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LifeGem® Cremation Education.

Cremation rates are on the rise, worldwide. Cremations as a percentage of deaths are now near 36% in the US and well above 70% in the UK and other parts of the world. Here are some answers to the basic questions surrounding cremation. If you would like additional information, please call.

The standard cremation process is as follows:
At the time of death, professionally trained staff transport your loved one to their cremation facility. While the mandated "waiting period" elapses (normally 24 to 48 hours until the cremation can be performed), the deceased is often sheltered in a temperature controlled refrigeration unit.

At the time of cremation, the deceased is placed in a cremation container (if required by law), and then into the cremation chamber. This process usually takes 2 to 3 hours, and is overseen by licensed and trained staff.

Once the cremation process is complete, the cremated remains are removed from the chamber. Any foreign material, such as metal from bridgework or prosthetic devices, is removed and typically discarded or returned to the family at their request.

The cremated remains are then processed to a consistent size and shape and placed into the cremation urn selected by the family. If an urn is not selected, then the cremated remains are usually returned in a cardboard or plastic temporary container until an urn is selected. The cremated remains are then returned to the family or delivered by a trained staff member to a cemetery or other final destination.

The procedure necessary to create a LifeGem diamond is exactly the same as above; however, eight ounces (or 200 grams) are put aside to be sent to our facility to begin the LifeGem diamond creation process. We do NOT need the full set of cremated remains.

If you have lost someone in the past, the most important thing to know is that we CAN create a LifeGem from previously existing remains from many, many years ago. Carbon that exists in your loved ones remains will be accessible for a very long time. If you have just lost a loved one, your loved one can be cremated at one of our certified facilities across the nation, or at the facility of your choice. Please contact us and we will direct the location of your choice on how to properly proceed. We can train the funeral home and cremation operators quickly, so your family will not experience any additional stress or concern. You do NOT need to send the deceased to our location.

As always, your loved one's remains are handled with only the utmost care and respect.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call us toll free at 866-LIFEGEM (866-543-3436).

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We both knew that we had less than12 months left together and my husband wanted me to have a LifeGem so that I would always feel he was with me. We did everything together and he knew how hard it was going to be for me when he had to go.

Gray had a great sense of humour and joked that not only would I be able to take him with me wherever I went – I would also be able to nag him- I do too! Initially I had reservations but knew how much it meant to Gray so I went ahead with his wishes. I’m so glad I did. I hade the stone set in a ring and I never take it off. It’s the most beautiful thing I own and I joke that he hasn’t lost his sparkle.

Mary Sykes (wife )

866-LIFEGEM (866-543-3436)    •    836 Arlington Heights Rd. #311    •    Elk Grove Village, IL 60007