Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Nice diamond. Is it your great-grandmother?

Yep, you read that title right. Not "is it your great-grandmother's diamond" as in "oh, how nice that you have a heirloom to cherish and remember her by...but "is it your great-grandmother" as in "okay, thaaaaat's kinda creepy." (At least to me it is. What do you guys think?)

Have any of you heard about this process of pressing the ashes of a loved one into a synthetic diamond? A company in Switzerland will do this for you and you can read about it this article: "Woman loses battle to turn dead dad into diamond" (Reuters, April 3, 2007). Apparently she couldn't prove that her father wished to be turned into a diamond.

What would you do with it? Would you wear it? Display it? What if you lost it? Hmm. This is just an option I'd never even considered...