In Jewelry, Mini Meets Maxi

Tiny earrings and slender chains still are popular, but big and bold statement pieces are stealing some of the spotlight.

At the height of the lockdowns in 2020, Katey Brunini, a jewelry designer in Southern California, did what many jewelers stuck at home did during those early months of the pandemic: She rifled through her safe in search of materials for her next collection.

“I had a suite of 100-million-year-old Burmese faceted amber pieces that had been sitting in my safe for years,” she said on a recent phone call. “They felt like building blocks, and that led me to think about Brutalist structures.”

Ms. Brunini juxtaposed the amber with fan-like strips

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