This Machine Compresses Your Body Into Wearable Keepsakes

A Switzerland-based company by the name of Algordanza specializes in what they call the ‘Memorial Diamond’. It’s an ingenious process that converts the cremated remains of a loved one into an honest to goodness diamond, taking the phrase “diamonds are forever” to heart. We don’t know if it’s beautiful, creepy, or both.

 For those unaware, diamonds are made of carbon and the human body is 18% carbon. As a result, they’ve found a way to take the carbon remains from human ashes and turn them into a diamond. It’s beautiful memento of your lost loved ones which can be taken anywhere with ease.

First, you choose your preferred ring size and favorite cut, or settle for a rough and more natural diamond form. Different colors can occur depending on how much boron is in the diamond. Then, they isolate the carbon from the ashes and convert it to graphite. A ‘starter crystal’ then helps the growth of the diamond, which can take several weeks.

High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) machines mimic the natural process for the creation of diamonds. They create a pressure of 870,000 psi, and the temperature hovers around 2200-2550 °F. Once finished, they remove the diamond and begin to prepare it.

If you’re at all worried about the quality of the cut, don’t be. Your personal Memorial Diamond is hand-cut only by experienced experts. Though pricey (ranging from $5,000 to $20,000), it is a very unique and beautiful way to remember someone, and keep a piece of them with you forever.

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