DIAMONDS FROM ASHES
They deserve to
be a diamond
This is for that once-in-a-lifetime pet. The pet that went through college and career changes with you. That saw you through tragedy, triumph and heartbreak. This is for your steadfast friend, who loved you unconditionally.
Ashes or hair needed
2 tbsp - 1/2 cup
Avg. time to completion
The Eterneva team cared deeply about Nattie and Allie. They sent us pictures, videos, and updates through the process. It was phenomenal.
Nattie & Allie
A grief-changing journey
We want to be a source of brightness for those coping with the death of a loved one. Through a collaborative and surprisingly uplifting process, we help families and friends honor the bright moments of a life. Meanwhile, the ashes of their loved one are evolving into a diamond that they’ll be able to hold close.
OUR JOURNEY TOGETHER
YOU & ETERNEVA
YOU & ETERNEVA
Here’s your loved one’s itinerary. 😊 Every month we’ll share pictures, videos, & updates. So honored to be on this journey with you! 💛 💎
You receive your Welcome Kit
The kit includes a video, instructions, return postage, and the needed tools for you to send us your loved one’s ashes.
Stage one success! Your loved one’s ashes have been successfully purified into beautiful, sparkly carbon. Check out the process ahead. 🎥
A remarkable transformation
We isolate the carbon from ashes, which is the starting material for their diamond!
I have amazing news…your loved one is officially a raw diamond! Here’s a video from the growth – they did wonderfully. 🙌
A diamond emerges
Through a custom, individualized process of heat and pressure, your loved one’s raw diamond will grow.
Hey there. They just finished at the cutters. Gosh, they turned out stunning. 😍
Cut, polished, set by masters
Your diamond is cut in Antwerp, graded and engraved, colored* and set in personalized jewelry*. Next, we’ll get ready for the homecoming! (* optional)
The day is finally here – we’re ready to deliver them home. Take lots of pics, this is a day you’ll remember for a lifetime. 💛
An unforgettable homecoming
The return of your loved one’s diamond is a special day, so we make sure every diamond is carefully and thoughtfully delivered.
A diamond that is uniquely them
Design a diamond that uniquely tells your loved one’s story. Choose a color that reminds you of their eyes or that represents their one-in-a-million personality. As the final touch, we’ll engrave their name on the diamond’s edge.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Pet ashes to diamond, also known as cremation diamonds or memorial diamonds, are lab grown diamond created from the cremated remains of fur of your pet.
They are grown using a lab grown application process within a high pressure, high temperature (HPHT) machine, first purifying the cremated remains (ashes) to extract the carbon left within. Cremated remains contain 1-4% carbon depending on the age of the pet, their diet, and other factors.
Absolutely! Eterneva diamonds are real diamonds. Diamonds are composed of carbon, and there is carbon in cremated remains. Like mined diamonds, we also grade and certify Eterneva diamonds to prove authenticity.
We guarantee your diamond will meet the minimum carat weight you ordered and be free of visible inclusions. If we don’t meet these standards, we’ll grow you an additional diamond to ensure we do!
Eterneva’s goal is to memorialize the remarkable, and so many of our pets fit the bill. Their loss is no different than the loss of a human loved one. Our pets are our family, and they are right beside us through so many major life moments, like graduation, marriage, and even grief itself.
Our pets change who we are, and Eterneva works to tell the world about these amazing family members. We send monthly updates of every single step in the process. You can even come down to our Austin, TX lab and put your pet’s purified carbon in the diamond growth machine yourself.
Yes, at the end of the process you get a memorial diamond, but the grief journey throughout the 7-10 months it takes to transform your pet’s ashes into a diamond is often just as helpful. This is about who you become in the next chapter of your life, and how you bring your pet’s memories and how they made you a better person with you.
class=”paragraph-5″>The ashes to diamond process includes multiple steps over the course of 7-10 months.
- The ashes will be purified to extract the remaining 1-4% of carbon within them. This carbon will be used to grow your memorial diamond. The purification process takes about 6 weeks, and you’ll receive videos of us transferring your loved one’s ashes, as well as us opening up the purification crucible for the first time to see the carbon within.
- We combine your your loved one’s carbon, generic carbon, a microscopic diamond seed, and generic carbon into a growth cell. This diamond seed gives a site for the carbon to bond to, similar to how a piece of sand helps a pearl form around it.
- The diamond growth cell will be placed in a High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) machine and grown in isolation over the course of 2-6 weeks, depending on the carat size required.
- We harvest the raw diamond out of the growth cell to see the resulting raw diamond and do a quality assessment. We’ll scan the diamond (like an x-ray!) to identify the placement of imperfections an
- The rough diamond will be cut by hand by master diamond cutters (no lasers here!) and colored to the specification of the customer. This can take up to 12 weeks depending on the cut and color of the diamond.
- The diamond will be sent to IGI for grading. The International Gemological Institute is one of the top diamond grading organizations in the world. The report card on your diamond’s carat size, cut, color, and clarity will be sent home with the diamond.
- We will plan a homecoming for your diamond, and have a team member or a courier hand deliver the diamond home to you. Some folks like to throw parties, or small gatherings. Others like to embrace this moment with their loved one. If desired, before the homecoming, we can help set the diamond. Otherwise, you can work with a local jeweler of your choice to have the diamond set in jewelry.
Yes, you can use fur instead of cremated ashes to grow a diamond. Some customers have had memorial diamonds made for their pets while they are still here with us.
You need much more than pressure alone to turn coal into a diamond. You’ll need pressure and heat! Roughly 870,000 pound-force per square inch (psi) at 2,500 degree Fahrenheit.
Yes, there is 1-4% carbon in cremated remains. Only about 1 gram of carbon is needed to grow a diamond, with a 1/2 cup of ashes that will give us more than enough carbon to grow a cremation diamond.We work closely with TDI Brooks International, a world-renowned carbon testing and forensic organization, to test the carbon contents in cremated remains, hair, and aquamation ashes.
The cremated remains sample contained 3.28% carbon, the hair sample to contained 36.66% carbon, and the aquamation sample to contained 16.91% carbon. As an additional step for any customer who wants it, we will send their loved one’s ashes to TDI Brooks’s analytical chemistry lab for testing to determine the carbon contents at not additional cost.
Absolutely! We work with jewelers to help you find the perfect setting for your diamond if you’d like our help.
Some folks like to have a brand new piece of jewelry, and others like to put the diamond in a piece of jewelry they already own. Whichever option you prefer, we’re here to help you get the diamond in its setting so you can begin bringing your pet with you in the next chapter.
We only need a half cup of ashes or hair to grow a diamond. If you have less, don’t worry – a small amount goes a long way. Contact us for more information if you’re unsure.
Surprisingly, no. We can extract multiple grams of carbon from only 1/2 a cup of ashes or a healthy handful of hair, and we only need one gram of carbon to grow a diamond.
We always extract extra carbon from ashes and store it securely onsite with your permission, so if ever you want to have additional diamonds made or lose your diamond, we can grow you another one. We encourage you to add your pet’s diamond to your homeowner’s insurance policy so that insurance will pay for the full replacement cost.