Chessboard Brooch, 2022

Inspired by the Cocoon 2021 collection, this brooch represents a spider’s web, reflecting the web of relationships in the modern world like roles of characters in a chess game. The spider does not appear on the web, but hidden behind as the predator waiting to harvest.

The design is made with filigree craft in 18K yellow gold, using 0.3mm 24K gold wires rolled together by hand to form the base of the brooch, which is then kneaded to create the webbed structure. Traditional Chinese powder solder is melted to secure the connection points of the gold wire at the prime temperature to ensure the wire is not also melted.


Material: 18ct Gold, 3.45ct Diamond, 2.75ct Emerald

Weight: 77.3g