Bellataire – A real diamond?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Is it real?
    Yes : (14 votes)
    44 %
    No : (18 votes)
    56 %
    Other -- Please explain : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    it’s a real diamond thats been enhanced IMO. 

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Bellataire is a brand name for a company that sells HPHT treated diamonds

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    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
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @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 # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @MissSusieQ:  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
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    Helper bee

    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?

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