Ashes are Forever

My wife had mentioned that she would prefer cremation instead of burial should I ever have to make that decision.  I think a good plan would be not just cremation, but also turning the ashes into a diamond.  

That would be nicer to look at than ashes, and also easier to carry.

The actual price for the service varies, depending on the size and color of diamond that you want to get, but in all, it costs about half ($3000) as much as an average funeral ($6000). We would still have a funeral, of course, but no burial costs.  A few months later, when the diamond arrives, I would get a nice necklace or ring to hold her.

She says she would rather be in a keychain.

To grant those who mourn {in} Zion, Giving them a garland instead of ashes, The oil of gladness instead of mourning, The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting. So they will be called oaks of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.

Isaiah 61:3

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9 Responses to “Ashes are Forever”

  1. js Says:

    Erin shot down my dream:

    http://www.hourglasses.com/html/large_glasses.html

  2. Burrill Says:

    I was hoping the ashes could be turned into glass in a camera lens. That would be up my alley.

  3. js Says:

    Based on your history with keychains, I advise against it.

  4. Erin Says:

    Justin, I don’t want an hourglass of you because if it ever got flipped over, I would be wondering if you leg or eye ashes would be sifting through – gross. Now, some bling might be nice…..

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  7. CFloyd Says:

    Now that I’ve read about “the list” I say – the diamond should be set into the new engagement ring! Right???

  8. Some Guy Says:

    Good idea, but tough call. It certainly would be a conversation starter.

  9. Ricky Anderson Says:

    I’ll have to ask Jana if she would prefer to be a keychain or a something else. I won’t wear jewelry, so her options are limited.

    (I do wear my wedding ring, but would not if I wasn’t married).

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