LONITÉ™ based in Switzerland, turns human cremation ashes into diamonds. Cremation diamonds from ashes are made of 200 g (8 oz) cremation ashes or 10 g human hair (0.4 oz) by using an HPHT technology in our state-of-the-art Swiss laboratory. These "cremation diamonds" also known as "memorial diamonds", derived from human ashes and are GIA and IGI certified diamonds out of ashes.
Our process of transforming your loved one's cremation ashes into diamonds takes between 3 to 9 months (1 ct), depending on the size and colour of the cremation diamond ordered.
This page provides product information with ashes to diamonds cost and price, with instructions on how to order LONITÉ cremation diamonds from ashes.
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Yes. LONITÉ creates a High-Pressure and a High-Temperature (HPHT) environment, similar to the natural underground setting, in our laboratory, to turn human cremation ashes into diamonds. One cremation diamond can take between 3 to 9 months (1 ct) to make from the order procedure until the delivery to the client. The duration will depend on the ashes into diamonds’ caracteristics selected.
The human body contains 18% carbon, whilst diamonds are pure carbon.
Cremation diamonds are real diamonds, made from love ones' cremated ashes or hair, that can be graded the same to natural diamonds.
The only difference between natural diamonds and cremation diamonds from ashes is their origin - cremation diamonds are created from cremated ashes, whereas natural diamonds are minerals that form underground over billions of years.
Mothers, husbands and daughters can wear memorial diamonds as a way of keeping their loved ones with them.
Cremation diamonds are usually set into a piece of memorial jewellery, such as a cremation ring, pendant or pair of earrings, and the wearer can take comfort in the fact that they will always have their loved one with them.
Cremation Diamonds can be certified by GIA and IGI.
The starting point for a cremation diamond is 0.25 carats, which costs $ .
It takes 6 months on average for the process of being turned into a cremation diamond to be completed.
At least 200 g / 8 oz cremated ashes or 10 g / 0.4 oz hair are required for a cremation diamond to be created.
To turn ashes into diamonds, below ashes amounts are required.
It takes an average of 6 months to turn human cremation ashes into a one carat certified cremation diamond. The actual time of each cremation diamond is dependent upon the size ordered (normally 3-18 months).
Optional GIA or IGI certification, jewelry setting, and laser inscription services are offered at extra cost where it takes an extra 1 or 2 months for each service chosen.
Cremation Jewellery rings, pendants or earrings, choose among our large and unique cremation jewellery collection or custom design your own cremation jewellery to carry your cremation diamond with you at all time.
The price for a typical Naturally Amber™ cremation diamond, made from ashes, ranges between Amber 0.25 ct - Amber 2.0 ct price in USD $ - $.
Price Range (USD)
The LONITÉ cremation diamonds price includes all of the necessary costs involved in transforming the cremation ashes into a diamond, including the cost of sending the ashes to Switzerland.
The actual cost of turning cremation ashes into a diamond is dependent on the SIZE and COLOUR required.
Our cremation ashes to diamond cost comprises both the purification cost and the diamond creation cost, and reflects both the technical processes, and the time, involved in turning human ashes into diamonds.
The price of cremation jewellery: either diamond pendant jewellery or ring cremation jewellery, depends not only on the cremation diamond used, but also on the shape, metal type and metal weight used to make the jewellery.
Our jewellery prices include all mounting and shipment costs.
You can either choose from our cremation ring and cremation pendant designs, or submit your own idea for a quotation for a bespoke piece of cremation jewellery.
The process of turning human ashes into diamonds is certified by the existence of documentation procedures and tracking logs, similar to the process followed in a crematorium.
Scientific reports and an examination of the ashes to diamond process is also available to inspect, compare and validate the trace elements and carbon isotopes inside a cremation diamond, to ensure that it complies with the ashes of a specific person.
Re-verification on the ashes to diamonds process by an independent research institute can be arranged if required and mutually agreed.
It is truly unique to carve memorial words onto the edge (the girdle) of a cremation diamond for remembrance.
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Cremation diamonds are certified and re-verified by recognised worldwide institutes: GIA, IGI etc.
All LONITÉ cremation diamonds are accompanied by a Certificate of Origin and a Material Analysis Report.
The ashes to diamonds laboratory data, along with the chemical and physical attributes, can be re-verified and validated by any independent certification and quality control institute.
Cremation diamonds certificates
LONITÉ is a
✔ GIA certified genuine diamond
✔ HPHT diamond
✔ New diamond grown from cremated ashes and hair
instead of a
✘ Diamond dimulant:moissanites or zircons
✘ CVD diamond (Chemical Vapour Deposition)
✘ Off-the-shelf diamond with ashes injected into it
Diamonds are pure carbon crystals.
