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Turn your loved ones into diamonds

GeneralEdward KiledjianComment

How do you want to be remembered when you hit the bucket (aka pass away)? Do you want to be buried? Cremated? How about being turned into a real genuine diamond? A Swiss startup called Algordanza (link) does just that. For a fee, they will convert your (or your loved ones) cremated ashes into a timeless diamond that can be turned into jewellery and passed down from generation to generation.

Remember that a "real" diamond is nothing more than carbon exposed to incredible heat and pressure. The human body is also composed of 18% carbon so it works well. The process take 4-8 months and they can use all of the ash or part of it (if you still want some kind of traditional funeral.

Algordanza claims its "memorial diamonds" are indistinguishable from the traditional mined diamonds.

Each diamond is accompanied by a certificate prominently displaying the authenticity, clarity, cut, size and biological origin of the diamond.

A basic ash to diamond conversion costs about $5,000USD and other options will be proposed so don't think of this as a cheap option.