The company name ‘Lonité’ originates from ‘Longévité’ in Swiss French, which translates to last in time. Diamonds after death is one aspect of this idea.
LONITÉ is a trademark of LONITE AG, Switzerland. LONITE AG’s research laboratory is a world leader in cremation diamond technology. LONITÉ’s story began in a small town near the Alps, 25 minutes' train ride south of Zürich, Switzerland, where they began asking if you can turn ashes into diamonds.
The technological beginnings of LONITE AG date back to the early 1950s, when scientists learned you can turn ashes into diamonds using High-Pressure High-Temperature anvils.
The founders of LONITÉ are all leaders in the diverse fields of expertise required to turn cremation ashes into diamonds . They have years of experience in the jewellery trade, the funeral business, conducting scientific research, and creating beautiful diamonds. Together they have the blend of skills required in making cremation diamonds out of ashes.
At first only very small amber and blue diamonds could be created. Today, advancements in the technology of making diamonds out of ashes have changed all that. Now, cremation diamonds from ashes are available through LONITÉ in larger sizes and more beautiful colour. Your memorial diamond can reflect the loved one's personality and charm so that becoming a diamond after death continues their presence in your life. LONITÉ can, on your request, design a jewelry setting around your unique cremation diamond which will help you to keep it close to you.
Lonité headquarters are located in the beautiful and dynamic city centre of Zurich, Switzerland
“I am passionate to help people in need and is touched deeply by stories of their loved ones.”
“It feels like we're an important part for the overcoming of their sorrow. I lost some beloved family members as well and if I knew that memorial diamonds were possible, I would have ordered one. Maybe one day I will be a diamond as well.”
“Our clients put a great amount of trust in us for handling their loved ones’ remains. That is why our attention is multiplied in everything we do during the process.”
“I’ve lost my father and it makes me happy that I can be there to help someone that is grieving. I hope that makes them feel better to be able to create an amazing diamond of their loved ones to keep close to them always.”
Identification specifics are marked on tracking tags throughout the process
LONITÉ’s improved Standard Operating Procedures (SOP LNT OT95000) were introduced to provide the highest level of control and monitoring. Our internal documentation and management systems keep track of each individual order are improved and refined to create the greatest possible reliability when growing diamonds from cremated remains.
Hair/ashes are marked with a unique tracking ID and bar code upon arrival. There are seven vital inspection points along the diamond growing process, with a total of 25 checks performed by our trained staff in the different departments. Staff IDs and access dates are logged at every step of the way. All processes are traced. Photos are taken so that you can personally see the care and attention to detail we use in converting your loved ones’ remains into a beautiful cremation diamond you can treasure forever.
At the start of the process, hair or cremation ashes are carefully and respectfully cleaned with medical-grade sterilization alcohol. The precisely measured amounts of chemical purification agents and catalyst are accurate to three decimal places (0.001g). The Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are necessary to increase the cremation diamond’s colour, purity, stability and quality.
LONITÉ internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
The certificates shown below are from international certification and research institutes (such as the the Gemological Institute Of America), assuring you that LONITÉ diamonds' are 100% genuine.