The memorial diamond creation process begins with the extraction of carbon from cremated remains, coat or feathers. This pure carbon is first heated and pressurized using our own HPHT (High Pressure High Temperature) machines.
The duration of the growing phase within the HPHT machine, determines the size of the diamond. These HPHT machines mimic the high heat and pressure of the Earth’s mantle where natural diamonds form.
The memorial diamond transformation takes approximately four to seven months from our reception of the (ashes, coat or feathers) sample, to the moment when you have the memorial diamond back in your hands.
Carbon is the basis of all life and is the foundation for diamond synthesis.
During cremation, most carbon escapes as carbon dioxide and the cremation ashes contain only one to five percent carbon.
In the process of transforming ashes to diamonds, our laboratory isolates this carbon from the vast range of chemical elements present in the cremation ashes. Following the example set by nature, this isolated carbon is used as the foundation for the diamond growth.
A diamond starter crystal triggers the growth of the memorial diamond inside the High Temperature High Pressure machine. These powerful machines create a pressure of 870,000 pounds per square inch (PSI) and temperatures between 2100° to 2600° Fahrenheit.
The longer the diamond remains in the growing cell, the larger the diamond becomes. When the diamond reaches the desired size, the growing cell is removed from the high pressure machines and the starter crystal is separated.
Cut and Polish
Our experts will hand cut your memorial diamond to create a one-of-a-kind brilliant, emerald, asscher, princess, radiant or heart diamond. As a special alternative we also offer rough (uncut) diamonds. The rough diamond reflects the individuality of a person in a uniquely natural way.