Melee Diamonds

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Our Wholesale Melee Prices Represent Outstanding Value For Money


Why Use Recycled Natural Melee Diamonds?

What Are Melee Diamonds?

Natural loose melee diamonds are tiny diamonds (usually 0.2 carats or less) that serve as an accent to a larger center diamond, giving the piece more appeal and detail. Melee comes in various shapes or cuts, such as round, princess cut, or oval.

  • Accent Diamonds

    Melee diamonds are often used as accents to highlight the larger diamond center stones in a piece of jewelry. They can be set along the band of a diamond ring, scattered throughout a necklace, or used to create a halo effect around a larger diamond.

  • Pave Settings

    Melee diamonds can be used in a pave/halo setting, where they are set close together with minimal metal visible between them. This creates a seamless and glittering surface that is popular in high-end jewelry.

  • Channel Settings

    Similar to pave settings, channel settings use melee diamonds to create a continuous line of diamonds. This is often used in wedding bands, eternity bands, and other types of rings.

  • Invisible Settings

    In an invisible setting, melee diamonds are set very close together with no metal visible between them. This creates a seamless and elegant look that is popular in high-end jewelry.


Melee Diamonds For Sale - Shapes

  • Round

    The most popular type of melee diamonds, round diamonds, are known for their symmetrical and timeless look and are often used on diamond engagement rings.

  • Princess Cut

    Princess cut diamonds are a popular choice for melee diamonds due to their square or rectangular shape and sharp, angular lines, which add a modern and edgy touch to a piece. Also a common option on an engagement ring.

  • Marquise

    Marquise diamonds have a unique, elongated shape that resembles a boat and are known for their elegant and sophisticated appearance.

  • Oval

    Oval diamonds have a rounded, oval shape that creates the illusion of length and can add a soft, feminine touch.

  • Pear

    Pear-shaped diamonds have a distinctive teardrop shape and are known for their graceful and distinguished appearance.

Quality Factors of Melee Diamonds

Once you know the shape of the melee you would like to use, the next step is to consider other quality considerations that will improve the overall value and appeal of your diamond jewelry. Several factors go into determining the quality and therefore price of melee diamonds, including cut, color, clarity, and carat.


The cut of a melee diamond refers to the way that it has been shaped and polished, and can impact its overall sparkle and appearance.


The color of diamond melee is rated on a scale from D (colorless) to Z (light yellow or brown), with the more colorless or close to a D color, the more valuable and higher cost the melee will be.


The clarity of a melee diamond refers to the presence of inclusions (internal flaws) or blemishes (external flaws), a diamond with fewer inclusions and blemishes will be more valuable and more expensive.


The carat size of melee refers to its weight, and diamonds with a higher carat weight will generally be more valuable.


Why White Pine is the Best Place to Buy Melee Diamonds Wholesale

White Pine is one of the world’s largest wholesalers of natural recycled melee. Three main pillars make us the best option on the market:

  • Trustworthy

    There’s a reason we’ve been at the top for over a decade. Our experts are both personable and knowledgeable, and make it a priority to give you all the information you need (the good & the bad) to make an informed buying decision. But don’t just take our word for it. Check out our client testimonials to see why customers keep coming back.

  • Reliable

    We employ a methodical approach when it comes to our operations, always placing the customer experience first so they can feel confident in their decision. That’s why we grade to GIA standards to ensure consistent assortments and test our diamonds with the De Beers Synth Detect machine to make certain that they’re authentic natural diamond melee.

  • Transparent

    What you see is what you pay for. We consistently publish our melee wholesale price sheets and don’t waiver from them, unlike some of our competitors. It’s a refreshing feeling many of our customers get when working with us because they know they won't experience any surprise hidden fees or policies.

