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 a number of reasons why someone might choose a diamond burial, also known as a diamond cremation. Some of the potential benefits of this type of burial may include:
A unique and personal way to memorialize a loved one: A diamond burial allows the deceased's remains to be turned into a unique and personal memorial. The resulting diamond can be kept as a memento or incorporated into jewelry, providing a tangible reminder of the deceased.
A sustainable and eco-friendly option: Diamond burials are a more sustainable and eco-friendly option than traditional burial or cremation. The process of creating a diamond from cremated remains does not produce any harmful emissions or waste, and the resulting diamond can be kept and passed down for generations.
A way to honor the deceased's wishes: Some people may choose a diamond burial because it aligns with the deceased's wishes or beliefs. For example, the deceased may have been interested in science or technology, or they may have wanted to leave a smaller environmental footprint.
A cost-effective option: Diamond burials may be more cost-effective than traditional burial or cremation in some cases. While the initial cost of creating a diamond from cremated remains may be higher than other options, the resulting diamond can be kept and passed down for generations, potentially saving money in the long term.
Overall, the decision to choose a diamond burial should be based on individual preferences and circumstances. It is important to carefully consider all of the available options and to make a decision that is in line with the deceased's wishes and preferences.
Ming Pao Article 2014
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.
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.
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.