About Us

C. Paul Stubbe

C. Paul Stubbe

C. PAUL STUBBE is the owner and namesake of Charles Paul Gem Designs. Paul is involved in all aspects of the business, including all phases of the design and manufacturing process of fine jewelry, repairs, stone setting, appraising, antique jewelry, and gemology.

Paul has been a rock hound since he was a child and has always loved making jewelry and collecting rocks, minerals, and gems. Paul studied geology at Penn State University and is also a Graduate Gemologist of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). He has also studied stone-setting, jewelry making, and repair work with GIA in New York City. He is still active with the GIA as a member and Past President of the Delaware Valley Alumni Association. Paul opened his first store in November of 1974 and has been located in Dorneyville since 1988.

One of Paul’s favorite custom designs is an Art Deco style pendant with an emerald, diamonds, and black onyx inlay that converts to a brooch with a hidden screw that was designed for a customer.

Paul’s favorite aspect of the jewelry field is being able to see the reaction of a client when he presents them with a completed custom design and it exceeds their expectations. Paul also enjoys traveling to trade shows to purchase new and exciting gemstones to use in custom designs and finding exciting new designers and merchandise.

Paul can be reached directly at paul@charlespaul.com.
Dr. Deborah Stubbe

Dr. Deborah Stubbe

DR. DEBORAH STUBBE is the co-owner of Charles Paul Gem Designs and instrumental in CP’s overall growth and development. At present, she has taken a prominent role in the everyday operations as the business administrator and director of advertising, marketing, staffing, designing, and charity work.

Deborah’s early training and experience in jewelry design has brought a new perspective to the design process at Charles Paul, expanding CP designs to silver and playful designs that retain the details of CP exquisite platinum and gold jewelry.

Over the past 36 years of being in the jewelry business for Deborah and 40 years for Paul, this team has a shared passion for exquisite gemstones which continues to be an intricate part of Charles Paul Gem Designs. Creating well-fabricated, detail oriented, one-of-a-kind jewelry has been a rewarding experience for this team.

Deborah is proud to partner with Paul, whose excellent reputation for quality and repeat customers continue to be a reflection of the art and dedication of the teamwork at Charles Paul Gem Designs.

Deborah can be reached directly at deborah@charlespaul.com.

Rick Lacey

Rick Lacey

RICK LACEY has been the goldsmith for Charles Paul Gem Designs for ten years. Rick handles all types of jewelry repairs from ring sizing to restoring and rebuilding broken and worn out jewelry. He works on premises in the workshop and plays an important role in the creation and manufacturing of custom designs.

Rick has been working in the jewelry field as a goldsmith for twenty-nine years. He says that this work is simply a natural progression of a lifelong compulsion to make things.

Rick has a Bachelors of Music Education degree from the University of Lowell in Massachusetts. He is a freelance trumpet player, working with classical, big band jazz, and Latin groups. He also teaches, coaching several trumpet and trombone students in the area. Also, Rick is a pioneer in the art of motorcycle engraving and has several show winning bikes to his credit.

Rick enjoys working in a store that specializes in designing and creating unique jewelry. He especially values the outstanding collaborative relationship that he has developed with Paul.

Rick can be contacted directly at repairs@charlespaul.com