Cremation and cremain options have really expanded over the years. Yes, there’s still the traditional use of urns, burial sites or columbariums. However, in more recent years, people have expressed a growing interest in more personal ways to remember their loved ones. One of these personalized cremation processes includes converting ashes to jewelry, gemstones and yes, even diamonds.
The process used is one that imitates the way diamonds are formed in the earth. However, it uses machinery that makes the diamonds possible at a much faster rate than Mother Nature’s methods. Rinaldo Willy, the founder and CEO of the Swiss company Algordanza, came up with the idea a decade ago. Since then, his customer base has expanded to 24 countries.
Most stones come out blue because the human body contains faint amounts of boron, an element that may be involved in bone formation. Occasionally, though, a diamond does appear as white, yellow or almost black. It take approximately a pound of ashes from a cremation to make a diamond. Every diamond formed is unique, just like the humans that they originate from.
Diamonds have always been known as a precious gem stone. Now, with the ability to transform a loved one’s remains, these diamonds can mean so much more. As a personal remembrance of a loved one, such a diamond incorporated into a personal jewelry piece can help to keep a loved one close to you always.
At Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery, we operate our own crematory inside our facility. With this capability, your loved one never leaves our care as they remain on our site during the entire cremation process. If you have questions about our services, or want help with plans for the cremains of your loved one, we are here to assist you. Contact our professional and caring staff here or call us at 480-832-2850.