Frequently Asked Questions
|Cremation ashes||8 oz (200 g)|
|Cremated bones||10 oz (300 g)|
|Hair||0.4 oz (10 g)|
|Pets fur or feather||0.6 oz (15 g)|
- By bones, we are referring to tiny fractions of bone not bigger than twenty millimeters that linger after the cremation ends. These fragments don’t have as much carbon as the ashes.
- We accept several sources for the required carbon (for example, 5 g of hair and the rest in ashes.
- Hair dye does not affect the final diamond color. We purify the carbon from the ashes, removing any pigment from hair dye.
- The amount of carbon in the ashes or hair can vary. Therefore, we ask every family for an extra ten grams of hair as a backup with every memorial diamond order.
- Each amount noted above is exact. These are the quantities needed no matter the size of the diamond. Our technical instruments require exact quantities of carbon to create the cremation diamond. The bigger diamonds are created by letting the crystal grow longer in the artificial atmosphere.
- The quantities above cover up to three diamonds. If you need more than three, we ask you to please contact us so we can arrange the exact amount of remains we need for production.
- Pet ashes and fur are very similar to human ashes and hair at the chemical level. Therefore, we need the same amount in each case.
It all depends on the color and size of the cremation diamond. If you want a larger diamond, it could take up to five months to grow. Our colorless memorial diamonds need an extra purification process, so it takes more time than the yellow cremation diamonds.
What you see below are approximate times for the transformation of ashes and hair into real diamonds. The biggest diamonds are shown at the beginning of the table.
The definitive time will depend on the size you order.
Color Development in Natural Diamonds
Diamonds grow deep in the Earth, subject to many climate factors such as density, pressure, temperature, and radiation, among many others. SAINT DIAMONDS has been able to duplicate this exact atmosphere in our laboratory; therefore, we can create cremation diamonds. These beautiful memorial diamonds capture the significance of your loved one by assuming fantastic colors during the crystallization process.
Color Development in Memorial Diamonds
Our staff of engineers and experts has scientifically developed several techniques and atmospheres to give you the vast number of diamond colors we offer. What you see below is a representation of the instrumentation and techniques that we use to create diamonds from remains in every memorial diamond color we have available.
“The H.P.H.T. means high-pressure high-temperature. It’s a highly productive instrument in the color-changing process of several diamonds, turning them blue, gold, pink, or even completely colorless” Gemological Institute of America (2012).
Even though cremation diamonds from ashes or hair are nearly identical to natural (mined) diamonds, SAINT DIAMONDS works with professionals who can identify the differences with the help of technical instruments that can measure the slight discrepancies in the chemical density, as well as the layout of the carbon atoms.
For instance, luminescence is highly used in diamonds analysis; however, it needs especially-created situations, such as the one created with short-wave UV light.
SAINT DIAMONDS operates with a set of carefully-revised security protocols when it comes to the remains of your loved one, as well as the cremation diamond. We treasure the safety of all our materials, so we partner with the most responsible couriers to make sure you receive your memorial diamond in perfect shape. You can also track your diamonds with our tracking system.
Our internal processes get rid of any risk of impurities that could damage the cremation diamond during its production. We also have established departments that track and identify the items as they move through the production process. You can rest assured that we care for the identity of everything related to you.
Certainly. We can always work around this requirement with you to reach a solution that suits your family. You can also decide to send us only a portion of the remains for your own reasons.
If you do not have enough remains (ashes or hair) to cover the necessary amounts for production, members of your family can supply us with the hairs we will need.
If you order a cremation diamond from us, you will be able to send us all of the cremation remains. We’ll carefully process and identify your remains, using the needed amount for the production of the number of diamonds of your choosing and then incinerating the leftover carbon in a process called a Diamond Burial.
If you are thinking about sending us all of your loved one’s remains, please notify us in advance so we can send you enough storage canisters for the remains.
SAINT DIAMONDS carefully purifies and processes all the remains (hair or ashes) we receive during the first stages of the cremation diamond production. The needed the carbon resulting from that purification processes, which is then transformed into a real diamond. If we have any remaining carbon, which is in a graphite powder form, we’ll keep it at our laboratory for security measures. We cremate the remaining carbon in a miniature furnace.