The cost of turning ashes to diamonds
Starting price for 0.30 carat diamond: $3,699
- Weight (carat) of diamond, price increases with size.
- Cut or uncut, certain cuts cost more due to complexity.
- Carbon source, hair, ashes or a combination of both.
Algordanza diamond clarity
Algordanza developed a very high-quality purification process to extract pure carbon from cremation ashes in 2003 and has been constantly improving it ever since. Our processing creates carbon that is 99.99% pure which grows beautiful colourless to blue diamonds.
More than 80% of all Algordanza diamonds have a clarity value of VS1 or above.
Diamond color facts
ALGORDANZA does not influence the coloration of their diamonds.
Due to the element boron ligated to our bodies naturally, ALGORDANZA cremation diamonds can be colorless (very little boron present) or be very dark blue (large amount of boron present).
If a cremation diamond is yellow, amber or black, then nitrogen and other impurities have been introduced into the carbon. Red, pink and green diamonds are yellow diamonds that have been bombarded with radiation to change their color, also causing the diamond lattice to breakdown, making them weaker.
Colorless and blue diamonds are the most difficult to grow, Algordanza specializes in these very rare and precious keepsakes.
Variations in diamond growth
Since a diamond actually grows over time, the diamond’s end carat size could be slightly smaller or slightly larger than requested. If the diamond is smaller, the price will be reduced, however if the diamond is larger, the price will not increase.
In order for a lab grown diamond to understand how it should grow, a real diamond seed is needed to start the diamond synthesis. We use real diamonds to start the growth process.
The larger the cremation diamond should be, the longer it needs to stay in a controlled environment in order to properly grow, which is a major cost factor in time and energy.
Algordanza also has the most sophisticated HPHT presses made in Germany.
Quantity & cuts
Algordanza offers six cuts for cremation diamonds; Radiant, Princess, Heart, Asscher, Brilliant and Emerald.
|0.3 carat||4.3 mm|
|0.4 carat||4.7 mm|
|0.5 carat||5.1 mm|
|0.6 carat||5.4 mm|
|0.7 carat||5.7 mm|
|0.8 carat||5.9 mm|
|0.9 carat||6.2 mm|
|1.0 carat||6.4 mm|
Instead of one large memorial diamond, up to four smaller family diamonds can also be made from the cremation ashes. In this way you enable several family members to always carry the memory of the loved one with them.
When ordering multiple memorial diamonds from the same carbon source, the cost is reduced by 10%, since processing only occurs once. Family packs of diamonds are only available in Brilliant cut.
|4 x 0.15 carat = 0.6 carats|
|3 x 0.2 carat = 0.6 carats|
More than 4 family diamonds are possible on request.
Uncut diamonds cost less and are more unique
Rough diamonds (uncut) diamonds, are preferred by many clients because they reflect their loved one’s “Rough Edges” both having been naturally formed. No two rough diamonds are the same and are therefore unique.
Diamonds from ashes or hair that are rough are simply polished to remove sharp edges.
It is possible to set rough diamonds into beautiful jewelry. The most popular choice is to set a rough diamond into a pendant and show off the unique texture of the rough diamond.
Free secured transport
Most ashes to diamonds companies tell you that it is a benefit to only deal directly with them, just send your ashes or hair through the mail which can get lost, stolen or sent to the wrong address.
ALGORDANZA deals with thousands of funeral homes internationally and in Canada for secure transport. Funeral homes are experts at separating and transporting ashes.
Each Algordanza cremation diamond is inscribed with a unique authentication code as well as the Algordanza logo at no extra cost.
A personal inscription may also be engraved on a rough diamond for an extra fee, but this laser inscription is only visible with a microscope. Depending on the size of the diamond, between 25 and 50 characters are possible.
The perfect cremation jewelry
Around the world, it has been especially gratifying to see how our clients have taken their Algordanza diamonds and set them into custom cremation jewelry, reflecting the uniqueness of each loved person. You can set your memorial diamond into rings, pendants for necklaces or custom design your own jewelry.
Algordanza Canada does not provide jewelry setting services, however we can recommend trusted jewelers having been previously used by our clients.
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Suite 300, 422 Richards Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2Z4
Telephone: (604) 878-1800