Ashes and hair refinement process
Cremation diamonds are made of carbon extracted from life elements such as 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 of purity.
At EverDear & Co.’s laboratory, we realise that is one of the most crucial steps to create a Cremation Diamond from ashes or hair. 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 as a Cremation Diamond naturally has a yellow hue due to the presence of Nitrogen within Hair and Cremation Ashes. After being purified from Nitrogen, the Cremation Diamond takes on a bluish hue due to Boron, an element only created within stars, being present. Ashes that have been completely purified to pure carbon are colorless and exude an aura of purity.
All ashes that Everdear & Co. receives are processed by heat in a vacuum environment, and the ashes are purified by hand through various refinement processes depending on the desired color. The carbon content in everyone’s hair or ashes is different, so the process and results are unique for each.
Preparation for HPHT Process
Natural diamonds are formed underground when the element 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 wherein 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 the catalyst metal. The molten catalyst metal dissolves the high-purity personal carbon source, which is then transported to the small diamond seed and crystallised. 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 splendour. To coax out it’s true potential, our expert artisans use the latest methods and innovations in an art that has largely stayed the same for hundreds of years. First, the Cremation Diamond undergoes crosswork wherein the main facets are placed on the diamond. This is done to ensure maximum weight, clarity and best angles for the specific shape of diamond. After initial crossworking is complete, the diamond is finalized by smoothing the main facets. This is known as polishing the diamond. After the main facets have been polished, 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.
EverDear & Co. does all our research and scientific experiments in-house. These research projects help us to improve diamond quality & 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 & Co. and are treated as our priceless assets and competitive advantages.
Research & Development
EverDear & Co. values research and development (R&D) and recognises the importance of intellectual property protection. The detailed technical process to turn ashes into diamond and its applications are strictly safeguarded and maintained in absolute confidentiality.
Photos may be taken by our staff and provided for customers, but to ensure absolute confidentiality of our cutting-edge processes and technology, only business partners of EverDear & Co. are allowed to visit our laboratories and must adhere to our internal rules and regulations.