The Soul Diamond
Once our loved ones are gone, all we want is to keep a part of them by our side forever. To make this deep longing a reality, we have developed a technology that turns ashes into cremation diamonds. This way, our happiest moments and most treasured memories will never turn to dust. The deep love and bond we spent so long nurturing will stand the test of time in the form of genuine diamonds.
Cremation diamonds are made from carbon extracted from cremation ashes or hair. While most of the 18.5% of elemental Carbon is burned off during the cremation process, 0.5-4% of Calcium Carbonate can still be found in the bones. Calcium Carbonate tends to have a greater bond strength than that found in the muscle tissues.
The bones also act as a form of an insulator, protecting said Carbon within the bone marrow and other tissues. To create a cremation diamond from human ashes or hair at jewelry standard, these remains must be purified to an extremely high level.
DIAMOND FORMATION Preparation for HPHT Process
To create the cremation diamond, a tiny diamond seed is prepared and placed at the bottom of the press’ inner core cube. The interior of the press is heated to over 2000°F, melting a catalyst metal. The molten catalyst metal dissolves the high-purity, personal carbon source, which is then transported to the small diamond seed and crystalized. A cremation diamond is born and starts to grow shine.
CUTTING & POLISHING
Diamond Polishing Process
First, the cremation diamond undergoes “crosswork", in which the main facets are placed on the diamond. This ensures maximum weight, clarity, and the best angles for the specific diamond shape. Next, the diamond’s main facets are smoothed, also known as polishing. Last, the final facets are polished onto the diamond. The facets added are the stars, top and bottom halves also known as upper and lower girdle facets.
Diamond Laser Inscription
Diamond laser inscription is a unique combination of letters and numbers engraved on a diamond’s girdle, a narrow portion separating the top (crown) and bottom (pavilion) parts of the stone.