| Transparency of Production
One of the most important factors is to check if you can visit or personally deliver ashes or hair to the laboratory. Looking at online images and watching videos are definitely not sufficient to guarantee the genuine products or service. Any credible company would be able to explain and provide transparency of their production process to their customers.
| Certification of Authenticity
Certain certification e.g. GIA can guarantee and certify the diamond is lab made, however can not guarantee it is made from your loved one's ashes. Additional certifications from independent bodies e.g. ISO certificate, notarial certification, and national funeral services membership should bring you a peace of mind.
| Customer Reviews
It is always reassuring to hear what previous customers said about the product and service. It is easy to validate these recommendations via social media platforms.
| Understand Creation Process and Product
A genuine cremation diamond should be created from carbon found in cremation ashes or hair in a high tech lab under an HPHT machine, and it will takes 4-8 months to grow depending on size. It is important to make sure your diamond is NOT: -
A chemical vapour deposition diamond - hydrocarbon gas such as methane, not carbon from hair or ash. The normal process time only takes several hours.
An existing diamond injected with ashes - Some diamonds are inserted with ashes into an existing diamond.
A diamond simulant (ie. Gem, Crystal or Zircons) - They are not real diamonds, a real memorial diamond should be certified with the same characteristics as real diamonds.
| Price vs. Services and Product
An average size memorial diamond will cost less than a standard burial, which can cost around £7,500 or more (Average funeral cost S.E. England).
Find out more about how to decide your Algordanza Diamond and contact us today to find out the price for your own memorial diamond.