Just when I thought life couldn’t get any more bizarre, I discover that when your loved one passes away, you can get their ashes turned into a diamond ring.
It all sounds somewhat ghoulish and gives a whole new meaning to the term ‘diamond geezer’. Now he can quite literally be turned into one.
Apparently turning your other half’s ashes into a diamond is a pretty straightforward procedure.
Both have the same element in carbon. Natural diamonds are created underground when exposed to a colossal amount of heat and pressure and these conditions can be recreated in a lab.
As everyone’s DNA is unique, so the size, clarity and colour of the stone will be too.
But usually it will range from a vivid golden hue to a mellow yellow,
If having hubby made into a sparkler doesn’t float your boat, why not have have a statue in the garden or have the wife made into a vinyl record? Or a box of pencils.
Anything seems possible nowadays,
Whatever happened to letting someone rest with dignity having them buried, or their ashes scattered, just like normal folk?
On a practical level, I have to admit that the ever-increasing population and the shortage of land for burial plots means this unusual fusion of science and death could be an answer,
But I find it all a little too creepy and weird to think that a human being who once lived and breathed should be turned into a fashion accessory.
One of my friends has just done something similar, but with her deceased pet cat.
Now she proudly tells everyone that the moggy is now a ring on her finger.
She doesn’t think there’s anything wrong or eccentric with the idea.
For her, it’s a way of remaining close to her beloved companion Herman.
But having my animals made into something after they’ve passed away is not something I’d consider.
It all seems so un-natural. I say let the dead rest in peace and remember them as they once were.