Ashes Submission Guide

Material Amount

Necessary Amounts

The following is a list of the amounts of hair or cremation ashes from the deceased required to turn ashes into diamonds. Please note that the ashes into diamond process requires this amount, regardless of the size of the cremation diamond ordered.

  • Cremation ashes
  • 8 ounces (200 grams)
  • Cremated bones
  • 10 ounces (300 grams)
  • Hair
  • 0.4 ounces (10 grams)

Note:

  1. ‘Cremated bones’ means large pieces of bones (larger than 20 mm) that remain after the cremation process. These contain relatively less carbon than cremated ashes (normally around 1-5 mm).
  2. Combined carbon source is accepted, e.g. 5 grams hair plus 100 grams of ashes.
  3. The color, type of hair, and artificial hair dye does not affect the diamond color. The ashes into diamonds process removes all pigments during purification.
  4. The amounts listed above are fixed and necessary regardless of the cremation diamond size that has been ordered. The diamond synthesis equipment requires a standardized amount of carbon to turn ashes into diamonds. The size of the diamond is determined by the time spent in the synthesis equipment.
  5. The amounts listed above are required for up to three diamonds out of ashes. The amount necessary to turn ashes into over three diamonds depends on the diamond sizes ordered. Please contact us for more information.

Q & A:

  1. How do I weigh the ashes?
  2. A standard culinary scale can be used to weigh the cremation ashes or hair. The required amount is about equal to 2/3 cup of hair or 1 cup of ashes. You will receive measuring jars as a part of our ashes into diamonds process after your order is confirmed. Make sure to fill the container in your submission kit to the volume mark indicated.

  3. How do I send the ashes/hair safely?
  4. First use a zip-lock pack to seal the ashes/hair completely. Then, pack the zip-locked ashes/hair in a sealed box. You will receive sealing tape and zip-lock bags as a part of our ashes submission kit after your order is confirmed.


Carbon Content

Extra Backup

We find the carbon content in hair and cremation ashes vary greatly from family to family. As the process is irreversible, we need each family to also supply 0.4 oz / 10 g of supplement hair as a backup.

Q & A:

  1. May I provide extra hair or ashes?
  2. Yes, supplemental amounts are accepted to turn ashes into diamonds.

    If ordering a diamond after death and cremation, you may also provide all the ashes from the cremation process for what we call a Diamond Burial.

    If this is the circumstance, please inform us. We will supply you with enough containers and sealing packages for the total volume of cremation ashes you have.

  3. May I provide less hair or ashes?
  4. Yes, we are more than happy to work with you to create a solution that is most suitable for you and your family. We have worked to turn ashes into diamonds in the tragic case of the death of an infant. We also face this situation with the order of multiple diamonds to supply enough memorial diamonds for a large family. You may choose not to send us all the cremation ashes for personal reasons.

    If you simply do not have enough cremation ashes or hair from the deceased, family members can provide supplement hair amounts. There are no extra charges or fees for mixed carbon sources.

  5. What happens if there are leftover ashes or hair of my loved one?
  6. LONITÉ carefully processes and purifies all materials (ashes or hair) received through the initial steps required to turn ashes into diamonds. The necessary amount of carbon from the cremation remains undergoes the transformation process to become a cremation diamond. The remaining carbon, in graphite powder form, is kept at our facility as part of our risk control protocol.

    After we are certain it is no longer needed as supplemental material for your cremation diamond, we respectfully cremate the carbon individually in a mini furnace. Because our process is so precise, we are able to then return the remaining carbon to your family if requested when you place your order for your cremation diamond.


For Inquiries

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