Topaz Repair & Design Studio in Kihei Maui Hawaii.
Learn more about how to take care of your Pearls:
Pearls are organic and porous, they need cleaning after wearing to a dance, or daywear, the perspiration is acidic and will eat into the pearls, you can feel the grim on the pearls, rinsing in water until the grim is washed off, and let the pearl strand dry on a paper towel, lightly pat the pearl down, the pearls will dry and the silk cording, used to knot the pearls individually will tighten up during the drying time, do not put in plastic, use a silk pouch, notice older pearls are always almost damaged in the back of the necklace, not the front, pearls can be shortened, add on pearls to freshen up the pearls and take damaged pearls off, or an opera length can be made into a shorter necklace with a bracelet, and using the same clasp style, joined together to have the longer look, lots of solutions for the most desired of jewels, “the Pearl Necklace”
-with Love, Nancy & David
We like to create a family atmosphere for our Topaz Friends & Family in Maui!
David and Nancy Fairclough have been doing business as Topaz Repair & Design Studio in Maui for 34 years. Long time Maui friends and customers have watched their two children grow upright in the shop. Take a look at the family photos of Nancy, David, Ashley, and Heather on this page.
As you can see, everyone has changed so much — except for David Fairclough — who somehow remains the same through each new photo!
Speaking of David, he is a European Trained Master Goldsmith apprenticing from the age of 14 in England. Topaz customers certainly have come to love him. Just pull him out of his little cubicle at the front of the store and he’ll tell you the best places to eat, where to go, and great jokes.
Many of David’s exquisite creations fill the store. When you step inside, you’ll notice his touch everywhere, including two impressive paintings by David.
David’s expertise is most evident in the creation of his exquisite, one of a kind designs. His Hawaiian pictorial heirloom jewelry is beyond compare. You can look at those Hawaiian pictorials and heirloom bracelets.
Of course, Nancy Fairclough — as in most family businesses — keeps Topaz Repair & Design Studio running. She is always ready with a smile and her oversight of their gallery is contagious. She is an expert sketch artist and a designer in her own right, and always a ready source of information to help you with what you want.
Nancy puts together the many Topaz Repair & Design Studio newsletters, and now has her own blog, which can be reached at: Topaz Repair & Design Studio Blog.