February 25th, 2014 → 8:19 am @ // No Comments

“Let’s talk of graves, of worms, and epitaphs,
Make dust our paper, and with rainy eyes
Write sorrow on the bosom of the earth.
Let’s choose executors and talk of wills.
And yet not so – for what can we bequeath
Save our deposed bodies to the ground?”  – Richard II

Apparently we can bequeath diamonds when we die.  Did you know that there is a company that will take your dead loved one’s ashes and press them into a diamond?  Any color you want – white, pink, blue, yellow.  Any size you want to – 1/4 a carat, 1/2 a carat, more.  Then you can set this precious stone as a ring or pendant and wear your dead one around your neck forever.  I can’t tell if I’m horrified, or totally on board!  The prices are ridiculous – is there even any resale value on these things? – but the concept is certainly intriguing.

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