Who Needs A Coffin? This Company Will Turn You Into A Diamond When You Die

When a loved one passes, most keep their memory alive with pictures and by visiting burial sites, but some take it one step further, by turning the remains of a family member into a diamond.

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Swiss company Algordanza has been turning human cremation ashes into ‘memorial diamonds’ for a decade.

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The unusual keepsakes are made at a temperature between 1,600 and 2,000 degrees, and have a starting price of £2,800.

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After cremation, human ashes weigh around 2.5kg and carbon can be extracted from theses remains, which is then heated and turned into graphite.

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The graphite is then heated and subjected to intense sustained pressure, which creates the diamond.

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Although this practice takes place in 22 countries, including England, it is still considered a novelty in many places across the world.

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The company uses around 500 grams of ash to create one diamond, and the remaining ashes are returned to the family in an urn.

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via Daily Mail



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