These days, brooches are big—literally. Magnificent pins, crafted in a variety of shapes and jewels, are sure to steal the show from lesser baubles. Take Mish Tworkowski’s opulent golden pagoda, encrusted with 85 carats of white topaz and sapphire. Mirroring the legendary towers of the Far East, this gleaming treasure exudes old-world elegance. Elsewhere, Katey Brunini and Stefan Hemmerle look to nature for inspiration. While Brunini plays diverse textures against one another with a quintessentially soft wild orchid made of bone, South Sea pearl and diamonds, Hemmerle proffers a dramatic dragonfly, bedecked with pale green garnet wings and chrysoberyl eyes, that he hopes will appeal to the fairy-tale side of every woman.
Photography by Doug Rosa
Styled by Talya Cousins
From left: Hemmerle’s 18k white gold, garnet, chrysoberyl and
diamond brooch, price upon request, at Hemmerle, Munich, hemmerle.com;
Mish New York’s 18k yellow gold, white topaz and sapphire brooch,
$22,000, at Mish New York, New York, 212.734.3500; K. Brunini
Jewels’ 18k yellow gold, bone, South Sea pearl and diamond brooch,
$9,200, at Takashimaya, New York, 800.753.2038.