By Sheyla

LifeBuzz Staff

Ashes To Ashes, Dust To Diamonds. Now Your Cremated Remains Can Become A Family Heirloom.

Losing a loved one is one of the most painful experiences in life. It’s extremely difficult and overwhelming. One Swiss company is helping people keep their loved one's memory alive by using new technology.

Algordanza uses the ashes of the deceased to extract the carbon to create a diamond. The size will depend on the amount of ashes that are used. An adult will generate approximately 5.5 pounds (2.5 kilograms) of ashes, while the minimum requirement for a diamond is 1.1 pound of ashes.

Although the process may seem macabre, the company assures the utmost respect and discretion is used.