Post # 1
I already have a setting picked out but now we are trying to find the right diamond. The store I plan on getting my ring from offers an exclusive brand of ‘diamonds’. My question is would you consider the Bellataire diamond a real diamond?
Post # 3
it’s a real diamond thats been enhanced IMO.
Post # 4
Bellataire is a brand name for a company that sells HPHT treated diamonds
Post # 5
If something sounds too good to be true always be leery. Although I am impressed that is comes with a GIA certificate and an eternity warranty. Although I have never heard of the price of something being cheaper than traditional diamonds when it is rarer than diamonds. (Moissanite doesn’t count because it is cheaper as it is made in a lab and isn’t actually the real deposits which are quite rare). Go for it but try to see it in person first and do some research that isn’t provide by the company trying to sell it. This all sounds great but you need unbiased facts before making a purchase.
Post # 6
i personally wouldnt go with an enhanced diamond, i had one and it was horrible i could really tell that it was treated. in my case the diamond was yehuda treated and its when they fill the feathers or cracks with a similar substance ughh worst thiing ever.
Post # 8
From what I understand from Pricescope, these diamonds are heat and pressure treated to modify color. It’s not at all like clarity enhanced/Yehuda. Fancy shapes are more common than round.
They have an inscription on their girdle which identifies them.
Post # 9
@MissSusieQ: You must be in my area because I got my e-ring and wedding band at Wedding Day Diamonds as well and I’m really happy. Granted, I have the Atia 81, but I saw some of them when I was in the store and they looked really nice.
I agree that they are real, because WDD doesn’t sell manufactured stones, but they are enhanced to make them look better than they otherwise might.
Are you looking at Bellataire because of budget? We were really happy with the pricing at Wedding Day, so I would encourage you to look at some of their more conventional stones as well and see what you think.
Post # 10
@MrsCarnival: Yes I am from the Minnesota area. I have a Ritani setting picked out at WDD. They were my favorite people to work with. We went to the Shane store in Minnetonka and they were really pushy and talked down to me the whole time.
Before I put this up I had already decided not to go with the Bellataire diamond. I think that I would consider them real diamonds just not natural. I’m not sure if that really makes a difference to others but it does to me. I was just looking for the opinions of the Bees on them. I didn’t know if they were widely known about. Until someone brought up the HPHT treated diamonds I had never heard of them before.
Post # 11
I went to that Shane store in Minnetonka as well and I hated it. They made me feel like I was doing something illegal just by purchasing a diamond there. WDD has been wonderful.
Are you looking at a round cut or a different cut? They just came out with the Atia Cushion cut and it’s gorgeous. I have the Atia round brilliant, but I can’t say I wasn’t eyeballing that cushion when I went to pick up my wedding band 🙂
Post # 11
They use HPHT to enhance the color + no fillers. The same process is used to whiten moissanite and amora gems, which lots of bees show off here. Also, it’s the same process used to change “natural” diamonds into fancy colors like blue or yellow. I have an irradiated blue diamond, and no one has ever accused me of not having a real diamond. It’s just a way to whiten the color of a natural diamond that may have started out more yellow or brown. I know this an old thread, what did you decide?