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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   ( divider line
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2013-12-22 07:00:03 PM  
3 votes:
Too late for a HOTY, right?  That's seriously too bad, this is a masterwork.  A jewel, if you will.
2013-12-22 07:34:01 PM  
2 votes:
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 06:49:23 PM  
2 votes: Full Size

"Your dead son is now diamonds!"
2013-12-23 12:18:26 AM  
1 vote:
I actually want to have this done when I die. I joke that in death I'll finally be worth something. I told my kid I wanted to be made into diamond earrings for her and it would whisper into her ears. She was sufficiently creeped out.

They do something along these lines for pets. They take that ashes or even some fur and coat a zircon with it. Since they aren't forming a new stone from it, they need less material and it's a lot more affordable ($300 or so for a stone).

I've always loved stones and crystals and think it would be cool.
2013-12-22 10:32:33 PM  
1 vote:

FoonFlake: Kurohone: Too late for a HOTY, right?  That's seriously too bad, this is a masterwork.  A jewel, if you will.

What is the policy here? Do late December entries live in The Twilight Zone...ineligible for both years?

Nope.  HOTY now goes from December to November because of all the work Unfreakable has to do at the end of the year (in December) to pull all the contests together.
2013-12-22 07:30:29 PM  
1 vote:
You know they just used carbon they had on-hand. Pops got ripped off.
2013-12-22 07:08:10 PM  
1 vote:
So do you have to wait until your relatives are dead to have this procedure performed on them?
2013-12-22 06:57:44 PM  
1 vote:
Father to son:

♫ Shine on you la-a-a-zy diamond. ♫
2013-12-22 06:54:11 PM  
1 vote:
Umm, how much carbon is left in ashes? The thing could be part of a scam.
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