Good morning, my dears!
You already know I’m a fan of Todd Reed’s work: his unique aesthetic and devotion to showcasing the earth’s natural beauties are hard to forget. When I realized I was going to be in the same city as the flagship Todd Reed studio (Boulder, CO), I know that I wouldn’t be able to resist popping in.
The purpose of our trip was to see Mr. DitL’s BFF for his 30th birthday, but my patient husband understands that I have a hard time making any journey jewelry-free.
The flagship Todd Reed studio in Boulder is beautiful and on-brand from the outside in. The entire space was designed in line with Todd’s aesthetic, and it shows.
When you enter, you walk straight into this bright, airy showroom. The high ceilings, wood-and-metal fixtures, water feature, and lush indoor garden give the room a unique organic/industrial feeling that feels utterly peaceful and luxurious.
If you’re lucky enough to get to go into the back rooms (like I did!) you get to walk by this incredibly cool open workshop. Space and light everywhere, and the constant reminder that every piece you see is handmade by real live skilled artists right there.
After walking through this beautiful space, I reached the rear meeting room where the lovely Lauren – my guide for the day – had a tray full of jewelry waiting for me.
How about dainty earrings? I love the balance of the warm gold to the perfect rose but bubbles of the diamonds.
Most of what I saw at the Todd Reed studio was diamond-focused, but not all. This gorgeous teardrop of a pendant is green tourmaline.
A closer look at the rings from above! I think that big guy in the middle miiiiight have been my favorite of the day. That incredible faceted diamond in its sunburst of a setting.
I’d seen it before online, but I didn’t realize how extraordinary it is until I had it in my hand in front of a sunny window. The differently-colored marquise cut diamonds glow like stained glass when the light comes through.
I took about 80 photos just like this, trying to get this effect perfectly. What do you think?
I freaking love these earrings.
Those huge diamond slices with their large facets are just incredible. So glamorous, but not in a “look at me, look at me” way. The view this cut gives you of the natural stone is amazing.
I’d admired this cuff on Instagram months before; when I spotted it in one of the front cases of the Todd Reed studio I went right for it. It’s like diamond rain, captured in motion with golden bezels against a deliciously textured background.
That’s it for now, my dears! What do you think of Todd Reed’s distinctive style? Is it floating your boat?
I should have some more Todd Reed goodness coming your way next month…stay tuned. A huge thanks to Lauren for showing me around the Boulder Todd Reed studio and to Liz for arranging it!