Pets are so loved that they are treated like members of the family in many cases. This also means that when they pass on, we are left heart-stricken with grief. Some choose to bury their pet in a special place in the yard, some buy pet memorial stones, and some may buy a stuffed animal that resembles their late pet.
A unique way of commemorating pets is becoming popular and that trend is taking a pet’s cremated remains and having them made into gem stones. LifeGem is a company located in ElkGrove Village, IL which receives orders mostly from dog and cat owners, but has also made gems for a few birds, rabbits, and horses.
The starting cost of a gem is about $250, although some pet diamonds can cost up to $1,400. The gems can then be made into jewelry so that the pet owner can be reminded of their late pet on a daily basis.
What do you think; would you wear jewelry that was made out of your pet’s remains?
Read more about the process in a recent Wall Street Journal article.