Diamond in the Rough: an Evening with Jewelry Designer Todd Reed

Meet Todd Reed at his Abbot Kinney shop to learn about the inspiration behind his casually luxurious designs

Todd Reed’s jewelry is opulent without being over the top. The designer works with luxurious materials, but the finished pieces are casual and unique. In place of faceted diamonds, Reed favors raw ones. He treats gold and sterling silver so that the finishes are matte and occasionally tarnished. His work is hand-fabricated in his workshops in Boulder, Colorado, and in Venice, using ecologically-mined, sustainable, and re-purposed materials.

Photograph Courtesy Todd Reed

Stop by Reed’s Abbot Kinney store on July 9 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. to have dinner and meet the designer. The evening will include an intimate and informal interview with Reed about his inspiration, passions, advice to novice designers, and, of course, his jewelry. Tickets are limited and required. 

In case your calendar is booked, we’ve picked a few of our favorite of the Boulder-based artist’s pieces for you to shop remotely: