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Tiffany designer Elsa Peretti’s iconic cuff inspired by Italian church crypt

Famed jewellery designer Elsa Peretti — who handed away in March — was inspired to create her well-known “Bone Cuff” bracelet for Tiffany & Firm by a spooky childhood reminiscence.

“Elsa favored to inform saucy tales, and he or she favored to say that when she was a baby, she would go off to a 17th century church [in Italy], and there was a crypt,” historian Marion Fasel stated throughout a 92Y discuss this week.

“There have been 9,000 bones of monks. And he or she would take the little bones — she was together with her nanny — and he or she would put them in her purse,” Fasel associated.

When her mom informed her to take them again, Peretti would say, “There’s nothing macabre about it.”

The cuff has been famously seen on celebs from Liza Minelli and Sophia Loren to Gal Gadot in “Surprise Girl 1984.”

Peretti died in her sleep at age 80 on March 18. She additionally created Tiffany’s Bean design and Open Coronary heart Pendant.

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