People struggle to get over the loss by death of a loved one. When someone dies, it’s natural for the survivors to keep something belonging to them as memory to feel they are with them forever. Now, the ones wishing to remember the dead can keep close to the departed wearing them in the ring, as perfume or on a tattoo. Here are five fashionable ways to give ashes a life after death.
Wear the deceased as perfume
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Katia Apalategui was struck with the idea of keeping the precious smell of a deceased soul intact for the survivors to savor when she saw her mum hold on to her late husband’s pillowcase to smell the love of her life she had lost to fate.
In collaboration with Havre University Katia has managed to find a way to reproduce human smell. Using a person’s clothing to extract odor, which contains almost 100 molecules, a bottle of perfume can be created in just four days. Each bottle of perfume costs about $600.
Turn your loved one into a diamond
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Swiss company dubbed Algordanza has been collecting ashes from human remains to create diamonds, which can be worn as jewelry. Ashes are reduced to carbon and using a machine intense pressure and heat is applied on it. This mimics conditions deep within the Earth, which result in the carbon being compressed into diamonds over a period of few weeks.
According to Algordanza Founder, Rinaldo Willy, a pound of ashes is good enough to create a single diamond. Each year, he says 800 to 900 people come to them with ashes of their loved ones and after three odd months they return as sparkling diamonds.
Turn your dear one’s ashes into a pencil set
Yes, you can make pencils from the ashes of your loved ones – product designer Nadine Jarvis has made it possible. According to Jarvis, ashes of one body can be used to make 240 pencils. Each pencil is engraved with name, birth year and year of death of the deceased.
Pencils come in a wooden box, and can be sharpened into the same box to fill the space of the pencil pulled out. After the pencils have been used, the box can be kept as an urn with all that sharpening.
Ink the ashes on your body forever
If you want the departed soul to always be there under your skin, commemorative or ritual tattoos have made it possible. The concept of mixing ashes with ink to make tattoos isn’t something new, but the trend is becoming popular up lately.
According to Bob Johnson, a tattoo artist who has been making commemorative tattoos for about 30 years, a microscopic amount of ashes is mixed with ink to create the tattoos.
Send ashes to space on final journey
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Some people can have the weird wish of traveling to space after death, for them, a former NASA engineer and his company Elysium space is offering a special farewell. Elysium is planning to launch ashes of the deceased on real space mission for just $1990. In space, the human ashes will orbit the earth for some months before burning out like a shooting star. The package to space will be engraved with 80 character long remembrance message.
We all want our loved ones close to us forever, but the rule of fate has it otherwise. Everyone will have to die one day, but how they deserve to remain alive in memory of the survivors is something that can be chosen. These ways above can be the beginning!