Our Story

When Charlie de Viel Castel’s grandmother passed away, she left him a loose diamond as a gift. The desire to preserve one stone led him to another, and CVC Stones was born.

Financier-cum-designer Charles de Viel Castel’s jewelry casts such a tactile spell that it’s hard not to pick up a piece, absentmindedly play with it, and perhaps never take it off. There’s a raw romance to his work; every piece begins with a pebble likely plucked from the other side of the globe.

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. Our philosophy is rooted in simplicity, in the natural world.

 The jewelry line adorns the natural with the precious: the one-of-a-kind pendants feature diamonds set in stones collected from the world’s most beautiful beaches.