Friday, October 16, 2009

A gentleman's memorial diamond ring

This is out latest 'Memorial Diamond' photo as supplied by a customer. The diamond is a 0.75 carat brilliant cut canary mounted in Welsh Gold - formed from an amalgamation of both wedding rings.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


We honestly don't mind about 'competition', but when a website infers that its diamonds originate the carbon source from the DNA within a strand of hair - whether it be Michael Jackson or Beethoven - we have to comment.

We are reliably informed by the UK Gov. Pathology Dept; that "DNA dies at temperatures above 300c". As most HPHT diamond lab's use temperatures around 1300c (as we do) I fail to see how any DNA can be found. There may well be carbon remnants, but a strand of hair would not contain sufficient amounts as to say that a diamond is that of anyone. The ocean that MJ stepped in probably contains molucules of his carbon, so you may as well use a bucketfull of seawater.
Therefore, the website which calls itself "DNA2Diamonds" probably do make diamonds but not using anyones DNA for the unique carbon source.
The diamond above was made from a 25gms of hair from a horses tail 'The Reverand'

Monday, September 14, 2009

5 British Sterling Silver & Gold pendants.

We are always trying to help customers who may not be able to afford our 'Memorial Diamonds' and to this end we can no supply 'Memorial Jewellery' (hollow-ware) in Sterling Silver and 14crt Gold Vermeil. Our blog for the jewellery is at
This item is a heart pendant at around £150, measuring 19mm x 18mm with an 18" silver chain.
Other similar peices are - Cross, Terdrop, Round and a Cylinder. Also available in Solid 9crt Gold.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

The future of memorials??

The picture shows a Japanese family scanninig a QR-Code 2D image installed inside a niche - which automatically loads a photo album, a video of the deceased and access to the family blog on his moble 'phone.
For those of you who can use this technology, the image above will take you to our new micro-site which is good for 'dial-up' modems and old PC's as well as the new iPhone.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Ashes to Diamonds

Well it would seem that we are 'on' for being included in a documatry on channel 4 TV, Friday the 24th of July. The 'First Cut' film by David Brindley shows what people are doing with the loved-one's ashes - including making diamonds [by us].

Thursday, June 25, 2009

New Developments from Memorial Windchimes

New Developments from Memorial Windchimes

Memorial Windchimes

Just in time for the National Funeral Exhibition last week (12th June), we completed our trials and the final developments of my invention (back in 1998) for encapsulating ashes into crystal 'icicles' to make a fabulous windchime. Rather than 'rip-off' the patent (like 'ashes-into-glass' have) we asked the holder to issue us with the only license to use that part of the patent.
It took ages to perfect the 'icicles' - which also use waste crystal from 'Dartington' glass works - so we are being 'green').
The wind chimes will be avialable at a cost of £350 for four 'icicles'. The colours available are Violet, Turquoise, Blue, Green, Amber and Cranberry. The wind catcher can be engraved with 'loved-one's details. Delivery about 6 weeks from order.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

In a Nutshell.......updated 17th October 2016

We make genuine memorial diamonds using carbon extracted from 'Cremains' or hair. 2006 we made the first diamond in the world using the umbilical cord of a baby. Our diamonds are NOT synthetic, faux, Aura, CZ, 'Moissanite' or made of DNA. They can (if required) be certified by the UK Assay Office [AnchorCert].

Diamond sizes range from 0.25 [1/4] carat up to 2.00 carat. Diamond colours : Mainly Canary yellow and free-range shades of Blue, White (+blue hue) and PINK. Diamond cuts : We strongly recommend round 'Brilliant' cut - 58 facets. Canary diamonds use 100gms of ashes per carat. The minimum order value for canary is 1x .5crt; or 2x .33crt; or 3x .25crt - this is because the processing is almost the same for any weight of diamond. Costs : Brilliant Canary 1.00crt = £6500 [i.e. 0.75crt = £487]
Orders could consist of various sizes, we have made up to 10 at once. Blue's use a more technical process using 200 gms of ashes or 25 grams of hair/crt. Smallest Blue is 0.33carat (=£3625**) largest is 1.25 crt (possibly 1.50 crt). The calculating price for Blue's is £10,950** per carat. The Canary process takes around 13-15 weeks, Blue's can take much longer. See our published price lists
Terms and conditions apply, detailed in plain English on our order form.

HQ : Macclesfield, UK, we trade internationally.
Completely independent group of companies.
ceo : Mike Kelly, based in Manchester, UK.
Call : 0870 881 0612 [int +44 1614199744.
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[**prices Sterling @ October 2016 : e.a.e]

Value versus Prices

“It is unwise to pay too much, but it is worse to pay too little.

When you pay too much, you lose a little money...that is all.

When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was supposed to do.

The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a cannot be done.

If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that, you will have enough to pay for something better”

John Ruskin – Philosopher 1819-1900