Gramma Poun, or "Gram", was a woman full of spunk and sass. She raised her granddaughter, Michelle, in Southern California, with whom she had a really special, treasured relationship. She was never afraid to offer her opinion, and her family loved her for it. Michelle remembers her Gram for her excellent cooking and her radiant influence, from whom she has learned to find her own opinions and spunk, carrying on the legacy of her Gramma Poun.
-The Eterneva Team
We'll share pictures, videos, and
of the process,
as we go.
Gramma's ashes are back at the Eterneva labs, and we are ready to begin the journey to becoming a diamond. Now, Gramma's ashes will be put into a crucible that will go through a purification process.
When that is finished, her ashes will be carbon in the form of graphite. This is the material we will put in the diamond growth cell to grow her diamond. In your next update, you’ll get to see the graphite as we open the crucible for the first time. Stay tuned!
Gramma’s ashes have been purified and are now pure carbon in the form of graphite. The purified ashes are on their way to Germany where the best of the best memorial diamond growth scientists work. There, they will put the graphite into a growth cell and then into a machine that mimics the earth’s mantle in pressure and temperature. Soon, we’ll be sending an update of her rough diamond!
“Hurry up and get married so I can have my tea.”
Gramma's rough diamond is beautiful! Now, the diamond will head to Antwerp, Belgium to be hand cut by master diamond cutters. Master diamond cutters spend decades perfecting their craft, and hand cut every single facet of the diamond (upward of 58). In fact, one of the world’s youngest master diamond cutters will be working on Megan's diamond. He is 56 years old.
Gramma Poun’s diamond has been cut and polished. It is absolutely perfect, and so brilliant! This remarkable transformation and journey is almost complete. Next, the diamond will be ready for homecoming.
Here is the finished diamond -
When we lose a remarkable person, the most important thing we can do is keep talking about them!
The purpose of this page is to celebrate Gramma Poun. By recording stories about her, we allow future generations to get a sense of who she is (versus impersonal facts in an obituary).
Leave a comment below to share a positive memory you have about Gramma Poun, or a way she influenced your life! Condolences are kind, but please hold this space for positive stories & memories about her.