Mish Tworkowski — widely regarded as one of the country’s most talented and exciting fine jewelry designers and founder of his eponymous company — has announced an exclusive online fundraiser to benefit Cheekwood Estate & Gardens. The auction and sale of 29 one-of-a-kind and limited-edition pieces runs Dec. 1-10 on the leading auction platform Bidsquare. Prominent auction house Brunk Auctions collaborated with Mish and the Swan Ball, Cheekwood’s annual white-tie gala, to bring the unique charity event to a national audience.

“I am delighted to present a very special collection of jewelry to benefit Cheekwood,” Mish, a longtime Swan Ball supporter, said. “I have grown to know so many wonderful people in Nashville, 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.” In recent years, he has been a Swan Ball jeweler and an underwriter for the Antiques & Garden Show, which also raises funds for the nonprofit. Co-chairs of the 2021 Swan Ball, Mary Catherine McClellan and Janette Smith, are thrilled about Mish’s continued generosity, especially when so many charities are struggling during the pandemic.

Mish’s love of gardening and the natural world inspires the whimsical design of his iconic jewelry. Thus, it’s no surprise that many of the 28 items included in the sale have meticulously detailed botanical designs. A generous portion of proceeds from the purchase of items, such as earrings from the Poppy and Strawberry Flower collections and Raceway bracelets, will go to Cheekwood. Additionally, Mish selected one iconic piece to be auctioned off, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the nonprofit. His Chinoiserie pagoda brooch — remarkable for its 56.5-carat white topaz center stone mounted in 18-karat gold — is certain to draw interest nationwide.

With the holiday season in full swing, this online event provides the perfect opportunity to find an astounding gift while also supporting Cheekwood. To see the stunning items for sale and auction, please visit bidsquare.com Dec. 1-10, and to learn more about Cheekwood, visit cheekwood.org.

Photographs courtesy of Mish New York