Swiss Company Turns People’s Ashes into Diamonds

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Algordanza, a Swiss company, has taken a fascinating and unexpected approach to memorializing our loved ones who have passed.

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They will compress and super-heat your loved one’s cremated ashes and turn them into a man-made diamond that can be worn and cherished.

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It all begins with a chemical process that extracts the carbon from the departed’s ashes. This carbon is then heated to convert it into graphite.

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That graphite is then heated to as many as 2,700 degrees Fehrenheit and subjected to forces as high as 870,000 pounds per square inch.

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The color of the finished diamond, which can range from white to dark blue, depends on the boron content of the ashes of the deceased.

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The prices begin at 4,259 Swiss Francs ($4,474 USD) for a small diamond with no additional service.

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