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Memorial diamonds: recycling the ashes of the dead into jewels is controversial in China

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Funeral services provider in Zhejiang province of China came under fire after urging citizens to turn the remains of their cremated deceased loved ones into jewels, Chinese media reported.

“Ultra-high temperatures can melt the ash, turning it into tiny crystallized balls. Due to the various trace elements contained in the ash, the beads turn out to be of different colors, which makes them good material for creating jewelry, ”said Chen, a funeral worker in Zhejiang, Jinbaonet.com reported March 9th. According to Chen, the company will offer free services of this kind for the first five local residents.

The use of ash for jewelry has become a trend in China in recent years. According to Chen, one company in Shanghai helped 200 customers turn the ashes of their family members into beads. As of the time of publication, families from 21 provinces of China have applied to the company with a request to preserve in this way the memories of their deceased relatives. Chen noted that this also frees up land that would otherwise be occupied by corpses, and costs less than a typical funeral ceremony.

But not everyone in China is ready to accept the innovative proposal, as most Chinese people adhere to the traditional customs of burial. The hashtag TurnYourLovedOnesIntoNecklaces («Turn Your Loved Ones into Beads») has garnered over 310,000 views on Sina Weibo since posting March 10th. Most users who comment have criticized the practice.

 
“Just thinking about it gives me goosebumps. I think this is sacrilege towards the dead and runs counter to Chinese traditions. The Chinese believe that proper burial is crucial for dead souls, as this allows them to finally rest in the other world, ”wrote one user of the Sina Weibo network.

But many are of a different opinion, noting that a new service is practically necessary, given the rapidly growing cost of land in China.

“I think the idea of ​​turning ash into jewels is environmentally friendly. We must leave the land for the living, not for the dead, ”said another user on the network.

This practice is spreading to other countries of the world. The technology for converting human dust into diamonds was first patented by Life Gem diamonds, a company based in Chicago, USA, in 1999 and introduced to the general public in 2002. Since then, this service has become increasingly popular, especially in the USA, Japan and European countries. Currently, there are already dozens of companies in the world that create diamonds from human dust. Initially, ashes from cremation were required to make memorial diamonds, now a lock of hair of the deceased is enough for this. Many firms offer to “immortalize in stone” not only people, but also pets.

Studies of the editorial office showed that the highest quality memorial diamonds are produced by URMYDIAMOND

Everyone who wants to order a memorial diamond, has unique opportunity to do that via Kickstarter, benefiting from up to 35% discount and not having to wait in a queue.