Q was a stray who was found in the woods at about 1 month old. It was Diana’s friend who found her, and kept her in her sleeping bag so she wouldn't escape. She then gave her a flea bath and meds and then brought her home. But her other cat didn't like Q, and it wasn't working out. That’s when Diana took Q in. She was only 16 at the time, and didn’t have any money. Her dad didn't want her to keep Q, but Diana worked hard to save up to convince him to let her stay. Q was quite rambunctious and would eat all kinds of things! She would go through the garbage in the bathroom and pull out all of the Q tips and leave them all over the house.
Q used to wake her mom Diana up at 7:30 a.m. every morning. She would also greet her mom and her mom’s partner Ricky at the door when they came home every night. When she was an indoor/outdoor cat, she would hunt and bring her mom birds, mice and once a baby bunny! Diana let the bunny go, much to Q’s disappointment. Q eventually became a momma-cat, and later, a grand momma. She was her own mom’s beautiful baby girl for 18 years, a stray bundle of joy that fate brought into Diana's life for the better.
-The Eterneva Team
We'll share pictures, videos, and
of the process,
as we go.
Q's hair is back at the Eterneva labs, and we are ready to begin the journey to becoming a diamond. Now, Q's hair will be put into a crucible that will go through a purification process. When that is finished, her hair 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!
Q Choi’s ashes have been purified and are now pure carbon in the form of graphite. To prepare the carbon for growth, we'll now mill it into a super fine powder, which is the starter material for the diamond. The closure of this phase is a big and exciting milestone! We are now ready to grow the diamond.
Q Choi’s rough diamond is beautiful! Now, the diamond will head to 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). Here is a photo of Q Choi's beautiful rough diamond!
Q Choi's diamond has been cut, polished, graded and engraving. It is absolutely perfect! The sparkle captures his spirit so well! This remarkable transformation and journey is almost complete. Next, the diamond will begin planning for the homecoming.
Here is the cut diamond -
And the engraving -
When we lose a remarkable loved one, the most important thing we can do is keep talking about them!
The purpose of this page is to celebrate Q. 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 Q, or a way she influenced your life! Condolences are kind, but please hold this space for positive stories & memories about her.