Elsa Peretti, the famed jewelry designer for Tiffany & Co., has died, according to a statement from the company. She was 80 years old.
Peretti died in Spain on Thursday, March 18, according to a statement from her foundation.
“Elsa was not only a designer but a way of life,” the statement from Tiffany & Co. said, describing her as a “larger-than-life” person who “touched everyone at Tiffany & Co.”
Elsa Peretti is seen in New York on December 10, 2009. Credit: Patrick McMullan via Getty Images
“A masterful artisan, Elsa was responsible for a revolution in the world of jewelry design. Her collections of organic, sensual forms have inspired generations,” the statement said. “Elsa’s relationship with style and the natural world was profoundly personal and strongly reflected in her creations. Over the past nearly 50 years Elsa has created some of the most innovative jewelry and object designs in the world.”
Elsa Peretti is seen in New York in 1970. Credit: PL Gould/Images Press/Getty Images
“We could do so much better,” she said. “I’m trying to do something good.”