Would you like to be turned into a diamond?

@dragon54u (31298)
United States
May 8, 2008 2:48pm CST
In the past few years, I've heard about people having their ashes turned into diamonds after they die so that their loved ones can wear them. Here's a site that explains some of it: http://www.lifegem.com/secondary/whatisLG2006.aspx Would you prefer that form of disposal for your own ashes? Perhaps you'd like to wear part of your loved one? We thought about it with my brother but it was kind of creepy. We'll spread his ashes later, to fertilize living things. I don't think I'd like the thought of that. They're very pricey and I'd hate my family to go through the expense--or have to leave enough money for them to do it--when they could use the money in more beneficial ways. But if it made them happy, I won't care anyway, I'll be long gone to wherever we end up in the next plane. In my case, heaven. What do you think of this?
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@kykidd (6824)
• United States
8 May 08
What a unique idea!!! I had never heard of anything like this before, it sounds great. Although, that doesn't mean that I would do it. But like you said, if the family wants to I wouldn't care one way or the other.
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@applefreak (3133)
• Singapore
22 Jun 08
i've read about this when they introduced the service. however the price kind of turns me off. i had lost my pet at that time and was thinking of turning his ashes into a diamond. i'll wear it everyday so he'll be with me always. maybe when i have that kind of spare cash i'd go ahead and do it. as for my own ashes, i think i just want them mixed with that of my pets. then we can all frolic together. :D
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• Singapore
22 Jun 08
i lost my pet seven years ago. i opt to have him cremated. his ashes are still at home with me. he is in my closet now. guess i'll be doing that when my other pets pass on. this way they'll be with me always. and maybe, just maybe, i'll save enough to wear them on my fingers.
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@luvinu617 (185)
• United States
22 Jun 08
This is an amazing idea! I've never heard of this before so I thank you for bringing it to my attention. I find it amazing that they can do pets as well which is wonderful because we lost a VERY loved pet dog named Misty a few years ago, and we opted to have her creamated. My mother will LOVE this idea, the dog was so dear to her heart, we had Misty for 8 years almost, she was taken from us to young, only 9 years old. She was my mom's baby, and I can pretty much guarantee my mother is going to start saving money as soon as I show her this so she can have a ring from Misty's ashes. This is truly amazing, I would love to be able to do this when my parents pass, my siblings, and me. I'd love to have it set up so that when I pass whoever is left that is close to me gets a ring. This is amazing, I just can't believe they can actually do this!!! Thanks so much!
@dragon54u (31298)
• United States
22 Jun 08
I like the idea. Can you imagine a beautiful diamond bracelet, each stone made up of a loved one's ashes? What a family heirloom that would be! The person's name could be engraved on the back of the setting, too, and you could pass it on to your children, etc.
• United States
22 Jun 08
Oh I love the idea. I think its amazing. I also love the fact that they come in different colors... I really hope we could do this for my dog Misty, get a ring for my mom and I to remember her by. We both miss her so much. What we went through during her last days was so painful, to the point that we were just praying for God to make it stop. We had her creamated, she resides in a beautiful hand carved wooden box. They also took a clipping of her hair, and a paw print for us. But this way we could remember her forever, and what an amazing dog she was.
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@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
22 Jun 08
wow!! this is unique idea! its wondrful but i might get lost if given to the wrong hands. hehe
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@dragon54u (31298)
• United States
22 Jun 08
Well, I doubt you'll care if your diamond is lost--you'll be too happy in the other world to worry about your used-up husk in this world!
@swanny686 (150)
• United States
9 May 08
sounds prett crazy to me...i personally dont plan on being cremated in the first place but if i were to be i think i would have my ashes scattered somewhere that meant alot to me..i wouldnt like to be seen as an object that made another member of my family look good. it just doesnt appeal to me
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@dragon54u (31298)
• United States
9 May 08
Actually, a real diamond is cheaper. So if a loved one used your ashes to make a diamond, it would probably be strictly because they loved you--unless your family is filthy rich and into the latest trends, then you might be right!
@sisterjinx (1136)
• United States
8 May 08
I think if it was not very expensive to do this would be a nice option. I would love to have my husband turned into a diamond I could wear if he passed from this world first. He already wants to be cremated. This would just keep him close to me. And if someone wanted to do that with me then it would be fine. However with the expense of it I think that it would be better just to spread out my ashes somewhere nice and peaceful and let me return to the earth.
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@dragon54u (31298)
• United States
8 May 08
There's other jewelry you can get, too. Tiny containers for a portion of the ashes that are in different shapes and made of steel, pewter, gold or silver. They would be much more affordable! The diamonds are lovely, though.