Ashes To Ashes, Dust To Diamonds

Losing a loved one is never easy; grieving the physical finality of a life and coming to grips with the fact that you will not see that person again is a tough road to travel. Most people keep the memories alive with pictures, burial sites and/or holding on to their loved one’s personal belongings. But, Rinaldo Willy, founder of Algordanza diamonds, has taken an unexpected approach to memorializing those who have passed.

After he lost his father, he came up with the idea of turning the ashes into precious diamonds. The process begins with the chemical extraction of carbon from the cremated ashes. This carbon is then heated and converted into graphite. That graphite is then subjected to intense sustained pressure that results in the creation of a diamond, which is then cut and polished according to the client’s request.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Prices begin at 4,259 Swiss Francs ($4,313 USD) for a small diamond, and colors range from white to dark blue based on the boron content of the ashes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image source Algordanza

As someone who has always dreamt of leaving either a mark on this world or something behind that would last forever, I’d settle for immortality as an indestructible precious stone—less work on my end!

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