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Tiffany & Co. celebrate 50 years of the iconic Elsa Peretti Bone Cuff

Tiffany & co. Elsa Peretti Bone Cuff

One for the ages. Tiffany & Co. celebrate 50 years of its Elsa Peretti Bone Cuff with the launch of two new iterations of the iconic piece. The reimagination comes in the form of new colours; red, blue and green hues, and in addition to the new colours, the yellow and white gold classics have been updated to feature semi-precious black jade, green jade and turquoise hand-carved stone options for the first time ever.

Tiffany & co. Elsa Peretti Bone CuffIn an age that is decidedly lacking sparkle, the new interpretation of such an historic piece - one which is rooted in liberation and strength - is welcome news. It's a reminder of the finer things and the ways in which hope can be imbued in expressions of creativity, just as Peretti showed us with Tiffany & Co. five decades ago.

Peretti’s historical Bone Cuff design showcases the designer’s curiosity and creativity through the sensual nature of a solid object that appears fluid - like liquid metal cuffing the wrist, seeping into the gaps between skin, armour and jewellery. Peretti drew inspiration from her visits to a Capuchin crypt in Rome as a young girl, and her time spent in Barcelona inspired by Antoni Gaudí’s Casa Milà.

Tiffany & co. Elsa Peretti Bone Cuff

As for the cuff itself, it was introduced in the 1970s, during the height of women's liberation and second-wave feminism - where great-grandaughters of the women's suffrage were swept into feminism by the civil rights movement. As such, the cuff served as a symbol of strength and agency of one's autonomy. Throughout its history, the Bone Cuff acts as an enduring symbol of solidarity in a fearless display of groundbreaking design. As testament to this, Peretti's first collection with Tiffany & Co -  first released with the inclusion of the Bone Cuff -  sold out on its opening day. It crystallised her vision of skin-like armour forever in the hearts of all those who experience her design.

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