Decide on Your Algordanza Memorial Diamond

The ALGORDANZA Memorial Diamond shares its chemical, physical as well as optical features with mined diamonds. Your Algordanza Memorial Diamond will be grown from carbon extracted from hair or ashes of your loved one, or could be the combination of both, even with the choice of personal pictures or diaries. In order to create a Memorial Diamond, we isolate the carbon from the ashes or hair, and simulate the natural environment in which diamonds have been created under vast pressure and enormous heat naturally in the bowels of the earth, by using our own HPHT (High Pressure High Temperature) machines. 

Depending on the the type of diamond you desire and your budget, the list of options will help you in deciding your personal Algordanza diamond:

  • Algordanza Memorial Diamond Material
  • Algordanza Memorial Diamond Colour
  • Algordanza Memorial Diamond Cuts
  • Algordanza Memorial Diamond Size
  • Algordanza Memorial Diamond Price
  • Algordanza Memorial Diamond with Laser Inscription
  • Jewellery Setting Options


| Factor 1. Algordanza Memorial Diamond Material

Your Algordanza Diamond will be grown from the 99.9% carbon extracted from the hair or ashes, or combination of the two, even another type of carbon (favourite book, pictures, toy etc.) can be introduced. The extracted carbon is used as a growing foundation to create the memorial diamond.  

Algordanza Pure

The ALGORDANZA Pure Memorial Diamond is created solely out of the Carbon isolated from the cremated remains of the beloved deceased. At least 500g of cremated remains are needed to create one or more memorial diamonds.

Algordanza Hair

The ALGORDANZA Hair Memorial Diamond is made out of the Carbon isolated from the hair of a person. At least 5g of hair is needed. The Algordanza Hair Diamond is a unique option for engagement or wedding rings. 

Algordanza Origin

In cases where not enough cremated remains or hair are available, another Carbon source can be added, for example personal letters, diaries or pictures, which are in direct connection to the related person, can be used.

| Factor 2. Algordanza Memorial Diamond Colour

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(Image above, Algordanza Memorial Diamond in brilliant cut in the new wooden presentation box) 

The less coloration in a diamond, the rarer and the more valuable is the diamond. This is the general rule. The exception are the so-called 'Fancy Diamonds' - these fancy diamonds are of intense color and are likewise extremely rare. The colour of diamonds is caused by impurities in their diamond grid, traces of other elements or defects in the diamond grid.

The ALGORDANZA Memorial Diamonds only have clear to different blue shades due to the element boron ligated to the carbon. The intensity of the shade depends on the amount of boron within the diamond grid. 

We do not influence the coloration of our diamonds by adding chemicals, so you  will get your loved one as they were, without any alteration.  Thus, each memorial diamond is unique - also in its coloration.

For diamond colour, you can email us for more details. 

| Factor 3. Algordanza Memorial Diamond Cuts

Choose your favorite cut for your individual Memorial Diamond or decide for the Rough diamond (uncut diamond) – as the diamond, uniquely, formed itself. A rough diamond is a unique choice for someone who wish to have a naturally formed diamond from the ashes or hair. 

We entrust your personal Memorial Diamond only to sophisticated experts to cut it by hand. The size and cut can vary depending on the shape and size of the rough diamond. We have six cuts are available: Brilliant, Emerald, Asscher, Princess, Radiant, and heart.  Brilliant is one of our most popular choices.


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| Factor 4. Algordanza Memorial Diamond Size

Depending on what you wish for the jewellery design, you can order your diamond in various sizes from 0.25ct up to 2ct. 

For Single Memorial Diamond

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For family Diamonds

Alternatively from the ashes, hair or combination of your loved one, we are able to create up to four smaller family diamonds which are available as Brilliant Cut or as Rough Diamonds.

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| Factor 5. Algordanza Memorial Diamond Price

The costs of a diamond burial usually do not exceed the price of a traditional burial along with the care of the grave. The Memorial Diamond can be an addition to or even replace the traditional urn interment. 

The prices start at £2,000 for a 0.3ct rough diamond. The price depends on the preferred material, size and cut of your personal Memorial Diamond. Click here to request a brochure, information and current price list.

| Factor 6. Algordanza Memorial Diamond with Laser Inscription

Each ALGORDANZA Memorial Diamond is inscribed with a unique reference code for the order and the ALGORDANZA Signet Logo.

A personal inscription may be engraved on your memorial keepsake but this laser inscription is only visible with a microscope. Depending on the size of the diamond, between 25 and 50 characters are possible.

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| Factor 7. Jewellery Setting Options

It is beautiful to see how your Algordanza memorial diamonds are set into jewellery reflecting the uniqueness of each loved person. You can set your diamond into cremation Jewellery rings, cremation pendants or custom design your own cremation jewellery to carry your cremation diamond with you at all times.
Algordanza don't provide jewellery setting services directly, however we can recommend an entrusted jeweler previously used by our customers.  Please email or call us to find out more.

Please email or call us to find out more. 

| Find Out More

If you are unsure about your choice and want to learn more about our memorial diamonds, please contact us for more details. Learn more about the diamond creation process and order process here.