Born in Cleveland, Paul grew up in Vermont and went to Dartmouth College. There he aquired enough skills and techniques to enable him to launch a jewelry studio, which he did in 1977 at 68 South Main Street in Hanover, New Hampshire. He started his business by making jewelry to sell at national craft shows, like the American Craft Council (ACC) show in Rhinebeck, New York. In addition, he began to display his jewelry for sale in his studio.
In 1990, Paul moved his studio to the Hanover Park building at 3 Lebanon Street and created a gallery in which he sold fine jewelry created by nationally known small-studio artists. He also expanded his business to include two additional goldsmiths whose work was also sold in the gallery.
In October, 2017, Paul celebrated his 40th anniversary in business in Hanover. He decided to return to his roots, to sell and display only jewelry made at Designer Gold. At the same time, he began to focus more on creating one-of-a-kind pieces and commissioned pieces for individuals.
Read his expanded biography here.