Paul de Goutière

Paul de Goutière began working at the store in 1981. Originally a watchmaker, he quickly pursued his love of creating fine jewellery. Mainly self-taught, his inspiration comes from music, nature, travel, structural forms, and artists such as Klee, Miro and Kandinsky. His work has won awards and admirers from Canada and beyond, a selection of Paul’s more recent creations may be viewed in the Gallery.
Paul has also received his Fellow of the Canadian Gemmological Association diploma from the Canadian Gemmological Association and has completed several courses on appraisal theory and advanced gemmological testing.


de Goutière Jewellers opened it’s doors in May 1960 in Oak Bay, a small suburb of Victoria, B.C. Started by Anthony de Goutière, a master watchmaker, the business prospered and grew quickly to include custom-designed jewellery and one of the finest collections of coloured gemstones on the west coast. An early proponent of gemmological education, Anthony received his diploma from the Gemmological Institute of America and continued his studies with the American Gem Society acquiring the necessary skills and equipment to open one of Canada’s first gem labs in 1979. His work in gemstone photomicrography has garnered many awards and has been published in trade and gemmological journals world wide as well as in his book “Wonders within Gemstones” 1 and 2. Click here to visit his website.

Anthony passed away at the end of 2019, his work and dedication to the world of gemmology and photomicrography has left a lasting impact and continues to inspire many around the world.

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 2542 Estevan Avenue, Victoria, BC V8R 2S7
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de Goutière Jewellers is closed permanently