Tiffany's Elsa Peretti snake necklace celebrates Chinese New Year

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28 January 2013

According to the Chinese, this year marks the year of the snake. Associated with a mix of good and bad fortune, for the next 12 months it is advised to surround oneself with good luck charms. In celebration of the Lunar New Year, Tiffany’s reveals a sleek and elegant necklace in the shape of a snake recalling the renowned jewellery designs of Elsa Peretti. 
At once daring and provocative, the necklace emphasizes the designer’s unique approach to natural forms known to be one of the principle catalysts which revolutionized modern design. "I hate that impeccable, perfectly perfect look, all matched and prearranged," Peretti once said. "Style is to be simple." Such a statement reigns true and echoes in the form of Tiffany’s Snake Necklace.
Through work with master craftsmen, Peretti captured the snake’s elegant movements through a series of graduated links handcrafted in 18 karat gold. Showcasing smooth and sensual lines, the necklace is easily synonymous with the body’s contours. This sensual and physical quality is a signature of Peretti’s collections which debuted at Tiffany’s in 1974. Her daring and provocative vision are captured once again in Tiffany’s recent creation.