Throughout our lives, we accumulate mementos to help us hold on to memories of the past. My husband and I really enjoy going to concerts together and we often leave with a T-shirt specific to the tour. I have a friend who has curated a travel chest of sorts, and inside is an item from every destination she has travelled from trinkets to clothing. These mementos bring us back to specific moments to help us remember experiences we don’t want to forget! When it comes to losing a loved one, mementos aide in the grieving process as we try to make space in our lives for the grief that is here to stay.
In my search for unique options to remember loved ones, I came across EverDear located in Los Angeles, CA. EverDear uses cremation ashes, or hair, to fuse the carbon emission into a beautiful real diamond. The diamond can be set in a ring, earring, pendant, or bracelet offering a brilliant way to honor and memorialize your loved one.
I was very interested to learn more about their process on how to achieve a specific color through the carbon purification process. EverDear offers yellow, blue, and colorless diamonds that take anywhere from 6 to 11 months to complete. They are also able to use fur, bone, and feathers to accommodate those that would like to honor a beloved pet.
Cremation diamonds are relatively new to the funeral industry, which makes this a great talking point for preneed and final expense insurance agents as you meet with families. We aren’t suggesting that you work in the price of the diamond to the policy, but it’s an interesting idea to bring up if they feel more inclined towards cremation!
Would you consider cremation diamonds for yourself? Let us know in the comments below!