany and Co. Growing up in Italy and later continuing her education in Rome, the organic shapes and natural forms that characterize her jewelry were inspired by the landscapes, architecture and art she encountered throughout her life. 


The Bone Cuff showcases the sensuality that informs the designers jewelry, encapsulating the modern independent women. Creating such an angelic piece, she strived for a sense of comfort and confidence felt as the ring conforms to any finger and cuff melts into the bones of the body. Quoted by Elsa Peretti herself “I have always been interested in the mechanics and its feel: every jewelry piece should be captivating and comfortable to wear.” The new split and bone ring designs contribute to the individuality Elsa shares within her work. Available in 18k yellow gold and sterling silver in both compositions, the designs create a bold statement. The split and bone cuff available in 18k gold, sterling silver, rose gold, and the unique shades of white and black over copper, Elsa still preserves the feminine and effortless ease. 

The Elsa Peretti Bone Cuff collection exemplifies simplicity while offering a diverse array of options, making it both special and multifaceted. The incorporation of various stones, each with its unique character and allure, adds a layer of personalization and versatility to the cuff. Tiger’s eye, with its rich, golden-brown bands, evokes a sense of warmth and earthy elegance, perfect for those who appreciate natural beauty. Turquoise, with its vibrant blue hues, brings a touch of exotic charm and a pop of color that can brighten any outfit.

Tiger iron, with its striking combination of red, yellow, and black, offers a bold and dynamic option for those who want to make a statement. Snowflake obsidian, with its black base and white inclusions, adds a touch of mystery and sophistication. The inclusion of jade in black, green, and white varieties caters to a range of tastes—from the timeless and classic appeal of black jade to the serene and harmonious vibes of green jade, and the purity and elegance of white jade.

Each stone transforms the Bone Cuff, making it a unique piece that resonates with the wearer’s personal style and preferences. The simplicity of the cuff’s design allows the stones to shine, highlighting their natural beauty and enhancing the overall aesthetic. This thoughtful inclusion of diverse stones ensures that there is a Bone Cuff for every woman, making it a versatile and cherished addition to any jewelry collection. Whether one prefers the boldness of tiger iron or the tranquility of green jade, the Elsa Peretti Bone Cuff offers an array of exquisite choices, maintaining its elegance and simplicity while celebrating individuality and personal expression.

The weight of the bracelet stays light yet still so powerful. Despite its substantial appearance, it feels almost weightless, a testament to the ingenious design and meticulous craftsmanship. The fit is exquisite, as if the cuff was sculpted specifically for my wrist. It seamlessly melds with the contours of my bones, nestling into the natural curves and becoming an extension of my body rather than a separate accessory. The smooth, polished surface glides effortlessly against my skin, adding to the sensation of fluidity and unity.


Elsa Peretti envisioned the Bone cuff ring for the modern woman, creating a piece that celebrates her strength, elegance, and individuality. Its organic shape and ergonomic design reflect a profound appreciation for natural beauty and the human form. Unlike any other ring, the Bone Cuff is both a statement piece and a subtle enhancement that can be worn day or night and fits any person no matter their gender.It is a piece that resonates deeply, becoming part of the wearer and embodying the essence of Peretti’s artistic vision.

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