A company from Switzerland has taken an unexpected and fascinating approach to memorializing our loved ones who have passed. The company is called Algordanza, and they will super – heat and compress your loved one’s cremated ashes and turn them into a man – made diamond that can be cherished and worn.
They began with a chemical process extracting the carbon from the departed’s ashes. Then they heat the carbon to as many as 2,700 degrees Fehrenheit and subject it to forces as high as 870,000 pounds per square inch and convert it into graphite. The graphite is then heated. The color of the finished diamond, depends on the boron content of the ashes of the deceased and can range from dark blue to white. The prices begin at 4,259 Swiss Francs ($4,474 USD) for a small diamond with no additional service.
If you want, from the cremation ashes of a deceased person in one growing process, Algordanza can produce up to four small – sized family diamonds, allowing several family members to have a personal connection to the deceased, no matter where they might be located.
They are always willing to fulfill individual special requests such as exotic cuts or larger carat weights, stones in oval or heart – shaped designs.
The process still is highly complex and difficult, even though the production of high – quality cultured diamonds from industrial carbons has been possible since the 1960s.
Prospecting for fine natural diamonds is far cheaper and easier. The diamonds are created through a process of crystal synthesis. The replication of very high pressure and very high temperature conditions which exist in the earth’s interior are required to culture a diamond in the laboratory.