Carbon [C] accounts for 18% of the human body; Nitrogen [N] for 3%.
Memorial diamonds (or cremation diamonds) are genuine diamonds grown from the carbon and nitrogen of human ashes, hair, or cremated remains.
Natural diamonds are created in an underground environment of extreme high-pressure and high-temperature (HPHT).
The LONITÉ laboratory recreates a similar environment at 3000K (temperature) and 60000Bar (pressure), which transforms carbon from hair or cremation ashes into diamonds.
To start the process, carbon is extracted from the cremated remains, then purified. This material goes through diamond making machines, which transforms the carbon into real diamonds.
LONITÉ Laboratory and Process: From Ashes to Cremation Diamonds
1. Material examination and carbon analysis.
2. Remove unstable chemicals at Nano-scale.
3. 2000°C purification in a vacuum environment.
4. Carbon refinement to a 4N purify (99.99%).
5. HPHT crystallisation at 3000K and 60000Bar.
6. Diamond polishing and authentic certification.
The company name ‘Lonité’ originates from ‘Longévité’, a word from the Swiss official languages, Swiss French, which translates to last in time.
With its headquarters located in the beautiful and dynamic city of Zürich, Switzerland, the technological origins of LONITÉ cremation diamonds date back to the early 1950s.
We are committed to handling every single step of the cremation ashes to diamonds process solemnly, with the respect, discretion and empathy that it deserves.
Official Member of the Swiss National Funeral Services Association, for a funeral service that is fair, serious and honest as a counselor and accompanist to the bereaved families.
“I am passionate to help people in need and is touched deeply by stories of their loved ones.”
“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.”
Phone: 7122 512 888 (1+)
LONITÉ offers the service to turn ashes into diamonds in the USA and Canada.
The ashes to diamonds price in starting price in USD . To order memorial diamonds in the U.S. or Canada, you need to contact our office in the U.S. located in the famous border city of Buffalo, NY State. We will then send you order instructions together with the ashes submission kit to your US or Canada address.
The required ashes amount in US and Canada is 200 grams, which equals to 1/6 to 1/9 of the ashes amount of an adult in US or Canada. However, the exact amount may vary in the different crematoriums.
US website: https://www.lonite.com/US/
Canada website: http://www.lonite.ca
Phone: 9465 7083 (020)
LONITÉ offers the service to turn ashes into diamonds in the UK. LONITÉ UK branch is located in the dynamic capital city of London, where you can get detail information on ashes to diamond order process in the UK.
The ashes to diamonds starting price in GBP is . To order memorial diamonds in UK, you need to contact our office in London, UK. We will send you order instructions together with the ashes submission kit to your UK address.
The required ashes amount in the UK is 200 grams, which equals to 1/6 to 1/9 of the ashes amount of an adult in the UK. However, the exact amount may vary in the different crematoriums.
UK website: http://www.lonite.co.uk
Phone: 4986 1209 (30)
LONITÉ Australia offers the service to turn ashes into diamonds in Australia. LONITÉ Australia branch is located in the beautiful and famous capital city of Sydney, where you can get detail information on ashes to diamond order process in both Australia and New Zealand.
The ashes to diamonds starting price is AUD . To order memorial diamonds in Australia, you need to contact our office in Sydney, Australia. We will send you order instructions together with the ashes submission kit to your Australia address.
The required ashes amount in Australia is 200 grams, which equals to 1/6 to 1/9 of the ashes amount of an adult in Australia. However, the exact amount may vary in the different crematoriums.
AU website: http://www.lonite.com.au
Top 3 Most Asked Questions
Including the time involved for shipment and purification, the total time of turning human ashes into diamonds takes between 3 and 9 months, depending on the colour, the cut and the cremation diamond size required.
You must provide at least 200g of ashes or 10g of hair which are the normal amounts required to grow a cremation diamond. However, if you do not have enough cremation ashes or hair, family members can provide a supplement amount of hair that will be added to the ashes or hair already provided.
The cost of cremation diamonds may vary according to the color, the size and the cut selected like it does for natural diamonds as well. Price starts from $1,600 or £1,400. Please, refer to our cremation diamonds pricing list for more information.
Creating a Cremation Diamond from Ashes
To turn ashes or hair into diamonds, we first need to extract the carbon contained in the ashes of hair provided. The ashes are placed in a specialized crucible which is heated to over 5000F to make sure every element except carbon oxidizes, and then temperature is raised further so that the carbon can become graphite. The graphite with a metal catalyst and a diamond seed crystal are then placed into the core which goes into a specialized diamond press capable of creating extreme tension which then starts working, thus bringing the pressure to about 800,000 pounds/square inches. During the last stretch when the press is working, the temperature in the room stays about 2500F until the cremation diamond is formed.
