Diamonds are Forever, (and Now You Can Be Too!)

        If you don’t want your ashes spread along a favorite location or stored for decades on a relatives mantel, then why not be memorialized in a truly unique and timeless way… as a diamond!  Cremation ash can now be turned into high-quality diamonds.  Yes, the 4 Cs still apply, you can choose the cut, carat, color and clarity of this special gem. You can even choose to be a brilliant diamond in different colors. I MEAN, who doesn’t want to be a 5 carat, flawless, vivid yellow diamond? This service isn’t only reserved for people, you can turn your pet's ashes  into diamonds as well.

        According to Eterneva, the process “starts with a tiny, crystallized diamond seed, a purified carbon source, and a metal growth catalyst. They place these ingredients between the anvils of our powerful hydraulic press, and apply over 1,200 degrees C of heat and over 50,000 atmospheres of pressure. As the temperature and pressure mount, the metal catalyst melts into a molten solution, and the carbon dissolves into it. With great care and control, they cool the solution, and one by one, the carbon atoms build on top of the crystal diamond seed, growing it into a jewelry-grade diamond.”

         You can also plan ahead through sites like LifeGem and create unique diamonds for each person in your family. What better way to celebrate a loved ones life than to become a family heirloom that can be passed from generation to generation—a truly special diamond.