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Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Diamonds

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posted on Oct, 9 2005 @ 07:07 AM
A U.S. firm, LifeGem, offers to turn the cremated remains of your loved ones into diamonds for jewelry:

Yahoo! News

CHICAGO (AFP) - Everyone said she was a gem. Now, just eight ounces of cremated remains is all it takes to turn your mother into a diamond.

In fact, there's enough carbon in those ashes to make about 20 gems. And there will still be several pounds of ashes left over to display on the mantelpiece.

So far, nobody's ordered more than 11 diamonds, said Dean VandenBiesen, vice president of operations for LifeGem, which uses super-hot ovens to transform ashes to graphite and then presses the stone into blue and yellow diamonds that retail for anywhere from 2,700 to 20,000 dollars.

"It's not for everyone," VandenBiesen admitted, adding that for those who do chose to immortalize their loved ones in jewelry, the experience is extremely positive.

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This is certainly a novel way to remember your loved ones! Would like to get turned into a diamond and worn on a loved ones finger?

posted on Oct, 9 2005 @ 07:19 AM

There are a couple more.

posted on Oct, 10 2005 @ 01:51 AM
Yeah fairly old.
A few issues:

How do you know you'll get your granny back.
How would you feel wearing your granny around your neck.

While taking the gem on a holiday. At the airport lost and found..."Yeah um you lost my suitcase"
"What was in it sir?"
"Some clothes, but they don't really matter. But the thing thats really important is my granny"
"Your keep your granny in a suitcase sir?"
"Yeah I take her everywhere with me. Oh sorry did I forget to say she was a gem"
"Grannys always are, aren't they sir"
"no you don't understand"

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