Here's a great example about how a GIA certificate alone doesn't tell the whole story. These two diamonds have exactly the same clarity grade, and were being offered as a matched pair. It's pretty clear that they don't match, and yet they have the same pedigree. Purchasing online with certificates alone isn't enough to tell the whole story, which is why I borrow our diamonds in giving you a selection within the size, color and clarity you are interested in, and evaluate each diamond and determine the best one for you! And I pre-screen every diamond before ever bringing it in to show you, so you know you are getting the "pick of the litter". Just as pedigreed puppies, the pedigree only means so much, but each puppy has their own personality and there is always one that is just right for you! I help you find your perfect diamond and you will learn a lot along the way!