In Honor of Elsa Peretti- Please Post Your Favorite Pieces

diane278

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Gorgeous collection! You have the belt! I love the belt! I have no idea how I would wear it, but it looks so chic in photos. Love the card holder too!
Thank you! I no longer wear the belt as I no longer have a waist, but this is the ad that made me know I would have one some day. I think this ad was from the 70’s, but I’m not sure...
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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. :sad:

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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Regarding TCO not swapping out the cord, I tried to get them to put the black jade bean on a gold chain like the green jade and they wouldn’t do it. That’s why I’m searching for the lapis bean on the gold chain or even the carnelian one.
 
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Regarding TCO not swapping out the cord, I tried to get them to put the black jade bean on a gold chain like the green jade and they wouldn’t do it. That’s why I’m searching for the lapis bean on the gold chain or even the carnelian one.
I know the bean is not removable from the chain and won’t switch pieces like that. In the case of the Starfish, the piece is removable so there is a chance.
 
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I’ve loved EP jewelry since I saw her bone cuff for the first time in an ad....
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Two of my favorite pieces that I love with wrinkled linen:
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Fab collection, but to me your bone cuff is your signature piece. You wear it so well!
I love my silver starfish brooch, one of the few brooches I have ever bought myself. It’s somewhere in my safe, in my home country.
 
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diane278

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Fan collection, but to me your bone cuff is your signature piece. You wear it so well!
I love my silver starfish brooch, one of the few brooches I have ever bought myself. It’s somewhere in my safe, in my home country.
Thank you! It’s the piece I wear most.
 

etoile de mer

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Thank you for that detailed explanation, and it makes perfect sense now the higher price. I would love a comparison photo. It's so goofy how Tiffany does not measure the dimensions the same way. But... on the upside, the silver one you have IS the jumbo one? It did not say that on the website, so I just assumed it was also the same size as the smaller pave one. I love the jumbo starfish on you, especially when you put it on your silver chain. I may just get the silver starfish, buy a chain from Tiffany and if it doesn't thread through the hole, I can ask my local jeweler to take off the clasp, thread it, and put the clasp back on (hmm.. maybe that's goofy). Oh... thinking out loud... I already bought a Tiffany 30" silver chain to hang my Chinese Takeout Pillbox on my neck, so I could test it with that chain to see if the hold is big enough. I don't think it will work because of the round circle clasp.

By the way, how does the black silk cord close? I have never paid attention to it as I was never interested in a corded necklace. Is it just a knot? Or is there a metal clasp?

This is great... thank you so much! Can't wait to see your photo, but no rush at all.
Hello BigAkoya :wave: So glad my post made sense! There aren't a lot of pieces that tug at me as much as that gorgy, large pavé pendant! :girlsigh: While I didn't have my large silver pendant with me at the time to compare, it did appear to be the exact size/shape as mine. I've posted some pics below with various pieces, hopefully helpful. I'm not sure why Tiffany is so dimentionally challenged, but it's surely not serving them well! :upsidedown: Maybe try to get dimensions for the currently offered, large silver one if you go that route. Looks to be the same size as mine purchased years back. Regarding alternate chains, I bought my bead chain (with the unusual clasp) as an option, as then I could still easily swap it for the original silk cord. I have found the large starfish slides better (with movement) on the silk cord, and catches a bit on the bead chain. Maybe a different type of silver chain would work better? Have pondered a bit, trying to think of other options, as I find the black (and even the brown cord I purchased later) to be a bit stark on me. I have the same large starfish pendant in yellow gold, and think it would look pretty on a white cord. Still mulling options. Let me know if I can help you further! :flowers:


smaller pavé pendant and brooch both = size you noted that's currently online
and shown with larger silver pendant = in size to larger pavé pendant

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two pics below are at approx. same scale to give you size reference/comparison

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pics of the silk cord showing how it slides through the pendant,
and how it fastens

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etoile de mer

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I’ve loved EP jewelry since I saw her bone cuff for the first time in an ad....
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Two of my favorite pieces that I love with wrinkled linen:
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Thank you for sharing, so fun to see your pieces. :flowers: I especially love your Eternal Circle pendant! I bet it has a nice weight and feels great to wear. I love wearing silver and gold with white, they really pop!
 
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