Jewelry by Gauthier: Behind the Bling with Scott Gauthier

JEWELRY BY GAUTHIER: BEHIND THE BLING WITH SCOTT GAUTHIER The jewelry gallery, Gauthier, in Scottsdale has been a staple to the upscale shopping galleries on Marshall Way in Old Town Scottsdale for many years. After meeting the man behind the bling, Scott Gauthier himself during a private tour and interview last week, I am still finding the words to express how beautiful and creative the hand-crafted jewelry is. Luckily, you can visit the jewelry gallery in Scottsdale to see for yourself. The pieces are both art and architecture; wearable and inspirational, and an instant heirloom for those who are lucky enough to have one. For 24 years, the self-taught jewelry designer, Scott Gauthier, has been creating and designing each piece himself. Yes each piece is still the design of the designer, though now he has a fabulous staff to help create each finished piece. But even after a staff, two stores, 24 years and a collection of jewels that even the Smithsonian has tried to haggle for, Gauthier still has a kid-like excitement and enthusiasm around his work, his designs and his international clientele. The in-house design and jewelry operation is amazing and so quality-driven. I can’t even pick a favorite of the many, many hand-polished, exotic stones Gauthier shared, though I keep seeing the aquamarine necklace suite in my day dreams. The collection of stones Gauthier has been gathering over his tenure will take your breath away. And the finished pieces, well, most will leave you speechless. Gauthier has two stores in the Valley and a third to open soon in Santa Barbara, California. And even more exciting, now the internet shopper is able to purchase online with the launch of Gauthier’s online jewelry e-commerce site this week, allowing customers to add Gauthier pieces to their online wish list or purchase an amazing new piece for their collection with a few clicks. Gauthier | 4211 North Marshall Way | Scottsdale, AZ, 85251 | 480.941.1707 L’Atelier at Kierland | 15034 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 120 | Scottsdale, AZ 480.443.4030