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Cremation and Memorial Diamonds from Ashes or Hair

Since 2004, Algordanza has been turning ashes to diamonds with a strong commitment to helping individuals remember and keep close the the loved ones they’ve lost. With Swiss precision to quality and detail we invite you to take a look at how we are the world’s leading ashes to diamonds producer.

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What are memorial diamonds?

A memorial diamond, also called an ash diamond or cremation diamond is a unique alternative or addition to the traditional urn interment in which we take the cremation ashes or hair from a loved one and turn them into a diamond by simulating the natural diamond making process with special HPHT (High Pressure High Temperature) presses.

Our commitment

ALGORDANZA is the only certified memorial diamond producer in the world that invites their customers to their production facilities and has been turning ashes into diamonds since 2004. Choosing the right memorial diamond expert is essential for your peace of mind.

Memorial diamond cost and selection

An ALGORDANZA memorial diamond is created as a unique rough diamond, just as it is formed in nature. Choose the size (carat) of your memorial diamond, then your preferred cut, or leave the diamond rough; showing the unique way the diamond grew, just like every person grows.

Making a diamond from ashes or hair costs no more than a regular burial with the associated grave maintenance and starts at R36 000 for a medium size 0.30 ct diamond.

different cuts and shades of blue memorial diamonds from ashes by Algordanza
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Turning hair and ashes into diamonds

Algordanza has the most sophisticated presses and highest quality processing of any ashes to diamonds company. With special HPHT presses made in Germany and great precision, we can simulate  the natural diamond growth process which normally takes millions of years in the earth.

We guarantee the care and safety of the entrusted cremains or hair of your loved one. We also document and inform you of each step of the process with reverent attention to detail.

Pre-plan your diamond burial

Do not leave your funeral and memory to chance after your death. Pre-plan to have your ashes turned into a diamond now and secure your wish to have a cremation diamond made from your ashes already during your lifetime. A process that will spare your family additional tasks and financial burdens, in a time of grief and mourning.

With the ALGORDANZA Prepaid-Plan you are expressing your wish for one or more memorial diamonds to be made from your cremated ashes for your loved ones after your passing. Your funds are 100% guaranteed and the prices at contract creation will be valid and will never change.

Algordanza Prepaid Diamond Burial for your future

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Yes – the ALGORDANZA Memorial Diamond has the same physical and optical properties as a natural diamond. In our production site in Switzerland we recreate the natural formation conditions so that your individual ALGORDANZA Cremation Diamond can grow.
The cremation of an adult can produce up to 4 kg of ash. It is not the volume of ash that is decisive for the diamond burial, but its carbon content. As a rule, 500 grams of ash are enough for the production of a cremation diamond.
Approximately 5g of hair is required to grow one or more memorial diamonds.
With our certificate, we guarantee the authenticity, weight, cut and color of the diamond as well as the origin of the diamond from the carbon source given to us.

Yes! We know that there are many Ex-Pats from the UK and Canada that live in South Africa. Our Ashes to Diamonds service is a great help to individuals who have lost a loved one in the UK. Our Ashes to Diamonds service in Canada is located in Vancouver, but services all of Canada.

One Last Step

Regardless if you are looking to have a Memorial Diamond now or want to pre-plan your Memorial Diamond – ask for current prices and we will send you all necessary information. Free and without any obligation!



Keith Kroon
15 on Orange Hotel
Orange Street &, Greys Pass,
Gardens, Cape Town, 8001

Telephone: +27 (0)79 887 4418

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