I want to be a diamond
July 25, 2007 8:22pm CST
It is my wish that when I die, I am cremated and then have the carbon removed from my remains and have it turned into a diamond. The are companies that specialise in it, I think that it's a wonderful idea. Being a diamond and kept for eternity sounds so special and different. My daughters have said that they too think that it's a good idea and have said that they would like the same done and be added to my diamond. There is going to be some very unique jewelry to be handed down through the generations of my family Some people that I've mentioned it to said that it was plain freaky. What do you think?
• United States
26 Jul 07
I does seem somewhat selfish if not narcissistic to press something like that onto future generations although in these times when families are no longer valued as they used to be, perhaps it would be a good thing. I'm a very sentimental person and I'm not sure I like the idea. So people like my ex-wife who never had a sentimantal thought and let a company dump the ashes of her mother somewhere and never even had a memorial service would probably find the idea of little interest.
26 Jul 07
I understand your concern that families are no longer valued, luckily my entire family have a strong, much valued bond. I too am sentimental, it was when my eldest daughter said that she would love to whip me out on special occasions and adorn herself, feeling close to her mother again, that I started to take the idea more seriously. The idea does seem a bit macabre at first maybe, but the more I thought about it, the more I liked the idea, as does my family. With willing decedents joining the 'family jewels' in the future, this could turn out to be very large piece of jewelry indeed. I really will have my family around me for eternity.