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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments

Sup Travellers?! It's always tough to lose a loved one but some comfort can always be found when you believe that they are in a better place. The most you can do is keep the memories of them close to your heart and what better way to do so than by making a diamond ring; the symbol of love.

Instead of burying your loved ones in the dirt or cremating them another option is to have their remains cut and polished into a fancy diamond ring like in the photos below. The blue color comes from the amount of boron present in the ashes.


The company responsible for the very non traditional practice is Algordanza. Algordanza provides a service where the cremated remains of a loved one convert into a diamond. The diamond can then be used in jewelry or kept in a collection.


How is this done? First, the carbon is extracted from the cremated remains. The human body is about 18% carbon, and about 2% of that remains after the cremation process. This is the carbon Algodanza uses to make their diamonds, and filters out of the other materials via a chemical process. The carbon is heated and turned into graphite, the material found in pencils.

The graphite is heated to 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit and subjected to as many as 870,000 pounds of pressure per square inch. The result of this process, which mimics a process deep in the Earth, is a diamond that ranges from white to dark blue in color. The color variation depends on the amount of the element boron in the ashes. The diamond is cut and polished, and many opt to have it set in a ring or another piece of jewelry to keep their deceased loved ones close.

The entire process is much cheaper than a burial at about US$4,500 so it's definitely worth it if you're all for non traditional. Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.