Death becomes you

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There’s another option besides burial or cremations for a deceased loved one these days: diamonds. Companies will turn the ashes of the dead into diamonds, Reuters reports, and as technology improves, the demand is rising.

Artificial diamonds are created by subjecting carbon to huge pressure and temperature, a method started by General Electric in the 1950s. Diamonds can be made out of cremated bodies, deceased pets, or hair from a body to be buried.