Natural Loose Diamonds: Star-Melee-Eleven Explained April 16, 2014 Ashish Sukhadiya

Natural Loose Diamonds: Star-Melee-Eleven Explained

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Natural Loose Diamonds: Star-Melee-Eleven Explained

We are going to talk about Natural Loose Diamonds: Star-Melee-Eleven Explained. Here you will find the complete details about what star melee eleven diamonds are.

Natural loose diamonds with small size are one of the widely sold loose diamonds of this kind in the world. Natural loose diamonds are small size loose diamonds from color D to G with clarity IF and I3 quality.

If you total the number of Carats, this is the highest selling loose diamond category across all diamond types. This is because diamonds are studded mostly as accented stones in the micro jewelry and even in watches. The size range starts mostly from 0.005 Carat onward, although fast running sizes are between 0.01 and 0.03 Carats.

Gemologists believe that the Diamond is the heart of a lost ‘star ’.  Therefore, Diamonds in Star / Melee range, as they are called, are mostly used as accent stones in Diamond jewelry. They are also used as luxury accessories for pronounced glamour and value addition.

The simple demarcation of natural small loose diamonds goes like this, size-wise:

Star Diamonds: 0.009 carat to 0.021 carat/piece

Pointer: 0.009 to 0.021 ct
Size: 1.25mm to 1.80mm.
Clarity: If, VVS, VS, SI, I, I3
Color: D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M
Make: Excellent, Very good, Good.
PCS/Carat: 50 – 110

Natural Loose Diamonds : Star-Melee-Eleven Explained

Mellee diamonds: 0.021 to 0.074 ct per piece

Pointer: 0.021 to 0.074 ct
Size: 1.70 mm to 2.70 mm.
Clarity: If, VVS, VS, SI, I, I3
Color: D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M
Make: Excellent, Very good, Good.
PCS/Carat: 15 – 50

+11 diamonds: 0.078 to 0.125 ct per piece

Pointer: 0.078 to 0.125 ct
Size: 2.70 mm to 3.30 mm
Clarity: If, VVS, VS, SI, I, I3
Color: D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M
Make: Excellent, Very good, Good.
PCS/Carat: 8 to 12

1/6 diamonds: 0.0135 to 0.175 ct per piece

Pointer: 0.135 to 0.175 ct
Size: 3.30mm to 3.70mm
Clarity: IF, VVS, VS, SI, I, I3
Color: D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M
Make: Excellent, Very good, Good.
PCS/Carat: 7-6

1/5 diamonds: 0.18 to 0.23 ct

Pointer: 0.18 to 0.23 ct
Size: 3.80 mm approx
Clarity: IF, VVS, VS, SI, I, I3
Color: D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M
Make: Excellent, Very good, Good.
PCS/Carat: 5

1/4 diamonds: 0.23 to 0.29 ct

Pointer: 0.23 to 0.29 ct
Size: 4.10mm approx
Clarity: IF, VVS1, VVS2, VS1, VS2, SI1, SI2, SI3, I1, I2, I3
Color: D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M
Make: Excellent, Very good, Good.
PCS/Carat: 4

 

Natural Loose Diamonds are mainly used as accented stones in fine jewelry. Jewelers make engagement rings, wedding rings, bracelets, nose pins, earrings and pendants with them. Micro-diamonds (diamonds less than 0.005 ct in size) are mostly used in Watches and chronographs.

Price for the natural loose diamonds depends on many things, mainly size, clarity, and color. The higher the size is, with color near D, and clarity near IF, the higher the price is.

Natural Loose Diamonds: Star-Melee-Eleven Explained: Loose Diamond Manufacturers’ Perspective

What is big, rare and sparkling is expensive, and what is widespread is low-cost. Now again, what sells where? Again. different countries have different requirements; In Japan, they buy only the best, in Europe, they only buy similar size and top quality, in the USA, almost all the sizes with quality sales. In Hong Kong, there are various size diamond rules. Therefore, anything that is cheaper is accepted. For South East, Solitaire diamonds are selling well.

In the Surat and Mumbai diamond industry, Surat is definitely the first choice if you are buying mixed sizes diamonds and small quantity but cheaper. However, if you are looking for same quality and similar size small loose diamonds, Mumbai is the place to buy from. Most of the manufacturers there produce in Surat and Saurashtra. However, as Mumbai has a quality infrastructure and regular flights, it’s the place where people like to trade. Being a part of the Indian financial hub, it deserves this attention.

Probably you have questions about what to buy, how to buy, and where to buy loose diamonds in different shapes and sizes, Carat weight, and color. Just let us know your query and we will be there to guide you as geologists, friends and a leading diamond manufacturer.

 

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