Born in Florence, Elsa Peretti's first introduction with her collection began at Tiffany & Co. in 1974. During that time her collection debuted to high acclaim. Her inspiration in jewelry came from nature with elements such as bones, beans, hearts, scorpions, snakes, teardrops and sea-shells. Peretti's designs are translated in a wide variety of materials, however her most popular designs are her works in silver.
This unique bean pendant from Tiffany & Co. is one of Elsa Peretti's most iconic jewelry designs! Made of sterling silver, the necklace takes form in a bean shaped pendant which hangs from a sterling silver snake chain. The bean has a unique, asymmetrical design which is void of sharp edges and accentuates the piece's flowing curves - one of the hallmarks of Elsa Peretti's works. The organic design of the bean is symbolic, representing the origin of all things. The sterling chain is threaded through an opening at each side of the bean and on the back of the pendant are the authentic "TIFFANY & CO." and "Peretti" signatures, along with the word "STERLING". The chain fastens together in the back with a spring, stamped "TIFFANY&CO", "PERETTI", and "STERLING". This fabulous and unique piece from a legendary jewelry maker would make a very fashionable addition to any jewelry collection!
Measurements: The chain measures approximately 17.5" long. The pendant measures approximately 4/5" wide, 1/2" tall, and 1/5" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the piece is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no serious damage to the sterling silver bean pendant or to the sterling chain. The clasp fastens securely and is in good working condition.