Phoenix-Diamonds.com is the only British private company making ‘Memorial Diamonds’, others are Russian, American & European.
Our head office is at Sunrise House, on the Macclesfield
Industrial Estate, in Cheshire,
We are not agents or connected to any other ‘MD’ maker
(other than our own Australian agent) – especially LifeGems..
We are supplier members of the NAFD, SAIF & APPCC
The genuine diamonds are laboratory grown using High
Pressure (10,000 tons/sq”) High Heat (1300c) over time
which was perfected in Russia in the 1950’s.
Memorial Diamonds are usually made from 100gms ashes
(or 15 gms of hair), sometimes from 500 grams of ashes.
Phoenix made the first diamond in the world from the
umbilical cord of a (at risk) premature baby – Jessica.
Canary Yellow and Blue is a natural colour of ‘MD’s – not
white, green, pink, red which have to be irradiated.
Natural Blue and White/Blue are extremely difficult to make,
so are expensive and can take a lot longer to grow.
Phoenix genuine diamonds are the least expensive in the
world at £2950 for a ½ carat canary (minimum order). Our
size sales tolerance is +/- 0.05crt (5%) not 9% like ‘others’.
‘MD’s are usually more expensive than mined diamonds.
Hardly any ‘MD’ is totally flawless and is as unique as the
Phoenix ‘MD’s cannot be made from DNA (it dies at 300c)
or a few strands of hair (there is not enough carbon)
DiamondAura, diamonette, CZ, Moissanite, Silicon Carbide
are NOT diamonds. There are many fakes and names.
Genuine ‘MD’s have the exact same characteristics and spec’s
as mined diamonds and can be certified (if required).
It takes 13 – 15 weeks to process the 15 stages for Canary
and about 8 months for Blues.
Our smallest diamond worthwhile is 0.25crt, the largest we
can make is around 2.00 carat. The most common 0.75crt.
We ask for only 50% upfront, the balance on delivery. We do
not have-to but prefer to offer 14 days ‘cooling off’.
All orders are uniquely numbered and have a separate audit
trail right to the delivery of the diamonds in person.
It is not macabre, bizarre or insensitive to desire such a
lasting memento of a loved one, it is a unique opportunity.
The bereaved genuinely appreciate being informed about
‘MD’s as a choice – before burial or scattering of ashes.
Although we do not make the jewellery, ‘MD’s can be
mounted in rings, pendants or just kept safe, and – they will
last forever as an immortal memorial for generations.