Turning Michael Jackson's hair, dead son’s ashes and hair into Remembrance Diamond
It’s now possible to transform the ashes of the cremated deceased into a diamond–a jewel truly to remember.
Using “Russian technology,” Algordanza Memorial Diamonds are created in a similar fashion to the way natural diamonds are formed.
Algordanza, headquartered(HQ) in Switzerland, offers a variety of diamond sizes and cuts that can be placed on a ring or other jewelry pieces. Prices run higher than conventional diamonds, starting from about $3,000 depending on the size and cut. The resulting diamond will be “an everlasting keepsake, remembrance, or heirloom to pass to future generations,” Frank Ripka, CTO of Algordanza, told BusinessInsider.
A 55-year-old Italian father has decided not to let go of his son and availed the company’s “Remembrance Diamonds” product.“A diamond is composed of pressurized carbons. Conveniently enough, human bodies are about 18 percent carbon. Using about a pound of ashes, the company is able to distill out the carbon and use it to form a man-made diamond in a mold under high pressure in about a week. These synthetic diamonds created this way are often blue because of certain chemicals in the human body.”
According to an ABC news report in December 2013, the procedure mainly involves the carbon in the human body.
“Algordanza sends 200 grams of cremated remains to its laboratory in Switzerland. The carbon from those ashes is then filtered out to more than 99% purity and refined into silky, black graphite. A machine then applies volcano-like pressure and temperature: Nine hours later, a synthetic diamond -- which has a bluish rather than clear tint, owing to boron found naturally in the body -- is born,” an expert stated in a CNN interview in 2012.
Hong Kong (CNN) -- Eva Wu has kept her son's room unchanged ever since he died in January of 2011.
To keep him close in death as he was in life, Wu had his ashes made into a diamond. "I feel peace. I feel he's near me. And it's 100% him. Nothing else but him," said Wu, who keeps the diamond on a cross necklace. "And I can recall his smiling face, and I can recall his gentle character."
That peace is thanks to the Hong Kong company Algordanza, which has been making "remembrance diamonds" since 2008, said Scott Fong, local director of Algordanza.
Headquartered in Switzerland, Algordanza's name comes from the local Romansch language meaning "remembrance." An engineer by education, Fong thought there could be a demand for the service after his mother's aunt passed away in 2007, and he found end-of-life services in Hong Kong to be "crude" and options for burial few.
MJ’s hair as diamond
Common mass of the fans of Michael Jackson has also right on his burnt hairs which are being turned into diamond after the death of MJ by the Chicago based company.
So diamond can be made from the burnt hair of MJ. But the dollars obtained by the selling of these diamonds should be utilized for the benefit of his admires means common people by whom Michael Jackson can be called global celebrity
An American firm which specialises in converting human remains into precious rocks claims to have purchased a lock of Jackson's hair. LifeGem says it obtained the strands from the producer of the infamous 1984 Pepsi advert in which the singer's hair caught fire.
Now the firm is offering Jackson's fans the chance to buy diamonds created from their musical hero's DNA.
“We are currently evaluating Jackson's hair sample to determine how many diamonds can be created. This will be a limited collection and we anticipate great interest,” said Dean VandenBiesen, the founder of LifeGem, which is based in Chicago.
The company claims to have carried out the same process on hair belonging to the composer Ludwig van Beethoven.