An ALGORDANZA Memorial Diamond is created as a unique rough diamond, as it does in nature. We offer a variety of cuts and sizes to choose from making it easy to create your own unique memorial diamond.
Our experienced experts will hand cut your memorial diamond and create a one-of-a-kind brilliant, emerald,
Book an appointment to visit our offices. We offer a free 40-minute consultation to explain the process and show samples of our work.
You can either meet us at your funeral agent’s office or directly bring 500g of ashes to the Algordanza office after proper preparation.
Submit the completed order form and all required documents, and pay the initial 50% deposit. You will also need to confirm the quantity, size, carat and cut.
The ashes will be sent to our lab in Switzerland with the required specifications, then our experts will get to work in creating your one-of-a-kind diamond.
The completed diamond will be delivered back to Hong Kong with its diamond guarantee certificate. The final payment will be made at this time.
If you would like to set the memorial diamond in jewellery, we offer a selection of styles in our collection, as well as bespoke services for customized pieces.
Established in 2004, Algordanza has steadily become a global enterprise. You can now turn a loved one’s ashes to a diamond, right here in Hong Kong. The name Algordanze originates from the Rhaeto-Romanic language and means ‘remembrance’. It is a fitting title for a company that is dedicated to preserving your most special memories in a unique way.
Yes – the Algordanza Memorial Diamond shows the same physical, chemical and optical properties as a dug diamond. We would not be allowed to use the expression “diamond” if we could not prove that the diamond is genuine.
The average production period is approximately six months, however it is influenced by the size of the diamond being ordered and also the number of orders being processed at the time in Switzerland. Typically, a 0.2ct and 0.3ct diamond will take between 4 - 5 months. Additional time is required for laser inscription and jewelry mounting services.
Upon request, we will provide a schedule of the different stages as the diamond is being processed for those who may be anxious to know the status of their order at any moment in time.
Our main requirement is that the 500g of ashes be split into 2 separate air tight bags. This should be handed over directly to our staff at the Algordanza office.
Algordanza is still able to conduct a composition analysis to check if there is enough carbon content to proceed with an order or not. In the case that there isn’t enough carbon, you can cancel the order and the ashes will be returned at no cost.
We also offer Stailas Memorial Diamonds as an alternative approach. Under special needs case, a personal article that once belonged to the deceased is requested (e.g. clothing, plush toys, shoes or journals). Carbon is extracted from these articles and added with the available carbon from the ashes. You can learn more about this here.
In most cases, there are more than enough ashes available for the production of a memorial diamond. There is even the option to consume all the ashes within the process so that there is nothing left, except the beautiful memorial diamond. There is no additional charge for this option. It just needs to be defined based on your needs. In Hong Kong, it is common for people to make a memorial diamond and scatter the remaining ashes in the garden of remembrance or at sea.
When submitting the order form, you will also need to present the following documents and their photocopies: