Our diamonds

Sustainably Made

The Solene Eternity Ring - paired with the Sans Cesse Round Eternity - features D color, IF/VVS clarity round brilliant diamonds. The diamonds are held in an elegantly-spaced single-prong 18k gold eternity band. Size and color are fully customizable. Total carat weight of 2 (based on a U.S. size 7). Custom Process: Diamond Setting - Or & Elle operates out of our family’s near century-old Atelier. Our artisans are among the finest in the world, and the relationships we have with them are deep and long-standing.  Finally, the client's chosen diamond is set in the gold cast, together completing the engagement ring. An artisan is placing the main center diamond here.

Ethical Craftsmanship & Uncompromising Quality

The exceptionally rare quality of our lab-grown diamonds is the cornerstone of the Or & Elle Mission. We accept 0.01% of the world's diamonds in our Atelier.

To achieve the play of light that makes superior diamonds shine maximally, Or & Elle’s craftsmen cut and polish each facet with breathtaking precision.

Our diamonds are then individually positioned by hand in bespoke settings to illuminate each facet and create the extraordinary brilliance that has come to define the work of Or & Elle. 

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Mined diamonds
Chemical composition Carbon Carbon
Crystal Structure Cubic Cubic
Brilliance 2.42 2.42
Hardness 10 10
Density 3.52 g/cm3 3.52 g/cm3
Responsible Yes No
  • SERENDIPITY OF LAB-GROWN

    Our diamonds are sourced from laboratory partners who are third-party accredited by SCS Global Services, under the SCS-007 Sustainability Diamond Standard. They are fully traceable and 100% Climate Neutral. All diamonds > 1 carat are GIA, IGI, or HRD certified.

  • SUPERLATIVE DIAMONDS

    Our diamonds come to life by reproducing the incredible heat and pressure that form diamonds underground. Rarest and most extraordinary of all are the flawless, completely colorless D-grade diamonds that are used in Or & Elle pieces. 

  • CENTURY-OLD CRAFTSMANSHIP

    We accept 0.01% of lab-grown diamonds. Our Atelier brings to bear century-old savoir-faire to source and set a supremely rare edit of the world’s most exceptional diamonds. Each piece is made-to order, cast by hand, and set by world's most storied artisans.

The 4 c’s

About our diamonds

1
Carat

Carat is the unit of measurement for diamond weight. Carat weight alone does not determine how large or small a stone looks. Cut and shape influence the appearance of size as well.

Carat Carat is the unit of measurement for diamond weight. Carat weight alone does not determine how large or small a stone looks. Cut and shape influence the appearance of size as well. This graph shows the varying carat sizes - 1ct, 0.75, 0.5, and 0.25.
The Collier Rivière Necklace features graduated diamonds - a crescendo towards the main (and largest) diamond that sits at the center of this necklace. Carat is the unit of measurement for diamond weight. Carat weight alone does not determine how large or small a stone looks. Cut and shape influence the appearance of size as well.
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Color

The rarest and most ideal diamonds are colorless, or grade D. As diamonds show increase hues of yellow, their color grade decreases. Most jewelers use grade I-J diamonds and lower. We only use D color diamonds.

Color The rarest and most ideal diamonds are colorless, or grade D. As diamonds show increase hues of yellow, their color grade decreases. Most jewelers use grade I-J diamonds and lower. We only use D color diamonds - as shown in the graph, which are colorless.
Or & Elle's diamond Sans Cesse Oval eternity band features D color, IF/VVS clarity diamonds held in recycled 18k gold by an elegant scalloped setting. The open-basket in which each oval is set allows for maximum brilliance. Size and color are fully customizable. The 5 total carat weight in 18K Yellow Gold shown here. Color -The rarest and most ideal diamonds are colorless, or grade D. As diamonds show increase hues of yellow, their color grade decreases. Most jewelers use grade I-J diamonds and lower. We only use D color diamonds.
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Clarity

Diamonds may have imperfections called inclusions. The fewer and smaller, the clearer the diamond. Most jewelers sell SI stones; we only use IF/VVS.

