The pet funeral industry in the UK is now valued at roughly £100 million with an estimated 1.5 million deaths of dogs and cats annually, according to the Association of Private Pet Cemeteries and Crematoria.
Owing to modern changes in pet funeral trends, most families in the UK are adopting uniquely personalized alternatives to traditional pet burial such as pet ashes into diamonds as an eternal tribute to their departed furry friends.
The Process of Transforming a Pet’s Ashes into a Beautiful Diamond
Pet ashes into diamonds; also, commonly known as memorial diamonds in the UK are laboratory grown diamonds created from the cremated ashes or fur of your beloved departed pet.
How are a pet’s ashes transformed into a diamond in the UK?
Step 1: The fur or cremated ashes of the pet are measured to determine whether they contain enough carbon to be turned into a diamond; about 200g of ashes or 18g of pet fur are required. The carbon content of ashes differs in every case and therefore may not be enough for diamond creation in some instances.
Step 2: The ashes are then placed in a specialized crucible and the crucible is heated to over 5000F to make sure every element except carbon oxidizes and then temperature is raised further so that carbon can become graphite.
Step 3: The graphite with a metal catalyst and a diamond seed crystal are placed into the core. The core goes into a specialized diamond press capable of creating extreme tension which then starts working thus bringing the pressure to about 800,000 pounds/square inches.
Step 4: During the last stretch when the press is working, the temperature in the room stays about 2500F so that the pet’s ashes turned diamonds become solid. Purification takes approximately 5,000 minutes for each memorial diamond ordered.
Step 5: Impurities are removed and reduced to 1/500 of the original impurity content providing 4N purity (99.99%). Every little detail matters when turning ashes into diamonds. Pet ashes into diamonds specialists like LONITÉ with a branch office in London, UK use highly specialized state-of-the-art equipment that allows the greatest precision, quality and stability. Scales are accurate to 0.001(g).
Why People in the UK Choose to Turn their Pets’ Ashes into Diamonds
Traditionally, pets’ ashes or remains in the UK are handled by burying the ashes in your yard; spreading the ashes in your garden, in the woods, or in water. You can also keep the ashes in a decorative urn at home.
UK Laws state that a pet must be buried in the property that it lived in (owned property and not a rental); the only exception to this law is if your pet’s remains are considered to be hazardous.
Today, modern families in the UK choose pets’ ashes into diamonds because it is an eternal tribute: Turning your pet’s ashes into a diamond is a beautiful tribute that honors the life of your furry friend, their love, loyalty and companionship by eternalizing them in gem form.
The need for closure: Losing a pet is a very trying time considering that a lot of modern families in the UK treat pets as immediate family members. Pet ashes into diamonds are a uniquely customized way to ensure that you are still connected to your pet even in their afterlife.
Pet ashes into diamonds are easy to carry around in case the family is relocating to somewhere new, compared to a traditional burial plot that is both immobile and requires a lot of time and resources to maintain.
It is a meaningful alternative compared to traditional pet burial. It is possible to create pets’ ashes into diamonds for all kinds of animals such as birds, dogs, cats, lizards and horses as long as you can provide 200g of ashes and 18g of fur. Traditional pet burial on the other hand, only allows for bodies of small pets, such as cats and dogs to be buried which is an inconvenience to large pet owners.
Pets’ Ashes into Diamonds Cost in the UK
Pets’ ashes into diamonds UK prices range from £1,400 to £15, 600 depending on the gem characteristics ordered.
Other remembrance alternatives available in the UK besides memorial diamonds include;
Freeze-drying: This is where all the moisture found in the tissues of your pet is carefully removed thus leaving them intact. The body of the pet is exposed to extremely low pressures along with a vacuum over a prolonged period and the tissues are dried in a controlled environment which prevents tissue decay. The freeze-drying process makes it possible for pets to be preserved in a natural state.
Snout-imprint jewelry: One can have jewelry such as rings, necklaces and pendants crafted using an impression of their pet’s snout.
A firework display: Your pet’s cremated remains are blasted into the sky and then exploded with gunpowder in a beautiful firework display for the bereaved with full video coverage.
Art from Ashes: You can create a beautifully artistic hand-crafted glass remembrance made with a small amount of your pet’s ashes.
Remembrance Rocks: These are decoratively engraved rocks and stones created to memorialize departed pets
As opposed to simply burying them in a garden or woodland, pets deserve a unique and personal send off for all the times that they provide us with love and companionship. Diamonds are widely referred to as a symbol of love and eternity, which makes pets’ ashes into diamonds a very meaningful way to send off our beloved furry friends.