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(The Sun)   Widow has husband's ashes made into diamonds for herself and daughters   (thesun.co.uk) divider line 140
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UCM
2004-06-09 12:03:26 AM
He has to be rolling around in his 3 prong setting.
 
2004-06-09 12:31:57 AM
Ugh. That is ghoulish and nasty.
 
2004-06-09 12:50:14 AM
I think I will stick with my plan and have my ashes tossed into the eyes of my enemies.
 
2004-06-09 01:53:33 AM
Now they will be able to see all of his flaws.
 
2004-06-09 01:55:25 AM
I heard about this years ago when they were offering it for pets. I knew some earthstain would eventually do it to their spouse.
 
2004-06-09 01:57:57 AM
I want to be stuffed and put on the couch as a constant reminder of our marital oath.
 
2004-06-09 01:58:20 AM
Afterall, a diamond lasts forever.
 
2004-06-09 01:58:46 AM
I hope her daughters are adults. Imagine giving a kid a ring like that and explaining that it's made out of daddy...ugh creepy.
 
2004-06-09 01:59:50 AM
I heard about this being done for pets, too, and supposedly the diamonds were sky blue.
Sounds kinda pretty, but still don't want to turn my goofy mutt into a cocktail ring.....
 
2004-06-09 02:00:17 AM
While I do think this is kinda creepy, I don't find it nearly as creepy as filing pickled dead people in the ground.
 
2004-06-09 02:00:22 AM
I misread that headline as: Husband has DeBeer's diamonds make wallet into ashes for future widow
 
2004-06-09 02:00:43 AM
Ya know, I see potential for a whole series of unecessarily convoluted crime novel plots coming out of this story...

"She has her husband killed... to make diamonds from his ashes!"
 
2004-06-09 02:01:40 AM
....you can do that??
 
2004-06-09 02:01:58 AM
WIDOW Lin Tandy will remember her geologist husband forever after having his ashes made into DIAMONDS.

They like their caps.

But he was a geologist.. Ah, morbid geology humor.

Imagine if she got mugged "GIMME THE RING!"

"No, it's my husband!"
 
2004-06-09 02:02:21 AM
She's finally got him wrapped around her little finger.
 
2004-06-09 02:02:31 AM
off to RTFA
 
2004-06-09 02:03:46 AM
That actually sounds pretty cool... although I would never do it.
 
2004-06-09 02:04:49 AM
Better than buying price inflated blood-diamonds I guess.
 
2004-06-09 02:05:15 AM
Thats just sick.
For me when I die, I want to be stuffed and seated on the couch with a seductive look on my face.
 
2004-06-09 02:05:18 AM
Ok, if I ever get a large pet (i.e. a camel or a horse) I'm naming it "Diamond".
 
2004-06-09 02:06:00 AM
Well, genuinejon, the prices of diamonds do tend to have that effect on your wallet...
 
2004-06-09 02:07:03 AM
While I do think this is kinda creepy, I don't find it nearly as creepy as filing pickled dead people in the ground.

Beat me to it. Thank you, Red...

***

If you can't explain this to kids, how the hell do you explain keeping "powdered Grandma" in a jar on the mantle above the fireplace?
 
2004-06-09 02:08:15 AM
heh, this is all fine and dandy as an idea goes, until you drop dad down the toilet.

-c-
 
2004-06-09 02:08:26 AM
When I die, I want to be frozen into a tobaggan shape and raced down Mt McKinley.
 
2004-06-09 02:09:51 AM
I wonder how much ash they need to make the gem. Could you have your favorite part carved and cremated separately?

I think what really entertains me is the possibility of wearing my dead husband's gut and back hair out in public.
 
2004-06-09 02:10:45 AM
 
2004-06-09 02:13:39 AM
So, is her husband the Dark Lord Sauron--Enemy of the Free Peoples of Middle-Earth?
 
2004-06-09 02:14:05 AM
So will they be editing the Book of Common Prayer?
 
