LifeGem: Diamonds From the Dead

“The LifeGem is… a certified, high-quality diamond created from a lock of hair or the cremated ashes of your loved one as a memorial to their unique life.”

© LifeGem

LifeGem uses carbon from your loved one’s hair and/or cremains to create diamonds. You read that right: this company will make you a lab-created diamond from the remains of a person or pet. The stones are available in blue, red, yellow, green, or the more classic “colorless”/white.

According to the company, “LifeGem diamonds are considered real diamonds. LifeGem created diamonds are identical in every aspect to natural diamonds. They have the same brilliance, fire, and hardness as any high quality diamond you may find at Tiffany & Co.”

You could put your actual family into a family ring. I have to admit I’m morbidly interested in the idea, especially since you can use hair from living people. “This? It’s my husband. No, not from my husband, it is my husband. Isn’t it beautiful?”

Would you?

(photo from LifeGem; explore their site here.)

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