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Melee Diamonds and Jewelry making

By Aqeel Bhatt for

What is a melee diamond?

Melee Diamonds are the Small diamonds that are used in the making of Diamond jewelry. The primary purpose of Melee Diamond is to accentuate the beauty and attractiveness of the center stone of a ring.

The little diamond pieces used inside or around your ring along with a bigger stone, those tiny diamonds are known as Melee Diamonds. One can differentiate between a melee diamonds from the rest based on its weight. Any diamond that weighs less than 0.2 carats is known to be a melee diamond. The weight of a melee diamond can be as little as 0.001 carats.

A single melee diamond might not create many wonders in terms of enhancing the beauty of your jewelry. Still, when clustered together, they can make a significant impact on the attractiveness of your ring or necklace.

Melee diamonds are nothing more than a scaled-down version of a bigger diamond that you are used to seeing. The cutting is done the same way as any other regular-sized diamond.

Cutting of a Melee Diamond

There are two main types of cuts in which melee diamonds can be categorized in

  1. Full-Cut 

  2. Single-Cut

The majority of the melee diamonds we see nowadays are cut in the same way as the larger diamond. As a result, the melee diamond we get is 57-48 facets, identical to the bigger diamond. These perfectly matching melee diamonds can then be used around the bigger center diamond in a ring. This cutting process is called a full cut.

The second cutting process is known as a single cut. In single cut, the melee diamond that we get has 17 facets, 8 of which are on the crown, eight on the pavilion along with a table. As you might have suspected by now, the single-cut diamond doesn’t have the sparkle or attractiveness as the full cut diamond.

Full cut diamonds are more used these days due to their extra fire and sparkle. On the other hand, single cut diamonds are rarely used for antiques or classic watches. A minimal amount of single cut melee diamonds are produced nowadays.

Popular melee diamond configuration used in jewelry.

The more diamonds in a piece of jewelry, the more sparkle it adds to it. There are multiple diamond settings that can be opted to give your ring a charming and unique look. People generally want more melee diamonds on their ring as they are not that expensive, but look equally as good as bigger diamonds. Two main settings are mostly considered when making a ring.

  1. Halo Setting

Halo is one of the most common diamond settings when it comes to diamond rings. In the Halo setting, there is a single-center diamond with tiny melee diamonds encircling it. Melee diamonds in the halo ring play an essential role as they not only add more sparkle to the ring but also make the center diamond look big, thus drawing more attention

  1. Pave Setting

Pave is a diamond setting style in which is made up of melee diamonds. In paving, the melee diamonds are interlocked to create an attractive design such as honeycomb. It not only creates a dramatic and sparkling look but can also help in making some complex patterns using diamonds.

Pave Setting is the better route if you are on a tight budget. The ring designed in pave setting is made completely made from melee diamonds, making it more budget-friendly, since melee diamonds are significantly less in cost than bigger diamonds.

Why you should consider melee-express when buying melee diamonds.

Thousands of people get scammed every year when getting their jewelry made, especially in melee diamonds. Jewelers would use cheap and discarded pieces of melee diamond in your rings, and you won’t even notice it due to its small size. There is a strong chance you might never come to know this horrible truth until you decide to sell it in the future and get told that these aren’t even a fraction of what you paid for. This is where melee express comes into play.

Melee Express is one of the most trusted names when it comes to buying melee diamonds. Melee Express has revolutionized the process of buying diamonds. At melee, you can choose the diamond you love. 

Following are some of the perks you get when shopping at Melee Express

Unused Diamonds

The melee diamonds we sell at Melee Express are not re-polished in any way or form. Our collection of melee diamonds is brought directly from the mining companies and not from any third party jeweler.

Top-notch quality

Melee Express does not compromise in the quality of their product no matter what. Our melee diamond experts handpick the best of the best pieces of melee diamonds with absolutely no sign of chipping, cracking, or any burned blemishes.

Consistent Quality

One of the biggest customer complaints is not getting the second batch of the same quality as the first one. There always seems to be a slight variation of some sort. Melee Express guarantees consistent quality of melee diamonds, no matter how many times you order from us. We will always deliver the product identical to our previous batches.

CVD Free

A lot of diamond manufacturers manufacture synthetic diamonds using Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD). Melee express guarantees 100% original earthed diamond. Our diamonds are checked with the best technology machines to make sure they are 100% CVD free.

Perfect Calibration

Diamonds at melee express are cut with some of the most advanced machines and the most skilled workers, resulting in an exact cut. The melee diamonds we offer would have one of the most precise and proper fits, leaving no voids unfilled.

Express Delivery

Melee Express is among the few dealers of diamonds that offer express delivery. We understand how urgent someone might need their jewelry delivered. Therefore we go out of our way to provide ease for our customers by offering overnight delivery.

There is 100% transparency between our beloved customers and us, when it comes to our services. Try us, and you will be glad about our premium services in Melee Diamonds.


Our Sources

Polished. Not re-polished. All our diamonds originate from respected diamond mining companies. Not from prior used Jewelry. Not from blood diamonds.

Our Assortments

We know how frustrating it is to have different qualities in the same jewel. If you to reorder diamonds for a previously made jewel, be assured that the second batch will be exactly the same as the first.

Our Calibration

We are as meticulous as you are. Your settings are perfectly calibrated so are our diamonds. They’ll always fit, guaranteed.

Our Packaging

Each size and for each sub-project is individually packed, and labeled. On the label you’ll have standard; the size, number of stones, color, purity, and carat weight. We will also add any reference information you should need, should you so desire.


We offer you 100% natural earthed diamonds. All our diamonds are “NO LAB-GROWN” tested with the foremost advanced technologies the industry has.

Express Delivery

From our table to your bench. We know how crucial the timing is for the diamond setter or the jeweler to get the jewelry delivered on time. We offer you over night delivery of your melee. We go out of our way, to make your day!