Post # 1
Earlier my mom and I were talking about cremation and burial options because a member of our family is terminally ill. Then she brought up a conversation we had once about how they are able to turn people into diamonds after you have been cremated. She says to me, “I hope you won’t even think about doing something like that to me when I am gone, because that is so creepy!!” Personally I think it is a brilliant idea, if thats not a real heirloom I don’t know what is, plus it would be really special to have a part of your loved one live on forever and always have them with you.
Out of curiousity I checked out there site and they can do it from ashes, pets and even a lock of the person’s hair. The 0.10-0.19 sizes start at $2,690; $19,999 for 1 carat $24,999 for 1.5 carat. And even they had different colors and cut options. Maybe one day they can do the same with moissanite and the prices will come down 🙂
Just curious if anyone ever seen one of these diamonds in person? How would you feel about coming back as a diamond? I was also thinking about how they could be used for an engagement ring– perhaps a couple using their own lockets of hair and turning it into a diamond for an engagement ring– that would be so romantic and one of a kind. Thoughts?
Post # 2
I think it’s super cool. They don’t need all the ashes or anything- just some. That would be a LOT of pressure to wear that thing though. Not only could you lose or have stolen a 20k ring- but add to that it’s omg I lost grandma
Post # 3
- Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa
MrsBuesleBee: lmao. “OMG I lost grandma!” (Funny story, my grandpa wasn’t cremated in time for his funeral, so the cremation people came and got the urn after the memorial service while we were downstairs eating lunch. My cousin comes downstairs and says, “Someone stole grandpa!!!” ha ha. sorry, had to share).
I don’t know, I think it’s sort of creepy. Maybe if it was someone you were really REALLY close to? I can’t imagine wearing my grandma or someone on my finger, though. I do think it’s really cool they can do that, though!
I think I’d rather utilize it for the ashes of something meaningful to me or to DH and I. Like, if I love orchids, couldn’t I give them some ashes of orchids and have them do the same thing? Or, if we love a certain book, could we burn a copy of the book and have them make a diamond from that? Theoretically it would be possible.
Post # 4
I’m torn. I think the sentiment is beautiful, but in actuality it’s more on the creepy side. I could imagine someone admiring your diamond and you pipe up, “Oh it’s actually my parent/grandparent/friend/dog/backyard treehouse.” I think it’s a lot like the breastmilk jewelery… some things just should not be. It’s not like without a diamond or stone your family member will be any less “with” you. If you wouldn’t carry around grandma’s fingernail or a lock of her hair, then I don’t think having those same things just as a diamond are any better.
Post # 5
Hyperventilate: Ha, it’s funny you mention the breastmilk pendents, cause I have one. I was so excited to get one when my milk came in to mark my breastfeeding journey. I guess I’m just a sentimental person, I save all kinds of mementos and stuff.
Post # 6
I was just talking about this with a coworker last week! I love the idea of being made into jewelry and given to my loved ones after I’m gone.
I think death in itself is weird to think about, but having a diamond made from grandma’s ashes is far less strange than having an urn of ashes in the living room IMO. And jewelry can be passed though generations. Even if a great-great-grandchild never met grandma, they’ll still appreciate and wear the jewelry. Who wants a jar of some unknown relative’s ashes?
And sure, some of the diamonds will get lost. It’s just going to happen eventually. But that family member will be dead and not care about it lol.
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2016 - State Park
I think it’s really neat and something I am definitely considering doing. My mom died unexpectedly 9 months ago and was cremated.
The only thing stopping me right now is the price, since I don’t have $20000 sitting around.
They can also make a diamond out of a person’s hair, in case someone doesn’t want to be cremated.
Post # 8
GonnaBeeMarried: One half of me is like “what the actual fuck” and the other half of me kind of likes the idea…I’m a very sentimental person, but I don’t think I could do something like this. I wouldn’t want part of my dead family member in my engagement ring. Unless someone told me this is what they wanted to become (I could totally see my sister asking to be made into a hundred different diamonds), I would never think of doing this. Yeah, actually, the more I type, the ickier I feel about it, haha. Plus, the price is out of control and then God forbid you’re washing your hands and drop grandma down the drain or something. No thanks.
Post # 9
I like the idea because it would be nice to have a way to hold onto the ashes without having an ugly urn up on your mantle.. but at the same time.. it would probably totally creep other people out.
Post # 10
I don’t find it creepy at all. What I do find scary is the price! If I had a very close loved one, and money, I’d totally do it if it made sense at the time.
If it was just any family member you weren’t very close with I wouldn’t.
Post # 11
Haha, I’d love to be made into a diamond after I die! Much better than sitting in a hole in the ground for all eternity!
Now, actually wearing a diamond made from another person is another story. I’d really have to think about that. It’s kinda creeping me out, but also kinda touching. Way too expensive though…I’m nervous enough about losing my normal diamond that could easily be replaced by insurance, nevermind one that is $20k and made from a loved one! And while the small stones are more affordable, I have had 2 pave stones fall out of my engagement ring in the past so I think you’d need to get something substantial enough that it can be really secured. Probably at least 1/5 carat which already brings you over $2700.
Post # 12
I find it kinda creepy.
I’d rather wear a ring/stone that my grandmother actually wore (and feel closer to her knowing that I each time I look at my ring, I’d be looking at the very same ring that she had looked at and loved for years and years) than look down and think that the ring is actually made of….. her.
Post # 13
This idea is far less strange than keeping an urn of ashes kicking around the living room.
Its also kind of morbid though..
Post # 14
GonnaBeeMarried: I would have loved to do this. Unfortunately my mom was buried. I think it is a truly neat idea.
Post # 15
peonytuliplove: There is another site that turns the ashes into gemstones and it is much more afordable at $626.
OP, I am actually having a ring made right now. I’ve lost both of my parents and my grandfather raised me. I was closer to him than my parents since I was young when they died. The only thing I learned in geology my freshmen year was that ashes could be turned into stones. I have been in love with the idea ever since. My grandfather knew that I was going to do this and would tell everyone who would listen. I don’t give a shit if others think it is creepy. I just bought the stone and I am having the setting custom made by the same people who designed my engagement ring. The setting should be done any day now. The site I got it from had the option of 16 colors and when I recieved my stone it was lighter than expected. I ordered the “coral brown” color and the actual stone is closer to that of a morganite. It only took about 3 weeks to get the stone back as opposed to like 6+ months for the diamonds. I’ll come back and post the finished product but these are pics I have now.
I can’t get a good pic of the stone but I’m holding it up to see how it looks with the rose gold.
My custom setting for it. It will have “my rock” engraved on the inside of the band. The diamonds in the leaves will be from my mom’s wedding band because he was her dad.