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.'