Eterneva is taking the idea of memorial diamonds to a different level using already existing technologies for creating synthetic diamonds to make cremation-diamonds. A cremation-diamond is made from the ashes of loved one’s that have passed and provides help in the grieving process.
The company was founded by Adella Archer and her business partner Garret Ozar in 2016. Their goal is to provide not just a product, but what Archer calls “a grief journey,” and to finically help funeral homes that lost money due to the limitations in services caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. So far they have partnered with 17 funeral homes nationwide that can offer this service alongside what they traditionally offer.
The process of creating diamonds revolves around carbon. Eterneva will send a welcoming package to the clients and a half-cup of the deceased’s ashes will be collected and sent to their home base in Austin, TX. They have formed a partnership with FedEx to guarantee safe delivery.
The carbon is removed from the ashes and used to create a diamond seed that in turn is used to create synthetic diamonds. At this stage, many options can be chosen for the cremation-diamond including color, cut and size. The process can take anywhere from seven to nine months to complete. Frequent updates during this time are provided.
When the diamond is finished and returned, a celebration or memorial service is held to honor and remember the life that has moved on. The diamond can be placed in a particular piece of jewelry assisting family members and others who played significant roles in their life to accept the transformation and continue with life.
Cremation-diamonds are not only for humans. Archer estimates that 40 percent of their customers have them made from their pets. Currently, Eterneva has over 700 customers and the cost for a three-carat diamond can range between $2999 to $50,000.
Check out this video at https://www.youtube.com/eterneva