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Your 2023 Memorial Diamonds Guide: A Diamond Made from Ashes or Hair

Updated: Nov 2, 2023

A single halo memorial diamond ring
A single halo memorial diamond ring


Most individuals are unaware that there are more options in modern times than they realise. However, one kind of burial stands out for its simplicity, beauty, and significance: memorial diamonds, also known as lab-grown diamonds. In this article, you will have everything you need to know about lab-made diamonds so that you and your family can decide whether this burial suits you.

Definitive guide to memorial diamonds

It's a deeply personal decision. Many families worldwide have chosen a diamond burial, including those from the United States, Switzerland, Germany, Japan, and, more lately, China.

What exactly is a memorial diamond?

A memorial diamond, in scientific terms, is a form of actual diamond made from the carbon extracted from cremated ashes, hair, or both. Diamonds are generated in nature under extreme pressure over an extended time. The memorialisation procedure occurs in a lab.

A lab-grown diamond can be made from roughly 10 grams (0.4 ounces) of human hair or 200 grams (8 ounces) of ashes.

Diamonds are made entirely of carbon, and carbon makes up 18% of the human body. The refined carbon from hair, cremated bones, or cremation ashes is used to make cremation diamonds. Cremation diamonds have been confirmed by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), The European Gemological Laboratory (EGL), and the International Gemological Institute (IGI) as real diamonds.

How long does it take to make a memorial diamond?

Cremation diamonds are real diamonds created from human or pet ashes. The carbon will be extracted from the cremation ashes. Then, a high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) machine will squeeze the material into a cremation diamond.

Turning the ashes into certified cremation diamonds usually takes six months on average. The production time is also determined by the size and colour requested. An additional 1 to 2 months is needed with a GIA certification and laser inscription.

How much does a memorial diamond cost?

Memorial diamonds are more affordable compared to natural diamonds. There are no huge mining costs, and it is environmentally friendly. The price of turning ashes into diamonds at LONITÉ™ starts from £ 1400. The price varies depending on the colour, cut, and size of the lab-created diamond. Extra customised services such as jewellery settings, engravings, GIA, IGI, and In-house Certification are also provided.

Why choose the lab-made diamond as an ideal memorial option?

Cremation jewellery keeps your loved one close to you and close to your heart.
Cremation jewellery keeps your loved one close to you and close to your heart.

Cremation diamonds are as real as natural diamonds.

Cremation diamonds and natural diamonds have identical optical, physical, and chemical properties. It is impossible to differentiate with the naked eye. Your cremation diamonds will be accompanied by a GIA or IGI certificate of authenticity. An order tracking system is also available to track the entire process.

Lab-grown diamonds are meaningful and cost-effective

Lab-grown diamonds are more modern than the other burial options. The magnificent memorial diamond can be made into a piece of diamond jewellery and worn by families to honour your loss gracefully. A diamond burial is also less expensive than private burial plots or wall niches, even without the possibility of long waiting lists.

A lab-grown diamond overcomes the scarcity posed by traditional burial and wall niches and the ashes scattering. Once your loved one's ashes have been scattered, you appear to "lose" what's left of them. The ashes of your loved one will be synthesised into a stunning everlasting memory diamond, which you can have by your side till the end of your days if you choose a diamond burial.

Advantages of cremation diamonds over traditional burials:

The memorial diamond is a keepsake that can be passed on from generation to generation

Diamond is a timeless gift that may be used to commemorate any of life's most significant moments. Memorial diamonds are produced to commemorate our love for individuals who were close to our hearts but tragically died before we could prepare ourselves. Memorial diamonds are the epitome of all of these unique qualities. A cherished family heirloom, a memorial diamond will light on through the years as it is passed down from generation to generation, keeping the memory of our loved ones alive forever.

Customised remembrance jewellery with memorial diamond

Keepsake jewellery is a lovely and meaningful way to keep your loved ones close to you. Choose your favourite type of remembrance jewellery and keep your remembrances alive with high-quality cremation jewellery. Our customers can also choose a jewellery design they've seen elsewhere and have it customised to their specifications. Our experienced jewellery designers ensure that your ashes cremation jewellery accurately portrays and commemorates your loss.

A LONITÉ™ experienced craftsman is making a cremation diamond ring
A LONITÉ™ experienced craftsman is making a cremation diamond ring

Cremation diamond ring

Our cremation diamond rings come in a number of styles, including 4 Prongs round, Asscher, Halo round, Emerald, Halo princess, Heart, Princess, and a Roman numeral. These are available in various sizes and materials for both men and women, including Yellow, white, rose gold, and platinum.


We have a variety of unique and trendy pendants that may accommodate various diamond cuts. Long and short chains are offered for cremation diamond pendants. Our design team can also design a one-of-a-kind pendant for you. We wish to make your cremation jewellery the best keepsake in the lives of your loved ones by meticulously crafting it.


LONITÉ™ cremation diamond earrings are available in various attractive and appealing styles. We give a wide choice of stunning cremation jewellery designs to ensure that they complement your selected cremation diamond cut, keeping up with current trends in cremation jewellery.

Cremation diamond jewellery is more than simply a piece of jewellery. It’s a perfect manifestation of the physical link you shared with your loved one, a symbol of their beautiful life and the good impact on those who happened to meet them. With various sizes, cuts, and settings to pick from, your completed diamond will be stunning and precious to you for the rest of your life, just like the memory of a loved one. Whenever you gaze at your diamond crafted from a loved one's ashes, no matter how many years pass, you'll be reminded of their laugh, smile, and the joyful memories you enjoyed together.

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