When a remarkable person or pet leaves us, the following days, months, and even years can be chaotic and uneasy. But the legacy of a remarkable loved one doesn’t end when we say our last goodbyes.
While one chapter is painfully closing, another is just beginning. The chapter where we understand the impact our loved one had on our life, create a new normal, and honor their legacy every step of the way.
Our mission here at Eterneva is to help you start a new journey with your remarkable loved one in a bright new form, while getting to know your loved one along the way.✨
Why a diamond? 💎
At Eterneva, we help people celebrate and honor their remarkable loved one by turning their ashes into a one-of-a-kind memorial diamond. This is a seven-stage journey that includes a welcome kit, carbon purification, diamond growth, diamond quality and assessment, diamond cutting, the finishing touches, and lastly, the much anticipated and heartwarming homecoming.
And while we recognize that a memorial diamond isn’t right for everyone, we can’t help but witness the meaning and impact these diamonds have on our amazing customers. It’s a profound and touching journey that we get to be a part of and we are always in awe of the remarkable stories and legacies we get to hear and share.
We hear it time and again, that the little things, the small moments, quirks, traits, and memories are what make a loved one remarkable. When that special person is gone, there’s a void where the little things we shared with that person once resided.
The little things are also what helps us through the grieving process. Small moments of joy start to grow around the grief as we learn how to live with intention and honor those we’ve lost.
The little things are like the facets of a diamond.
& a diamond is a brilliant reminder that reflects the little things back to us.
A memorial diamond made from a loved one’s ashes serves to strengthen the bond we have with our loved ones and all of the little things we shared with them before they passed.
So, if you’re considering a memorial diamond to celebrate your remarkable person or pet, it might help to see some of the reasons our customers decided to take the leap of turning their loved one’s ashes into a diamond, so you can also see how the diamond has impacted their journey through grief of a remarkable loved one.
What does a diamond symbolize?
According to Brilliance, the name diamond is derived from the Greek word adamas, which translates to “unconquerable.” This symbolic meaning lends itself well to the diamond’s historic commemoration of eternal love. Diamonds date back to India in the 4th century BC and at the time of their discovery, were valued because of their strength, brilliance, ability to refract light, and engrave metal. They were even used to ward off evil and serve as protection in battle.
Throughout the history of literature, diamonds have been considered the most precious of all of the precious gemstones. They symbolize perfection, purity, and rarity. The durability of diamond and its ability to cut glass also symbolize imperviousness and indestructibility. The word adamant, used by someone who is unwavering and committed, is from an Old French word meaning ‘diamond’.
So whether we stick with the old Greek or French meaning, the diamond represents infinite and unconditional love. And for many, this symbolism is exactly why they know a memorial diamond is the right option to celebrate their loved one.
“It’s not that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but it’s your best friends who are your diamonds. It’s your best friends who are supremely resilient, made under pressure and of astonishing value. They’re everlasting; they can cut glass if they need to.” Gina Barreca
Why do people choose a diamond to memorialize their loved one?
When we talked to customers who have turned their remarkable loved one’s ashes into diamonds, we noticed a trend. While we were expecting a variety of answers as to why someone would choose a diamond to memorialize their loved one, what we heard remained consistent… Once they knew it was an option, they just knew it was the right option for their loved one.
“What do you want to do with Ashes?’ She was like, ‘have you ever heard of turning him into a diamond?’ And the moment she said it, it just made total sense.” Christie Bernard, Eterneva Customer
So while every customer just knew this was the option for them, there were unique benefits that each person valued as they began the journey in welcoming their remarkable loved one home, in diamond form. Here’s what our customers have said.
It Just Feels Right
“My mom had been diagnosed in May and then the Shark Tank episode that highlighted Eterneva showed in October and we were watching it. And the minute it came on, I was like, ‘Oh my God, I’ve got to do that with my mom.’ It’s just like, ‘oh, this is exactly what I’m supposed to do’ from the minute I saw that episode.” Shelby Courtney
Like Shelby, most people who go through the process of turning their loved one’s ashes into a diamond know that it’s the right choice for them. Intuition speaks loudly, and sometimes when we know, we just know.
A New Start
“We were really just like best friends, we did everything together. When I read about memorial diamonds, like ashes being turned into a diamond, it made a lot of sense to me that I could carry her with me and we could just do stuff together and be together. And every time I’ll look at it, it’ll be like she’s with me, you know?” Cogey Marx
For a lot of people, a diamond represents a start to a new journey with their loved one. While there are plenty of amazing memories to cherish, a diamond brings a new sparkle of joy and hope amidst the sometimes dark journey through loss.
