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Diamond Purchase Process

Real Diamonds from Cremated Remains & Hair

Most people don’t ever feel OK or all right about the loss of a loved one. Accepting the reality that our loved one is physically gone and recognizing that this new reality is the permanent reality is heartbreaking. We will never like this reality or make it OK, but eventually, we accept it. We learn to live with it. It is the new norm with which we must learn to live. We must try to live now in a world where our loved one is missing.

A memorial diamond is the most precious way to keep your loved one with you at all times. The ALGORDANZA memorial diamond is a genuine diamond and shows the same physical, chemical and optical properties as a natural diamond.

On average, the cremation of an adult human being generates 2.5 kg of ashes. We need at least 500g of these ashes or at least 10g of hair (the average haircut for most) for the synthesis. An Algordanza representative will visit to do the necessary arrangements or we will contact your local funeral director to do so. To create a memorial diamond, we have to simulate the conditions, under which a natural diamond forms itself over decades. Diamonds are created under vast pressure and enormous heat naturally in the earth.

The carbon, isolated solely from the provided cremation ashes or hair, is submitted to our high temperature high pressure machine. The molecular structure of the carbon first becomes graphite and as more heat and pressure are applied, the atomic structure of the diamond is formed.

Select size & Cut

You may select your preferred size and favourite cut for your memorial diamond or decide to keep the rough diamond as it uniquely formed itself. Sizes start at 0.15ct for family diamonds (3 or 4 in total) and 0.3ct for rough and singular cut diamonds.

Choose the Cut of Your Memorial Diamond

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All diamond cuts available from Algordanza


Complete the Order Form and make a 50% deposit with the balance due at delivery or use a payment plan

Payment Plans

We offer individualized payment plans. Payments start as low as £180 per month. ALGORDANZA offers 0% interest memorial diamond payment plans with no finance fees.

Jewellery Setting

ALGORDANZA Memorial Diamonds are a beautiful tribute to your loved one and because each diamond is unique we feel it should have its own unique setting. Our Hatton Garden jeweller can create a custom setting for your one-of-a-kind memorial diamond.

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Bespoke Diamond Setting

Diamond Case and Certificate

Your ALGORDANZA Memorial Diamond comes in a noble diamond case along with the ALGORDANZA certificate of authentication. With this certificate, we guarantee the authenticity, weight, cut and colour of the diamond. Furthermore, we guarantee the origin of the entire carbon source from the received cremated remains.

Algordanza Diamond Casket
Algordanza Diamond Case

Contact Us to Get Started

We would love for you to visit us at our laboratory in Switzerland or our UK office. For more information or to arrange a visit to your home please call us at 0800 0646683 or email