When you are shopping for a diamond, think of it like a blind date. Your date could be everything you want and more on paper, but if you don’t have chemistry the relationship isn’t going to work. I would recommend not buying a diamond based on the GIA certificate alone. As important as a certificate is, you ultimately want to fall in love with the diamond just like you would fall in love with your significant other. Don’t worry if the diamond isn’t an excellent cut or if the clarity is a little lower than you wanted. If you fall head over heels with the diamond, at the end of the day, that is all that matters.