(Closed) Turning loved ones into “diamonds”…

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Would you have a diamond made from a loved one?
    Yes : (13 votes)
    18 %
    No : (44 votes)
    59 %
    Maybe... : (9 votes)
    12 %
    Never heard of it : (8 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
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    689 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I’ve never heard of this.

    Post # 4
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    762 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Can you explain please? I’ve never heard of this before

    Post # 5
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    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    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 # 7
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    2116 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    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
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    1150 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    i like it. maybe not as something to wear tho

    Post # 9
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    1641 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    That seems like a very dishonorable thing to do to a human being, dead or not.

    Post # 10
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    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    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
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    2111 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    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
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    137 posts
    Blushing bee
    • 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
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    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @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
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    1488 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    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
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    1126 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    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.

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