2004-06-09 02:15:40 AM
1)Find dead people
2)Convert into diamonds
3)Profit?
 
2004-06-09 02:18:50 AM
Creekdipper
Article says she's 51. I'd hope her kids are grown.

/Then again, times are a-changin'
 
2004-06-09 02:19:06 AM
what the hell is up with all the dead people links.. god, if your really that morbid check out www.seemerot.com

/is kool either way, a lot better than that chic who will paint pictures for you with your other's ashes, or that dude who invented the rings on the fisbee(for stability) that had his ashes poured into the frisbee plastic mix, (your dog wants <insert pun here>
 
2004-06-09 02:20:00 AM
This is way way way cooler than conflict diamonds from central Africa. DeBeers can bite my pink ass.

I want a hand-made diamond. Lovingly crafted by real nerds in a lab in Elk Grove Illinois.
 
2004-06-09 02:20:44 AM
Hey I have a bottle of my dad's ashes and I've been wondering what I should do with them. A diamond wouldn't be goulish - it would be a beautiful way to hold the memory of someone you loved
 
2004-06-09 02:24:17 AM
So will you have to pay estate tax on the value of the diamond?
 
2004-06-09 02:24:28 AM
I saw this at the place where we had Mums funeral. At first, I laughed quite loudly, then I remembered where I was. But anyway, we all passed on the idea.
 
2004-06-09 02:24:42 AM
I just thought of something really creepy---What if somebody makes a ring with it, and wills it to a grandkid to be used as an engagement ring?

I can see it now: "Jenny, my grandma would have liked you....will you marry me?.......You will?!?! Jenny, you're wearing my Grandma right now, and I bet she's smiling down from heaven."


eeek!
 
2004-06-09 02:26:38 AM
But, it says it's actually polihed graphite, and it's yellow... I'm not scientist, and I realize that graphite and diamonds are both carbon, but...

Would you still be able to write with the gem? "Dad: A Poem"...

eeh.
 
2004-06-09 02:30:29 AM
but hey, no way to negate the life time warranty...
 
2004-06-09 02:32:01 AM
The Sun told last month how Catherine Hoare got Sussex-based LifeGem to make her ponys ashes a diamond.

he he.. she's such a Hoare! lol..

/feeling immature at the time
 
2004-06-09 02:32:10 AM
I got an cheating ex that I'd love to do this to, at least then he'd be worth something.

ba-dum-dum.
 
2004-06-09 02:32:27 AM
its not a diamond per se. chemically and structurally it is but its worth squat because it is artificial.
 
2004-06-09 02:32:42 AM
I think we need a "morbid" tag.
 
2004-06-09 02:35:33 AM
Fantastic idea!

This gives hope to everyone who is related to a good for nothing. Now we know what they're good for.

/nothin'? Got plenty in stock
 
2004-06-09 02:36:50 AM

"You don't say."
 
2004-06-09 02:37:17 AM
...darn those slow reloads. Sorry phydeaux.
 
2004-06-09 02:39:29 AM
This was on memepool.com on Wednesday Aug 21, 2002.

http://www.memepool.com/Search/index.cgi?terms=lifegems
 
2004-06-09 02:39:47 AM
You KNOW these are going to be collectible in about 50 years.
 
2004-06-09 02:41:42 AM
Hmmm...wonder who got the family jewels



/shocked nobody else said this. SHOCKED AND DISAPOINTED, FARKERS!
 
2004-06-09 02:43:04 AM
Is it possible to have yourself somehow made into, I don't know, charcoal or carbon pencils, with which someone can draw a portrait of you?

Personally, I've always like that old Count of Monte Cristo burial at sea, where they wrap you in burlap and tie a cannon ball around your ankles, then pitch you in. Seems to work.
 
2004-06-09 02:44:33 AM
You're worth nothing more than how many diamonds you can chuck out...something to that effect comes to mind... >_<
 
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