Dear 100 Hour Board,
So can people really turn their loved ones's cremated ashes into diamonds? I mean, I know it would cost a fortune (and time), but are there any institutions that can produce these diamonds? What more can you tell me about them?
-Bones & Butterfly
Dear Bones & Butterfly,
No. While there may be a small amount of carbon present in cremated remains as carbonate, most of the carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur, and hydrogen is burned off during cremation. What is left is mostly calcium phosphate from the bones.
A quick Google search comes back with websites for some of those institutions, but I assure you that they are fraudulent.