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by on May 5, 2009 at 2:44 pm in Economics | Permalink

The LifeGem® is a certified, high-quality diamond created from the carbon of your loved one as a memorial to their unique life.

The web site is here.  I thank Brian Doelle for the pointer.  Elsewhere from the world of commercialized death, Paul Ralley sends me this, a funeral by motorcycle with side-car hearse, protected from the snow and rain.

1 athelas May 5, 2009 at 2:46 pm

I like how the diamond must be “certified.” Nothing but the best credentials for the dearly departed!

2 Max Kaehn May 5, 2009 at 4:23 pm

Turning the ashes of a dead loved one into jewelry is a bit creepy; the idea that appealed to my wife and me was to hang the gem in the window, where it would catch the sunlight and send more sparkles into the life of the survivor.

3 Andrew May 6, 2009 at 5:39 am

They could do that 3D laser etching and put the person’s likeness inside the crystal. Now that would be creepy.

4 john king May 6, 2009 at 10:48 am

This gives new definition to family jewels.

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