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LifegemWhat is a LifeGem®?

The LifeGem® is a certified, high-quality diamond created from the carbon of your loved one as a memorial to their unique life.

The LifeGem diamond provides a way to embrace your loved one’s memory day by day.  The LifeGem® is the most unique and timeless memorial available for creating a testimony to their unique life. 

Your LifeGem memorial will offer comfort and support when and where you need it, and provide a lasting memory that endures just as a diamond does.  Forever.

You can take your dead relative or pet’s cremated ashes, send them in and have a diamond made from the carbon. I don’t really have a comment about these in particular, but I do want to reference something I read a long time ago in Slate about the psychological aspects of commemorative, RIP t-shirts. The idea being that a t-shirt will naturally fade and wear and fall apart after not that long a time and that the time roughly coincides with the appropriate amount of time we humans ought to spend actively grieving for a loss.

Seems to make quite a bit of sense and I would caution that before you go and get a diamond made (or any other permanent memorial like a tattoo) that it could prolong your natural emotional response to death.

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