Crafting Of A Melee Diamond

Two predominant classifications exist for the craftsmanship of melee diamonds:

  • The Full Cut
  • The Single Cut Cut

Presently, the bulk of melee diamonds undergoes a cutting technique analogous to their larger counterparts, resulting in 57-48 facets, mirroring the larger stones. These harmoniously symmetrical melee diamonds are then positioned around the central, more substantial diamond in a ring, a process termed the Full Cut.

Conversely, the Single Cut cut represents the second technique, wherein the resulting melee diamond manifests with 17 facets—eight gracing the crown, an equivalent number adorning the pavilion, and a solitary table. As one might deduce, this particular cut of diamond lacks the brilliance and allure found in the full-cut diamond.

In contemporary practice, the Full Cut diamond prevails due to its brilliance and scintillation. Single-cut cut diamonds, meanwhile, find their niche primarily in vintage timepieces and heirlooms, with their production significantly diminished in the current era.


Factors Influencing Melee Diamond Prices

  • Cut Quality and Diamond Size

    Just like their bigger siblings, the price of a melee diamond is significantly influenced by its cut quality and size. An excellent cut melee diamond can enhance the brilliance and scintillation of a jewelry piece, making it more valuable.

  • Bundling and Wholesale Pricing

    It's rare to find melee diamonds being sold individually or for commercial purposes. Typically, they are bundled into parcels comprising tens or hundreds of small diamonds. These are then sold in bulk to jewelry designers or those in the repair or custom business. Thus, the pricing of melee diamonds is often based on the total carat weight of the entire batch, rather than the price of a singular stone. You can order by weight or number of stones with White Pine. 


Are Melee Diamonds Worth Anything?

Melee diamonds can be worth a significant amount of money, depending on the quality of the diamonds and the demand for them. For those seeking melee diamond prices, a ballpark figure is generally hovering between $300-400 per carat for those with an average grade. But diamonds, being the varied gems they are, can sometimes break this mold. If you're looking at top-tier melee diamonds—those boasting VVS/VS clarity grades and colors surpassing the H or I range—you might find their price reaching up to $1,000 per carat. 


Melee Diamonds FAQs

  • Are melee diamonds expensive to use?

    Like other diamonds, the value of melee diamonds is based on a combination of factors, including the cut, color, clarity, and carat weight of the diamonds. High-quality melee diamonds that are a VG+ cut, have a high color and clarity rating and are a larger size (in terms of carat weight) will generally be more valuable. Melee diamonds are a cost-effective way to add sparkle and detail to a piece of jewelry.

  • What is the size range of our diamond melee?

    The size range of our melee diamonds is roughly 0.002 – 0.3 carats. While the size and weight of the melee diamond play a role in its worth, other factors such as cut, color, and clarity will impact its value.

  • Are melee diamonds natural?

    While White Pine provides 100% natural parcels (and uses the De Beers Synth Detect machine to confirm the authenticity), some diamond sellers treat or enhance their melee diamonds to improve the diamond’s appearance. We recommend recycled melee diamonds because they offer several of benefits, including value & sustainability.

  • Does GIA certify melee?

    Yes, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) does certify some melee. However, GIA does not certify melee diamonds that are less than 0.15pt. If you’re interested in browsing White Pine’s updated inventory of GIA certified diamonds that come with overnight delivery and 7-day memos, click here.

  • What is the best way to ship loose diamonds?

    The best way to ship loose diamonds and melee is to use a secure and insured shipping method, such as a registered mail or a courier service with a tracking number. It's also important to package the diamonds properly and discreetly to ensure their safety during transportation. At White Pine, we’ll provide you with a free and fully insured FedEx label to ship your items.

  • Where can I buy melee diamonds? 

You can buy melee diamonds from White Pine Wholesale and reputable diamond dealers both online and offline. Make sure to verify the credibility of the seller and inquire about the source of the diamonds and whether they are natural or lab-grown. 

Take the first step towards increasing your margins and building a more sustainable business by browsing our inventory of wholesale recycled melee diamonds today.