The Tiffany & Co. Bone cuff is perhaps jewelry designer Elsa Peretti’s most famous design. Sculptural, sinuous, and pleasingly chonky, it’s as iconic as a piece of jewelry gets. Tiffany’s influencer campaign from last year, which sprayed Bone cuffs all over Instagram, only solidified its legendary status. And in all its iterations (and there are many), the style is a megaseller for the company.
Now Tiffany & Co. and Elsa Peretti are debuting a limited-edition collection of Bone cuffs specially curated for global retailer Dover Street Market. Dubbed the DSM Edit, the collection features a new, exclusive sterling-silver cuff inlaid with a teardrop-shaped slice of snowflake obsidian—speckled with white snowflake-shaped inclusions (see above)—in addition to an all-black version, and original large cuffs in sterling silver. “The curation has been carefully selected to highlight Peretti’s original contemporary ‘edge’ and resonate with DSM’s discerning, style-conscious clientele,” according to a prepared statement from Dover Street Market.
In total, five different styles of the Bone cuff will be available for purchase, both in stores and online, at Dover Street Market in London, Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles, and Singapore, from Nov. 24 through Jan. 15, 2021. All cuff styles will be offered for both left and right wrists (left and right matter with this piece, as the design follows the curves of the wrist bones), with prices ranging from $450 to $1,400.
Italian jewelry designer Peretti, one of the most celebrated 20th-century jewelry designers, conceptualized the Bone cuff in 1970, but it didn’t debut at Tiffany until 1974. Peretti has said that the cuff was inspired partly by the bones embedded in the walls of the Capuchin Crypt in Rome, which she saw as a child and would sometimes secretly take home.
“Things that are forbidden remain with you forever,” Peretti told New York magazine earlier this year.
Photo: Tiffany & Co. Elsa Peretti Bone Cuff in sterling silver with snowflake obsidian (courtesy of Dover Street Market)
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