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Would You Turn Your Loved One’s Ashes into Diamonds?

4 August 2015

Would You Turn Your Loved One’s Ashes into Diamonds? This Swiss Company Can Do That for You!

Have you ever think about to turn your loved one’s ashes into diamonds? Now you can because of this Swiss company called Algordanza.

Usually when a person dies the remaining relatives will try to carry the memory of the deceased by visiting the burial sites, or with pictures.

However, there are people who wanted to go a bit further by turning the deceased into diamonds.

Swiss company Algordanza has been turning human cremation ashes into ‘memorial diamonds’ for a decade.

They have figured it out a way to compress cremated human remains into diamonds. Yes, you have read that well.

By taking a pound of ash from the deceased, the company can create diamonds after subjecting it to three months of high temperatures and intense pressure similar to processes found deep in the Earth’s mantle.

The same place where diamonds occur naturally.

Turn Your Loved One’s Ashes into Diamonds
Turn Your Loved One’s Ashes into Diamonds

How is that possible?

It all begins with a chemical process that extracts the carbon from the departed’s ashes. This carbon is then heated to convert it into graphite.

That graphite is then heated to as many as 2,700 degrees Fehrenheit and subjected to forces as high as 870,000 pounds per square inch.

Turn Your Loved One’s Ashes into Diamonds
Turn Your Loved One’s Ashes into Diamonds

The color of the finished diamond, which can range from white to dark blue, depends on the boron content of the ashes of the deceased.

After cremation, human ashes weigh around 2.5 kg and carbon can be extracted from theses remains, which is then heated and turned into graphite.

Turn Your Loved One’s Ashes into Diamonds
Turn Your Loved One’s Ashes into Diamonds

The graphite is then heated and subjected to intense sustained pressure, which creates the diamond.

Although this practice takes place in 22 countries, including England, it is still considered a novelty in many places across the world.

But why diamonds though? Because as you know, diamonds will last forever, just like your love. And these richest diamond owners knew that, which is why they both expensive diamonds.

Turn Your Loved One’s Ashes into Diamonds
Turn Your Loved One’s Ashes into Diamonds

When your loved one is gone, the diamonds will replace that person and you can carry them along with you.

The result is a diamond, which is usually in a blue color, made from dear old grandparents or persons gone too soon.

Turn Your Loved One’s Ashes into Diamonds
Turn Your Loved One’s Ashes into Diamonds

Will the ashes from one person be enough for one diamond?

But if one diamond is not enough, company founder and CEO Rinaldo Willy assures future customers that ashes from an average person can generate up to nine diamonds.

Willy explained that every diamond is unique, whether it comes to color or the shape his clients decide to turn their loved ones into.

Once they’ve cut the diamonds to their desired shape, Willy says families usually take the diamonds to be turned into rings or pendants.

Turn Your Loved One’s Ashes into Diamonds
Turn Your Loved One’s Ashes into Diamonds

How much will it cost?

But before you think about doing that, you should note that the least expensive price is $5,000.

The company uses around 500 grams of ash to create one diamond, and the remaining ashes are returned to the family in an urn.

Turn Your Loved One’s Ashes into Diamonds
Turn Your Loved One’s Ashes into Diamonds

Would this work on any kind of ashes?

Yes. It can be done, but by another company called LifeGem that can turn your pets into diamonds.

Would you like your ashes to be turn into diamonds? Would you like if someone did that with your ashes?