Clarity Diamonds may have imperfections called inclusions. The fewer and smaller, the clearer the diamond. Most jewelers sell SI stones; we only use IF/VVS (Internally Flawless and Very Very Slightly Included).
A model wears a custom 3 carat oval engagement ring with the Sans Cesse Oval Eternity band - both in 18K Yellow Gold. The diamonds are D color, IF/VVS diamonds. Clarity - Diamonds may have imperfections called inclusions. The fewer and smaller, the clearer the diamond. Most jewelers sell SI stones; we only use IF/VVS.
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Cut

Cut is the most important determinant of sparkle and the only element determined by craftsmanship rather than by chance. To achieve the play of light that makes superior diamonds shine maximally, Or & Elle’s craftsmen cut and polish each facet with breathtaking precision.

Cut Cut is the most important determinant of sparkle and the only element determined by craftsmanship rather than by chance. To achieve the play of light that makes superior diamonds shine maximally, Or & Elle’s craftsmen cut and polish each facet with breathtaking precision. Or & Elle's diamonds are ideal cut, but as the graph shows, most jewelry companies do not disclose their cut (as they are often too shallow or too deep).
Feuilles Flottantes - 3 Single Diamond Lapel Pins with D color, IF/VVS Clarity, and Ideal cut Diamonds. Cut is the most important determinant of sparkle and the only element determined by craftsmanship rather than by chance. To achieve the play of light that makes superior diamonds shine maximally, Or & Elle’s craftsmen cut and polish each facet with breathtaking precision. Clarity - Diamonds may have imperfections called inclusions. The fewer and smaller, the clearer the diamond. Most jewelers sell SI stones; we only use IF/VVS.
Shapes

About our diamonds

A round diamond scintillates from 57 facets. This shape is as timeless as it is brilliant.

Diamond shapes - A round diamond scintillates from 57 facets. This shape is as timeless as it is brilliant. A model wears the Lariat Deux drop earrings - featuring a round brilliant at the stud. Round

Ovals cover a larger surface area than other cuts of comparable carat weight. The length and width of two ovals with the same carat weight can vary. Color is paramount for this shape.

Diamond shapes - Ovals cover a larger surface area than other cuts of comparable carat weight. The length and width of two ovals with the same carat weight can vary. Color is paramount for this shape. A model wears the Sans Cesse Oval Eternity Ring with a custom 3 carat engagement ring - both made with stunning oval diamonds that are D color, IF/VVS Clarity. Oval

Pears, also known as teardrop diamonds, are among the most unique cuts. They have the brilliance of a round and the elongating effect of a marquise.

Diamond shapes - Pears, also known as teardrop diamonds, are among the most unique cuts. They have the brilliance of a round and the elongating effect of a marquise. A model wears a custom 3.5 carat pear engagement ring, made with 18K White Gold and Palladium, with a Sans Cesse Pear Eternity band (5 total carat weight, also made with 18K White Gold and Palladium) Pear

Emerald is a regal, step-cut diamond, that gives the appearance of a hall of mirrors. Clarity is paramount for this shape.

Diamond Shapes - Emerald is a regal, step-cut diamond, that gives the appearance of a hall of mirrors. Clarity is paramount for this shape. A model wears the Sans Cesse Emerald Eternity Ring - 18K White Gold and Palladium with lab-grown, D color diamonds. Ring shown here is 7 total carat weight. Emerald

Marquise cuts are softly curved diamonds that point at both ends. They have the largest surface area per unit of carat weight.

Diamond shapes - Marquise cuts are softly curved diamonds that point at both ends. They have the largest surface area per unit of carat weight. Shown here are different earrings from the Lariat collection - all featuring marquise diamonds that are D color, IF/VVS Clarity and Ideal cut. Marquise

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