The Algordanza memorial diamond shares its chemical, physical and optical features with natural diamonds. In order to create a memorial diamond, we simulate the natural environment in which a diamond grows for over hundreds of years inside of the earth.
Isolation of the carbon
The human body consists of 20% carbon - the element of life.
The diamond is a mineral and consists of 99.9% carbon. The carbon atoms are arranged in a three-dimensional grid. This special diamond grid is responsible for the strength and hardness.
During cremation, the majority of carbon escapes as carbon dioxide. In the ashes remain 1-5% of carbon. In our laboratory we are able to isolate this carbon from all other substances. This isolated carbon is the foundation for the diamond growth following the example set by nature.
Conversion into graphite
The carbon solely from the remains of your loved one converts under high pressure and high temperature to graphite. The purified graphite is the foundation for the subsequent diamond transformation inside our own HPHT (High Pressure – High Temperature) machines.