The bigger the cremation diamond's size is, the longer the ashes to diamonds process takes. Bigger cremation diamonds take more time, thus cost more. Purely Colorless Cremation Diamonds also takes the longest to grow as it requires us more technical efforts.
Different colours require different procedures in different synthesis environments, so the growing speed of the diamond will be different. Amber is the most natural colour, and a cremation diamond of this colour undergoes the basic process, which takes the shortest time: 35-70 days. In contrast, our Purely Colourless™ cremation diamond, with 4N purity (99.99%) of carbon, uses the most sophisticated technology and has the longest growing period: 60-120 days, depending on carat size.
If you want to create several cremation diamonds from one individual, it is possible, and you will simply have to provide us with more ashes or hair than the basic amount required of 200g of ashes or 10g of hair.
The cost of a cremation diamond is dependent on the SIZE and COLOUR required. A bigger diamond requires a longer growing cycle, thus generates a higher cost.The machine used is huge. The inside temperature and pressure are ultra-high. Extreme precision is required. A one carat colourless diamond can take hundreds of hours to grow.
As a result, the technology used to turn ashes into diamonds is complicated and very costly.
Cremation Diamonds Quality
Our proof comes in the form of a technical examination and the certification methodology of the cremation diamond's original source. Scientific proof and certification can be provided based on the carbon atoms and chemical density of the cremation diamond, which must match the carbon, hair or ashes that the diamond originated from. The carbon is tracked and documented continuously throughout the ashes to diamonds process, by a LONITÉ team of microphysics and high-pressure science researchers.
Cremation diamonds are real diamonds made from human cremation ashes. Firstly, the carbon of the cremation ashes is purified. Then, it is pressed into a cremation diamond with high pressure and high temperature (HPHT) machine.
Yes, cremation diamonds are real diamonds. They are chemically, physically, and optically the same as diamonds that have been mined from underground. Cremation diamonds are all certified to be genuine diamonds.
The ashes into diamonds service is available worldwide, in countries such as the UK, United States, Australia and Canada. All cremated ashes will be sent to Switzerland, where they are turned into diamonds.
People who choose to turn loved ones' ashes into diamonds tend to have a strong relationship with the deceased. They come from a wide variety of backgrounds, comprising people of all ages and more than 30 different countries.
LONITÉ is the Swiss memorial diamond company that makes diamonds from cremated human ashes. The carbon purification process at LONITÉ is carried out by its chemists. The diamond growing process is managed by its researchers in the field of High Pressure Science.
To turn ashes into diamonds in UK, first you need to contact LONITÉ to get the Ashes Submission Kit. Secondly, you will need to send the ashes to the LONITÉ UK office in London, and finally, you will get a tracking ID after receipt of the 50% deposit. For the U.S., Canada and Australia, the process is similar.
A cremation diamond price starts from $ or £ . The cost depends on the size of diamond ordered. The larger the size, the higher the cost.
Cremation diamonds can be made from human ashes due to the fact that diamonds are pure carbon and human body contains 18% carbon. Laboratories re-create an underground High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) environment to make a cremation diamond.
The cost of purifying the carbon of the ashes is fixed. The cost of growing the diamond is dependent on the size of the diamond ordered. The total price starts from $ or £ .
3 steps are needed to turn cremated ashes into diamonds:
Step 1: Extract the carbon from the cremation ashes or hair.
Step 2: Purify the cremation ashes to 99.99% purity in the LONITÉ laboratory.
Step 3: Place the carbon inside a high pressure and high temperature (HPHT) machine to crystalise.
One of the reasons that cremation diamonds are so expensive, is because the creation of a cremation diamond is such a personalised process - each order is handled individually. The extreme laboratory environment that is required to make a cremation diamond is another; the machine used is huge, and the operational cost of running it is high. A final reason is the complex technical procedures involved - it takes several months to make a cremation diamond.
To make diamonds from ashes:
Step 1: Extract the carbon from the cremation ashes or hair.
Step 2: Purify the cremation ashes to 99.99% purity in the LONITÉ laboratory.
Step 3: Place the carbon inside a high pressure and high temperature (HPHT) machine to crystallise.Step 1, separate the carbon from the ashes;
To order a cremation diamond from ashes, first you need to contact LONITÉ to get the Ashes Submission Kit. Secondly, you will need to send the ashes to the LONITÉ branch address in your country, and finally, you will get an order ID after receipt of the 50% deposit.
By re-creating natural underground environments inisde LONITÉ laboratory, diamonds from ashes are made in High-Pressure High-Temperature (HPHT) machines. The carbon source of the diamonds are extracted and purified from the ashes or hair of the deceased.
The memorial diamond UK price is from £ , which is for a 0.25 carat amber coloured option. LONITÉ UK is located in London, and provides a service for families all around the United Kingdom.