Starting price: R36 000

Beautiful blue to colourless diamonds

0.30 carats, perfect for cremation jewellery, rings, pendants

Free secure pick-up of ashes/hair and free delivery of finished diamond

Ashes to diamonds cost for South Africa

The cost of turning ashes into diamonds depends on 3 factors:

  • Weight (carat) of diamond, price increases with size.
  • Cut or uncut, certain cuts cost more due to complexity.
  • Carbon source, hair, ashes or a combination of both.

Starting price: R36 000

Beautiful and elegant blue to colourless diamond

0.30 carats, medium size diamond, perfect for cremation jewellery

Free secured pick-up of ashes/hair and free delivery of finished diamond

Some funerals cost in excess of R100 000, which is much more than the starting price of a memorial diamond. All other fees are included. 

With our included services, peace of mind is a priceless value only we offer.

All other fees are included. 

With our included services, peace of mind is a priceless value only we offer.

Diamond growth and cost

Since a diamond actually grows over time, the diamond’s end size could be slightly smaller or slightly larger than requested. If the diamond is smaller, the price will be reduced, however if the diamond is larger, the price will not increase.

uncut cremation diamond / ash diamond Algordanza
Brilliant Cut Ash Diamond Algordanza Switzerland

Value of Algordanza diamond clarity

Algordanza developed a very high-quality purification process to turn cremation ashes into diamonds in 2003 and has been constantly improving it ever since. Our process creates carbon that is 99.99% pure which grows beautiful colourless to blue diamonds.

Colourless and blue memorial diamonds are the most difficult to grow, Algordanza specializes in these very rare and precious cremation diamonds. When ordering multiple memorial diamonds from the same ashes or hair, the cost is reduced for each diamond by 10%, since the processing costs are only calculated once.

More than 80% of all Algordanza diamonds have a clarity value of VS1 or above.

Costs related to diamond colour

Due to the element boron ligated to our bodies naturally, ALGORDANZA cremation diamonds can be perfectly colourless (very little amount of boron present) or be very dark blue (large amount of boron present).

If a cremation diamond is amber, yellow or black, then impurities have been introduced accidentally through poor processing or intentionally into the diamond grid. Such processing is less expensive because less time and poorer quality chemicals are used. Red and green diamonds cost slightly more than yellow diamonds, because they are yellow diamonds that have been exposed to radiation.

ALGORDANZA does not influence the colouration of their diamonds made from ashes or hair.

diamonds from ashes or hair are different shades of clear to blue because of boron
Ashes to Diamonds Process Algordanza Switzerland

Superior technology for better quality

In order for a lab grown diamond to understand how it should grow, a real diamond seed is needed to start the diamond synthesis. We use real diamonds to start the growth process.

The larger the cremation diamond should be, the longer it needs to stay in a controlled environment in order to properly grow, which is a major cost factor in time and energy.

Algordanza also has the most sophisticated HPHT presses made in Germany.

Prices for cremation diamond cuts

Algordanza offers six cuts for cremation diamonds; Radiant, Princess, Heart, Asscher, Brilliant and Emerald. Having a memorial diamond cut costs more than leaving it rough (uncut) all cuts cost the same except for the heart cut.

The heart cut costs R8 000 more due to its complexity and cannot be made on small diamonds because the cut needs a larger surface area.

different cuts and shades of blue memorial diamonds from ashes by Algordanza
rough (uncut) ash diamond / memorial diamond Algordanza

Uncut costs less and is more unique

Rough diamonds or uncut diamonds, are preferred by many clients because they reflect their loved one’s “Rough Edges”, both having been naturally formed. No two rough diamonds are the same and are therefore unique.

Diamonds from ashes or hair that are rough (uncut) are simply polished to remove sharp edges, which reduces threir price compared to a cut diamond.

Free pick-up and delivery

As an included service, we personally pick up and deliver your loved one’s ashes or hair and also personally deliver the finished memorial diamond to you or your funeral home at your request.

We promise that the utmost care and repect is given to the ashes of your lost loved one, that is why we deal with thousands of funeral homes throughout the world, as added security for you. It may cost a little more, but isn’t the security and peace of mind worth that extra cost?

The ashes of your loved one are precious, don’t just send them through the mail, sometimes they are lost, stolen or simply sent to the wrong address.

Keith Kroon, your Algordanza representative in South Africa
Algordanza Laser Inscription on Ash Diamond

Laser inscription

Each ALGORDANZA cemation diamond is inscribed with a unique authentication code at no extra cost with the order number as well as the ALGORDANZA Signet Logo.

A personal inscription may also be engraved on your memorial keepsake for an extra fee, but this laser inscription is only visible with a microscope. Depending on the size of the diamond, between 25 and 50 characters are possible.

Beautiful cremation jewellery

In South Africa as well as the UK, it has been especially gratifying to see how our clients have taken their ALGORDANZA memorial diamonds and set them into jewellery, reflecting the uniqueness of each loved person. You can set your cremation diamond into rings, pendants for necklaces or custom design your own jewellery.

Algordanza does not provide jewellery setting services, however we can recommend trusted jewellers having been previously used by our customers.

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

Telephone: +27 (0)79 887 4418

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