Some enjoy diamonds for their own sake. Others find a beautiful jewel and seek to find a setting worthy of the stone. Still more wish to customize the jewelry of their dreams. For all of these people, loose diamonds are an excellent option.
Without mountings getting in the way, one can examine a loose diamond at all angles and against certain backdrops and lighting. Free from settings, a person can fully explore a loose diamond’s 4cs. Some grading laboratories such as the Gemological Institute of America, prefer to grade unmounted stones for this very reason.
On a personal level, choosing loose diamonds allows for greater influence over your jewelry. While ready-made pieces have stones, metal and design already selected, choosing individual components puts more of your imagination into the final work. The possibilities you can make are endless.