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  • Saw this on TV, but its not about tv...

    So I am watching this show on A&E called Family Plots...

    ...and it seems that the owner was able to find a company that turned his deceased sons ceamains into diamond jewelry. Actually, he had a diamond ring and two diamond earrings made with them.

    Here's my dilemma... I thought at first that it was a really neat thing to do, but on second thought I am wondering if it is in poor taste or not to turn a person's body into a more valuable possession. It would definitely add more contention to divorce claims and inheritance issues now that mom's remains are worth a chunk of cash rather than still in an urn. I guess you would need to insure it against theft, too.

    They say diamonds are forever.

    I'm open to others thoughts on the matter.

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    Once again, my theory of being worth more dead than alive, holds true.
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    • #3
      i would think that intitially it would be about "keeping them with you" or something like that, more than just putting them in a bucket. but you are right, eventually someone would twist it around and pervert it into a money thing.

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      • #4
        Can you imagine years down the road when "grandma" get sold to a jewlery store for cash...Then someone else buys it not knowing it's "grandma"... eww. I wonder if a jewlery appraiser can tell if a diamond is one of these or not.

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        • #5
          I couldn't imagine an actual diamond being made from the ashes of sombody? Diamonds are created when coal is compacted in nature for many many years. I believe the closest we've gotten to a man made "diamond" is cubic zirconia.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by medic_9
            Can you imagine years down the road when "grandma" get sold to a jewlery store for cash...Then someone else buys it not knowing it's "grandma"... eww. I wonder if a jewlery appraiser can tell if a diamond is one of these or not.
            From my brief perusal of the website, apparently a certain amount of info is inscribed on the stone and you can pay extra for more, but your post follows my point.

            Apparently this has been around for awhile and I am just hearing of it, based on the sales network that is set up with local funeral homes... there is 4 within 10 miles of me.
            Do you realize that in about 40 years, we'll have thousands of old ladies running around with tattoos?
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            Common sense... the LEAST COMMON of all of the senses.
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            Why are hemorrhoids called "hemorrhoids" instead of "assteroids"?

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            • #7
              I don't think that I would do it to a relation. If eighter I had enough money, or it was cheep enough I would consider it for a good pet cat or dog. It would have to be a good pet though, not one of those pets who dosn't listen, eats food off of the counter/table, and always leaves little presents arount the house to clean after a long day of work.
              When a crime breaks out, all the cute girls shout
              get the, good looking guy

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