With the rise in popularity of memorial diamonds; also known as cremation diamonds, remaining close to those who have left us has never been easier. The way we choose to stay close with those departed is all a personal choice and will largely reflect on your individual beliefs and circumstances.
There truly is no wrong way to remain close to the dearly departed when you invest in a memorial diamond. Even though it can seem pretty unusual to turn ashes into diamonds, it is in itself a wonderful way to remain close to the dearly departed.
When the time comes, it doesn’t come easily. Grief has to be one of the hardest things to work through. We will often find ourselves doing mundane tasks that will suddenly hit us with pangs of emotions. We go to the garden to plant favored flowers and find ourselves thinking of our lost one and the way they toiled there. We remember how studious they worked when cleaning the house or making small repairs to the family car. How every Thursday night was date night at the local bistro. And through all this we will hate them for leaving, wish for them to never have left; and love them all the more.
We remember how they made us feel safe and secure, how they showered us in their affections. We will reminisce about the journey we made with them, and comment on how good a person they were to us. We will remember the good and bad times and still ache to be able to hold them. We will scream that they left us too early and we will most likely want to join them. The children will always find something to connect them to their parents just as all the spouses will crave for the same connections.
With cemetery plots becoming increasingly more expensive because the world keeps moving forward, many people are opting for cremation. They can still bury their loved ones and they can just as easily entomb their loved ones in mausoleums. The can buy what they feel to be the perfect urn and keep the ashes at home, spread them in the garden or spread them where the deceased wants to spend the rest of the eternity. There really isn’t a wrong way, but we are all with our loved ones. We will only feel that sense of connection at the grave or in the garden, when we visit a favored locale.
With memorial diamonds, we can have a physical piece of our dearly departed with us. One company who supplies the service is LONITÉ, who don’t require the entire ash remains of our loved ones – meaning we can still honor a last wish of spreading some of the ashes in a special place. Memorial diamonds are grown from the remains of our loved ones, so they are both our loved ones and a diamond. They will forever be as beautiful as a diamond as the memories we have of them. We will be able to connect with them in new ways because we can wear them and they can continue the journey of life with us.
You can take a finished or unfinished diamond and have them placed in piece of jewelry they wore and resize it so that you can wear it. You can set the new diamond in a new ring or necklace, even as earrings. These methods make it so that you will always have a piece of your loved one with you, no matter where you go or what you are doing. They will be upholding the promises of forever with you. But that is only the beginning. Jewelry may be the most popular manner to have a memorial diamond around, but they can be left unset and in a display case or used in many other ways.
There are so many possibilities, and they are only limited by the imagination. You can have memorial diamonds set into lawn ornaments, affixed to photographs, made part of a family monument to display a family tree; or even passed down as a form of a family heirloom. It is all truly dependant upon you and what you and your loved ones want. Because memorial diamonds are small in size, they are easily transported if anything else unforeseen happens. Consider what would happen with the remains of your loved one if you had to move out of the area or a cemetery gets moved or a mausoleum closing down.
And since they are small, they make perfect gemstones to be held in rings, earrings, medallions, lockets, or any other keepsake one would desire. In the event of you having to move, it’s much easier to take a locket or a ring with you than it is to carry an urn. There really is no reason why you can’t make a treasured keepsake of your choice when you use a memorial diamond. It is precisely the choice of keepsake that will enhance our connection. A pocket watch with a memorial diamond holds a lot more meaning than just a pocket watch your grandfather use to wear.
These are all tangible items that lend themselves easily to be close at hand and have the connection we still very much crave after one has passed. We can remain as close as possible because memorial diamonds are made from the person we want to remain close to. It can all be arranged before any funerary proceedings ever happen. This is probably why some people consider it macabre, as many of us almost outright refuse to discuss their last wishes before it is even remotely time.
Memorial diamonds have the same options as any other diamond. They look that same, can be verified by the IGI or the GIA for peace of mind, and remain as full of warmth as those who made the memorial diamond possible. So, no matter what the choice, it will serve as both a reminder and a connection to those we loved.
The natural memorial diamond, with its unfinished appearance can be just as warming. They don’t have to be cut and polished, and may very well resemble those we loved because they weren’t so refined. How you use a memorial diamond to stay close to your dearly departed is truly unique. Because of the almost endless possibilities, each new facet brings with it a new way of remaining close. It shouldn’t come down to deciding which color or cut is most appropriate first, rather which way it would best serve to remind and connect us to the departed. We may sometimes joke about how our loved ones are a diamond in the rough, and an unfinished memorial diamond just further proves how they were best suited.
Since the entire cremated remains are not needed to make a single diamond, you can still have the chance to spread the ashes, have the ashes placed on your mantle, follow through with the traditional burial or keep them in a mausoleum. There is no wrong way to remain closely connected to our loved ones. And remember, it doesn’t have to wait until our loved ones pass. You can even make memorial diamonds from hair, so these diamonds can even be a living memorial. A living memorial diamond becomes even more precious when our makers do call for us.