What is the logical connection humans have with diamonds?
Beauty. Eternal love. Purity. Strength. Throughout history, diamonds have been symbolic for many intense and enduring human emotions.
Royalty and important figures have always flaunted their diamonds and possessed many of these precious stones. Diamonds have brought a lot of joy to many people. They have been treasured and brought about many dear memories to those who wear them. We ask, “Why?”
Why are humans so drawn to – and emotionally attached to – diamonds? Is there logic behind this phenomenon?
Because of their chemical composition and the energy, beauty, and vitality that they bring to life, they make a logical connection with their owners, especially those created from the ashes of loved ones. Join us as we explore the importance of diamonds in culture and in death, and the rationale behind this connection.
Diamonds have had a love affair with mankind and cultural practices for centuries
First discovered in India in the 4th-century BC, diamonds have had an astounding impact on human culture. At first, diamonds were believed to be a gift from the Gods that would bring about health, wealth, and strength. For example, one of the most famous diamonds, the Koh-i-Noor Diamond, was believed to have come from the sun god. Hindus believed that diamonds were formed when lightning hit the Earth and that they could offer protection from God during battles that mere humans could not understand. They also used them to create the eyes of devotional statues.
The “Diamond Way” is part of the Tibetan philosophy of Vajrayana, which uses a piece of graphite to show where humankind begins and its journey through the internal soul before it arrives at the pure brilliance of a diamond.
Greeks are the ones that originally used the word “diamond” and it means invincible or indestructible. The diamond can cut anything, but nothing can cut it (except, of course, another diamond). The ancient Greeks associated them with the tears of the gods and the Romans thought they formed the tops of cupid’s arrows (linking diamonds with romance). Many kings wore them into battle to give them strength and courage.
During the Middle Ages, diamonds were believed to offer healing properties against a range of ailments from fatigue to mental illness.
Colossal forces required to make these alluring precious stones
Diamonds are believed to have been produced from cosmic beginnings when Earth was a molten planet. The intense energy from the heat and pressure created these beautiful gems. They are crystals of pure carbon formed in the Earth’s mantle.
This energy has created a precious stone of immense beauty that has been adorned and worshipped throughout history. From wedding rings to religious figures, ordinary people to royalty, the diamond has intrigued and captivated people worldwide. Its significance is never forgotten by the wearer.
Ancient ties between human remains and diamonds
Diamonds have an incredible link to the dead and cultural significance. As well as demonstrating wealth and prosperity, they can symbolize an enduring commitment to a person that not even death can break. Being the hardest material on Earth, unlike flesh and bones, they will not get broken or disappear.
What is the best way to remember your loved ones? When people are buried by their loved ones, in order for the loved ones to visit them they must return to the cemetery – which is normally a solemn lonely place with negative feelings. Many people are cremated, but this leaves black and dirty ashes. Diamonds are a way to turn those ashes into something positive and beautiful that you can treasure forever. Your loved one is with you in a loving and pure way.
Carbon is found in human bodies and is the same as the crystallized carbon complex structures that are found in diamonds. This makes for a perfect combination. As diamonds are forever, when fused together with a loved one’s ashes, they create a beautiful and alluring gem which can be treasured for the rest of time.
While the ancient Egyptians were buried with their jewelry, Heart In Diamond offers a chance to bring your deceased loved one with you and keep them close forever.
How are lab-grown diamonds created?
There are two methods to produce diamonds:
- High-pressure – high-temperature (HPHT)
- Chemical vapor deposition (CVD)
The most common process is known as chemical vapor deposition (CVD). In this method, a diamond seed is placed in a gas chamber where chemicals are zapped and carbon atoms are deposited onto the seed. Atom-by-atom, this process shapes the carbon atoms into the unique matrix that is a diamond.
The other process is the high-pressure – high-temperature (HPHT) method. In this scenario, equipment is used to simulate the natural process through the application of high temperatures and high pressures. The HPHT method heats the carbon sample to temperatures in excess of 3.500o Fahrenheit and applies pressures in excess of 870,000 pounds per square inch. It can take six to 12 weeks to complete the growing process, depending on how big the customer would like the diamond to be.
Turning cremains into diamonds is similar to a phoenix rising from the ashes
Diamonds bring an energy and a new lease on life. It is like a phoenix from the ashes, a memory that will always be with you. Diamonds have been a vital part of nearly every culture as they are believed to have special powers or to be gifts from the gods. A cremation diamond is a lasting memory like no other for a person who has passed away, to always keep them close to you.