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Swiss company Algordanza has taken an interesting and unexpected approach when it comes to memorializing people who have passed away. They will compress and heat the cremated ashes of a person, turning them into a man-made diamond, which can be cherished and worn by loved ones.
The chemical process begins by extracting the carbon from the ashes of the departed. The carbon is then exposed to high temperature in order to turn it into graphite, which will also be heated to as high as 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit and exposed to various forces. The color of the completed diamond varies from white to dark blue. However, it basically depends on the amount of boron found in the ashes of the dead. The price of a small diamond begins at 4,259 Swiss Francs, which is equivalent to $4,474 US dollars.