Coping with the loss of a family member or a close friend is a challenge even for the best of us. It is okay to grieve; feeling sad and grieving are parts of the process of accepting that substantial loss and coping with the situation.
Colorless Cremation Diamond into a ring
Diamonds from Ashes: The New Alternative to Traditional Cemetery Burials
One of the best ways to cope is by finding ways to remember the person you just lost in a good way. Some turn to photographs and videos. Others tend to the grave of their loved ones regularly. There is another way that has gotten increasingly popular recently: diamonds.
Cremation diamonds or memorial diamonds are diamonds made from the ashes or hair of your deceased loved one. To fully understand what cremation diamonds really are, we must first take a look at how diamonds are formed naturally.
We know that diamonds are basically pressurized carbon. When put under immense pressure, the carbon elements found in nature turn into the diamonds we know today. The process is very elaborate. Carbon dioxide must first reach a depth of more than 100 miles below the Earth’s surface. At that depth, the carbon is heated to 2,200 degrees Fahrenheit.
The immense depth and the heating process isn’t enough. Heated carbon must receive more than 700,000 pounds per square inch of pressure before it gets rushed back to the surface for immediate cooling. Only when the cycle is completed perfectly do we get diamonds as a result.
Many companies now replicate the same process to create synthetic diamonds, but the Switzerland based company LONITÉ, took the technology a step further. LONITÉ takes cremation ashes, cremation bones, or the hair of your deceased loved one, and then processes these materials to produce a high-quality cremation diamond of absolute perfection.
Cremation Diamonds Have Become a More Affordable Burial Solution
Cemetery Burial Space Costs are rising
Giving your loved one a proper sendoff can be very expensive these days. A traditional burial can easily cost more than $5,000; that’s before you add things like flowers and ceremonies to the mix. A beautiful and elaborated burial often costs in excess of $15,000.
There is also the matter of burial space rent. Land is a very limited resource, so it is not surprising to see a steady climb in the cost of renting burial space. The first rent you pay will be the lowest amount of rent you pay; rent costs will only become more expensive from that point on.
Creating a memorial diamond doesn’t cost so much thanks to specialist companies such as LONITÉ. The cost of turning ashes or hair into diamonds varies depending on the kind of end result you expect. The most affordable cremation diamond costs no more than $1,700. To get the impeccable diamond of the highest quality, you will spend a little over $17,000.
Cost is not the only thing that varies. The time required to produce a memorial diamond also varies depending on certain factors, namely the cut and the color of the diamond you want to pursue and the size of the diamond.
One thing is certain: turning ashes into diamonds is a fantastic way to cherish lost loved ones. You are turning their memories, their spirit, and their ashes into a precious diamond that will stay with you forever. It is a beautiful keepsake that also acts as the perfect reminder for all of the good things about the deceased.
Turning Ashes into Diamonds as a Way to Treasure the Dead
An Ashes to Diamond stone into an engagement ring
Diamonds last forever. You can turn the memorial diamond into a beautiful jewelry and then pass it on from one generation to the next. As mentioned at the beginning of this article, turning ashes into diamonds is becoming very popular. Many engagement rings now use memorial diamonds, so do family necklaces and other heirlooms.
As part of the company’s services, LONITÉ offers five different cuts to choose from. The standard Brilliant cut works well for traditional jewelry. There are also Emerald, Radiant, Asscher, and Princess; each cut can be used for different jewelry designs, so the possibilities are endless.
There are also colors to choose from. Colorless and brilliant memorial diamonds are the most difficult to produce and may take up to a year to make, but they are indeed absolutely gorgeous. Other popular combinations include natural amber emerald-shaped diamonds, blue radiant-shaped diamonds, and red Asscher-shaped ones take 6-10 months to produce.
It is easy to see why diamonds from ashes are becoming increasingly popular. The natural beauty of diamonds is the best way to remember our loved ones for years to come. You also have that rare opportunity of keeping deceased loved ones as parts of your – and your family’s – life. Turning your beloved departed ones into an everlasting precious stone is the perfect way to cope with the loss.