LifeGem Memorials (Elk Grove Village, Ill.) announced in August
that, using available technology, it can turn a loved one’s cremated
ashes into a diamond by pressing and heating the ashes to 5,400
degrees Fahrenheit. A chemistry professor cited by The New York Times
agreed that the plan was sound; carbon from the ashes converts to
graphite, which can be pressurized into a diamond. LifeGem prices
start at $4,000 for a quarter-carat. [New York Times, 8-22-02]
I guess the clarity would depend on the person’s deeds in this life!
Wishing all a Happy and Healthy New Year.