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From Cremation Ashes or Hair Diamonds are Grown in Switzerland
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Memorial diamonds from hair

Memorial diamonds are created from hair the same way cremation diamonds are made from ashes. Many individuals desire a memorial diamond because they want a traditional burial and still have a unique keepsake of a lost loved one.

Ashes into cremation diamonds

Also known as ash diamonds, an Algordanza cremation diamond is grown from the cremation ashes 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 guarantees the quality and origin of ashes of every diamond, visit us in Switzerland and see why we are the world’s leading cremation ashes to diamonds company.

Ashes to diamonds cost and selection

ALGORDANZA memorial diamonds are created as unique rough diamonds, just as nature would form them. Choose between a hair diamond or cremation diamond. Then choose the desired size and the right cut for the diamond, this decision should reflect your loved one’s personality.

An expert gemcutter will cut the memorial diamonds for you by hand. We offer six cuts: Brilliant, Emerald, Asscher, Princess, Radiant and Heart.

Blue and colorless diamonds are the most difficult and time consuming diamonds to grow, taking months from start to finish. Algordanza specializes in these very rare and precious gems.

The process which ALGORDANZA uses to create diamonds from cremated remains has been officially notarized by a Swiss notary public.

The memorial diamond: 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.

Your ALGORDANZA memorial diamond is an enduring and discreet heirloom that will stay with your family for generations to come

Creating a diamond from ashes or hair - This is how memorial diamonds are made

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. To do this, we must simulate the extreme pressure and high temperatures that are also necessary for the natural formation of diamonds within the earth.

Each diamond is unique and therefore as singular as the loved one from which it was created

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Turning ashes into diamonds – Simple and dignified

We have been turning ashes into diamonds since 2004, while helping honor and preserve the memory of a loved one for families and friends, 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 Europe, but worldwide, a memorial diamond can be commissioned quickly and easily. On request, we will be happy to recommend an ALGORDANZA partner in your area, working with funeral homes also gives added safety to your loved one ashes or hair.

If there is no ALGORDANZA partner in your area, you can process your memorial diamond order directly with us.

Pre-plan your diamond

Many funeral homes offer prepaid funerals to help with financial burdens and emotional stress when 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 Prepaid 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 made from ashes or hair 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.

Algordanza for Peace of Mind

  • 100% real diamonds from ashes with certificate of guarantee and origin of ashes
  • We work with thousands of funeral homes and are a member of the most reputable funeral organisations around the world for your security
  • 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
  • Only company to offer lab visits, come visit us in Domat Switzerland!

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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

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™ memorial diamonds receive a 10 on Mohs scale of mineral hardness and conform to ISO International Standard 18323 (2015); memorial diamonds grown at ALGORDANZA™ are certified “laboratory grown diamonds”.

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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