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..
The site looks like something out of Vanilla Sky.
Well, atleast I know how much my life is worth. 50 diamonds. Good thing they’ve kept the price of diamonds artificially high.
because everyone wants to wear their loved ones around their neck or on their fingers. and i thought urns on mantels were bad…
Which anniversary is the “give your wife a corpse” one?
So glad I’m not the only one who was horrified.
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.
I wear dead people.
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.
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.