Elsa Peretti is an Italian jewelry designer.
She was born in 1940 in Florence, Italy, the daughter of a well-to-do Roman family. Educated at Volbicela School in Rome, with a diploma in interior design. She moved to New York in the 1960s, where she began designing jewelry for a handful of top designers, including Halston, Oscar de la Renta, Giorgio di Sant'Angelo and Tiffany.
She designed the containers for Halston's fragrance and cosmetic lines, and many of Tiffany's best-selling items including the famous 'teardrop' necklaces and 'thumb' vases in white. Both are examples of her simple organic aesthetic. She is noted for creating understated and timeless pieces that have become favourites of stars.