A letter to the bereaved: Honoring your departed loved ones with a memorial diamond

To all the bereaved,

Sincere and deepest condolences to you on the loss of your loved ones, sending thoughts and prayers your way in these trying times.

With every gift of life is a light that sparkles, a ray of hope and an over flow of blessings in the lives of those that chance upon making an acquaintance. However, this light sometimes burns out and the best way to honor the legacy your loved one has created in an everlasting memory is with new available post burial alternatives. Among them, cremation diamonds, a true replica of the beautiful life they lived and the precious and profound memories you still hold dear.

How cremation diamonds differ from natural diamonds.

A cremation diamond is a new type of diamonds grown in the lab from subjecting the carbon extracted from the ashes and hair of your loved one to intense heat and pressure while a natural diamond is formed at elevated temperatures and pressure at depths of 140 to 190 km in the Earth’s mantle. Carbon-containing minerals provide the carbon source and the growth occurs over periods from 1 billion to 3.3 billion years.

Expert vendors like Lonite with an existing branch in Buffalo, State of New York, USA use HPHT technology in their state-of the art Swiss laboratory to create your memorial diamond as long as you can provide 200g of ashes or 10g of hair, a process that emulates the formation of a natural diamond only within a shorter period of time. All cremation diamonds are delivered with both a certification of origin and a process analysis report documenting and proving scientifically that your memorial diamond originates from the ashes of your loved one. These can be re-verified and validated by any independent certification and quality control institute.

Ashes to diamonds: A Keepsake to Consider For your Departed Loved Ones

A memorial diamond engagement ring

A cremation diamond is very unique owing to the increasing need for personalized alternatives to burial in the USA. Other popular alternatives include a memorial tree or garden, external reefs and alkaline hydrolysis among others all of which are ecologically safe allowing you to give your loved one a befitting burial and preserve the natural resources available altogether.

A memorial diamond is a source of comfort in bereavement allowing you to maintain the physical connection you shared and commemorate the beautiful life your loved one lived with a beautiful tribute. This can be handed down to generations within the family as an everlasting legacy.

Due to the growth and advancements in technology, urban cities like New York have expanded their scope on industrialization resulting into shortage of living space and congestion in cemeteries. This has in turn led to rise in prices of the available traditional burial grounds; the average North American traditional funeral costs between $7,000 and $10,000 as opposed to the prices of a cremation diamond which vary from $ 1,700 to a little over $17,000 depending on the size, cut and color of the diamond.

The cost of transforming the ashes of your loved one into a diamond in the USA

Prices of a memorial diamond in the USA vary according to the size, cut and color of the diamond.

For a complete natural feel, you can keep your cremation diamond rough and unpolished or you can choose from any of the available options for a polished one that include: Brilliant, Princess, Radiant, Asscher, Emerald and Heart. The most popular cut style for memorial diamonds in USA is the Brilliant cut.

Natural diamonds have diverse colors that are a replica of the different elements in the different environments in which they grow. Similarly, cremation diamonds take on five colors achieved by the mineral elements in the ashes or hair of your loved one or the additional processes in the surrounding environment during the birth of the memorial diamond. The colors include: Naturally Amber, Greenish yellow, Red, Blue and purely colorless.

Diamonds are measured in carat (ct), a unit of weight and one carat equals to 0.2 g (200 mg; 0.007055 oz). Sizes of the cremation diamonds range from 0.25ct to 1.00ct.

Putting these factors into consideration, you are likely to pay around $1,600 to a little over $17,200 for a memorial diamond in the USA.

Available setting to frame your Cremation Diamond

You can either keep the gemstone alone or choose a setting in which your diamond will be kept from the cremation Diamond vendor or an independent establishment.

Any type of jewelry can be made depending on the metal of your choice such as gold. The most popular options in the USA are rings and pendants

In conclusion, may God comfort you and give you the strength to move past your losses and may each day that goes by, help you reckon that your loved ones are in a better place and their legacies live on.

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