British luxury 230 years old brand archives

backes & Strauss archives


Located in the heart of historic central London, the new Backes & Strauss home reflects the elegance and luxury of England’s Regency Era. Along with its exclusive watches, the new location houses the historical archives of the company dating back to the late 19th Century. These documents reveal the extent of the significant role Backes & Strauss diamond brand provided in sourcing the finest rough diamonds polishing them and distributing them to an international clientele. Paging through the day books, one sees a list of clients reading like today’s who’s who of the luxury diamond watch industry: Cartier, Bulgari, Tiffany, Mikimoto, Boucheron and many others.