The Beauty and Clarity of Bellataire™ Diamonds
By Amy Wells
While Bellataire Diamonds are considered natural, they have been subjected to a unique process that helps provide their purity and quality. Under proprietary technology developed by General Electric, Bellataire diamonds have undergone what is termed high-pressure, high temperature (HPHT) treatment, that transforms, in a completely natural way, molecular misalignment in the stones themselves. Before treatment, the diamonds are brownish, but after treatment, when the molecules have been realigned, the diamonds become exceptionally pure and white, with a brilliance that may be greater than ordinary diamonds. They are often described as, “the diamond nature intended.”
The process used for Bellataire Diamonds is different than what is considered to be used for treated or artificial diamonds. Bellataire diamonds receive a grading report from the Gemological Institute of America, which does not issue reports on treated diamonds. Normally, treated diamonds have been irradiated, laser-enhanced, or altered in some way. The Bellataire process is more comparable to polishing and smoothing rough diamonds, as they are being restored to their natural state, before their molecular misalignment.
If you are looking for more fancy or unusual diamond shapes, Bellataire diamonds are often found in unique shapes such as heart-shaped, ovals, and emerald-cuts. Due to their chemical purity, Bellataire diamonds lend themselves more to these shapes than the traditional round shape. These diamonds also tend to be larger gemstones. They are usually available up to 10 carats, so they lend themselves to becoming the show-stopping centerpieces that can be worn without additional jewelry.
Bellataire Diamonds are not available from just any jeweler. As rare specialty diamonds, classified as Type IIa, they make up less than 1% of rough stone output. Usually a jeweler will be an exclusive dealer in their city or state. A good place to locate a jeweler would be to visit the official Bellataire Diamond website, and review their list of retailers.
Bellataire Diamonds are extremely unique, beautiful, and rare. They may be the ultimate diamond for your jewelry collection. If you are willing to put the time into locating a Bellataire Diamond jeweler, you may be able to find a piece of jewelry that will give you pleasure for many years to come.