Algordanza, a company based in Switzerland, is transforming human ashes into diamonds, Business Insider reported.
|A raw diamond created from human ashes (Algordanza)|
“It’s possible to separate out the carbon from the other elements in the ashes. These carbon atoms can be used to mimic the natural diamond-making process in the lab,” according to the report.
Algordanza said at least 500 g of ashes are required for the process to work.
The cost of making such a gemstone ranges from $4,000-$5,000 per half carat.
By Lee Shin-young, Intern reporter (firstname.lastname@example.org)