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This Company Turns Human Remains Into Diamonds

The stone is “smoothed, polished and cut according to the family’s wishes.”

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You know about traditional mined diamonds and lab-grown diamonds. And we’ve recently brought you news of diamonds harvested from the sea and even created from smog.

But a Switzerland-based company called Algordanza is selling diamonds from yet another source.

It makes them from dead people.

As the New York Post video below explains, the firm grows rough diamonds from cremated human remains. The stone is then “smoothed, polished and cut according to the family’s wishes,” according to the video.

The cost of the service starts at about $5,000. The company issues a certificate guaranteeing “the authenticity, weight, cut and color of the diamond as well as the origin of the diamond from the cremation ashes given to us.”

Algordanza, which has been operating for more than a decade, calls its gems “Memorial Diamonds.” The synthesis typically takes five to eight months, and the diamonds tend to have blue coloration.

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