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Posted 2 years ago


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Tiffany Elsa Peretti pendant
Sterling silver pendant 2`` long.
1. MARK is not punched but most probably laser engraved. Tiffany did it on some small silver items (open heart pendants by the same designer).But I may be wrong; there is a plethora of faked Tiffany designs, even openly sold as ``Tiffany inspired``, and laser engraving is much easier than making punching tools. Besides, there is no © here, seen with Elsa Peretti, e.g. ``Spain`` collection. Was copyright © by Elsa Peretti © mandatory?
2. DESIGN does not look like Elsa Peretti later designs, but she joined Tiffany in 1974 and I am not familiar with what she did since 1974.This design is closer to Frank Gehry Orchid Drop, but then the signature does not match, and either way, the design cannot be found anywhere, not even in retired Tiffany products. On the other hand, if faked, why should one fake not registered design?
Btw.the pendant does look new;pre-owned condition
3. PENDANT ITSELF: Either the chain or silk cord is missing.

In short, have you seen this pendant? Is it genuine Tiffany Elsa Peretti? If so, was there a chain or silk cord?
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  1. davyd286, 2 years ago
    The design looks similar to Frank Gehry's Orchid. Have you tried posting this on thepurseforum? They have a Tiffany authentication thread.
  2. IVAN49 IVAN49, 2 years ago
    Thanks a lot davyd286.Will try the link you suggested. It looked like F.Gehry to me, but his signature is different.
    Tiffany Inc. v. the most famous online auction site lawsuit:
    ``A random sample of items bought from online auction site using the keywords “Tiffany” and “sterling” and then inspected these items for authenticity.136 pieces were purchased in 2004, 73.1% of which were counterfeit, 5% were authentic, and the remaining 21.9% were unverifiable
    139 items were purchased in 2005, 75.5% of which were counterfeit.``
    Cannot understand ``21.9% were unverifiable`` meaning even Tiffany experts involved could not tell for sure.
    Thank you again.

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