The Most Unique Diamonds In The World!

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The information presented, here, may be considered, by some, to be borderline macabre.  Others, however, may find the topic very endearing and close to their hearts.

Most people have heard of cubic zirconias, or synthetic diamonds–diamonds created in a laboratory, made by man.  They have their unique, rightful position in the  ever-so-vast world of lovely and desired gems.

There exists a certain kind of synthetic diamond, however, that is  far more unique than any cubic zirconia you may have heard of.  There are several names for  these unique, manufactured diamonds:  “Memorial Diamonds” and “Cremation Diamonds”. These stones offer a unique twist in the arena of synthetic gems since they utilize the carbon from the cremated remains of a deceased loved one; and that loved one could be a member of one’s family, a friend or a beloved pet.

People Were Asked…

Over 15,000 people were polled and asked if they would feel comfortable wearing a diamond from cremated remains, and out of those asked, the results were quite interesting:

**  YES: …………  About  12,000, or 77%

**  No: ………….  About  1,900, or 12%

**  NOT SURE: … About  1,500 or  9%

Beautiful Pieces To Keep The Memory Alive:

The specialists,  who are uniquely qualified to manufacture these gems, feel that cremation diamonds provide a way to, continuously and  tenderly, embrace the memory of a loved  one; and each stone is authenticated, inspected, graded and identified by the manufacturer’s on-site gemologists.

The ash is sent to a laboratory that specializes in the cremation diamond process and attaches an ID to the respective ash collection in order to safely and securely track it throughout the diamond- producing process.

The kinds of diamonds produced are high-quality with the chemical, optical, and physical properties of the natural form of the stone.  ‘Carbon’ is the key.  Natural diamonds use carbon from nature, and memorial diamonds use carbon from those that were precious and cherished.

Clear diamonds can be produced as well as colored diamonds of yellow, blue, red and green.

Since only some of the ash content is used, the remaining ashes can be kept as an additional and meaningful  memorial for the family.

Another equally unique option is called “Crystal Cremation Jewelry”.  These keepsakes, meant to honor  a family member or beloved pet, infuse the ashes into crystal glass.  Using a patented process, the ashes are, actually, transformed into real crystal.  Individual designs are cut by gem cutters and set in chosen mountings which are available in genuine gold or sterling silver.  The jewelry can be personalized and created into rings, pendants, and necklaces.

How Long Does It Take And What Is The Cost?

It’s important to note that cremation crystals take about 4 to 6 weeks to produce while cremation diamonds can take 7 to 12 months.  For diamonds, especially, the  complicated and time-consuming process is very intense and detailed; but for those who feel the sentimental desire to purchase these unique gems, it’s worth the wait.

The cost of these unusual pieces is not what everyone can easily afford.  Depending on the size, color, style, and cut preferences, the price tags can range from $2000  to $15,000 a piece.

As human beings, we all have different ways of ‘holding on’  to a friend, family member or pet that meant so very much to us.  Letting go is difficult.

The jewelry pieces, described here, provide a priceless connection that comes straight from the heart–a connection that will last a lifetime and continue on as an heirloom, for generations to come.

This is a guest post.  Miss Carlson is a mother of two and a regular writer who lives in the midwest.  Topics she writes about include diamonds and Thomas Sabo jewelry.

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