Le Vian is a family-owned jewelry company with a long history, dating from the 15th century. It is Le Vian’s innovative use of colors that led the company to seek out brown diamonds and popularize the deep-colored stones as Chocolate Diamonds®. Not every brown diamond qualifies for the stringent standards that Le Vian sets for Chocolate Diamonds. So what sets Chocolate Diamonds apart? Le Vian arms its trained diamond buyers with a list of criteria used to source only the best brown diamonds, including considerations such as color, clarity, size, and cut. The strength of color is one of the most important factors in determining the value of a natural color diamond. Chocolate Diamonds must have a certain hue, tone and saturation. Le Vian's unique combination of chocolate diamonds and richly-hued gemstones set in gold results in distinctive, breathtaking designs guaranteed to delight.