by the sea
- Feb 25, 2012
Yes! This is the same larger pavé pendant I tried on last year. It's the same starfish I posted a few pages back, (linked here) but it's platinum (vs silver), and completely pavéd in diamonds. It's so gorgeous! Their dimensions often make no sense to me! My smaller pavé brooch (shown in the link you provided above) measures about 35mm at narrowest and 42mm at its widest. And, it's the exact same pavé starfish used for my smaller pendant. My larger silver starfish pendant is identical to the large pavé pendant you posted. It measures 43mm at narrowest, but about 52mm at widest. So, they're not measuring each item in a congruent way, if that makes sense! (They noted the wider dimension for one, and narrower dim for the other.) Let me know if would be helpful, I can try to take a pic later with both of my pieces together. The larger pendant is significantly bigger.Happy Saturday everyone, from a lovely day here on US East Coast...
A few miscellaneous updates to share...
- I got tired of waiting for Tiffany to announce any Elsa Peretti pieces, so I chatted with Tiffany online help. The SA was great, and she said there are no plans that she is aware of for any Peretti launch. She said she has gotten other similar inquiries, and there has been an increased interest in Peretti. I actually doubt she reallys know the corporate marketing & sales strategy. I still plan to wait a few more months before I buy any Peretti as it may take that long to produce & launch a special collection.
- I told her I was looking for a jumbo platinum starfish on a long chain. The good news, she found one that is 43mm, hung on a black sillk cord. The bad news, it's $30K. She also checked if Tiffany would swap out the black silk cord for a platinum chain which Tiffany said will not as it will alter the design. She said I could do it on my own (a jeweler may have to thread through the small opening or make the opening a bit larger for a chain to slip through), but it may void any Tiffany warranty. Forgetting the chain, I'm disppointed the starfish is $30K because a similar size platinum brooch online is only $9K. I was thinking the price would be around $15K, I thought maybe I would pay up to $20K for a jumbo pendant, but it's definitely not worth $30K to me. Sigh.
Here is the link to the brooch online for $9K. It's only 1mm smaller at 42mm.
Elsa Peretti® Starfish brooch in platinum with pavé diamonds. | Tiffany & Co.
Here is a photo of the 43mm pendant for $30K. It really seems incorrectly priced. This starfish pendant is 43mm, only 1mm larger than the 42mm starfish brooch. I do like this starfish pendant shape better... his little legs are all spread out more evenly than the brooch, but at more than triple the price, nope.
As FYI, if anyone is interested in purchasing this little guy, there are two of them...one in NY and the other in Hawaii. It is not posted on their website, but online sales can help, just ask for the "43mm Starfish Diamond Pave Pendant on a Silk Cord". I also have an SA name if you are interested (I hope someone here on our forum buys this little guy... he's so cute! It's like one of his his little legs is taking a dip in to test out the temperature of the ocean water).
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