From Cremation Services To A Complete Diamond Jewelry Set: How This Works

Cremation services limit your options for what to do with your relative's remains once they have been transformed to ash. You could sprinkle the ashes around, intern them, put them in an urn on your mantle, etc. However, nothing quite compares to transforming your relative's ashes into diamonds and keeping that relative close to your ears, heart, hand or wrist. Here is how that works.

The Ashes to Diamonds

Once your relative has been fully cremated, place the ashes in a plain box. Seal the box and ship it to a company that transforms cremains to diamonds. Be sure to pay for the fees in advance for this process. The fees are often on par for a full funeral, so you do not have to concern yourself with any cost greater than what you would have paid for the relative to be buried. The process takes several months, and you can get bigger diamonds if you are willing to wait longer for the ashes to be converted.

Five Pounds of Cremains Equals Five Diamonds

The average adult produces five pounds of cremains. A diamond made of cremains only requires one pound of ashes. Ergo, you could get five diamonds from your deceased relative's remains, if you so desire. That is enough cremains diamonds for a pair of earrings, a solitaire pendant, a solitaire ring and a tennis bracelet with a single stone. If your relative was quite a bit larger than most average adults, you are likely to get more diamonds from the remains, thus making more than one of each of these jewelry pieces. 

What to Do with the Diamonds

Really, what you do with your relative's diamond remains is up to you. The diamond crystals created from the cremains can be left as is, or shaped and cut just like regular diamonds. You could also give one of the diamonds to each of five or more surviving family members, if they would like a small, priceless piece of the deceased.

Sometimes the cremains produce diamonds of different colors, including yellow, blue, smoky black or white/clear, in which case you have a very rare set of diamonds indeed. In addition to having the diamonds cut and shaped for mounting in jewelry, you may also have them engraved with a laser. What you engrave is entirely up to you, and is dependent upon the amount of room available on the cremains diamonds.