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The Four C's

CUT

Every Eligére diamond is expertly cut to reveal it’s brilliance and showcase the stone’s ability to both refract and reflect light. Each facet is responsible for displaying the diamond’s luminosity as light travels inside. It’s from this place of precision, artistry and craftsmanship that we select only the finest of center stones for your ring.

COLOR

Each Eligére diamond is hand-selected after undergoing a precise process to define the stone’s color. The higher the color grade, that is, the diamond with the least amount of natural impurities or notes of brown, gray or yellow, the higher the diamond’s value and exceptionality. We take care to acquire gems of the highest color and unfiltered radiance.

CLARITY

As diamonds are formed deep beneath the earth, they are marked by imperfections, blemishes and inclusions. Diamonds that contain the least amount of these imperfections are counted as rare and increase the value of the gem. The visibility and quantity of inclusions determine the clarity grade of a diamond. At Eligére, clarity matters and we ethically source center stones at the peak of clarity.

CARAT

Carat refers not to the size of the diamond, but to the method of measurement for which diamonds and gemstones are weighed. The phrase t.c.w., or total carat weight, is used to describe the total weight of every precious gem into a single piece of jewelry. The carat (ct.) weight is determined by the shape, cut and size of the gemstone. Eligére is proud to offer a variety of hand-selected sizes, shapes and colored stones to make each ring shine as brilliantly as you.

Conflict Free Diamond

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Jewelers that offer "conflict free" diamonds are limiting themselves to the Kimberley Process' definition, which narrowly defines conflict diamonds as diamonds that finance rebel movements against recognized governments. What this definition leaves out is large numbers of diamonds that are tainted by violence, human rights abuses, poverty, environmental degradation, and other issues. We go beyond the usual standard to offer diamonds that have been carefully selected for their ethical and environmentally responsible origins.


Eligére goes above and beyond the current industry standards to offer Beyond Conflict Free Diamond with a listed country of origin of Canada, Botswana Sort, or Russia. Our select group of diamond suppliers demonstrate a robust chain of custody protocol for their diamonds and have the ability to track and segregate diamonds by country of origin.


Despite abundant natural resources, many artisanal miners live in abject poverty and endure terrible working conditions every day. The fair trade diamond model is an innovative approach to transforming the artisanal diamond mining sector and improving the livelihoods of miners.