As somewhat of a discerning penny-pincher, however paradoxical that may sound, I’ve always sought to question things like the intrinsic value of the items we’re made to buy and subsequently value. You’ll go crazy trying to do that with absolutely everything under the sun though, especially when it comes to luxury goods and items, premium services as well as things that possess sentimental value, like perhaps a diamond made out of the ashes of a loved one who has departed this earth.
If you don’t quite know that that is indeed a “thing” then what rock have you been living under? Obviously it would be a synthetic diamond if it’s one which was made out of the ashes of a loved one who has passed on, and if you’re wondering just what on earth a synthetic diamond made out of the ashes of a human being looks like, see for yourself here. As you can clearly see it looks just like a regular synthetic diamond, but of the dazzling variety and not quite of the industrial kind. It’s most definitely meant to look really good, immortalising the spirit and soul of the loved one whose ashes it was made out of.
You don’t even have to get just one of these – you can have the ashes turned into an entire set of cremation diamonds, ranging from a pair of necklace and ring to multiple matching pieces of jewelry.
This is somewhat of a pioneering UK trend that goes beyond just silly social constructs such as FOMO – the Fear of Missing Out – it’s more of a practical trend in so many different ways. Two of those practicality pointers are the limited space we have here in the UK when you consider the fact that we are after all an island, and it just makes better financial sense than the cost implications of the big business of a traditional funeral.
Things don’t just begin and end with the organisation of a coffin for example when you consider the costs of a traditional funeral and the associated memorial service. There are so many other costs which you otherwise have no choice to pay because the industry is pretty much taking advantage of the circumstances you’d find yourself in if you were honouring a loved one following their death and organising a dignified sending-off.
So instead of getting the coffin and organising all the other ornaments for a traditional memorial, the cost of cremation diamonds makes better sense financially because at the conclusion of the process of picking one or more of these out, you will have in your possession something a lot more personal as a constant reminder of the life of that special person who has since departed this earth.
The actual costs vary according to many factors such as the size and design/style, so for example a 0.3 CARAT orange-yellow design would set you back only around 515. Excuse the pun, but the prices aren’t set in stone – it’s all about bringing your needs together with the budget you have to work with.