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Will Your Dog Become a Diamond?
Will Your Dog Become a Diamond?

A diamond lasts forever and, with the news that Kimora is considering having her pooch's ashes turned into a gem, I figured I'd do a poll of the rest of us! Illinois-based LifeGem creates certified, high-quality diamonds from the carbon of your loved one to symbolize your personal and precious bond with each other.

LifeGem diamonds are molecularly identical to natural diamonds found at any high-end jeweler. To qualify as diamonds, they must have the exact same brilliance, fire, and hardness (the hardest substance known) as diamonds from the earth, and of course, they do!

With prices ranging from $2,699 to $24,999, they don't come cheap — so tell me would you buy in?

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robinesque
robinesque
In the ground you go, the way it was intended to be.
sfbutterfly24
sfbutterfly24
I am doing this to my moms. Nuff said.
cottonpoots
cottonpoots
Granted, it's an interesting concept, but I wouldn't want to be wearing my dog on my finger. That's just... :P
j2e1n9
j2e1n9
That's a weird yet beautiful thought ;)
javsmav
javsmav
totally creepy.
Nitrobezene
Nitrobezene
NEVER
Jessie-M
Jessie-M
To each his own, for sure. I wouldn't do this...it creeps me out a lot. But if you think its the right way to honor your pet and the bond you had together, and you can afford it, I don't see anything wrong with it. baltimoregal-Not that I am a diamond-buying nutjob (I dont even have any :) ) but my family is now trying to buy only Canadian mined diamonds....that way we aren't supporting all of the violence over these gems that has taken place in Africa. A lot of jewelery stores carry diamonds that were mined in Canada these days! I think they are called 'polar bear' diamonds...'arctic diamonds'..something along those lines.
Daisie
Daisie
No way. Yuck. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. I don't want any part of any of my loved ones, human or animal, to be turned into bling. I'd rather not think of part of their bodies hanging out on my finger or in my jewelry box. Rest in peace, I say. To each their own but this is icky to me.
cajuntwinsmom
cajuntwinsmom
If I could afford it I would. I find it alot less creepy than having pet ashes on the mantle, or ...eeek...having your dearly departed FiFi ...mounted...
Hex
Hex
How upsetting it would be if you lost THAT. I can't imagine we would be able to afford it even in the lower bracket. Max will be cremated, ashes in a tasteful urn when the time comes. We've had him for over ten years. He would have died within months if we hadn't adopted him and seen to his needs. He's had a good life, but I can't fool myself into thinking he isn't on his last leg.
oh_my_dog
oh_my_dog
I would if I could afford it ! It would be cool to have your dog constantly with you when they are gone. It would be a good talking point too !
ahelfand
ahelfand
I wouldn't use the service for my pets ashes, but for a loved one (human), I would.
sweetpeabrina
sweetpeabrina
If I could afford it, yes!
thorswitch
thorswitch
I like baltimoregal's comment - this would be preferable to a blood diamond! If they were less expensive, yeah, I just might go for it. When Sabaka had to leave us, my husband just had the vet hospital dispose of his ashes, and I really wish he hadn't. At the very least, I'd want to have buried them in our yard since he loved to play there so much. If I could have had part of those ashes made into a stone at a reasonable price? I could see me doing that also. It's been almost 2 years and I *still* miss him terribly (I'm getting choked up just writing this! Gah! I feel so silly about it, too, even though I know I shouldn't!) Anyway, I've told hubby that when it comes time for any of our other furkids to leave, I do want to preserve their ashes so that we can bury them here - maybe then it wouldn't feel like they just evaporated totally into thin air - there'd still be a part of them nearby, you know?
ALSW
ALSW
Not for me, mostly because of the money.
kiwishe
kiwishe
For that amount of money, I could get diamonds that I know are real. Who knows if your pet's ashes really turn into these gems?? Sounds scammish to me.
tmmkitten
tmmkitten
i think it is pretty and a cute idea, but i don't think i will do it. price aside, it just isn't my thing.
kristyy
kristyy
kimdangirl - Diamond chip -- HAHAHA! I picked no. If you had that kind of money, why not use it to help other animals? I just think it's rather morbid to have a part of a dead animal on your body. I love my dog to death, but once she passes, photos and memories of her are all I'll keep.
SugarKim4203
SugarKim4203
My little Roxy is a small dog and would probably only produce a diamond chip. Now, if I had a bigger dog, say a fat Great Dane then yeah because mamma needs a JLo sized ring! Sheesh. I'm joking.
cubadog
cubadog
As long as I can afford it I would totally do it. Cuba is still young so hopefully I won't have to make that kind of decision for a while. I think it is far creepier to have your dog or cat cloned or stuffed.
MandyJoBo
MandyJoBo
I used to want to do this with my cats when their life force left their bodies, but now I find it kind of creepy. Maybe it's just morbid and I don't want to think about it. Maybe it's because I think it just celebrates their bodies (and the carbon within) rather than their lives or energy, which never dies. Still, I picked yes because I wouldn't rule it out. It would be a nice tribute to their sparkliness!
AmberHoney
AmberHoney
If I could justify the cost I'd surely do it. I love rocks and to think I could proudly display them daily would give me joy!
sunsmuckers
sunsmuckers
I saw something about this on the news a ways back, and although through a scientific perspective, the process is very interesting, but overall, I think it's just not right for me to take my once living companion and put them on my finger or in a frame, etc.
wackdoodle
wackdoodle
Our family found out about this process a long time ago, shortly after my brother-in-law died. I asked my sister if she wanted to use a bit of my B-I-L's ashes to have him made into a diamond. She couldn't fathom it then. Now ten years later my sister and her sons have decided to have my some of b-i-l's ashes turned into three small diamonds. Shortly after my b-i-l died my sister's wedding ring was stolen by her foster son, she never got it back. She's going to have the diamond of her husband put into a replica of the wedding ring he gave her. Then they'll finally sprinkle the rest of my b-i-l's ashes over his favorite bike trail. As far as doing this for a pet- if you want to then do it. I don't find anything strange about it. It's totally a personal thing.
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