It Tells Their Story
“When I found Eterneva, it was just perfect and I knew that turning her into a blue diamond would be perfect because it reminds me of the ocean and all the times we spent walking on the beach and picking up seashells and just being beach bums together. I spread the remainder of her ashes at the beach. Now every time I see videos of the beach or even just look down at her ring when it comes home, I kind of get to remember all those good times just by looking at her.” Sydney Collier
With color personalization, a unique engraving, and one-of-a-kind setting, every diamond has the opportunity to encapsulate what made a loved one so remarkable. Each diamond has a story to tell.
It Keeps Them Close
“At first I was skeptical, but as we continued to talk, I figured it was one of the best ways to keep my sister close in the family, especially for my mother.” Eterneva Customer
When a loved one’s physical presence is no longer there, a diamond grown from their ashes is a keepsake small enough to wear every day, yet radiant enough to keep the connection strong.
It’s Personal & Unique
“My beautiful sweet Katie turned into an amazing blue diamond (Katie’s favorite color). I wanted a diamond that would be as beautiful as sparkling as she was and that’s exactly what Adele and Eterneva gave us.” Eterneva Customer
Every single diamond is one-of-a-kind and grown from a loved one’s ashes. And during the diamond growing journey, the loved one’s story leads the way. From the first call to the homecoming of the diamond, Eterneva focuses on the legacy of the loved one and all of the little things that made them remarkable.
It Shines Bright & Reflects Light
“Through darkness diamonds spread their richest light.” John Webster
With a diamond grown from a loved one’s ashes, you can catch the sparkle glistening in the sunlight and know that they’ll always be there with you, resting by your side. Diamonds naturally reflect light, which is a great reminder that even through darkness, there’s always the light of our loved ones, reflecting back to us.
“Diamonds have an image of purity and light. They are given as a pledge of love and worn as a symbol of commitment.” Peter Singer
It’s a Daily Reminder of Connection
“I just had this gut feeling that this is what I was supposed to do, that that was how I was going to be able to carry a piece of my dad with me every day. Everyone says they’re always with you. But for me, I like the physical reminder when I look down at my hand and he’s there with my engagement ring and my wedding ring. I know he’s with me, and it was something that I needed for my life.” Amanda Thompson
A diamond is something our customers look at and remember their loved one day after day. It keeps them close and is a gentle reminder that no matter what the day brings, your loved one is right there by your side.
It’s Durable & Forever
“This is it. This is how I want to remember my Tank. This is timeless. It’ll be with me forever.“ Dani Overly
A diamond is something that can be worn under most conditions… afterall it was made with extreme pressure. A memorial diamond captures a person in time and turns ashes into a radiant keepsake that will last forever.
It Inspires Conversations & Healing
“It’s not just something that’s going to sit in a box on your shelf. It’s something that you can show off. And when people tell you how beautiful your diamond is, you get to share that story with them and you get to share that, ‘Oh yeah. This is actually my dog. Let me tell you about him. And it’s just such a nice way to memorialize someone that meant so much to you.” Eterneva Customer
One of the most compelling pieces of feedback we hear from our customers is how much curiosity a memorial diamond can spark with others in their life. When a customer gets the chance to talk about their loved one and why they turned their remains into a diamond, that person gets to talk about their remarkable loved one and process their grief in a positive way.
“I received a beautiful blue diamond in a handmade wooden display case. Everyone who has seen it has been overjoyed to see this memento of the love of my life.” Eterneva Customer
“Life tried to crush her, but only succeeded in making a diamond.” John Green
It Creates A Family Heirloom
“When my daughter died in 2012, life as my wife and I knew it, ended. We now live a different, lesser life. It was even sadder to realize that, when our time came, the last links to my Calista on Earth would be gone and nobody would likely remember her. The diamonds made from her ashes are now going to become family heirlooms, passed to a niece or nephew and then onto future generations.” Eterneva Customer
Since a diamond is a keepsake that’s durable and timeless, many people turn to this option as a way to keep their remarkable loved one’s memory alive for generations to come.
There is no wrong answer
When it comes to why you may want to turn a loved one’s ashes into a diamond, there is no wrong reason. Just as there’s no wrong way to grieve or honor your loved one. And if this feels like the right thing for you and your loved one, we’d love to be there for every step of the journey with you.
“Diamonds are created through the pressures of earth and then have to go through a million dirty roads to get to the cutter who turns it into a beautiful message. And that’s like human beings. They go through a lot to be who they are in front of you.” Jeremy Sisto
If you’re curious to learn more about memorializing your loved one with a one-of-a-kind diamond, we’re always here to answer your questions. Let’s talk!