A single loose diamond lovingly passed down from grandmother to grandson. An alluring stone washed up on the beach. The origin of CVC Stones is steeped in romance. That final gift from his French grandmother—and the desire to preserve it in an artistic manner—inspired CVC Stones founder Charlie de Viel Castel to think beyond traditional settings.
During a contemplative walk along the shore, the financier stumbled into fine jewelry via the idea of marrying precious diamonds with found stones he had gathered seaside as a child.
Handcrafted in New York City, the resulting line—launched in 2015—features diamonds set in organic stones collected from the world’s most beautiful beaches. Its philosophy is rooted in simplicity, in the natural world.
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