Memorial diamonds contain the essence of a loved one...
Memorial diamonds made from hair
Cremation is rising steadily year after year, but many people still want a traditional burial. Whether out of personal or religious reasons one is not cremated, or there aren’t enough cremation ashes to make a cremation diamond, hair from that loved one can be used.
In 2018 the memorial diamond was introduced by Algordanza, it is made from carbon extracted exclusively from hair or a combination of hair and ashes.
Some families desire multiple memorial diamonds which can be grown for each family member and taken with them, a form of constant comfort and remembrance for which they no longer need to visit and maintain a grave. If you want a diamond made only from the cremated ashes of a loved one, then you want a cremation diamond.
Memorial diamond price
The cost of growing a diamond from hair starts at £2,040 for a medium sized 0.30 carat diamond. Ask us about financing your memorial diamond up to £7,500.
Since a diamond actually grows over time, the diamond’s end size could be slightly smaller or slightly larger than requested. If the diamond is smaller, the price will be reduced, however if the diamond is larger, no extra costs will incur.
As part of our service, Algordanza UK will travel anywhere in the UK to personally secure your loved ones hair and/or ashes free of charge. The end price of your memorial diamond depends on the size (carat), cut (we offer 6 types) and carbon source (hair, ashes or both). All processing fees, growth of the diamond, the natural diamond seed, as well as all shipping charges are included, no hidden fees.
Memorial diamond cuts
Algordanza offers six cuts for memorial diamonds; Radiant, Princess, Heart, Asscher, Brilliant and Emerald. Algordanza UK works with master diamond cutters in London.
Most memorial diamonds that are cut are usually set into rings or pendants, need help deciding which cut best suits your loved one? Just think about what your loved one’s personality most resembles, perhaps the memorial diamond should be left uncut (rough).
Heart cut memorial diamonds
If the memorial diamond is too small (carat), the heart cut cannot be made due to its complexity.
Rough or uncut memorial diamonds
Rough or uncut memorial diamonds are prefered by many clients because they reflect their loved one’s “Rough Edges” both having been naturally formed. No two rough diamonds are the same and are therefore unique. Rough diamonds are slightly polished in order to remove any sharp edges.
It is possible to set rough diamonds into beautiful jewellery. The most popular choice is to set a rough diamond into a pendant or neclace, showing off the unique texture of the rough diamond.
Memorial diamond sizes
Typical memorial diamond sizes range from 0.3 carats to 2.0 carats, however we can grow larger diamonds depending on the amount of hair or ashes available.
Since there is more carbon in hair, if more hair is available, then larger or multiple smaller diamonds can be made. Some individuals want only one large diamond, some families desire multiple diamonds.
If planned ahead of time, memorial diamonds allow the wish of a traditional burial to be made by acquiring hair before a burial or cremation has taken place.