Auctioneer Press Release Cheekwood Estate & Gardens

Renowned Fine Jeweler Mish Announces an Unprecedented Virtual Charity Fundraiser & Auction to Benefit Nashville’s Cheekwood Estate & Garden

Nov 23,2020 | 11:30 EST By Cheekwood Estate & Gardens

(NEW YORK, NY,  December 1, 2020) – Esteemed Fine Jewelry Designer, Mish Tworkowski, has announced an exclusive online charity fundraiser and auction to benefit Nashville’s Cheekwood Estate & Gardens. The sale will open from December 1st – 10th on the leading platform for online auctions, Bidsquare, with an offering of 28 extraordinary, one-of-a-kind and limited-edition Mish creations. A generous portion of the proceeds will benefit the historic museum and botanical gardens in Tennessee. Simultaneously, an iconic brooch from the jeweler’s collection will be auctioned off with 100% of the proceeds going to the non-profit educational institution.  Mish has a long-standing relationship with the museum and gardens as an avid patron of the Swan Ball, one of the premier charity events in the United States that benefits Cheekwood.

“The Swan Ball and Cheekwood Estate & Gardens have benefited from the generosity of fine jewelry designer Mish Tworkowski for many years. He is an avid supporter of the arts and has been a Swan Ball Jeweler as well as an underwriter of the Antiques & Gardens Show, which also benefits Cheekwood. We are grateful to present his extraordinary collection in this upcoming online benefit,” says Mary Catherine McClellan, Co-Chair of the 2021 Swan Ball. Added her Co-Chair Janette Smith:  “We are so thankful that Mish is willing to support us in such a generous way and on a national scale at a time when most charities are struggling with how to continue to thrive amidst a global pandemic.”

Lot 1, Mish Poppy Flower Earclips, 18k Gold & Diamond Pavé

The Swan Ball auction team and Mish consulted with the prominent Fine Art Auction House, Brunk Auctions, in developing this unique online charity benefit. “This collaboration is a silver lining that has emerged as we all try and pivot to new ways of doing business and serving our communities,” says Lauren Brunk, Senior Vice President at Brunk Auctions. “The organizers of the Swan Ball, Mish, and Brunk Auctions have come together with a generosity of spirit and determination to support the Cheekwood museum and gardens. We bring our different areas of expertise to the table and everyone benefits.”

Twenty-eight, one-of-a-kind and limited-edition creations have been assembled for this exclusive online charity fundraiser. Each represents Mish’s incredible designs and workmanship, and this collection is a reflection of his personal passion for gardens and his enthusiasm for color.  Mish’s deep knowledge of flora inspire meticulously detailed botanical designs, many of which will be featured in this sale.  On offer will be a pair of “Poppy” earclips in 18k gold with diamond pavé centers and a bracelet featuring multi-colored baroque South Sea, Tahitian and freshwater cultured pearls with an 18k gold reversible poppy clasp with diamond pavé.

Lot 14, Mish Raceway Choker Necklace, 18k White Gold & Diamond Pavé 

Other highlights include a one-of-a-kind “Raceway” necklace featuring approximately 7.65 carats of diamonds and two “Raceway” bracelets, one featuring 162 carats of specialty-cut white topaz baguettes mounted in 18k white gold set with approximately 9.1 carats of pavé diamonds and the other set with 156 carats of blue topaz reminiscent of a clear blue sky. Limited-edition pieces from the designer’s new Strawberry Flower collection will also be among the offering. Lifelike in design, every flower petal features intricate engravings that replicate the beautiful details of a strawberry flower in 18k yellow gold, each set with a pavé diamond at its center.

Lot 1, Mish Chinoiserie Pagoda Brooch, 18k Gold, Topaz & Diamond

An iconic creation from Mish will simultaneously be up for auction during the sale. An avid horticulturalist, Mish specially selected his Chinoiserie Pagoda Brooch featuring a 56.5 carat white topaz center stone mounted in 18k gold with over 2.5 carats of princess-cut diamonds, diamond briolettes, pavé diamonds and a white cultured South Sea pearl to be highlighted during this benefit. 100% of proceeds will go to Cheekwood Estate & Gardens.

“I am delighted to present a very special collection of jewelry to benefit Cheekwood Estate & Gardens and help in their mission to preserve Cheekwood as a historical landmark where beauty and excellence in art and horticulture stimulate the mind and nurture the spirit,” said Mish Tworkowski, founder and designer of his eponymous brand.  “As a long-time supporter of the Swan Ball, which benefits Cheekwood, I have grown to know so many wonderful people in Nashville, Tennessee, and it is truly an honor and a privilege for me to give back and support the amazing work they do for this historic institution.”

Browse both the Buy Now catalog and the Timed Auction event, available from December 1st-10th, here, on Bidsquare.

By Cheekwood Estate & Gardens