During Victorian Times is was popular to make jewelry from a deceased loved one's hair. The bracelet below was made by tightly weaving the hair into this intricate design.
Here in the 21st century, there is a new way to have jewelry made from your deceased loved one.
LifeGem®. Forever. Like the memory of a loved one, a diamond lasts forever.
The LifeGem® is a certified, high-quality diamond created from the carbon of your loved one as a memorial to their unique life, or as a symbol of your personal and precious bond with another.
Their patented technology is designed to capture almost all of the available carbon in an 8 oz. portion of existing cremated remains. The carbon is then heated to extremely high temperatures under special conditions. While this process removes the existing ash it converts the carbon to an extemely pure level of graphite. The graphite is then placed into a diamond press which replicates how a diamond is naturally formed. The more time in the press, the larger the rough diamond crystal. Then the diamond cutters facet the stone according to your specifications.
Let me tell you something, this is definitely not for those who are on a budget. For a stone with a carat size of .20 to .29 it will run you about $3500. The prices go up according to the carat size with the largest being .90 to .99. This has a price tag of $19,999.00. The setting is extra.
But as the song goes.."Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend"
Written for the Graveyard Rabbit Carnival
Photo of hair bracelet courtesy of Musee McCord Museum, Montreal, Quebec