Turning Ashes into Diamonds

Cremation diamond facts you need to know

A cremation diamond or ash diamond is grown purely from the carbon extracted from cremation ashes of which a minimum of 500g is needed to grow. If a company needs less than 500g of ashes, another carbon source is being used in order to grow the size of diamond needed. Algordanza guarantees that your diamond is made of 100% of your loved ones ashes.

Colour importance of diamonds from ashes

Our bodies naturally contain the element boron, this element makes cremation diamonds different shades of blue to almost colourless. Industrial carbon or other impurities can make a diamond yellow, amber or even black, exposing the diamond to radiation turns them green, pink or red as well as breaks down the diamond latice, making them weaker.

ALGORDANZA does not influence the colour of their diamonds.

Pear cut diamond from ashes darker blue cremation diamond
Memorial Diamonds are made from hair and sometimes ashes of a lost loved one

Memorial diamonds from hair

Sometimes there is not 500g of ashes available in order to grow a cremation diamond or the deceased wished out of personal or religious reasons, a traditional burial. Since hair contains approximately 51% carbon, a much smaller amount of hair can be made into a diamond.

If you choose a memorial diamond, then a minimum of 5g of hair is needed, or a combination of hair and ashes. Most clients contact their funeral directors and have them save hair from their deceased loved one before they are cremated or buried.

Celebration or Promise Diamonds in a wedding ring made of hair

Celebration or promise diamonds

We all want real diamonds for special occasions. Couples wanting to be married now take hair from themselves and turn it into diamonds for their partner’s wedding rings.

Mothers and fathers who wish to celebrate the birth of a child, take hair from that child and have it turned into a diamond to celebrate their birth.

Almost always, celebration / promise diamonds are incorporated into jewellery such as rings, pendants and neclaces or even bracelets and earrings.

Why diamonds from ashes or hair?

Memories to cherish and hold on to – By creating cremation or memorial diamonds from the ashes or hair of a loved one, you capture the essence of that special person and instead of a traditional urn stored at home or at a cemetery you can remember that special person in a more unique and close way.

More affordable than traditional funerals – A cremation or memorial diamond will still cost less than a standard burial, which can cost up to £7,500 or more (Average traditional funeral in the SE of England).

Ethically better diamonds – Many natural diamonds are still obtained through severe human rights abuse as well as the exploitation of children, workers and whole communities. It can cause devastation and severe damage to the land as well as the local water supply. Choosing a celebration diamond reduces these very negative effects.

Rough Ash Diamond Algordanza Switzerland
Carbon Source for cremation Diamond

The process of turning ashes into diamonds

Are you interested in how Algordanza turns ashes and hair into diamonds as well as learn what a real cremation diamond consists of?

  • First we need 500g of ashes or 5g of hair or a combination.
  • Then we isolate the carbon using the highest quality processing available
  • Purification of carbon up to 99.99% purity
  • The carbon is placed in a unique growing cell
  • The growing cell is placed in our German engineered HPHT presses
  • The diamond is removed after a time dependant on the carat size desired
  • The rough diamond is either cut or left uncut, and simply polished
  • The diamond is thouroughly inspected by a highly qualified gemologist
  • A certificate of authenticity is made and the diamond’s girdle is laser inscribed 
  • Your diamond is complete and in a short time will be delivered to you

How to order your ash diamond

3 steps to order your diamond from ashes or hair

  • First, contact Kevin Foy in the UK for current ashes to diamonds pricing and information
  • After you have decided what kind of diamond you need, sign our contract and pay 50%
  • As soon as the contract is signed, we will secure the ashes from you or your funeral home

That’s all there is needed, a diamond burial is just as easy to arrange as any other burial, we help you through the process. Once the order is placed, we will give you an approximate time of completion and update you on each phase of the process.

Funeral Director Giving Ashes to Algordanza for Cremation Diamond


Memorial Diamonds UK
5 The Cleves
TN15 6GD
United Kingdom

Telephone: 0800 0646683

Important Links

Follow Us

Scroll to Top