Post # 1
What are your opinions on this? Would you/have you done this?
for those who haven’t heard of it, here is a link to one site that I came across that does it. It explains it a little http://www.lifegem.com/
ETA: This is not something I am looking into, I was just curious about other peoples opinions of it. I myself find it a bit odd.
Post # 3
I’ve never heard of this.
Post # 4
Can you explain please? I’ve never heard of this before
Post # 5
The ashes of your deceased loved one are carbonized (?) put under a lot of pressure to create what looks like a black diamond.
ETA: I see colors/clear ones are available now too!
No, I would not do this. Once the person is gone, they are gone. Their body doesn’t hold the same meaning it did when they were alive.
Post # 6
I just googled it. I don’t know how I feel about it. It has a good meaning behind it, but its also a little weired to me.
Here’s a link I found
Post # 7
I’m confused too, please explain
ETA: just saw the explanations… ummm, I don’t know how I feel. Its a nice idea but yeah, does seem kind of strange
Post # 8
i like it. maybe not as something to wear tho
Post # 9
That seems like a very dishonorable thing to do to a human being, dead or not.
Post # 10
I have a friend whose mom wanted to have herself turned into jewelry for her daughter, but she was really against it. She was afraid she would lose her mom or she would get stolen or broken, all of which are pretty valid fears.
Post # 11
No, I wouldn’t. Kinda a different idea but damn it’s expensive!! and I’d rather spead their ashes somewhere they loved being.
On a side note… My crazy aunt says she wants her ashes spead over her vegetable garden and then we can all eat her… UGH!! Yes she’s crazy!
Post # 12
- Wedding: May 2011 - The Royal Park Hotel
I know of someone who did this! While I understand the sentiment behind it, the concept personally gives me the willies.
Post # 13
@cyndistar3: Yeah I edited my post to say that. A relative of mine was looking into this a long time ago and you’d get a black diamond out of it. Seems technology has improved.
Post # 14
It’s definitely a unique idea. I can see the apeal and I would maybe consider getting one from my grandfather, but at the same time, I can’t justify spending that much money just to have a piece of jewelery to “remember” him. I can remember him without that piece just as well.
Post # 15
I certainly wouldn’t have my engagement ring made out of it, but it seems to me like the same idea as having an urn on your mantle. However, you have the option of taking the jewelry out or not. I could see having a piece that I wear every year on the person’s birthday or something like that. I don’t know, it seems weird but not as weird as some things.
Post # 16
@KatyElle: yea i just saw you did. to me a black diamond made from a dead person would just make me more depressed (more than a clear one might lol)