The Original Diamonds from Ashes Expert
Memorial diamonds from hair
What are memorial diamonds?
Also known as ash diamonds, an Algordanza cremation diamond is grown from the cremation ashes or hair of a human. The cremated remains are first put through a special process to extract pure carbon, then using special HPHT presses and swiss precision, your loved one is turned into a diamond.
Algordanza is the only memorial diamond company who guarantees that your personal diamond is made of 100% of your loved one’s ashes or hair. We do not add generic carbon, nor do we artificially color any diamonds from ashes or hair.
Ashes to diamonds cost
ALGORDANZA memorial diamonds are created as unique rough diamonds, just as nature would form them. Choose between a diamond made from hair or cremation ashes. Then choose the desired size and cut for the diamond, or leave the diamond rough (uncut), which is simply polished.
An expert gemcutter will cut the memorial diamonds for you by hand. We offer six cuts: Brilliant, Emerald, Asscher, Princess, Radiant and Heart.
The cost of a memorial diamond is usually not higher than the expected costs associated with a traditional burial and associated grave maintenance.
Blue and colorless diamonds are the most difficult and time consuming diamonds to grow, ALGORDANZA specializes in these very rare and precious gems.
An heirloom for eternity
Compared to traditional types of funerals, the cremation diamond represents a very personal type of mourning, remembrance and joy. Especially in times of increasing mobility in our society and subsequent distance to the family, grave maintenance can be difficult, which makes the diamond funeral a beautiful and practical alternative.
The memorial diamond is an incredibly valuable keepsake for the bereaved, which is privately kept or openly displayed. It can be kept in the diamond box alongside a portrait photograph at home, or discreetly set in a ring or pendant so that you can always carry and honor your loved one with dignity.
This is how diamonds are made from ashes or hair
The ALGORDANZA manufacturing process in Switzerland produces blue, synthetic diamonds that have the same physical and chemical properties as diamonds that occur in nature.
In order to be able to grow a diamond from ashes or hair, we need at least 500g of cremation ashes or at least 5g of hair. From the ashes or hair we extract the carbon, which we then convert into graphite and later transform into a diamond using a real diamond seed within a special high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) press.
Turning ashes into diamonds with dignity
We have been turning ashes into diamonds since 2004, while helping honor and preserve the memory of a loved one for families worldwide.
We guarantee that the ashes or hair of the deceased entrusted to us will be treated with respect and care. ALGORDANZA also documents and shares with you every step of the diamond creation process.
Thanks to the cooperation with thousands of funeral homes not only in Canada, but worldwide, a memorial diamond can be commissioned quickly and easily.
Pre-plan your diamond
Many funeral homes offer pre-paid funeral plans to help with financial burdens and emotional stress after one passes away. With our pre-paid plan, funds are 100% secure through an official Swiss trustee company and the price will never increase after contract begin.
With the Algordanza Pre-paid Diamond Funeral Plan you are expressing your wish for one or more memorial diamonds to be made from your cremated remains or hair for your loved ones after your time of passing. A process that will spare your family additional tasks and financial burdens, in a time of grief and mourning.
Bespoke cremation jewelry
If you desire a stunning ash diamond ring or pendant, Algordanza has one of the largest collection of unique, custom cremation jewellery ideas from hundreds of international expert jewelers. Depending on the carat and cut of diamond, existing jewelry can be used.
It has been especially gratifying to see how our clients have taken their Algordanza diamonds and set them into jewelry, reflecting the uniqueness of each loved person. You can set your diamond into rings, pendants, earrings or custom design your own jewelry with us.
For Peace of Mind
- 100% Transparency, only company to offer lab visits, visit us!
- Certified memorial diamonds with guarantee of origin of ashes/hair
- We work with thousands of funeral homes for your security
- Member of the most reputable funeral organisations around the world
- The highest quality processing and presses made in Germany
- Real client testimonials and news publications
- The only ashes to diamonds company officially notarized by a government
- We personally secure your ashes from you or your funeral director
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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Yes, Like any high quality lab grown diamond, an ALGORDANZA™ diamond has the same physical, chemical and optical properties as a natural diamond. In our Swiss lab located in Domat/Ems, Switzerland we recreate the natural formation conditions so that your individual ALGORDANZA™ diamond can grow from the cremated remains or hair of a lost loved one.
ALGORDANZA™ diamonds receive a 10 on Mohs scale of mineral hardness and conform to ISO International Standard 18323 (2015); ash and hair diamonds grown at ALGORDANZA™ are certified “laboratory grown diamonds”.
We believe that losing a beloved animal companion can be just as heartbreaking as losing a family member. Therefore we have partnered with Semper Fides who are animal lovers like us, but have more experience with the loss of a precious pet.
Semper Fides specializes in the production of memorial diamonds from animal ashes and works closely with Algordanza in the field of research and development.
Algordanza Canada is happy to take your inquiries about having pet cremation diamonds made, we will connect you with our friends at Semper Fides.
It is not the volume of ash that is decisive for the growth of a cremation diamond, but its carbon content. An ALGORDANZA™ cremation diamond is grown purely from the carbon extracted from cremated human ashes of which a minimum of 500g is needed to grow, this is because ashes contain approximately 20% carbon.
If a company that turns ashes to diamonds needs less than 500g of ashes, they are more than likely adding industrial carbon (impurities) to the process in order to create the carat size of diamond needed, ALGORDANZA guarantees and certifies that your cremation diamond is only made from your loved one’s cremated remains.
Since hair contains approximately 51% carbon a much smaller amount is needed to make a large carat diamond or multiple smaller carat diamonds. If you choose a memorial diamond, then a minimum of 5g of hair is needed. Don’t know how much you can acquire?
Contact ALGORDANZA Canada for help, we will help you to find out.
We document our high quality control with an ALGORDANZA™ certificate. We guarantee authenticity, carat weight, cut, color and the origin of the diamond having been created from the delivered cremation ashes or hair.
Each diamond order is marked with a unique reference number. (This reference number will be provided to you when you sign the order form) Consequently, we are able to trace every step of the process; starting from the order to the finalized diamond. Throughout the process, we provide information on the status of the transformation as each stage completes.
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Suite 300, 422 Richards Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2Z4
Telephone: (604) 878-1800