International Gemological Institute (IGI), founded in 1975 and headquartered in Antwerp, is a diamond, colored stone and jewelry certification organization. IGI has offices in New York City, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Bangkok, Tokyo, Dubai, Tel Aviv, Toronto, Los Angeles, Kolkata, New Delhi, Surat, Chennai, Thrissur, Ahmedabad, Shanghai, and Cavalese.
Gemological Institute of America (GIA)
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA), founded in 1931 and headquartered in California, is a non-profit institute, dedicated to research and education in the field of gemology, which sets and maintains the standards used to evaluate gemstone quality. The GIA has offices in 13 countries, with 11 education campuses, 9 laboratories, and 4 research centers, worldwide.
From ashes to immortality, your love will never be forgotten with beautiful Cremation Jewelry
FROM ASHES TO DIAMONDS, HOW IS IT POSSIBLE?
1. Carbon Refinement
Cremation diamonds are made of carbon extracted from ashes or hair. To create a cremation diamond at jewelry standard, the carbon in cremated remains have to be purified to an extremely high level. At the EverDear Co. laboratory, hair is processed by heating in a vacuum environment while ashes are purified through a manual refinement process. The carbon content in everyone’s hair or ashes differs, so the process and results are unique for each order.
2. HPHT Transformation
Natural diamonds form in underground, High Pressure and High Temperature (HPHT) environments. An HPHT press simulates this natural environment. The HPHT process begins with a small diamond seed that is placed into a pure carbon sourced from personal ashes. That seed is exposed to intense pressure and heat, over 2000°C. The carbon melts and a diamond begins to form around the seed. A cremation diamond is born and starts to grow like a shining star.
Our expert artisans polish the cremation diamonds. First, the cremation diamond undergoes “crosswork,” in which the main facets are placed on the diamond. This ensures maximum weight, clarity, and the best angles for the specific diamond shape. Next, the diamond’s main facets are smoothed, also known as polishing. Last, the final facets are polished onto the diamond.
EverDear laboratory is where cremation diamonds are made from the ashes or hair of your loved ones. Our research and development projects help us improve diamond quality and stability, and enable us to personalize memorial diamonds in a shorter time frame and at a lower cost.
Our dedicated scientists and intellectual properties (IPs) make up the technical foundation of EverDear™, are treated as our priceless assets and give us our competitive advantages.
“EverDear™ aims to make the cremation diamond ashes to diamonds process available to everyone.”
“EverDear™ has perfected the unique craft of turning funeral ashes to stunning diamonds.”
“EverDear™ has offers wonderful ways to keep your loved one always close to your heart.”
“Just like your loved one, EverDear™ diamonds are eternal.”
“I am so happy I found EverDear. After my beloved dog passed away and got cremated I wanted to keep something special of my dear dog with me all times. I must say, they were very helpful, professional. Everything with EverDear went smoothly – even though I live in Europe. Customs were no problem at all. Thank you EverDear!”
The cremation diamond looks absolutely GORGEOUS. My fiancé and I are really excited to receive the ring much earlier than we expected. Thank you EverDear! And Beena for being so helpful throughout the entire diamond transformation process. I would recommend EverDear to anyone that is looking for a nice and meaningful wedding ring made from hairs.
“I want to have my pet’s ashes made into a cremation diamond and have it mounted onto a pendant and surprise my wife with it. She is still grieving over his passing. The present would be of great help I hope. I changed my mind and redid the order form several times, but the CS staff have been really accommodating. I’m pretty satisfied with the order process. The diamond looks perfect.”
“I spent most of my childhood years with my grandpa, whose passing several years back really took its toll on me. For years I’ve been looking for a better way to memorialize him and I’m more than happy and pleased that I chose Everdear to help me turn his ashes into a beautiful gorgeous cremation diamond. The CS staff are very accommodating and supportive; the diamond looks great in the end.”
ASHES TO DIAMONDS TECHNOLOGY
Ashes and hair refinement process
Cremation diamonds are made from carbon extracted from cremation ashes or hair. To create a cremation diamond from human ashes or hair at jewelry standard, these remains must be purified to an extremely high level.
At EverDear’s laboratory, we realize that this is one of the most crucial steps to create a cremation diamond from ashes or hair. It is at this stage of the transformation process, the color of the diamond is decided. The level to which the cremation diamond is processed defines the color. A cremation diamond naturally has a yellow hue due to the presence of nitrogen within hair and cremation ashes. After being purified of nitrogen, the cremation diamond takes on a bluish hue due to the presence of boron. Ashes that have been completely purified result in colorless diamonds and exude an aura of purity.
All ashes that EverDear™ receives are processed by heat in a vacuum environment, and are purified through various refinement processes depending on the desired color. The carbon content in everyone’s hair or ashes is different, so the results are unique for each.
Natural diamonds are formed underground when the elemental carbon is subjected to both extreme amounts of pressure and excessively high temperatures. A High Pressure, High Temperature (HPHT) press is used to artificially simulate the natural environment in which carbon is transformed into a diamond. In this case, the carbon from ashes is transformed into a beautiful cremation diamond.
To create the cremation diamond, a tiny diamond seed is prepared and placed at the bottom of the press’ inner core cube. The interior of the press is heated to over 2000°C, melting a catalyst metal. The molten catalyst metal dissolves the high-purity, personal carbon source, which is then transported to the small diamond seed and crystalized. A cremation diamond is born and starts to grow like a shining star.
