In principle one or more diamonds can be transformed from the cremation ashes of one deceased person. For the synthesis of one or more diamonds a quantity of 1 lb ashes is needed.
The transformation of the ashes will be carried out with utmost care and reverence. Every production step is accurately documented.
During cremation, the majority of carbon escapes as Carbon Dioxide. After cremation 1-5% of carbon remains in the ashes. In our laboratory we are able to isolate this carbon from all other substances. This isolated carbon is the foundation for diamond growth following the example set by nature.
The actual transformation process, the conversion of graphite into a memorial diamond (both are pure carbon: one in a hexagonal structure, the other time in an octagonal structure) is carried out under enormously high pressure and high temperature.
The memorial diamond is shining in variations of white to bluish hues. As different human beings are unique, as distinct are the tints of the diamonds. The bluish tint is depending on the individual quantity of the element Boron in the carbon. Boron is evidence for the organic source of the carbon.
After the synthesis, the rough diamond is cut and polished according to the client’s request. Furthermore, the diamond can be engraved in micro scripture by means of laser inscription. Any text is possible, maximum 50 characters, i.e. name and life data of the deceased. The inscription is only readable with a magnifying glass.
Watch our memorial diamond process video: