(Closed) What do you think about turning a loved one’s ashes into a diamond?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Would you turn your loved ones remains into a diamond?
    Yes. I think it's a wonderful way to remember that person. : (21 votes)
    27 %
    No. I agree with the OP that I'd be too scared to try. : (24 votes)
    30 %
    No. I think this is disrespectful due to my religion/beliefs/values : (18 votes)
    23 %
    Other. Please explain. : (16 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Omg, I have a friend whose mom wants to do this and she’s so afraid that she will! Her concern is losing ‘her’ or if someone breaks into the house and steals the necklace. I would feel bad losing expensive jewelry, but can you imagine if that was your mom??

    Post # 4
    Member
    1854 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    Part of me thinks it a beautiful way of remembering someone and it could make such a great heirloom.. The other part of me thinks it would be kind of creepy… So I’m torn I guess! But, as I wouldn’t want someone to turn ME into a diamond, I guess my answer would be no, I wouldn’t turn my loved ones into diamonds.

    Post # 5
    Member
    5093 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    Hmm.  I think I would be afraid to lose the diamond, which is a real possibility.  I don’t think I would be so upset about just turning the remains into something else, though.  For example, I’m a potter, and bone ashes actually make a beautiful glaze.  I’ve kind of thought of making my pets into pots when they finally end (mostly because my childhood home where I buried several animals when I was younger has changed owners, and the pet graveyard in the back was bulldozed, and I want my pets to be able to rest in peace).  I think I would prefer something like a pot to a diamond because a pot isn’t something anyone will steal or that will get lost easily.

    Post # 7
    Member
    1526 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I am kind of with the OP, it just seems a little to odd to me. I would be scared that I wasnt allowing them to move of or something. It doesnt seem like a very respectful way of remembering someone, but thats just me. 

    Post # 8
    Member
    6998 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    i dont know if i follow all that mumbo jumbo about trapping the soul in a rock…but i think this idea is really neat. i didnt even know you could do such a thing! but i agree with greeneyedmoon…i would be more scared about losing he diamond, which happens more than we realize. overall i think this is a really neat idea!

    Post # 9
    Member
    711 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I just dont think I would be comfortable with that. I dont think it would be something I would want just sitting on my dresser every day. To each his own though!

    Post # 10
    Member
    6597 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I think it is beautiful and i I had the money I would do it when my dog passes (he is 15).

    I am a scientist and I deal with cadavers (dead bodies) every day. I believe that when you die you are just carbon remains. I think turning that carbon into something beautiful is a beautiful thing!

     

    Post # 11
    Member
    5093 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    @FMM:  Exactly my thoughts.  I just worry about a diamond because it’s so small and yet so valuable.  It seems like it would disappear too easily.

    Post # 12
    Member
    1030 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Hmm. I’m not scared of it at all (i personally think your soul is long gone before we get around to become ashes), but I do think it’s a little creepy. But then again, I find the whole concept of keeping ashes in the first place (on your mantle? in your kitchen?) a bit creepy too – cremation is cool but i’d prefer to scatter/be scattered than hang around in a bizarrely different form.

    That’s just me, though. 🙂

    Post # 13
    Member
    610 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m a little mixed..I mean it seems like a nice sentiment, but I don’t know how I feel about wearing family members. I just have a visual of a necklace and being like oh here’s Gma, this one’s Gpa, I really like this one because that Mom… just weird….

    Post # 14
    Member
    318 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    It wouldn’t bother me.  My Dad is buried, my sister is cremated, my pets were mostly cremated.  I think it is a nice way to keep them close if that helps someone.

    There are some blown glass necklaces/ornament that are made with a bit of ashes from remains, I thought they were kind of neat and considered having one made.

    But I also do not have any attachment to remains of a loved one- I think when you are dead your body is just a body.  I can’t see how it’d have anything to do with your soul and if it were legal I would like my body just fed to zoo animals or left out to decompose when I die.  As that is not allowed, I am being donated to science.   

    Post # 15
    Member
    290 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I just think it is kind of creepy.

    There was a Law and Order episode once where a woman did that to her husband and then they tested to diamond some way to prove she didn’t murder him,  I didn’t even know you could do that, I thought they made it up for TV.

    Post # 16
    Member
    1480 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I might consider doing that, but I could never bring myself to tell someone, “And here are the gorgeous earrings made of my mother…”

    If I did it, it would be because I’d rather have a diamond than an urn sitting around in my house. Not because I would actually want to wear it!

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