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(New York Daily News)   Man turns dead son into diamond. Boy, and here you thought YOUR dad gave you a lot of pressure   (nydailynews.com) divider line 71
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2013-12-22 06:25:32 PM  
Well, he always said his boy was a real jewel.

/Bravo, Subby.
 
2013-12-22 06:49:09 PM  
And they said he wouldn't amount to anything

/nice subby
 
2013-12-22 06:49:23 PM  
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"Your dead son is now diamonds!"
 
2013-12-22 06:49:55 PM  
Ew.
 
2013-12-22 06:51:18 PM  
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"I love my dead gay diamond!"
 
2013-12-22 06:52:16 PM  
Someone just urned a sparkling position.
 
2013-12-22 06:52:54 PM  
I've read about this...enough heat/pressure and carbon goes diamond...but this particular type of diamond just strikes me as kinda creepy.

Better than conflict diamonds however....
 
2013-12-22 06:52:56 PM  
Wonder if the kid's name was Jared.
 
2013-12-22 06:54:11 PM  
Umm, how much carbon is left in ashes? The thing could be part of a scam.
 
2013-12-22 06:55:59 PM  
Shine bright like a dead kid
Shine bright like a dead kid
Shine bright like a dead kid
 
2013-12-22 06:56:49 PM  
The devastated dad exhumed and cremated the 20-year-old's body before sending the ashes off to Switzerland so they could be compressed into the gemstone.

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Heh.
 
2013-12-22 06:57:44 PM  
Father to son:

♫ Shine on you la-a-a-zy diamond. ♫
 
2013-12-22 06:58:07 PM  
Did he turn the tap dance into his crusade?
 
2013-12-22 06:58:17 PM  

wildcardjack: Umm, how much carbon is left in ashes? The thing could be part of a scam.


That's all disclosed to the buyers (not much, depending on which method used), they use additives to color the diamond and increase final size. I read up on it a few years ago, it's interesting but I don't think it will catch on any time soon.

And the resulting stones are synthetics so the only 'value' they have is sentimental. Which I suppose is also a good thing.
 
2013-12-22 07:00:03 PM  
Too late for a HOTY, right?  That's seriously too bad, this is a masterwork.  A jewel, if you will.
 
2013-12-22 07:00:51 PM  
He must be really strong

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2013-12-22 07:03:22 PM  

syzygy whizz: Better than conflict diamonds however....


If the two argued a lot, it might still be considered a conflict diamond.
 
2013-12-22 07:03:29 PM  

Lady Indica: And the resulting stones are synthetics so the only 'value' they have is sentimental. Which I suppose is also a good thing.


There goes all hope for my Soylent Diamond factory.
 
2013-12-22 07:03:31 PM  
pressure,pressure i got pressure.
 
2013-12-22 07:05:17 PM  

wxboy: syzygy whizz: Better than conflict diamonds however....

If the two argued a lot, it might still be considered a conflict diamond.


conflicted diamond?
 
2013-12-22 07:08:10 PM  
So do you have to wait until your relatives are dead to have this procedure performed on them?
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-12-22 07:10:01 PM  
Creeeeeeeepy.
 
2013-12-22 07:14:12 PM  
What the story didn't tell you is that he had the diamond ground up and used the pieces to create a diamond saw blade.  That blade was then used to carve a giant glass sculpture of his son.  Then the glass sculpture was crushed and recycled into soda bottles.  The father the meticulously collected his urine after drinking all the soda, and distilled it down to extract the urea.  That was used as fertilizer for a rose bush in the garden.  Subsequently, he gathered the rose petals to make a lovely tea.  But it turned out that wasn't a rose bush, and instead was a deadly poisonous datura bush.  So when the father died, he had his ashes flown to Switzerland, and the circle of life continues.
 
2013-12-22 07:20:42 PM  

SpdrJay: So do you have to wait until your relatives are dead to have this procedure performed on them?


And will it work on my Aunt Pearl and my cousin Ruby?
 
2013-12-22 07:22:15 PM  

megarian: Shine bright like a dead kid
Shine bright like a dead kid
Shine bright like a dead kid


Have my babies, and make them grow up to be as awesome as you.

/and if they fail, then have them turned into diamonds
//comment of the year award winner right here, seriously
 
2013-12-22 07:22:25 PM  
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2013-12-22 07:22:46 PM  
My boys a diamond!? Damn you! A Diamond!!
 
2013-12-22 07:24:49 PM  

Lady Indica: And the resulting stones are synthetics so the only 'value' they have is sentimental.


These, yes, but synthetic diamonds have all the same uses (and then some) as mined diamonds: machining and cutting tools, thermal conductors, optical materials, electronics (potentially), and, yes, as gemstones.

"Synthetic diamonds for use as gemstones are grown by HPHT or CVD methods, and currently represent approximately 2% of the gem-quality diamond market." ~Wikipedia

"Gem-quality diamonds grown in a lab can be chemically, physically and optically identical (and sometimes superior) to naturally occurring ones." ~Ibid.

More and more people are becoming sick/tired of mined diamonds due to the whole "blood diamond" issue as well as a growing distaste for deBeers and the artificial scarcity of diamonds they have created, being they own 80% of the world's diamond mines. Concurrently, synthetic diamonds are becoming better quality, removing tell-tale signs of their synthetic nature* with every generation, while also being produced more efficiently (reducing cost/price).

* deBeers is fighting tooth-and-nail to keep synthetics off the market as much as possible and put a lot of money into technology that can detect signs of a diamond's synthetic nature, such as small gaseous or metal impurities that result from certain production techniques and are only detectable via spectroscopy
 
2013-12-22 07:24:51 PM  
 
2013-12-22 07:30:29 PM  
You know they just used carbon they had on-hand. Pops got ripped off.
 
2013-12-22 07:34:01 PM  
Uhh, this is news to anyone? There have been companies doing this for years. Lifegem is one, off the top of my head.

I think it's a pretty cool idea.

I plan to be cremated anyway. Might as well take some of that carbon and make a pretty jewel.

I would rather see something like this being our death tradition instead of continuing to waste perfectly good land by sticking dead bodies in it to rot. Families could have some sort of decorative jewel holder and jewels made from deceased loved ones would be placed in them for display. You could make multiple jewels from individuals so that many family members could have their own keepsake. No more having to go visit some depressing grave every year.

Seems way better than our current tradition.
 
2013-12-22 07:38:29 PM  

Fart_Machine: Did he turn the tap dance into his crusade?


Wait until the father exchanges it for a lap dance.
 
2013-12-22 07:40:40 PM  

MrHappyRotter: What the story didn't tell you is that he had the diamond ground up and used the pieces to create a diamond saw blade.  That blade was then used to carve a giant glass sculpture of his son.  Then the glass sculpture was crushed and recycled into soda bottles.  The father the meticulously collected his urine after drinking all the soda, and distilled it down to extract the urea.  That was used as fertilizer for a rose bush in the garden.  Subsequently, he gathered the rose petals to make a lovely tea.  But it turned out that wasn't a rose bush, and instead was a deadly poisonous datura bush.  So when the father died, he had his ashes flown to Switzerland, and the circle of life continues.


How the fark do you mistake a datura for a rosebush?
 
2013-12-22 07:42:26 PM  

gweilo8888: megarian: Shine bright like a dead kid
Shine bright like a dead kid
Shine bright like a dead kid

Have my babies, and make them grow up to be as awesome as you.

/and if they fail, then have them turned into diamonds
//comment of the year award winner right here, seriously


\o/

HEAR THAT YALL? Imma get some!!!
 
2013-12-22 07:45:12 PM  

megarian: \o/

HEAR THAT YALL? Imma get some!!!


I might even hang around to see the results.

/or you can mail them to me after they've been... diamonized? Diamonated? Diamondified?
//you can mail them to me once they fit in an envelope, is what I'm getting at
 
2013-12-22 07:46:21 PM  
Dammit, Steven Singer, this time you've gone too far!
 
2013-12-22 07:47:32 PM  

gweilo8888: megarian: \o/

HEAR THAT YALL? Imma get some!!!

I might even hang around to see the results.

/or you can mail them to me after they've been... diamonized? Diamonated? Diamondified?
//you can mail them to me once they fit in an envelope, is what I'm getting at


Deal. I don't plan to let them outgrow their enclosures, but they will eat mostly carbon. Ya know...to diamond them up a bit. Like god intended.
 
2013-12-22 07:47:48 PM  
His grieving process has many facets.
 
2013-12-22 07:48:02 PM  

Zarquon's Flat Tire: How the fark do you mistake a datura for a rosebush?


It was late, it was dark, I was drunk, and I really had to pee.
 
2013-12-22 07:51:37 PM  

nytmare: Turning ashes into diamonds has long been a commercial service.



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2013-12-22 07:54:11 PM  

ChadM89: I think it's a pretty cool idea.


Me too. Some people pay more for a casket that will never be seen again. Well, hopefully won't.
 
2013-12-22 07:56:23 PM  
Shine on...........wish you were here is still my favorite floyd album

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2013-12-22 08:00:00 PM  

rhiannon: ChadM89: I think it's a pretty cool idea.

Me too. Some people pay more for a casket that will never be seen again. Well, hopefully won't.


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"You son of a biatch! You moved the cemetery, but you left the bodies, didn't you? You son of a biatch, you left the bodies and you only moved the headstones! You only moved the headstones! Lies! Lies!"
 
2013-12-22 08:09:17 PM  

megarian: Deal. I don't plan to let them outgrow their enclosures, but they will eat mostly carbon. Ya know...to diamond them up a bit. Like god intended.


Sounds like an excellent business plan. Now we just need to get to work on creating some inventory!  How are you looking, for... oh, the next month or two? And is bruising of the mons and a tendency to walk funny for weeks at a time going to be a problem for you?
 
2013-12-22 08:12:40 PM  

gweilo8888: megarian: Deal. I don't plan to let them outgrow their enclosures, but they will eat mostly carbon. Ya know...to diamond them up a bit. Like god intended.

Sounds like an excellent business plan. Now we just need to get to work on creating some inventory!  How are you looking, for... oh, the next month or two? And is bruising of the mons and a tendency to walk funny for weeks at a time going to be a problem for you?


Na, I'm good to go!

I LOVE BUSINESS!!!
 
2013-12-22 08:13:55 PM  

ultraholland: You know they just used carbon they had on-hand. Pops got ripped off.


This. I have serious doubts that they would go thorough the trouble of purifying the carbon.

Also, creepy.
 
2013-12-22 08:31:11 PM  
De Beers are on me!!!
 
2013-12-22 08:34:59 PM  

megarian: Na, I'm good to go!

I LOVE BUSINESS!!!


Great, now I just need you to sign this contract agreeing that you're on call 24/7, can't work for competitors, that any ideas you may have in the course of your employment are mine, and that you can't unionize.

/Not that there would be anybody to unionize with. You are the only woman at this enterprise, probably
//At least that's what I need you to tell yourself. It's on page 372 of the employee manual, right before "names you are encouraged to call me during the act"
///Now, drop your pants and touch your toes. I'm gonna show you where the wild goose goes
 
2013-12-22 08:39:03 PM  
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2013-12-22 08:45:41 PM  

SpdrJay: So do you have to wait until your relatives are dead to have this procedure performed on them?


"Come in Tuesday - for the Mother-In-Law special."

/said the manager at a super compactor to those of us on a tour
//no joke.
 
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