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A LifeGem is a certified, high quality

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 07, 2003

A LifeGem is a certified, high quality diamond created from the carbon of your loved one as a memorial to their unique and wonderful life..

Reader comments

R.Aug 07, 2003 at 6:01PM

The site looks like something out of Vanilla Sky.

PatrikAug 07, 2003 at 6:44PM

Well, atleast I know how much my life is worth. 50 diamonds. Good thing they’ve kept the price of diamonds artificially high.

margaretAug 08, 2003 at 1:50AM

because everyone wants to wear their loved ones around their neck or on their fingers. and i thought urns on mantels were bad…

dowingbaAug 08, 2003 at 7:39AM

Which anniversary is the “give your wife a corpse” one?

AngieAug 08, 2003 at 9:02AM

So glad I’m not the only one who was horrified.

dubiousalibiAug 08, 2003 at 10:38AM

What an insidious piece of emotional blackmail. Let’s create an industry from scratch based on the philosophy, “well, I guess it depends how much you loved them.”, to grasp at a share of that life insurance policy.

Mind you, I think it’s money better spent than a morbid headstone that gets pulled up in 75 years.

Nathalie ChichaAug 15, 2003 at 5:20AM

I stumbled across the site a while ago, and threw the detail into a short story I’m just now finishing. I doubt anyone will believe it’s real.

anonymousAug 30, 2003 at 10:09PM

There was just an article in Wired about creating diamonds, and it sounds like there are only two companies who have developed the capability to do so. Therefore, the possibility of them actually giving you a diamond created from a loved-one’s ashes seems very unlikely.

This thread is closed to new comments. Thanks to everyone who responded.

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