Cremation diamonds: A means to an ecologically safe afterlife

Over the years, people have come up with customized and unique ways in which to commemorate the fruitful lives their loved ones lived and the priceless memories they shared. Most importantly, recent advancements in technology have allowed the bereaved to give their departed a befitting burial in a way that preserves the natural resources available. For those looking for what to do with the ashes of your loved one, specialist companies have started to offer innovative post-burial options such as a Memorial Tree, Ashes into a Reef, a Memorial Garden and now Cremation Diamonds.

Memorial diamond for a greener afterlife


Honoring your loved one with a cremation diamond for agreener afterlife

Memorial diamonds are real diamonds that are made from human cremation ashes and grown in laboratory. The process requires you to provide at least 200g of your departed loved one’s ashes or 10g of hair which is also feasible this way. This post-burial alternative has become more and more popular among American families in recent years for multiple reasons: the cremation diamond prices, the meaning of turning a loved one into a beautiful precious diamond and a more ecological funeral option for remembrance.  

What most people are not aware of is that a cemetery burial releases 10% more carbon than a cremation ceremony which results into suffocation of living organisms and narcosis that threaten the existence of life on this planet in the long run.Carbon dioxide is an essential part of the global carbon cycle in the environment and as a greenhouse gas, it absorbs heat in the atmosphere and sends some back to the surface of the earth resulting into global warming. 

Carbon dioxide emissions make up over 80% of all greenhouse gas emissions in the United States ranging from natural gas flaring to fossil fuel burning among others. Apart from the rising cost of cemetery burials around the world, cemetery burials pollute our groundwaters because of the body embalming process which releases toxic fluids. Even if more ecological coffins are now available, the long-term maintenance of the tombs endangers natural resources.

How are cremation diamonds made?

Surprisingly, most people in the United-States have embraced turning ashes of their loved ones into diamonds. LONITÉ is a renowned vendor with a branch in Buffalo, New York State that have mastered the art of creating Cremation diamonds using an HPHT technology in the state-of-the-art Swiss Laboratory enabling you to create an everlasting legacy to celebrate the kind of person your departed loved one was.

The difference between a memorial diamond and a natural diamond is in the mineral content as natural diamonds are formed from subjecting carbon decomposing organic matter to a lot of pressure over a long period of time while cremation diamonds are formed from the carbon content extracted from the hair or ashes of your departed loved ones. 

The process of creating a memorial diamond takes several weeks. During the last stretch when the press is working, the temperature in the room stays about 2500F so that the ashes turned diamonds become solid. This process results in rough crystals that are cut and polished into cremation diamonds. The color of the finished diamond ranges from white to dark blue, depending on the boron content of the ashes of the deceased.

Popular burial alternatives besides Cremation Diamonds 

Besides cremation diamonds, other ecologically safe burial alternatives include;

External Reefs

In this type of burial, ashes are mixed with cement and then deposited in coral reefs lying offshore, a memorial which helps to support marine life.

Memorial Trees

Most people are in habit of planting trees as a tribute to their departed loved ones. However, a memorial tree is an even better legacy because it is started in an urn created with the cremation ashes of your loved one. The urns naturally decompose in the long run as the roots expand through the biodegradable urn. 

Alkaline hydrolysis

Here, a chemical process that uses water and potassium hydroxide alkali solution chemically heats the remains and what is left is a fragments of bones. When purified and dried, these tiny particles are the same as traditionally cremated ashes.

Each of the above processes are safe for the environment especially with the growing concern over toxins entering our groundwater from burial grounds and also provide a convenient way to preserve the environment and honor your departed loved one with a unique legacy.

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


Naturally Amber color cremation diamond that comes from the life element Nitrogen

Prices of cremation diamonds in the United States range from $ 1,700 to $17,000 depending on the size, cut and color of the diamond. Sizes range from 3.8mm to 6.6mm and the cremation diamond can take on a naturally amber color, greenish yellow, red, blue or colorless depending on the boron content of the ashes of your loved one.

Owing to the growing need for uniquely customized substitutes to burial, there is no better way to commemorate your departed loved ones other than choosing an alternative that pays an everlasting tribute to the profound memories you have of them and preserves the available natural resources altogether.