Monday, March 24, 2008

LifeGem: I Always Said Grandma Was a Gem

LifeGem - Turning People into Diamonds!

Caught this over at Angry Ballerina's Place, and according to the LifeGem website, those beauties you see above were once people.
The LifeGem® is a certified, high-quality diamond created from the carbon of your loved one as a memorial to their unique life.

Love. Life’s single greatest risk. Life’s single greatest reward. Love captures your heart in a second and holds it for eternity.

You have experienced a love without equal. You have had someone truly special in your life and mere words simply will not do.
Yes, you can send them your loved one's ashes and they'll make it into a diamond. Ooh, and not to leave out the buried folks, they also accept human hair. So technically you can grow out your own hair, have a diamond made of you and wear it yourself. I guess if you put it that way, it's kind of hot.

As far as the dead bodies into gems, I think it's kind of sad (read the testimonials). When we lose loved ones, it is the memories, the stories that carry on their legacy long after they're dead; to turn loss into a "thing" - in my opinion - is to miss the point, to covet the uncovetable, and hopelessly grasp at the intangible through a false attempt at manifestation.

Now the LifeGem for pets -- no, that's.... I'm going to crawl up in a corner for a while.

1 comment:

angry ballerina said...

I still don't know what to think of that....part of me wants a new rock, and the other part thinks it's a little rude to ask my sister for our moms ashes so i can get a new piece of jewelry.....so torn.......