New York: Introducing a new fad: if you want to preserve the memory of your dear ones, get their ashes compressed into synthetic diamonds. It can cost you up to Rs 11.14 lakhs a stone.
A man in Italy did something incredibly touching, after his 20-year-old son died in a car accident earlier this year.
He turned his son's remains into a diamond that will endure and be passed down to family members for generations to come.
The devastated dad exhumed and cremated the 20-year-old's body before sending the ashes off to Switzerland so they could be compressed into the gemstone.
The father sent the ashes to a firm in Switzerland that specializes in turning them into something they call “remembrance diamonds.” The whole process took about eight months.
No doubts this man may have earned lots of criticism in his nation as he is an Italian with Catholic roots and Italy still regards cremation as taboo.