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Laboratory Grown Cremation Diamonds
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How to Make Cremation Diamonds
Scientific technology was developed approximately 70 years ago which gives us the ability to create laboratory grown diamonds. These lab diamonds are optically, chemically and visually identical to their earth mined counterparts. Through the years, the process has been improved and refined.
The memorial industry now offers cremation diamonds, which are diamonds grown in a laboratory setting, using personal carbon - cremated ashes. These cremation diamonds are genuine diamonds created using the same process of regular laboratory grown diamonds, except for this one difference. A diamond seed and personal carbon are combined so that cremation diamonds forever contain the essence of a loved one or pet.
The creation of a personal diamond starts by collecting a small sample, approximately 6 ounces, of cremated remains. The carbon signature is processed from the ashes and then added to a diamond seed. The mixture is placed in a custom-designed incubator. Once in the incubator, a unique and complex High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) process duplicates the earth’s natural diamond-growing conditions with temperatures exceeding 2000°C and pressures greater than 60,000 atmospheres. In a matter of weeks, this replicates a process that normally takes hundreds of thousands of years below the earth’s crust.
Once the growth phase is complete, a genuine diamond “in the rough” results. A master diamond cutter will then cut and polish the diamond in accordance with a customers request. The cremation diamond be then be individually identified with a laser-engraved ID number, which is only visible under x20 magnification, on the girdle of the diamond. The diamond is then inspected, measured, graded and certified to be genuine.
Creating a laboratory grown diamond with the personal carbon of a loved one or pet can make a unique memorial diamond to be cherished for generations to come.