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 Described

Natural loose diamonds small size is one of the vastly selling loose diamonds of its kind in the world.

Here natural loose diamonds means, small size loose diamond from color D to G and clarity IF to I3 quality

 

If you total the number of carats, its highest sold loose diamond category across all the diamonds type. This is due to the reality that diamonds are studded mostly as the accented stones and even in the micro jewellery and even in the watches. The size range from 0.005 carat onward mostly. Although fast running sizes are from 0.01 to 0.03 carat.

Gemologist believes that the Diamond is the heart of an lost ‘star ’. And Diamonds in Star / Melee range, as they are called , are mostly used as accent stone in Diamond jewellery and as luxury accessories for pronounced glamour and value addition.

 

 

The simple demarcation of natural small loose diamonds size wise goes like this.

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

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 the accented stones in the fine jewellery. jewellers do make engagement ring, wedding ring, necklace, bracelet, nose pins, earrings and pendants with it. Micro diamonds (diamonds less than 0.005 ct in size) are mostly preferred in Watches or chronographs.

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

From the loose diamond manufacturers’ view:

What is big, what is rare and sparkling is pricy, and what is in common is low-cost. Now again, what sales where? again different country have different requirements, for Japan, they buy only the best, Europe they only buy alike size and top quality, in USA, almost all the size and quality sales, Hong Kong, here where assorted size diamond rules, and anything that is cheaper is accepted. For South east, Solitaire diamonds are selling good.

Now lets talk regarding Surat and Mumbai diamond industry, Surat is definite first choice if you are buying mixed sizes diamonds and small quantity but cheaper, but if you are looking for same quality and alike size small loose diamonds in amount, Mumbai is the place to be. most of the manufacturers have got there producing in the Surat, and Saurastra. but as Mumbai has got the quality infrastructure and regular flights, it’s the place where people like to trade. And as the Indian financial hub, it deserves the attention.

if you have got any queries, what to buy? how to buy? from where to buy loose diamonds in any shape and size, any carat weight, any color, just let us know we will be there to guide you as the gemologist, as a friend and as a leading diamond manufacturer.

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