On March 19, 2021, Elsa Peretti passed away at the age of eighty in Sant Martí Vell, a village in Catalonia that meant so much to her.
Elsa Peretti was a jewelry designer, and her name is deeply connected with Tiffany & Co. Her collections for the international Maison revolutionized the world of jewelry design and inspired entire generations. Her vision was that of an artist, to the extent that her creations are displayed in the world’s most important museums.
Elsa Peretti was not just a great designer. Her life was also a precious example of philanthropy for the world, with unwavering support for cultural, scientific, and educational initiatives, as well as the defense of human rights. In 2000, she established a philanthropic organization dedicated to the memory of her father: the Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation, through which she supported numerous projects worldwide for the promotion of human and civil rights.
The news of her passing leaves a significant void, not only in the realms of design and philanthropy.
In this sad circumstance, the Community Foundation of Agrigento and Trapani expresses its condolences to the family, friends, and the Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation, joining them in remembering the precious life example of Elsa Peretti.