“Diamonds are forever”, as the saying goes, and a man from California took that adage to heart in the gesture that he made during this holiday season. As described in this article from wjc.com, Randy Huhn from Arroyo Grande wanted to do something special to carry his late wife with him forever.
He found a company based out of Texas called Eterneva that was able to transform his wife’s ashes into a beautiful diamond that he will be able to cherish eternally.
Making Diamonds From Ashes
The process is done through a carbon purification process in which it is then put through cycles of high heat and high pressure, much the way that natural diamonds are created, which eventually (over the course of a few months) turns the carbon into a raw diamond.
I really love the gesture that Mr. Huhn made here, as it will be an eternal gift whereby he can carry his deceased wife with him forever. It is said that his wife loved the mantra “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend”, so he hit it right on the nose with this idea that he had.
To go even further with the sentimentality, for even further honoring the memory of his wife, the end result was a blue diamond that matched his wife’s eyes. This guy “gets it” and I can’t think of anything more loving. After cremation, you’re commonly left with an urn to place somewhere special. Though it is not said in the article what kind of jewelry or what kind of diamond cut he made from this, this creation from the cremains can be carried with him everywhere.
This gift to himself comes at a particularly special, though difficult time for Huhn, as it was the first Thanksgiving that he and his wife did not spend together after 40 years. It will also be her first birthday and Christmas since her recent passing, so Huhn will have this diamond so that she is “with” him during this usually joyous season.
While it is generally regarded that lab-created diamonds are poor value, this diamond that Huhn had artificially created is worth much more in sentiment than it is monetarily, and that is something that you can’t put a price tag on, regardless if it is real or fake. It is not said whether or not the Huhns had any children, but I can imagine this would be a wonderful heirloom passed down that has special meaning.