Todd Reed’s bulky industrial-diamond signature has gone on something of a diet of late. Mind you, he still has the heavy stuff—thick oxidized bands dusted with melee and sweeping mosaics of diamond slices sprawling across mile-wide cuffs—but Reed is adopting a lighter touch to appeal to different clients, be they new collectors or simply ones craving a leaner look. Being a minimalist myself, it’s no surprise that I’m drawn to one of Reed’s new lanky numbers, a skinny bar pendant necklace encrusted with more than 2 cts. of tiny diamonds. His use of gray and colorless stones contrasts the yellow gold, and the teeny tiny sizes paved in random paths and clusters across the piece give one the feeling that kismet willed it to happen in nature rather than at the Boulder, Colo.–based jeweler’s bench. There’s a lot of labor involved in setting all of those itty-bitty stones! It retails for $11,550.
Bar necklace in 18k yellow gold with 0.1575 ct. t.w. brilliant-cut colorless and 1.9975 cts. t.w. silver brilliant-cut diamonds, $11,550
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