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From the Vault Jewelers was founded in 2001 by Sheila Newton and incorporated the following year. Through the years From the Vault Jewelers has evolved into the go to place for jewelry related services in the Louisville Area. Most jewelry stores offer products for sale, it is our AIM to provide service. Providing excellent customer service with a high standard of professional behavior to inspire TRUST and confidence in the ability of our staff to accomplish the task at hand. We sell interesting and unusual gems and jewelry, many of which have been designed and created by our team. We provide basic and advanced onsite jewelry repairs and machine engraving. We provide attentive and intuitive custom design consultations, including in person and virtual (using email, phone, text, and zoom). It is our goal to make your experience EASY.

Our Team

Sheila Newton

Owner/Founder From the Vault Jewelers

Sheila has diplomas from the Gemological Institute of America, in both Diamonds and Pearls. She has over 40 years of experience in the Gems and Jewelry trade. She is the lead buyer for the store, and her discriminating eye can be seen in each hand-picked item we have in our showcases.

Graham Newton AiS-GJ, AiV

President From the Vault Jewelers, Lead Designer, Appraiser

Graham is Sheila’s son, who started working in the store in late 2002. Graham worked as the store’s bench jeweler for the first 8 years, and then switched full time to working on custom design and sales. He took over daily operations of the store in 2017. He can help with any design, custom project, repair, or modification. In addition, he is an AiSTM Society Accredited Member, having completed the AiSociety’s Gems and Jewelry Specialty Program, and having the title of AiSTM AISociety Accredited Member / Valuer” “with Gems & Jewels” Course Completion. Graham has training received through the Gemological Institute of America, having earned the Graduate Diamonds Diploma. Graham has completed many courses and training seminars over the years for CAD Jewelry Design.

Phyllis Hickey

GIA Gemologist, Client Specialist

Phyllis is a talented artist and brings years of experience in the Gems and Jewelry trade to our store. She is a valuable member of our design team, able to assist you with ideas for your custom design. She is our head salesperson, as well as our instore GIA trained Gemologist. She is qualified to provide a wide range of Gemological appraisal related services.

Aaron Smith

Jewelry Artisan

Aaron earned his Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from Indiana University, and is a graduate of the prestigious New Approach School for Jewelers. A key member of our shop’s team, Aaron specializes in hand fabrication, advanced stone setting, and advanced laser repairs.

Carolyn Fleming

Jewelry Repair Specialist

Carolyn is a graduate of the Gemological Institute of America’s Jewelry Program, which she earned on GIA’s Carlsbad California campus after her stint in the Navy (thank you for your service!). She brings over 15 years of advanced repair experience. She is a talented wax carver, stone setter, and general repair specialist.

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