The Devil in the Details
Melee is the terms for smaller accent diamonds, typically too small for lab certification. Many jewelers will skimp when it comes to these smaller sizes, assuming it’s too little to matter. Some jewelers even use single cuts, which are cut with fewer facets to save on cost, and therefore have very poor sparkle.
MKB Jewelry uses Hearts & Arrows ideal cut diamond melee, and chooses each diamond based on its color, and clarity. That means even the melee is the crème de la crème – meticulously cut from superior quality diamonds, and living up to the same quality standards we expect in a larger diamond.
While some jewelers might tell you that the quality doesn’t matter as much for such small stones, we beg to differ! The human eye may not be able to pick out individual inclusions or small cut differences at this scale, but our minds are naturally inclined to appreciate the symmetry, and the more consistent sparkle.
Even the smallest inclusion or a slightly disproportionate facet in the tiniest of stones can result in what we call a “dead stone.” Our goal is to create a piece of jewelry that is full of life and brilliance, a cherished piece that will delight you with its sparkle for many years to come.
There is simply no better way to cut a diamond than a Hearts & Arrows. Each stone is a precision-cut masterpiece that is truly a cut above the rest.