Cremation Diamonds: Real or Scam?

Posted on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 in Informational.

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For many individuals, the loss of a loved one is one of the most challenging things they’ll ever have to face. Losing someone important can suddenly cause your life to feel like it’s in a constant state of turmoil. This is why some people choose to incorporate the remains of their loved one into something they can hold on to forever. This is where cremation diamonds come into play. The idea sounds simple enough: heat up a portion of the ashes, apply some pressure, and voila, you have a diamond made from the remains of your loved one. But is this process actually possible? The answer is no.

As many people know, diamonds are composed of carbon. Since cremation furnaces must burn between 1600 and 1800 degrees Fahrenheit and carbon burns at 1400 degrees Fahrenheit, there is no carbon left after a body is cremated. If there’s no carbon left, there’s no way a diamond can be created from the remains of a loved one. In fact, these “cremation diamond” companies even admit in their US patents that there is not enough carbon left after the cremation process to make a diamond. Instead, these companies use outside carbon sources to create their “cremation diamonds.”

So as you can see, these diamonds should be avoided at all costs. When it comes to cremation diamonds, what you’re essentially getting is a lab-created diamond without any trace of your loved one. Not only that, but you’ll also have to pay about ten times the price you should be paying for a comparable lab-created diamond. While it may seem like a good idea to transform your loved ones ashes into a diamond, this is simply not possible. If you want to incorporate your loved one’s ashes into something you can wear every day, consider selecting a pendant that can hold ashes in it instead.

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Contact Kloiber Jewelers at 414-276-2457 or if you’d like to incorporate your loved one’s ashes into a jewelry piece.