TIFFANY & CO. ELSA PERETTI Estate 18kt Open Heart Hoop Earrings
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.
These beautiful Open Heart hoop earrings are one of Elsa Peretti's most iconic jewelry designs for Tiffany & Co! Made of vibrant 18kt yellow gold, each earring takes form in a flowing heart-shaped hoop, which connects seamlessly at the top with a post closure. The Open Heart is among Peretti's earliest and most beloved designs, which is influenced by sculptor Henry Moore and boasts a simple, yet evocative shape. The hearts have 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 heart gives it a subtle, yet romantic feel. A gold post at the top connects securely into place to fasten the earrings when worn. On the inside of each hoop are the authentic "© TIFFANY & CO." and "PERETTI" hallmarks, along with the stamp "750". These fabulous and unique earrings from a legendary jewelry maker would make a very fashionable addition to any jewelry collection!
Measurements: The hoop measures 1 1/2" tall, and is 1 7/8" across at the widest point. The gold wire that forms each hoop measures 1/16" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the earrings is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the yellow gold setting, and the posts closures are secure and in good working condition.