Cremation Ashes to Diamonds: Human (or even pet) JewelsHonoring the dead Transformation Human remains Pets Cremation
Posted 23 December 2016 - 07:12 PM
http://www.npr.org/2...s-into-diamonds (I'm also fascinated with the mind that came up with the idea to do this in the first place).
I've actually never been one for burials... I've always thought I'd have myself cremated but never had a satisfactory answer to what I'd want done with my ashes. So, ironically, even though I've never been a jewelry or "bling" person, when I heard about the above process I thought THAT is what I want(!)
(they also inscribe specimen ID info on the ridge of the gemstones and can even include a custom inscription, all of which can only be read via microscope)
So... I'm curious what y'all think about it from an occult / craft point of view: advantages / disadvantages? Possible unforeseen (side) effects / consequences?
Posted 23 December 2016 - 08:59 PM
That'd make a hell of a horcrux!
But seriously, assuming your descendants were into ancestor veneration/necromancy, having that diamond in their possession would definitely be a powerful magic item to have in their possession, one that would probably make contacting you in trancework really easy.
Posted 23 December 2016 - 09:06 PM
I don't have any children of my own (nor plan to have any) but I do have nieces whom I could bequeath it (myself?) to once my S.O. is gone (he'd BETTER outlast me )... assuming they wouldn't be horrified by the idea (they're all still very young so who knows what they'll grow up to be like).
Imagine, though, discovering in the future that a gem you own actually WAS SOMEONE. Makes my creative writing head start spinning in so many different directions
Edited by IslandBruja, 23 December 2016 - 09:09 PM.
Posted 24 December 2016 - 02:03 AM
To deviate from the topic at hand slightly, I've always wanted my skull (and maybe other bones?) preserved for ritual use by my posterity. I've recently been told that this is possible, but I'll have to look into it further. I like the idea of my skull being converted somehow into a candlestick holder for magical use.
Posted 24 December 2016 - 03:43 AM
I'd love the idea of having my ashes transformed into a diamond when I die, but I'm more fond of the process where you can choose a tree to have planted in a mixture of your remains and fertile soil, and it uses what used to be your body to grow into something new. My ancestors aren't really fond of magical workings or interested in building that kind of relationship with me, so I've built up and maintained a very close relationship with a powerful nature spirit in my area. I'd like to become something she can use as a home when I die in thanks for her help and companionship, and to see about getting planted in protected property so she would never be separated from other trees and plants.
Posted 24 December 2016 - 03:54 AM
Even when I was a kid we moved around all the time, so the idea of being "usable" for magic & transportable after I die appeals to me (I only just heard about this process existing the other day)
Edited by IslandBruja, 24 December 2016 - 03:55 AM.
Posted 07 July 2019 - 07:22 PM
Im wondering what guarantee there is that the one diamond received is composed of the one particular individual's remains? If there was a mix could you end up with a party-line instead of direct dial?
Edited by Zombee, 09 July 2019 - 04:56 PM.
Posted 08 July 2019 - 08:14 PM
I love the idea, but $20 Grand to do it and then have a ring created out of you would be another couple of thousand bucks. You would have one hell of a family heirloom, But what if you started a family fight about ownership. Eldest gets the Loot!