How is a LifeGem Created?

High-quality created diamonds have been present for many years.  These diamonds are created by placing carbon, the primary element of all diamonds, in conditions that recreate the forces of earth.  We are merely choosing an exact carbon source to create a beautiful and meaningful memorial for you and your family.

In summary, here is how we create your LifeGem...

Step 1. Collection
We have discovered how to capture the carbon  by extracting it from existing cremated remains.  This step takes place at one of our many certified locations across the country. Please call us, or click

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Step 2. Purification
Once captured, this carbon is heated to extremely high temperatures under special conditions. During this phase, the carbon in the ashes coalesces with the natural carbon used in the diamond growth process, allowing the carbon from the deceased to be removed intact from the provided ash remains. While removing the existing ash, this process converts the carbon to graphite with unique characteristics and elements that will create a one-of-a-kind LifeGem diamond like no other in this world.


 

 

Step 3. Creation
To create your LifeGem, we now place this graphite in one of our unique diamond presses replicating the awesome forces of nature - heat and pressure. The longer the press time, the larger the rough diamond crystal that results.

Step 4. Certification
Finally, our skilled diamond cutters facet your
LifeGem diamond(s) according to your wishes, laser etch the girdle, and certify it for authenticity. 
A diamond that takes millions of years to occur
naturally can now be created from the carbon of
your loved one in about eighteen weeks.

For more detailed information on our process, please click here.

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