What kind of memorial would you create in honour of a loved one? Would you want to bury them and have a nice headstone made? If you were to choose a typical burial, how many people would drive out to the cemetery and visit the headstone? Would you rather cremate your loved one and have their ashes stored in a beautiful urn in your home? How many people do you think would visit your house to view the urn? Here’s another idea – and one that’s quickly gaining momentum as one of the most popular options when it comes to cremation in the UK – you can choose to have a loved one’s ashes turned into diamonds. You heard that right. Cremated remains contain carbon which can be extracted. The pure carbon sample is added to a diamond growing foundation and placed inside of a high-pressure high-temperature (HPHT) machine that effectively exposes the sample to the same type of extreme elements found deep within the earth where natural diamonds are created. The synthetic diamonds created out of the hair or the ashes of a loved one are identical in terms of chemical and physical properties to mined diamonds.