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Ashes to Diamonds

Memorial Diamonds are Created from the Ashes of a Loved One or Pet

Create a Memorial DiamondThe innate desire, even emotional need to stay connected with the departed is a natural part of the human condition. Memorials to honor the deceased have proved to ease the grief, lighten the load and relieve the stress of the mourning process. In Victorian times, it was common for family members to ease the pain of loss and memorialize a loved one by wearing rings or pendants containing locks of hair from the deceased.

Whilst there are many forms of cremation jewelry, a memorial diamond is a real diamond that is custom created from a lock of hair or a small amount of cremated remains, taken from a loved one or even the family pet. These diamonds are physically grown in a environmentally controlled laboratory, which replicates the same process that occurs over millions of years under the earth’s crust. The difference is the use of “personal carbon source” (vs. carbon deposits in the earth) which has been collected from one or more people.

The creation process begins by placing the signature carbon source from a loved one in a capsule and adding a diamond seed in a laboratory. The seed is then exposed to the same extreme heat and pressure conditions that occur below the earth’s crust. Companies like DNA2Diamond create these personal carbon diamonds in 70 days or less. They are then certified to be physically, chemically and optically identical to earth-mined diamonds. As an additional benefit, the creation process is environmentally-friendly and conflict-free.

After the cremation diamond rough is cut and polished, these precious gems can be mounted in almost any setting, creating a beautiful memorial which will live on forever as a reminder of a special life and everlasting love. Memorial diamonds are available in various cuts, sizes and four elegant colors of red, yellow-green, cognac and blue and afford family members one of the most individually unique memorial opportunities available in current times. They represent a distinctive way to capture the essence of a loved one and allow family members to hold on to their memories in a tangible way that will be passed on to future generations as a one-of-a-kind family heirloom.

While gemologically equivalent to earth-mined diamonds, memorial diamonds are more beautiful, more meaningful and more precious – because of their origins. They are individually unique as the lives they mirror and are truly the most special and personal keepsakes in the world.

Memorializing an individual who has passed can be an extremely helpful way to move forward with life following loss. Having an elegant, sparkling diamond as a reminder of a loved one is an excellent way to remember the good times and be able to keep that emotional connection close to the heart. Because of this, these laboratory grown, man made diamonds are becoming an increasingly popular way of remembering loved ones who have passed away, whether they were human or animal.