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the world's leading ashes to diamonds expert.
Cremation ashes into memorial diamonds
Algordanza Memorial Diamonds, also referred to as ash diamonds, are grown from the cremation ashes or hair of a human. Pure carbon is first extracted from the cremated remains, then using special HPHT (High Pressure High Temperature) presses and Swiss precision, your loved one is turned into a diamond.
Our promise to you
Algordanza is the only memorial diamond company who guarantees that your personal diamond is made of 100% of your loved one’s ashes or hair. We do not add generic carbon, or artificially color any memorial diamonds.
Ash diamond cost and selection
Colorless and blue diamonds are the most difficult and time consuming diamonds to make, ALGORDANZA specializes in the creation of these beautiful and unique gems.
An expert gemcutter (lapidarist) will cut your memorial diamond by hand, we offer six cuts: Brilliant, Emerald, Asscher, Princess, Radiant and Heart.
The cost of a memorial diamond is usually not higher than the expected costs associated with a traditional burial and grave maintenance.
The process of turning ashes into diamonds - How memorial diamonds are created
The ALGORDANZA manufacturing process in Switzerland produces blue, synthetic diamonds that have the same physical and chemical properties as diamonds created in nature.
In order to be able to grow a diamond from ashes or hair, we need at least 500g of cremation ashes or at least 5g of hair. From the ashes or hair we extract the carbon, which we then convert into graphite and later transform into a diamond. To do this, we must simulate the extreme pressure and high temperatures that are also necessary for the natural formation of diamonds within the earth.
Each diamond is unique and as singular as the loved one from which it was created.
The memorial diamond: an heirloom for eternity
Compared to traditional types of funerals, the cremation diamond represents a very personal type of mourning, remembrance and joy. Especially in times of increasing mobility in our society and subsequent distance to the family, grave maintenance can be difficult, which makes the diamond funeral a beautiful and practical alternative.
The memorial diamond is an incredibly valuable keepsake for the bereaved, which is privately kept or openly displayed. It can be kept in the diamond box alongside a photograph at home, or discreetly set in a ring or pendant so that you can always carry and honor your loved one.
Turning ashes into diamonds with dignity
We have been turning ashes into diamonds since 2004, while helping honor and preserve the memory of a loved one for families and friends, worldwide.
We guarantee that the ashes or hair of the deceased entrusted to us will be treated with respect and care. ALGORDANZA also documents and shares with you every step of the diamond creation process.
Thanks to the cooperation with thousands of funeral homes worldwide, a memorial diamond can be commissioned quickly and easily. We will be happy to recommend an ALGORDANZA partner in your area.
If there is no ALGORDANZA partner in your area, you can process your memorial diamond order directly with us.
The ALGORDANZA Pre-Paid Diamond Plan
Don’t leave it to chance what happens to you or your loved ones after death. Thanks to our pre-paid funeral plan, you can make arrangements during your lifetime for your wish to be turned into a diamond and save your loved ones additional work and financial burdens in a time of mourning.
By arranging your funeral in good time, you also protect yourself from price increases, because you always pay the current rate when you sign the contract. We offer you the option of making a down payment immediately and agreeing to pay the remaining amount in installments over 36 or 60 months in order to free your family or friends from any costs.
Quality and care are important to us
In the process of creating memorial diamonds, we treat the ashes or hair of the deceased with great respect and we are a voluntary member of the Swiss Funeral Association (SVB). We follow the laws and codes of practice of the German, Austrian and Swiss funeral services and are also a member of the European Federation of Funeral Services (EFFS) as well as the World Organization of Funeral Services (FIAT-IFTA).
Frequently asked questions
Yes, the ALGORDANZA Memorial Diamond is a real diamond. It has the same chemical, physical and optical properties as natural diamond. In our laboratory in Domat/Ems, Switzerland we simulate these natural conditions with special HPTP (High Pressure High Temperature) machines. This is how your ALGORDANZA memorial diamond is allowed to grow in an individual and unique way.
According to the ISO International Standard 18323 (2015), the memorial diamond grown at ALGORDANZA corresponds to a “laboratory-grown diamond”.
When an adult is cremated, up to 4 kg of ashes can be produced. For diamonds made of cremation ashes, it is not the volume of the ash that matters, but its carbon content. As a rule, 1 lb. or 500 grams of ashes are sufficient to ensure the creation of a memorial diamond.
Any company requiring less than 1 lb. is adding generic carbon to create the diamond.
At least 5g of hair is required to transform one or more hair memorial diamonds.
With our certificate we confirm the authenticity, size, cut and color of the diamond, as well as guarantee that production of the diamond is made from 100% of your loved ones ashes or hair.
Just one more step to a Memorial Diamond
Whether you are currently looking for an ALGORDANZA partner who will carry out the burial of a loved one or would like to take the first precautionary measures for yourself: Request our Price list for a diamond here and we will send you all the information for the next steps .
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