In our laboratory a physical-chemical analysis of the ashes is carried out. There a kind of “chemical finger print” will be prepared. This analysis is on the one hand necessary to be able to steer the subsequent physical and chemical processes, on the other hand the analysis documents the source of the memorial diamond from the original cremation ashes.
In principle one or more diamonds can be transformed from the cremation ashes of one deceased person. As basic material for the actual synthesis for one or more diamonds a quantity of 500gr ashes is needed.
The client can dispose otherwise of the remains which are not used for the transformation. If requested all the cremation ashes will be used for the synthesis. They remain in the process until they are completely exhausted
The transformation of the ashes will be carried out with utmost care and reverence. Every production step will be accurately documented.
In an unique preliminary proceeding all inorganic substances (i.e. salts, oxides, etc.) will be chemically separated from the carbon.
The actual transformation process, the conversion of graphite into a memorial diamond (both are pure carbon: one time in a hexagonal, the other time in an octagonal structure) is carried out under enormously high pressure and high temperature and requires a couple of weeks, depending on the size (weight) of the stone.
The memorial diamond is shining in white up to bluish coloring. As different human beings are, 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 therefore an 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 75 characters, i.e. name and life data of the deceased. The inscription is only readable with a magnifying glass.
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