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[Looking4] Canadian Diamond Meele


#1

Hello folks I am trying to find some 2 and three point Canadian
diamonds for a client. Can any one help me with a source for Canadian
melee?

Thanks

Jim

James Binnion
@James_Binnion
James Binnion Metal Arts


360-756-6550


#2

Good luck, It is my understanding that most material found in Canada
that won’t cut a 1/3 carat or better is simply sold off to cutting
houses that specialize in melee. There fore there is no way to know
where these goods come from. However, Sam Williams a diamond dealer
I know used to sell Canadian goods. He works with Grunberger
Diamonds in NY., you might try reaching him via them. There e-mail
is info@gdiamonds.net I don’t know that he can help. I wouldn’t
mention to Grunberger that you are looking specifically for Canadian
goods. Really, this issue of diamonds provenance seems to be an
ongoing issue. funny how people think, perhaps someone out there
knows of a small cutter in Canada who might have some. But then how
can you ever be sure that his rough comes from Canada either.

Good luck
Dennis


#3

Hi Everyone,

I know this just came up…but I can’t locate the answer in the
digest. I have a client that insists on Canadian melee in her
engagement ring. Could anyone with a Canadian vendor they like pass
on a referral and phone number to me?

Thanks so much,

T Lee

T Lee Fine Designer Jewelry
18 University Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 789-2656
(612) 677-3700 fax


#4
Good luck, It is my understanding that most material found in
Canada that won't cut a 1/3 carat or better is simply sold off to
cutting houses that specialize in melee. There fore there is no
way to know where these goods come from.

I am beginning to believe that this is the case. I have not been able
to find any source of Canadian melee.

Really, this issue of diamonds provenance seems to be an ongoing
issue. funny how people think, perhaps someone out there knows of
a small cutter in Canada who might have some. But then how can you
ever be sure that his rough comes from Canada either. 

Yes it is funny, the client wants Canadian or nothing. It is
beginning to sound like nothing.

James Binnion
@James_Binnion
James Binnion Metal Arts


360-756-6550


#5

Hi James,

I have used these folks for larger Canadian goods, I’m sure they
could help with melee, POLAR ICE…in Montreal…#1877 861 6675
http://www.polaricediamonds.com


#6

T Lee,

Try Diaco USA Inc. at 704-643-1808 and talk to Padma. They have an
office in Canada and have supplied me larger Canadian Goose diamonds
for my customers. They have excellent melee, but never asked their
source. Usual disclaimer.

Jon Michael Fuja


#7

T Lee

As far as i know there is no such thing as Canadian Mele. They
seldom cut Canadain goods much smaller than 0.10 carats.

Jerome Reilander


#8

I believe that Canadia Diamonds (http://www.canadia.com) has melee
available if you are one of their authorized dealers (as we are.) I
haven’t done this yet, but I understand they will even provide a
total weight certificate after you finish the piece. Nice folks and
decent prices.

Thank you,

Michael Babinski
Designer Goldsmith
Foxfire Jewelers


#9

What does the term Meele/Mele mean?

D/


#10

David

Meele is a term to describe small diamonds that usually have an
individual size of approximately.07 ct. or less.

Dave


#11

David,

The term is actually Melee which refers to small size gemstones,
generally used to describe Diamonds.

Some people use the term to describe Diamonds under.12cts. and
others use the term to describe gems under.25cts… The term is
generally used with round shape stones.

Greg DeMark
email: greg@demarkjewelry.com
Website: www.demarkjewelry.com
Custom Jewelry - Handmade Jewelry - Antique Jewelry


#12

The proper spelling is melee. It refers to diamonds that are smaller
than .18 ct. most of the time.

Daniel R. Spirer, G.G.
Daniel R. Spirer Jewelers, LLC
1780 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140
@Daniel_R_Spirer
www.spirerjewelers.com


#13
The proper spelling is melee. 

And the proper pronunciation rhymes with “belly” :-). It shouldn’t
be Frenchified.

Beth


#14

Sorry for the delay, just received your request for information
regarding Canadian diamonds. We do have a source for larger stones
but unfortunately they don’t handle the smaller goods. I have a few
calls out from referrals and will let you know if I have any luck.

Good Luck to you in your search,

Becky Scheffler
Rio Grande
Gemstone Department
1 800 2577026
Fax: 505 839-3297