At first I thought this was horribly freakish…

But the more I think about it, the more sense it makes, in a new agey way. Life Gem has ‘discovered how to capture the carbon [in your body], and until now, lost during cremation. Once captured, this carbon is placed in one of our unique diamond presses replicating the awesome forces of nature, heat and pressure.’

Why not? Is it any more weird than burying somebody and visiting their grave periodically? This way you can keep them with you all the time. Of course, being my mother’s son, I immediately imagined the worst-case scenario. What if you lost it? Still, an interesting alternative to the cemetary or ashes-on-the-hearth solutions.

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