In Sant Martí Vell, a Spanish village where Elsa Peretti
spends much of her time, scorpions abound.
“The creatures are incredibly attractive, with fascinating
mechanics,” she says. Her idea for Snake came from a
rattlesnake tail given to her by a Texan as a good luck
charm. “I thought Americans had to be brave,
having these kinds of snakes in their backyards.”
A Design Revolution
Elsa Peretti gave sterling silver its exalted place in the world
of fine jewelry. When Tiffany introduced her
silver jewelry, it was an unprecedented move that sparked
a style revolution.