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Todd Reed (designer) Wikipedia
Todd Reed (born April 16, 1973) is an award-winning American fine jewelry designer best known for his use of rough diamonds. Reed's designs are hand-fabricated in Boulder, Colorado using recycled metals.
In 1992 Reed began working for leathersmith Eric Hodges, fabricating the metal conchos for leather bags. Soon after, Reed was introduced to rough diamonds by collector Jack Greenspan. Reed started teaching himself how to create jewelry from metal using colored gemstones. Even though Reed found a passion for creating jewelry, he enrolled in Western Culinary Institute in Portland. While attending school he sold his designs at local markets. After completing school, he moved back to Colorado and began selling jewelry to galleries. As his small business grew he began incorporating raw diamonds into his work. Reed was among the first to use raw diamonds in modern jewelry, creating a new category in fine jewelry.
In 2010 Reed opened his first showroom in Boulder, Colorado. His second showroom opened in Venice, CA in September 2014. Reed's designs are also sold in more than 70 jewelry stores nationwide.2009 Veranda Art of Design Award in the Personal Luxury category
2011 "Best in Show" in the AGTA Spectrum Awards
2012 "Best in Show" in the AGTA Spectrum Awards
2012 JCK Jeweler's Choice Award in the Palladium Jewelry category
2013 Centurion Design Award in Contemporary Metals category