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Diamonds from cremated remains

(WFLX) - It's a very personal and potentially painful choice: How to commemorate your loved ones after they've passed away.

Some people are turning to "rememberance diamonds".  Companies are turning ashes of a cremated loved one into a diamond. The carbon from the ashes is filtered to more than 99 percent purity and exposed to volcanic heat and pressure.

Hours later, a diamond is born."They thought that if this is the way that can make me happy and comfortable, just go ahead."

Costs range from $3,000 for a quarter-carat to almost $40,000 for a two-carat rememberance diomond.

Like the love you hold for your dearly departed, diamonds, as they say, are forever.

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