The Back Vault Blog

The Amazing Jean Schlumberger
Designer of the famous "Jackie bracelet", Jean Schlumberger, was one of the world's most talented artists. With exquisite color stones and diamonds at his disposal, he transformed nature's creatures into objects of remarkable beauty, and strong, sculptural designs into magnificent...
Is Vintage Signed Jewelry Valuable?
There are collectors across the globe that will pay top dollar for vintage signed pieces. Very unique items can be found in auctions like Christie's, Sotheby's, Bonhams, Doyle and more, and you will be surprised when you see the numbers certain items get sold for. 
5 Ways to Spot a Real Cartier
If you are looking at buying a vintage piece of Cartier it is important to be able to spot the difference between a genuine and a try hard. This article will help you get an idea of what clues to look for when buying a vintage or current Cartier jewelry. 
Pre-owned or New…Who’s the Fool?
Buy brand new and pay the price, or buy pre-owned and revel in the knowledge that you bought quite a bargain? I wonder…who’s the fool.
Why Mom Was Right About The Diamond Cut

The Sparkle or Brilliance of a diamond is directly linked to how a diamond is cut.  Many consumers are misinformed and think that the brilliance of a diamond comes from how white it is, or how clear. This simply is not true. 

5 Best Ways To Wear A Brooch

Brooches and pins experienced a strong come back in 2019 and 2020 bringing a touch of vintage and sophistication to almost every ensemble. Both men and women appeared wearing brooches in Hollywood and Canes, embellishing almost all thinkable and unthinkable garment parts.

How Hollywood Got Cape Diamonds All Wrong
Cape Diamonds is a term used mostly by jewelers and diamond dealers to refer to diamonds that are darker (yellower) than M color. The term Cape used to refer to diamonds cut from rough that originated from Cape Town South Africa.