Friday, October 24, 2014
A DIAMOND WITH A SOUL
ASHES TO DIAMONDS: WE ARE ALL CARBON
A Swiss company founded by entrepreneur Ronaldo Willy provides a unique service: it converts a human being into a diamond. “When a man of 80 kilos is cremated, he becomes 2.5 kilos of ashes,” Willy explains. “With these ashes, we make a diamond of 0.2 grams.” Every year, Willy’s company Algordanza receives more than 800 urns filled with human ashes. Converting them into small diamonds costs anywhere between $5,000 and $20,000. The color of each diamond results from the combination of trace elements present in an individual’s body. “Fake teeth, titanium hips, or the remnants of chemotherapy can all impact color,” says The Atlantic. Many of Algordanza’s diamonds are eventually crafted into jewellery, worn by clients who want to be able to carry the presence of their loved ones with them.
For more: THEATLANTIC.COM
Courtesy: The Times of india, Chennai, Oct 16, 2014