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From the Archives: Now, you too can be a diamond! And we're dead serious.


Today's first archival tidbit comes from Scatterbrained:

Diamonds are forever, the saying goes—and now you can be a diamond forever, too. Chicago's LifeGem company will turn the cremated remains of your favorite pet or loved one into a reasonably high-quality "memorial diamond" suitable for mounting in a ring or necklace. The process replicates the awesome heat and pressure needed to create a natural diamond, but instead of millions of years, it takes about six months. One caveat: The diamonds tend to be a rather unappetizing yellow.