Solid Rock Answers about Melee Diamonds
Q: I have a very light pink center stone, how can I enhance the color?
A: Subtle contrast is the two word answer. However to elaborate, ideally a light pink center stone should be set into a rose gold setting with a layer of shiny rose gold underneath it. Next surround the center stone with fancy pink melee diamonds, their reflection will make the center stone look much more saturated. In this way it is possible to make a fancy light stone look like a fancy intense stone.
The same applies for a fancy yellow color diamond, set it in a yellow gold setting with yellow melee diamonds.
Q: Can I buy a stone already set in a ring?
A: Yes in the one word answer, but no you should not is the best advice. When the stone is set in a jewel the color is inaccurate and you cannot see the real color of the stone. This is one of the reasons why a diamond, especially a fancy color diamond, should always be bought loose, not set in a jewel.
Q: How can I make sure that the fancy color melee diamonds I purchase are natural?
A: Color enhanced melee diamonds generally look very obviously not authentic. The color of the stones is a bit off and not natural looking. This is especially so with the blue and the green diamonds.
Q: Whenever I think of melees I always associate it with enormous quantities of small stones, is this true?
A: Absolutely not! Although most of the polished diamonds are in fact melees in the strict sense, they are broken down into smaller parcels during the selling process. We at Denir Diamonds offer the opportunity for the client to buy any quantity he requires. This allows for a better selection both in regard to color and quality and the client is not left with dead stock.
Q: Till today I never bought melees because I have always needed my "specials" in a hurry, am I justified?
A: I am laughing at your unjustified worries. In fact the opposite is true when you are looking for one stone, the chance of finding exactly what you think you need is less than when you are buying a parcel of stones because you are not so limited, you are looking for effect and not an item.