Our beloved pets... they provide us with warmth, companionship and unconditional love every day of their lives. When they inevitably pass on to their final reward, the hurt can be inconsolable. Wouldn't it be nice if you could keep your dearly departed dog or cat with you... close to your heart and not just IN it?
Now, it can be done. Lidy of Japan makes memorial jewelry for deceased pets that take various forms including memorial keepsake boxes, miniature pendant urns for their ashes, and the ultimate tribute to lost love, golden-toned diamond jewelry created from their carbonized remains. The canine, feline, porcine or piscine (hey, a pet's a pet) gem is then mounted in an attractive precious metal ring or pendant setting, placed in a lovely gift box and presented to you with a certificate of authenticity.
Diamonds, as we all know, are simply one form of the element Carbon. When treated with a tremendous amount of heat and pressure, the carbon in The Loved One's remains is transformed into a diamond with a warm, golden glow. How many joules does it take to make these jewels? Well, that seems to be a trade secret but Lidy has refined the process to the point where they can offer gem-cut "doggy diamonds" for rings and pendants in sizes ranging from 1/10 carat to a full 1 carat. Plus, Lidy's in-house creative team provides a stunning selection of attractive and appealing settings to showcase your petrified pal in all their glory.
The Many Facets of Spot... yours for between 298,000 yen and 1,994,000 yen, or around $2,850 to $19,000 in US greenbacks. That's a lotta Fi-dough! For some pet owners, however, the expense is well worth it. Although the time they spend with us is all too short, in their crystalline afterlives our pets will last as long as the Earth itself. (via Lidy's Japanese website)
*** UPDATED on December 25th, 2018 ***