Rough (uncut) diamond from ashes

Diamonds from ashes or hair costs

Starting price for a 0.30 carat diamond: $3,699

  • Blue to colorless diamonds with Guarantee of origin of ashes
  • Free secured pick-up of ashes/hair and free delivery of finished diamond
  • The only Certified memorial diamond created in Switzerland
The cost of turning ashes into diamonds depends on:
  • 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 colorless to blue diamonds.

More than 80% of all Algordanza diamonds have a clarity value of VS1 or above.

Algordanza Ash diamonds are always blue to colorless
Memorial diamonds should be colorless to dark blue from the element boron in our bodies

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 gems.

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.

Superior technology​

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.

Putting growing cell into HPHT Press

Quantity & cuts

Algordanza offers six cuts for cremation diamonds; Radiant, Princess, Heart, Asscher, Brilliant and Emerald. 

The 6 cuts Algordanza offers are Brilliant, Radiant, Heart, Princess, Emerald and Asscher
Weight Ø
0.3 carat diamond 0.3 carat 4.3 mm
0.4 carat diamond 0.4 carat 4.7 mm
0.5 carat diamond 0.5 carat 5.1 mm
0.6 carat diamond 0.6 carat 5.4 mm
0.7 carat diamond 0.7 carat 5.7 mm
0.8 carat diamond 0.8 carat 5.9 mm
0.9 carat diamond 0.9 carat 6.2 mm
1 carat diamond 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. Family packs of diamonds are only available in Brilliant cut.
1 of 4 x 0.15 carat diamonds for the family 2 of 4 x 0.15 carat diamonds for the family 3 of 4 x 0.15 carat diamonds for the family 4 of 4 x 0.15 carat diamonds for the familyd 4 x 0.15 carat = 0.6 carats
1 of 3 x 0.20 carat diamonds for the family 2 of 3 x 0.20 carat diamonds for the family 3 of 3 x 0.20 carat diamonds for the family 3 x 0.2 carat = 0.6 carats
More than 4 family diamonds are possible on request.

When ordering multiple memorial diamonds from the same carbon source, the cost of the subsequent diamonds after the first is reduced by 10%, since processing only occurs once.
Algordanza rough uncut diamond taken out of growing cell

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.

René De Diego from Algordanza Canada
Laser engraving of algordanza memorial diamonds

Laser inscription

Each Algordanza cremation diamond is inscribed with a unique authentication code as well as the Algordanza logo at no extra cost.

A personal inscription, like an epitaph may also be engraved on a rough diamond only 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.

Cremation jewelry with cremation diamonds from Algordanza

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