A gallery for the jewelry arts
We feature original creations by artists from around the world, in unusual gemstones and precious metals. We represent unique, high quality, artistically designed fine jewelry. The store’s ambiance encourages patrons to find beautiful, one-of-a-kind jewelry with a style suitable for their lifestyles. Our clients tell us that when they wear our jewelry, people notice. These clients return time after time to be dazzled by the ever-changing array of contemporary and sophisticated designs. Award-winning jewelry-designers seek the opportunity to place their creations in our gallery. This is the most original and beautiful designer jewelry in all of Arizona.
About French Thompson
French Thompson walked into the Denver Art Museum an English major and left an aspiring metalsmith. The catalyst? A contemporary collection showcasing five diverse jewelry designers – each one’s creations distinctive, dynamic, superbly detailed. “This was not derivative work,” French recalls nearly 30 years later. “Each was original. Each was perfection.”
From that personal epiphany has grown an experiential gallery on the Main Street of Old Scottsdale. French Designer Jeweler is one of the few sites in the world to focus solely on original designs; one-of-a-kinds, crafted by hand. “These are pieces that spark conversations,” French states, “for they are from creatives willing to take beautiful risks. I know each artist. They bring us their best.”