Cutting & Polishing
Diamond Polishing Process
Once a cremation diamond is created, it is raw and uncut, showing none of its true beauty and splendor. To coax out its true potential, our expert artisans polish the cremation diamonds. First, the cremation diamond undergoes “crosswork,” in which the main facets are placed on the diamond. This ensures maximum weight, clarity, and the best angles for the specific diamond shape. Next, the diamond’s main facets are smoothed, also known as polishing. Last, the final facets are polished onto the diamond. The facets added are the stars, top and bottom halves also known as upper and lower girdle facets. This process has largely stayed the same for hundreds of years. However, our artisans use the latest tools to ensure precision work.
To make cremation diamonds more affordable for everyone, EverDear™ makes every effort to lower costs through innovative technology and scientific research.
The GIA, or the Gemological Institute Of America, is an authentic non-profit research and education institute in the field of gemology. Created in our laboratory, EverDear’s cremation diamonds made from ashes can be GIA-certified as true diamonds.
Here we explain the “4Cs” standard – color, cut, clarity, and carat weight – which are the most important principles to consider when ordering a diamond.
In 1953 the 4Cs became the international standard for diamond grading. As created by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the diamond standard was established as a universal system for grading a diamond’s quality and its value, helping customers compare diamonds of different prices.
Memorial cremation diamonds are genuine diamonds. They can also be graded by GIA under the authentic 4Cs standards. Nevertheless, there is still more to learn about what’s special about making diamonds out of cremation ashes and the 4Cs.
Cremation Diamond 4Cs – Color
The natural color of memorial cremation diamonds is yellow. This is due to the presence of other elements such as nitrogen inside the human body and occurs in any process making diamonds out of cremation ashes.
A natural yellow diamond can be priced at 3 to 5 times that of a colorless diamond. Conversely, a colorless memorial diamond is more costly than a yellow memorial diamond because it takes a lot of additional work purifying and removing elements such as nitrogen or boron.
Because it is affected by the individual elements inside each ordered diamond, the color of every EverDear™ diamond is unique. When making diamonds out of cremation ashes, these colors fall mostly between “Fancy Light” and “Fancy Vivid”.
EverDear™ does not add any additional elements during the production process, which makes your diamonds more natural and completely unique.
Cremation Diamond 4Cs – Clarity
Clarity measures the tiny inclusions found in diamonds, such as carbon needles, clouds, pinpoints, and knots.
When making diamonds out of cremation ashes and hair, natural substances and elements may also exist in the final cremation diamond.
Most EverDear™ memorial diamonds are “VS” or “VVS” grade (Very, Very Slightly Included). This means no internal inclusions can be seen without the help of a magnification lens. When turning ashes into memorial diamonds of larger sizes, these may have slightly more inclusions than the standard sizes.
Cremation Diamond 4Cs – Cut
The cut of a diamond determines its brilliance and sparkle.
The “round brilliant” cut with 58 facets is the most dazzling shape among all diamond cuts. This cut also retains a maximum size of the memorial diamond.
That’s why the round brilliant cut is recommended by our experts as the final cut when making cremation diamonds out of ashes.
Cremation Diamond 4Cs – Carat Size
Diamond size is measured in carat. One carat is further divided into 100 points.
As size increases, the price of a diamond increases sharply. A 1 carat diamond has 3 to 5 times the value of a half-carat diamond in today’s market.
Different from on-stock mined diamonds, the exact size of a memorial diamond cannot be pre-determined. The given creation time frame dictates a size range, but the final size may vary individually. This is the reason, when we turn ashes into cremation diamonds, we price them according to carat range rather than exact size.
As a personal and heartfelt farewell and reunion, cremation diamonds keep your loved one close by. The decision to turn your beloved one’s ashes into cremation diamonds or to turn their ashes into cremation jewelry, such as turning ashes into rings and pendants, is the best commemoration possible. It allows the family, or couple, to stay together forever. Cremation diamonds are a touching symbol of love, loyalty, and remembrance.
Frequently Asked Questions
We here at EverDear™ are dedicated to providing you and your family with the best service possible. We have compiled here a list of the most frequently asked questions.
EverDear™ strives to offer the lowest cremation ashes to diamonds price for our customers. To ensure we provide you with high quality cremation diamonds at the best prices worldwide, EverDear™ offers price matching policies. We guarantee that we have the lowest prices in the Market. However, if you find a lower price somewhere else, let us know and we’ll match it!
Cremation diamonds are real diamonds, GIA certifiable, created from the ashes, hair, or a combination thereof from a loved one or beloved pet. Your beloved can always be close by, held in the timeless beauty, brilliance, and strength of a cremation diamond.
Compared with naturally mined diamonds, cremation diamonds have the same chemical composition, atomic structure, and visual appearance. The only difference lies in the source of the carbon – cremation diamonds are made from the ashes or hair of your loved one.
Cremation Jewelry for loved ones
Providing years of comfort and remembrance, turning your beloved’s ashes into cremation jewelry or your pet’s ashes into cremation jewelry makes for an unforgettable commemoration, and in time, will be a lasting keepsake for future generations to enjoy.
Solitaire diamond designs focusing on the main stone and the simplicity of wear are the two common specialties shared among cremation diamonds’ cremation jewelry designs.