Transforming Grief with Pet Cremation Jewelry

Losing a beloved pet is a heartbreaking and intensely emotional experience. Pets are like family. They are there for us during our highs and lows, offering comfort, support, and companionship when we’re down and sharing in our joy and fulfillment when we succeed. Nobody’s furry buddy is “just a pet.” They are our closest friends, our confidants, and our loyal sidekicks through the adventures of life, and when they pass on, moving forward without them can seem impossible. 

Man sits on a stone ledge overlooking a picturesque valley with his little white dog.

With this unique bond in mind, Eterneva offers a meaningful way to honor your pet’s memory when they pass by transforming their ashes into a stunning diamond ring, necklace, bracelet, earrings, pendant, or other pet cremation jewelry that can be cherished and carried with us forever.

In this article, we will explore how Eterneva creates these memorial diamonds from the cremated ashes of your pet, as well as some of the custom options available, and important considerations for you to think about before embarking on your memorial diamond journey.


Why Memorial Diamonds?

Diamonds are beautiful, resilient, and captivating, and each one has a unique set of characteristics that separate it from every other. When a pet dies, their absence can be devastating. By transforming their ashes into a diamond ring or necklace, or other keepsake that you can wear and carry with you, it can feel like they never left your side and will continue to join you on life’s adventure.

A brilliant blue round cut memorial diamond made from a dog's ashes.

The process of grief is different for every person, but the feelings of emptiness and loss are universal. If you choose to have your pet cremated and you’re given their ashes, it can be difficult to know what to do with them. There are plenty of meaningful options to consider. You can plant a pet memorial tree, bury the ashes in a special place on your property, keep them in an urn, or spread the ashes in their favorite park, beach, or walking trail. Or you can turn them into a diamond.

Grief, in its most fundamental form, is experiencing the absence of something from your life. Being able to transform your loss into a physical representation of the piece that’s missing can provide focus, clarity, and something to hold on to. The diamond can become a pet memorial, a physical embodiment of your beloved animal, and its beauty can spark joyful memories, encourage you to celebrate of the time you spent together, and transform your grief into peace. When you can still hold a part of your pet in your hands or on your finger, you don’t have to leave them behind to move forward.


How does Eterneva Transform Pet Ashes into Diamonds?

Eterneva's transformation process begins with the collection of a small amount of your pet's ashes. Whether your companion was a dog, cat, bird, or other animal, their ashes contain carbon, the essential element for diamond creation.

A cat and dog resting together in the sunshine.

Eterneva uses a unique, proprietary method that mimics the conditions deep within the Earth's mantle, where natural diamonds are formed over millions of years. Here's an overview of the process:

·  Collection. Once you decide to start your diamond journey, Eterneva will send you a welcome kit and instructions for submitting a small amount of your pet’s ashes.

·  Carbon Extraction. Ashes contain carbon, the basic building block of diamonds. The ash is processed in Eterneva’s laboratory to extract this carbon. This process involves heating the ash to high temperatures and reducing it to its basic elements. The resulting carbon is typically in the form of graphite.

·  Purification. The extracted carbon is then purified to remove any impurities. This is necessary because any impurities in the carbon may interfere with the diamond growth process.

·  Diamond growth. The purified carbon is then placed in a machine that simulates the conditions under which diamonds naturally form. This involves subjecting the carbon to high-temperature high-pressure (HTHP) conditions over a period of weeks to months. During this time, the carbon atoms arrange themselves into a crystalline diamond structure.

·  Cutting and polishing. Once the diamond has been grown, it is cut into your desired shape and polished. The color, shape, cut, and setting of your diamond is entirely up to you.

·  Verification and delivery. The diamond is verified by our gemologists to ensure that it meets the necessary quality standards, then it begins its homecoming journey back to you.


Customizing Your Pet Cremation Jewelry

With Eterneva, you have the ability to choose the color of your pet's diamond. The color is determined by the specific elements present during the diamond-growing process. By introducing trace elements, such as boron or nitrogen, the diamond's color can be altered. Eterneva offers a range of stunning colors, including blue, yellow, red, green, black, and classic white, allowing you to select a shade that best represents your pet's personality and spirit.

You are also able to select the shape of your memorial diamond, depending on your personal preference and your intended setting. Eterneva offers a variety of cuts, from trendy to classic, including round cut, princess cut, cushion cut, emerald cut, asscher cut, and more.

A woman holding her dog outdoors.

Eterneva offers a beautiful selection of jewelry settings for your keepsake, from rings to necklaces to earrings made of high-quality gold and silver. You can also have one of our jewelers help you design a custom memorial piece that best celebrates your beloved pet. Or, if you prefer to have your diamond set into a ring, necklace, pendant, bracelet, or earring you already own or display it in any other way you see fit, it’s entirely up to you.

Creating Pet Ashes Diamonds with Trust and Care

 At Eterneva, we understand the importance of trust and transparency when it comes to the diamond creation process. To ensure that the diamond is made exclusively from your pet's ashes, Eterneva provides a unique tracking system. Each customer receives a personalized tracking code that allows them to follow the journey of their pet's ashes throughout the entire process. This code provides access to real-time updates and images, allowing you to follow along with your pet’s diamond journey and giving you peace of mind and reassurance that the tribute to your beloved pet is created with the utmost care, dedication, and certainty.


What to Consider Before Embarking on Your Diamond Journey

Before beginning the diamond process, there are several important factors to consider:

·  Talk to your veterinarian. Before your pet's cremation, communicate your desire to retain a portion of their ashes for the diamond transformation process. Your veterinarian can guide you on the proper handling and collection of ashes.

·  Set aside a portion of the ashes. Eterneva requires approximately a half cup of ashes for diamond creation. If you plan to scatter your pet’s ashes or store them in an urn, be sure to reserve the appropriate quantity necessary for the diamond process.

·  Be mindful of the timeline. The transformation process typically takes between 10 to 12 months to complete. Understand and prepare for this duration, as it is essential to allow sufficient time for the diamond to be carefully grown and crafted into a beautiful memorial piece.