Thus the ashes of a relative or a pet become a blue diamond
¿Cómo se convierte unas cenizas, o cabello, en un diamante verdadero?
First, about half a kilo of material is needed, to create a single diamond.Through a chemical process, salts and other pollutants from ashes or hair are eliminated, obtaining pure and boron carbon.These materials cannot be separated because they have a very similar weight and properties.The amount of boron obtained is the one that will cause the diamond to have from a white color, to an intense blue.It depends on each person.
According to Algordanza to Science Alert, using iron and cobalt to eliminate contaminants the purity of the carbon obtained is 99.9%.
One last chemical process converts carbon into graphite, which is the material that will become a diamond.
Graphite is subjected to a temperature of 1.370 degrees Celsius and at a pressure of 394.625 kilos per inch for six or eight weeks, depending on the size of the diamond.
At the end of the process, the ashes of the deceased relative or the pet have become a blue diamond without cutting.Algordanza offers different cuts and polished.
As it is easy to imagine, the price of this whole process is not cheap, but as we have seen it is not a simple operation.A 0 diamond.20 unbuilding karats costs 3.900 euros plus VAT.With cut rises to 5.400 euros, and depending on size 32.000 euros (2 carats).
There is also the possibility of carving a laser inscription, and obtaining a Swiss gemological certificate.
Although it is not available to everyone, it is a rising business.According to Business Insider, in 2016 Algordanza manufactured more than a thousand diamonds of this type, and surely the figure has increased in the last two years.