Paul Smith is an award-winning Toronto-based goldsmith and designer specializing in custom, handmade pieces of fine jewellery made from heavy precious metals and stunning gemstones. He is known for his unique, elevated and artistically inspired style that embraces historical themes with a current, modern aesthetic.
Smith’s approach to jewellery design bucks the industry trend of commercialized, mass produced, machine made pieces. Rather, his jewellery is forever timeless and memorable both in its style and meaning. He insists on traditional goldsmithing techniques, using precious metals in their heaviest form as he believes the ‘the beauty of gold also lies in its weight as much as its luster.”
Smith’s love of fine, one of a kind jewellery began early on at his family’s retail jewellery store in the Shakespearean theatre town of Stratford, Ontario. At the onset of his career, his design talents were recognized when he won the highly coveted ‘De-Beers Diamonds Today Award not once, but twice. He was also a finalist in the Canadian Jewellers ‘Design in Excellence’ Awards. Smith’s work has been exhibited internationally and was showcased at the World’s Fair in Seville Spain to represent the best in Canadian Jewellery design.
Smith earned his Graduate Goldsmith from George Brown College.