|Condition Report||Very fine|
|Setting||18ct yellow gold signed Peretti Tiffany & Co. and marked 750|
|Weight description||123 grams|
|Dimensions||Inner necklace circumference 40cm / 16", scorpion body and tail drop 15cm / 5.9"|
|Period||Designed in 1979, made circa 1980s|
Peretti was inspired to create this necklace by the scorpions she saw around her Spanish home in Catalonia. She said “While working in Sant Martí Vell, I came across a lot of scorpions. The animals are incredibly attractive, with fascinating mechanics. Strangely they are never around when I need to review something in my design. I have to confess that I had to sacrifice a few. I feel sorry.” The design is typical of her work, she was endlessly inspired by the natural world and obsessed with creating pared back, tactile pieces. Vogue magazine described her jewellery as “carved, pure—irresistibly touchable—it has been called jewellery as sculpture, sculpture as jewellery, and the most sensuous jewellery in the world.” It is testament to her creativity and artistic eye that she could take a creature like a scorpion and transform it into a desirable piece of wearable art.