Remembrance in a New Form
Sometimes we need a way to remember someone and still have a traditional burial, memorial diamonds help strengthen our memories of a loved one.
Memorial Diamonds contain the Essence of a Loved One...
...the years, days and even seconds of time shared.
Memorial Diamonds Hold Memories
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 Cost
The cost of growing a diamond from hair starts at approximately £2,040 for a 0.3 ct rough diamond. Ask us About Financing your memorial Diamond.
The process of extracting carbon from hair is easier than extracting it from ashes and only 5 grams of hair is needed to make an Algordanza memorial diamond. 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. Most if not all other memorial diamond companies want you to send the ashes through the mail, which often becomes lost, stolen or sent to the wrong address and do you know where they are being sent or who is receiving them?
Memorial Diamond Cuts
Algordanza offers six cuts for memorial diamonds; Radiant, Princess, Heart, Asscher, Brilliant and Emerald. Although Algordanza does not cut diamonds, we work closely with expert diamond cutters in London. For more information contact us.
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 give them a proper shape.
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 1.0 carat, 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.