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Woman Turns Husband's Remains Into Diamond

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  1. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    http://www.local6.com/news/3693644/detail.html

    A Minnesota woman has honored her late husband by turning his cremated remains into a yellow diamond so she could always keep a part of him with her.

    Nancy Wodziak wanted to honor her husband Richard in a special way after he died from a brain tumor last October. So, she became the first person in the state to turn a loved one's remains into a diamond.

    Wodziak received her brilliant,half-carat yellow diamond after eight months of waiting.

    "This certainly seems like a neat idea as far as diamonds are forever," Bradshaw Funeral and Cremation Services spokesman Justin Bradshaw said. "Some people feel it's a neat thing and that they're glad that I told them and other people I think feel that this is not for them."

    "I think that's creepy," a woman said in the report.

    To create the ring, the cremated remains are heated to extreme temperatures, and then the carbon is subjected to a tremendous amount of pressure. The result is a stone identical to diamonds that develop deep within the earth over millions of years

    The nitrogen in the air causes the diamonds to be yellow in color. The company says yellow diamonds also occur naturally but are very rare.

    The cost for a quarter carat is about $2,500 and goes up to $13,000 for a full carat. The diamonds can be made into any size.

    Life Gem offers the services and some funeral homes assist loved ones in making the arrangements.

    The company also makes diamonds from the cremated remains of pets.
  2. DallasCowpoke111

    DallasCowpoke111 Benched

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    I read an article about parents who done this to their children after a "tragic loss".
  3. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    It is a bit odd to me... I would feel creepy about wearing something like that...

    To each their own I guess...
  4. BadKarma

    BadKarma Active Member

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    Next thing we know, people are going to take a piece of their relatives skins and make a hat.
  5. SoTex

    SoTex Giddy Up

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    Geez. That just sounds a little weird to me. What the hell do I know though...
  6. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    I ask myself that question daily SoTex... :D
  7. SoTex

    SoTex Giddy Up

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    Ya know.........as I typed that I was thinking to myself Mr. JD Trick could have some fun with this. :D

    p.s. Damn you.
  8. DallasCowpoke111

    DallasCowpoke111 Benched

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    Hey, I used to do that w/ this cheerleader I dated in college... except she wasn't really "dead", and it wasn't technically a "hat"!!


    :p
  9. baj1dallas

    baj1dallas New Member

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    whys it any weirder than burying them?
  10. SoTex

    SoTex Giddy Up

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    Was she technically made of rubber and inflatable? :D
  11. BadKarma

    BadKarma Active Member

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    ROFLMFAO.....I just shot my drink out :eek: my nose!

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