Maison Goldberg Bijouterie is a direct descendant of Lou Goldberg Jeweller founded in 1946, which closed its doors in 2016 after 70 years as one of Canada’s finest jewellery retailers. Lou’s sons, the late Shelly, Joel and Eric joined the business and took Lou Goldberg Jeweller across Canada and had many international customers as well. They built a worldwide network of some of the finest suppliers who also supplied some of the most famous brands. Lou Goldberg Jeweller was always ahead of the curve bringing international designers and watch brands to Montreal.
Joel Goldberg is a GIA Graduate Gemologist with extensive experience in the purchase of precious and semi-precious gemstones and the creation of fine jewellery. His knowledge of gemology made him the principal buyer of coloured stones and watches for Lou Goldberg Jeweller. Formerly the president of Lou Goldberg Jeweller, Joel is now the president of Maison Goldberg Bijouterie and brings with him more than 35 years of experience in sourcing gemstones from every continent around the world (except, of course, Antarctica). His knowledge also informs his work as a respected estate-jewellery appraiser. His expertise has been recognized by the courts where he has acted as an expert witness in court cases requiring jewellery evaluation for insurance claims.
His daughter Keely, herself a 10-year veteran, has joined the firm as production manager and designer. Her experience in manufacturing and design is second to none. Keely is also a Graduate Gemologist from the GIA. She lived for years in Thailand where she was the colored stone buyer and a diamond quality sorter for a large manufacturing company. Her experience in Thailand led her to the next step in her jewellery education: design. She studied design and jewellery making in Florence, Italy. After her experience learning the traditional Florentine jewellery making techniques, she completed the CAD/CAM and technology certification at the GIA. Her constant pursuit to expand her knowledge and expertise has lead her all over the world, allowing her to experience the industry on an international level.
Maison Goldberg Bijouterie has gone back to Lou Goldberg Jeweller’s roots, an upstairs office that is a wholesale operation. Our network of suppliers, derived from Lou Goldberg Jeweller, goes back more than 60 years, allowing us to provide you with superlative quality at competitive pricing.