Our bodies are made of earthly materials, and as Dr. Carl Sagan once said “We are all star stuff’, being the result of exploding galaxies to create star nurseries that eventually become new planets. When we pass on this earth, there have always been a number of funerary traditions, designed to honor. A Swiss company has made a quantum leap change in this tradition, as they offer a new way, through the creation of diamonds.
Turning the remains of a loved one into a diamond is not as astounding as it might seem
Diamonds are Carbon-based and so are We
Turning the remains of a loved one into a diamond is not as astounding as it might seem. The human body is made of 18% carbon and there is about 2% of that carbon left after cremation. The Swiss company takes that carbon and heated until it becomes graphite. The graphite is then placed under the same incredible pressures that the earth imposes when it creates a diamond. The resulting birth of a diamond can be in a variety of colors, from white to dark blue. The tone depends upon the amount of Boron that is contained in the ashes. The resulting diamond is cut and polished. What brilliance is carried in the stone can be an honor to the cherished loved one, continuing their journey in the light.