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CARBON, C

LIFEGEM, USA

Carbon exists in such different forms as diamond and graphite. It is also the element that makes life possible. The connection between organic and mineral carbon is made clear in this diamond, which has been artificially made from carbon recovered from the ashes of a 68 year old man from Florida. LifeGem make this unique brand of jewellery by capturing and purifying the carbon from a person’s cremated remains, then replicating the extreme heats and temperatures of deep within the earth to create a rough diamond that, when cut, resembles a naturally formed diamond.

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LIFEGEM MEMORIAL DIAMOND LIFEGEM, USA

CARBON, C LIFEGEM MEMORIAL DIAMOND