Nothing sparkles like a diamond and creating a diamond from a loved one's ashes is everlasting. Diamonds are grown in specialty labs from the carbon in ashes or hair.
Eterneva is the newest company created to grow diamonds from ashes. They offer a unique service. Rather than simply delivering the finished diamond, they keep customers updated with emails and videos as the diamond is created. They provide a strong personalized and unique grief healing journey ending with receiving a beautiful diamond for an everlasting remembrance of your loved one.
Lonite is an international company with offices throughout the world. Their laboratory is located in Switzerland where your loved one’s ashes will be sent to be created. Prices start at $1,400 and range to $13,200.
Heart in Diamond is based in the UK and has a US office. Like their competitors, they produce memorial diamonds for both humans and pets, though they focus a little more heavily on the pet market. One of their options (a mini-diamond) is the lowest cost in the business, starting at $750, with other options ranging up to $20,000.
Is a cremation diamond the right way to
remember and honor my loved one?
How Much Does It Cost to Turn Ashes Into a Diamond?
$8,500 average cost
Prices range from $750 - $20,000
How are Cremation Diamonds Grown?
Carbon is removed from the ashes and put through a purification process. It is then subjected to intense pressure (850,000 pounds per square inch) and heated to 2,500 or more degrees Fahrenheit.
Over time the pure carbon turns to the hardest element on earth - a diamond.
Depending on the diamond size desired, it can take as little as two months or as long as a year to grow the diamond in a company's lab. Seven-months is about average.
Things to Know About Cremation Diamonds
Relatively little of the ashes or hair is required. A tablespoon of ashes is often enough to create diamonds from ashes.
Depending on the diamond size desired, it can take as little as two months or as long as a year to grow the diamond in a company's lab. Seven-months is about the average amount of time it takes to create cremation diamonds.
Diamonds are then often microscopically etched with the loved one’s name.
Prices range from $750 to $20,000 with typical pricing around $8,500. A diamond's size, cut, color and clarity (the typical 4 C's) can all be customized to create an everlasting memorial diamond.
The Final Word
A handful of companies turn ashes into diamonds. Some are US-based while others have their labs in Switzerland or the United Kingdom. Prices tend to be relatively similar. While they are all good companies, Eterneva has a unique approach and is the leader in the field. We find they do a particularly good job connecting and educating customers about cremation diamonds and turning ashes into diamonds.