Why choose a diamond burial?

Why choose a diamond burial?

by Hiak Jin Hean | September 12, 2018

An insight into the different reasons why people have chosen a diamond burial over traditional burial methods.

Death, commonly regarded as taboo or a sensitive topic that not many people like discussing. However, death is at the end of the day, inevitable. After a loved one passes, there are many courses of actions that can be taken, from traditional burials and cremation, to alternatives such as sea and garden burials, where the cremated ashes of a lost loved one is scattered at sea or in a garden of remembrance. These alternatives aside, in this article we will discuss the option of a diamond burial, a relatively new burial option, that in recent years have been rising in popularity and acceptance.


What is a diamond burial?

With cremation rising in popularity, the million-dollar question is “what do we do with the cremated ashes?” Do you keep them in an urn, scatter them in a meaningful location or turn a portion of it into an everlasting memento? With the option of a diamond burial, anyone can turn a lost loved one into a beautiful memorial diamond which can be made into a plethora of accessories. What is a diamond burial? A diamond burial is where the cremated ashes of a lost loved one is synthesized into a memorial diamond, an innovative and elegant way to commemorate the beauty in the life of a lost loved one.


Why choose a diamond burial?

There are many reasons why people choose diamond burials, the most common being emotional reasons. A diamond burial may not be for everyone; However, many clients have found that a memorial diamond actually aids with the grieving process. With the creation of a memorial diamond, the bereaved find it comforting to have the memorial diamond close to them, by requesting for a necklace or accessories that they can wear, giving them the feeling that their loved ones are always there with them.


Apart from that, there are many other takes on memorial diamonds that differ between individual clients. Rather than trying to explain them, here are some example of past Algordanza clients and why they chose a diamond burial.


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In the MingPao news article pictured above, a family with 2 young daughters lost their father to cancer, before his death, he requested to have his cremated ashes to be made into 2 memorial diamonds for each of his daughters. Reason being, traditionally when a daughter gets married, the dad walks the bride down the aisle. Given the unfortunate circumstance, the dad had requested to have his ashes made into a memorial diamond on a necklace, so he can still be with his daughters on their special day.


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CNN story featuring Algordanza Memorial Diamonds in Hong Kong


In this news article by CNN, Eva Wu, a mother, going against other people’s negative opinions and views about memorial diamonds, turned her son's cremated ashes into a beautiful memento to remember him by after losing him to cancer at a young age of 17. To her, wearing his memorial diamond gives her a sense of peace, like he’s always with her.


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These touching stories remind us all that although memorial diamonds may not be for everyone, they still are a beautiful, elegant and everlasting memento, to commemorate a lost loved one.


To learn more about memorial diamonds, please review our definitive guide to memorial diamonds.




Topics: Algordanza, ash, diamond, cremation, funeral, burial, memorial, jewelry, pendant, necklace, ring, emotion

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