With an increasing number of people opting for cremation over burial, the market is opening up with some original ideas of what families or friends can do with the remains.
This may seem like a macabre topic to write about, but, with an increasing number of people opting for cremation over burial, many families may not want to simply keep their loved ones in an urn on the mantelpiece…. So there are some very and surprising options to provide a personal and original send off.
1 – Fireworks
Have the ashes packed into fireworks and let them go off with a bang - A Final Hurrah!
There are a number of companies who offer provide this service, including (in the UK) “Heavenly Stars fireworks” or “Heavens-Above Fireworks”, however most fireworks companies will provide this service upon personal request.
Fireworks can be fabricated to include all or part of the “cremains” – and the firework packaging personalized with the name of the deceased and a prayer or personal tribute.
“Ashes Rockets” cost around $100,00 whilst a multi shot box costs around two $ 400.00.
2 – A Diamond
Convert the Ashes into a Diamond
Natural Diamonds are created when carbon is subjected to millions of years of extreme heat and high pressure deep within the earths crust.
In recent years, inventive humans have developed a quicker method of creating these ultimate glittering gems in the laboratory.
As the human body has a high carbon content - it is possible to purify the carbon in the ashes, apply heat and pressure in the lab and the result is a perfectly formed diamond – which can be cut and polished to any specification – to fit in any type of jewelry, a ring or a pendant or brooch etc.
The cost varies depending upon the colour, weight, cut and carat of the desired diamond, however, based upon a pricelist from the cleverly named “Phoenix Diamonds” the prices vary from $ 2700.00 – $11 000.00 pounds.