So This Is a Thing...Turning Your Dead Pet Into Diamonds

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Registered: 05-29-2012
So This Is a Thing...Turning Your Dead Pet Into Diamonds
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Tue, 12-11-2012 - 11:24pm

http://www.ivillage.com/pet-ashes-into-diamonds/5-a-507414

A cup of cremated ashes and a couple grand are all you need to transform your animal friend into a carat of bling

Some grieving pet owners are paying tribute to their dearly departed by turning the cremated remains into bling, reportsThe Wall Street Journal.

How, you ask? It's pretty basic science. Both natural diamonds and their man-made equivalent are composed of compressed carbon—an element found in the body matter of all animals. And while the idea originally began over a decade ago as a way to remember lost loved ones (of the people kind), jewelry companies specializing in this process have begun to focus on deceased pets, thanks to an increasing demand from owners.

To produce a one-carat diamond, less than a cup of ashes, hair or feathers is required, and costs around $1,400 and up, depending on color and carat weight. (For the budget-conscious bereaved, semi-precious gems start at about $250.) The stones can then be placed in a setting and worn as a ring or pendant.

What do you think? Too weird or totally amazing?

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Registered: 03-24-2000

I that would be too freaky for me. I want to remember my pets as they were and not as a diamond or other stone.

 

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Registered: 05-29-2012

Yeah, my first thought was ewwww. After thinking about it, I'm still leaning in that direction.

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Registered: 05-20-2003

I don't think I want to remember my kitties with bling.  I would go more with treasuring one of their toys or something that belonged to them.  A necklace or bracelet with their name on it yes but bling seems to be so cold.

 

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