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.