Paul William Stoddard was born in Rochester, England in 1970. After spending 4 years studying Jewellery Design and Manufacture at the renowned Medway College of Art (now known as the University for the Creative Arts) Paul took up a position with a well respected and very successful London jeweller creating jewellery sold in some of the best high end jewellery stores throughout the world.
After spending 12 years with that company Paul was offered the opportunity to move to Darwin, Australia and produce jewellery for Australia’s largest South Sea Pearl producers. He embraced the chance to expand his jewellery knowledge whilst still working at the highest level of the jewellery trade.
During the next 8 years, 5 of which were spent managing the company’s jewellery workshop, Paul further honed his jewellery skills while also learning and understanding the many attributes of Australia’s world famous South Sea Pearls.
It was during this period that Paul met and married his Australian wife Kylie and celebrated the birth of their 2 beautiful daughters, Sophie and Poppy. Paul was also delighted to become an Australian citizen and made Australia his permanent home, although he still keeps a close eye on the European jewellery industry (and his beloved West Ham United Football Club!)
Paul and his family have recently moved to Tumby Bay on South Australia’s beautiful Eyre Peninsula where he has opened his own studio/workshop. This enables him to utilise the wide array of skills and knowledge accumulated over more than 20 years of working at the top end of the jewellery industry, whilst developing his own designs into stunning individual creations.
This means Paul is now able to indulge in his passion for creating handmade jewellery of exceptional quality, to his own designs and for private clients to ensure that they always receive that piece of jewellery they have dreamt about.
Enjoy the paulwilliam goldsmith~jeweller website and never be afraid to contact Paul to discuss your thoughts and ideas. It might be the begining of a journey that results in the piece of jewellery you have always dreamt of but never found…..