From LifeGem, "because love lives on", diamond creators:
To desire a LifeGem diamond can mean only one thing. You have experienced a love without equal. You have had someone truly special in your life and mere words simply will not do.
Love knows no boundaries. Love knows no end.
LifeGem...The LifeGem® is a certified, high-quality diamond created from the carbon of your loved one as a memorial to their unique life.
Oh yes, Ladies and Gentlemen, you heard me right. Now you can have the carbon from the cremains of your loved one converted into a beautiful diamond ring or pendant. I don't mean any disrespect to those who find this touching, or to those who have purchased one of these "keepsakes", but this is kind of creepy to me. Several of the testimonials refer to their gems as the name of the loved one whose body creadted it. Such as, "Joe is such a beautiful gem". The willies... that gives me the willies. Ashes to Ashes, Dust to... Diamonds?
You can even have your beloved pet made into a gem! But please, as LifeGem requests, "You do NOT need to send the deceased to our location in Chicago."
Prices run from about $3,000 to $25,000 per gem. Need a discount for the whole family? Take advantage of their Family Plan. Want to own a piece of history? Bid on one of the Celebrity LifeGems about to go on sale! Check out Project Beethoven LifeGem. Yes! You could wear a piece of Beethoven himself around your neck or finger!