by Heartly » Jan 13, 2012 Hi PS! I'm brand new here and a diamond novice. I had a meeting with Adam at OWD the other day where he showed me many wonderful stones, I loved most of them. When it comes to diamonds, I am finding I am not particularly discerning. I love colors from D-P (obviously dependent on the stone, but I've seen many in the spectrum I love), eye clean is fine by me, and I am absolutely loving antique old mine and cushions. I am looking to purchase a stone to set, and besides being able to insure it, I am really not worried about it's value to anyone else. I just want a gorgeous stone! So, the question: some of these amazing stones I saw were uncertified. I have read as much as I can on here (let me know if I missed a major discussion on this), but I'm wondering, for my purposes, does it really need to be certified?? What's the bottom line advantage? I know people say 'you don't really know what you're getting,' but if I love the look of what I'm getting...does it matter? I feel like I must be missing something, so definitely enlighten me!! Thank you!