In the wake of a loved one’s passing, there is a unique way to preserve the memory even long after they’ve passed. There is a company called LifeGem®(based in Illinois) that will take samples of remaining ashes or even hair, and compress them into a synthetic diamond to be set inside jewelry in memory of a loved one. The diamonds are required however to undergo a 4-step creation process before release. Carbon capture, purification, diamond creation and lastly diamond certification.
The diamonds are created by first attaining the carbon sample by the ash or hair given. The carbon then undergoes purification by high-temperature heating to create a graphite sample. The converted graphite is then heat pressurized in conditions that recreate the forces of nature.
As the company uses a patented diamond-making process to create a version of diamonds unique to their own, each gem tells a unique story merely by the samples given in order to create them. Best of all, it’s a very thoughtful and elegant way to cherish a loved one through an heirloom to be treasured for generations to come.