Rancho Santa Fe jeweler John Matty to reopen boutique Jan. 21

By Kelley Carlson

Jeweler John Matty has a surprise in store for his clients.

His Rancho Santa Fe boutique has been closed since Christmas Eve, and the exterior decorated as if it were a large gift. While residents have been wondering what is behind the wrapping paper, Matty has been hard at work to bring his present into the future.

When the store finally reopens on Jan. 21, customers will find that it bears Matty’s name, rather than that of another designer. They will also discover a newly remodeled interior, with richer wood colors and chocolate-hued fixtures in a presentation that is still contemporary.

“We’re very excited,” said Matty, who became owner of the boutique in January 2010. At that time, he gutted and completely remodeled the store.

“We still have the desire to create exceptional jewelry every day,” he said. “We still use the finest diamonds and stones.”

Matty has been involved in the jewelry business for more than 30 years, often traveling the world in search of the rarest gems, jewelry and watches. He noted that he creates pieces to fit individuals’ lifestyles — from elegant earrings to exquisite engagement rings —and the merchandise is the same quality as that which is found in Beverly Hills and New York. In addition, Matty’s team can transform an “outdated” piece of jewelry into a modern timeless classic.

At John Matty Co., customers will receive one-on-one attention in a relaxed, intimate atmosphere.

“(We offer) personal service, high quality and great value,” Matty said.

The jeweler is at 6016 La Granada in Rancho Santa Fe. For more information, call (858) 759-4100 or go to