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History

Todd Bracken began working in his fathers jewelry store in 1968 at age 9. As official Illinois Central Railroad watch inspector the Bracken store was always dealing with high-grade watches and the successful reputation soon grew to include fine gems and jewelry. Working after school Todd helped with all facets of the family business including watch and jewelry repairs to management. After high school he came to California to complete the Gemological Institute of America Gemology in Residence Program at age 17, and returned to Illinois to manage the family store for two years. California became home in 1980 when Todd went to work in the G.I.A. laboratory in charge of certificating some of the most rare and important diamonds in the world. Leaving there a diamond-grading expert, he worked for two exclusive Santa Monica jewelers until 1984 when he had the opportunity to buy "Harry's Jewelers" a downtown Santa Monica landmark of over 30 years. The rest is history. Through the years the reputation and location of the store helped to build a successful world-class business with very famous and international clients.  Bracken Jewelers has now relocated from this Santa Monica location to a Private Studio in Venice, California offering renovation and design services by appointment only.

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Our Clients

Stephen Baldwin, Actor, Producer, Director and Writer
Jackson Browne, Recording Artist
George Brown, Recording Artist (Kool and the Gang)
Kim Carnes, Recording Artist
Jack Casady, Recording Artist (Solo, Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna)
Kyle Chandler, Actor, Producer
Tyne Daly, Emmy Award Winning Actor and Writer
Mickey Dolenz, Recording Artist (The Monkees), Actor, Radio Personality
Keith Emerson, Recording Artist (Emerson, Lake and Palmer)
James Fox, Actor
J.Paul Getty Museum
Mark Goldenberg, Recording Artist (Jackson Browne Band)
Linda Hamilton, Actor
Darryl Hannah, Actor, Producer, Director, Writer and Composer
Goldie Hawn, Academy Award Winning Actor
Eric Idle, Actor, Producer, Writer, Recording Artist
Jorma Kaukonen, Recording Artist (Solo, Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna)
Diane Keaton, Actor, Producer, Director and Writer
Callie Khouri, Producer, Director and Writer
Hal Linden, Actor and Director
Stan Lynch, Recording Artist (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
Dinah Manoff, Actor, Producer, Director and Writer
Matthew McConaughey, Actor, Producer, Director and Writer
Clayton Moore, Actor (The Lone Ranger)
Neil Peart, Recording Artist (Rush)
Chris Penn, Actor and Producer
Amanda Plummer, Actor
Rod Steiger, Academy Award Winning Actor
Steve Vai, Recording Artist (Solo, Frank Zappa, David Lee Roth Band)
Tom Waits, Artist and Actor
Sam Waterson, Actor and Producer
Damon Wayans, Actor, Writer and Producer
Anson Williams, Actor, Artist, Producer, Director and Writer
Debra Wilson, Actor and Writer

With a further cast of thousands of patrons that make our business possible. Thanks to one and all !!

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Testimonials

Thank you for your assistance with my engagement ring. Not only did you help Charles pick out the perfect ring, you sized it so quickly. Thank you for making my proposal so special. - Joanna and Charles

Just a note to let you know how much I appreciate the care you put into repairing my wedding ring. You've done so much to restore the original beauty of the ring and it really shows. Thank you! Doug and I have both been struck with the pride and integrity with which you approach your work. We value that highly and have been looking for a while for a jeweler who values craftsmanship and aesthetics over plain old showiness and sparkle. We're so glad to have found you and your shop. All the best and see you soon. - Vida and Doug

Many thanks for one great job on my jade ring. I was lost without it. My good fortune was to find the stone. You restored my equilibrium. - Mary Ellen

Thank you so much for the beautiful jewelry. I love wearing it and have received many, many compliments. You're truly an artist. - S.

I just want to tell you how much I love the ring. Besides being beautiful, it is the most comfortable ring I've ever worn. I love it! Thanks again! - Sally

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Private Studio – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  Phone: 1-310-821-6006  Fax: 1-310-821-6052 Email: info@toddbracken.com
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