The jewelry designs behind TAP by Todd Pownell are the pique of craftsmanship and creativity—a unified result of the talents and experiences of Todd Pownell, Debra Rosen and their small team working out of Cleveland, Ohio. TAP’s root aesthetic is a romantic, sophisticated celebration of natural elements. The routinely elegant designs are enhanced by the prioritization of moral practices. As responsible jewelers, they exercise social and environmental responsibility by exclusively using ethically-mined stones and metals, maintaining a healthy work environment and managing their studio operations with green practices.

TAP evolved from the varied combined experiences of its founders, Todd and Debra. Todd is a technically trained goldsmith and graduate gemologist with fine jewelry historical knowledge. Debra’s experience is rooted in the European studio atelier practice and its jewelry fine art traditions. Together as a couple they merged their complementary perceptions to the romantic aesthetic that identifies the TAP jewelry design sophistication.

Todd’s signature design is the “upside-down” or reverse set diamond. This method reveals an alternative way the diamond can capture and reflect light at unexpected, oblique angles. The materiality of light and dark is a key concept in the designs, as Todd experiments with the relationship between the two. Another key element in the work is the rugged versus the refined; a juxtaposition that creates an inherent balance within a piece. Distinguished metals and gemstones are beautiful not only because of sheen or lustrous color but in their ultimate molecular structure, an evocation of mystery, and the fast-changing yet eternal conditions of the natural world.


TAP by Todd Pownell

Palladium Inverted Diamond Ring

$1,500.00

TAP by Todd Pownell Small Concave Rectangular Earrings

TAP by Todd Pownell

Small Concave Rectangular Earrings

$1,750.00

Tap by Todd Pownell Large Yellow Slices & Marquise Diamond Posts

TAP by Todd Pownell

Large Yellow Slices & Marquise Diamond Posts

$4,850.00

TAP by Todd Pownell

18K Gold, Rose Cut Diamond Necklace

$2,250.00

Tap by Todd Pownell 18K, Diamond Fissure Ring

TAP by Todd Pownell

18K Gold, Diamond "Fissure" Ring

$3,040.00

Tap by Todd Pownell Marquise Yellow Slices & Diamond Earrings

TAP by Todd Pownell

Small Yellow Slices & Marquise Diamond Posts

$4,700.00

Tap by Todd Pownell Marquise Diamond Pendant Necklace

TAP by Todd Pownell

Marquise Diamond Pendant Necklace

$3,200.00

TAP by Todd Pownell Congnac Inverted Bezel Ring

TAP by Todd Pownell

Cognac Inverted Bezel Ring

$2,875.00

TAP by Todd Pownell Palladium Wavy Eternity Ring

TAP by Todd Pownell

Palladium Wavy Eternity Ring

$1,700.00

Tap by Todd Pownell 18k, Darkened 14k, Inverted Diamond Ring

TAP by Todd Pownell

18K & 14K Gold, Darkened & Inverted Diamond Ring

$1,300.00

Tap by Todd Pownell 18K, Hammered Palladium, Diamond Irregular Ring

TAP by Todd Pownell

Dark Diamond, Irregular Hammered Palladium Ring

$4,650.00