As both a stone collector and cutter, Paul has been involved in the entire process of transforming a raw natural stone into a jewel. Since he began his jewelry business in 1973, Paul specializes in opals and has a vast collection and knowledge of the vibrant and delicate stone — an uncommon knowledge that is unequaled among area jewelers.

In addition to his jewelry interests, Paul is also an avid collector of Asian antiques. He and his wife, Diane, have traveled the world for the most beautiful antique Asian lacquers, textiles, bronzes, prints and ceramics.


In 2005, Paul announced the beginning of a new era in the retail history of his two companies — Haig Jewelers and Haig Galleries. The two companies merged to form Haig’s of Rochester Fine Jewelry & Objects of Art. The merger illustrates the unique evolution of two exceptional stores.


In the fall of 2006, Paul and collaborator Marla Shelton released a book about grading antique Chinese textiles. Threads of Gold: Chinese Textiles from Ming to Ch’ing is a comprehensive guide to collectible Chinese textiles. The book includes an extensive number of examples and an understandable evaluation system. Threads of Gold is beautifully illustrated with over 500 detailed photos of ceremonial court robes, badges and decorative textiles dating from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) to the Ch’ing Dynasty (1644-1911). The book was written for historians, Asian studies scholars, textile collectors and enthusiasts alike.


For over 40 years Haig's of Rochester has been a trusted name in Fine Jewelry & Objects of Art. In an 1882 building that he restored, Owner and resident expert, Paul R. Haig, has made Rochester, MI both home and a home base for his business as he serves the community and beyond. His reputation for specializing in Asian antiquities and creating award-winning jewelry designs has won him international acclaim. Whether you're looking for your first diamond or adding to your prized collection, Paul and his team offer a second-to-none shopping experience, with quality gemstones, custom jewelry designs, dependable repair services and a selection of antiques and estate pieces. If you're looking for the truly unique, you'll find it here at Haig's of Rochester. 


Come visit at at our store in charming and historic Downtown Rochester, MI!

Haig's of Rochester 

311 S Main St

Rochester, Michigan 48307

(248) 652-3660



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