When we first established our ‘Memorial Diamond’ facility [The Phoenix Group], there was only ONE other competitor – LifeGems Inc – not so much a threat in the UK as they are American with a UK rep’
Since 2002 when we first got started, there are now actually only four, of which WE are the only British owned and UK based company.
I would ask everyone who is searching using the internet, so look carefully and check that these (so called) manufacturers that they actually exist. One at the top of the search engine (as far as we have tested many times) does not respond to enquiries???.
Another very high up on the list – who probably pay Google heavily to attract searchers – use various descriptive words for ‘Memorial Diamonds’ – allegedly they too don’t actually make them. I would suggest that these companies simply want to attract the ‘bereaved’ for the purposes of diverse sales.
I would also suggest that research goes a lot further than just listening to a telephone pitch. Check the website name on ‘DomainWhitePages.com’ – a lot can be seen there….. ie some will be registered in Russia, America and Switzerland. We are at Sunrise House, Hulley Road, Macclesfield, SK10 2LP in Cheshire, UK, and have been for many many years.
Mike Kelly actually developed ‘Sunrise House’ on the Hurdsfield Ind. Est. This 1950’s building houses many other techie companies due to its huge space availability and 90 car parking spaces.
The Phoenix Group has changed its various websites over the last 5 years. We still have ‘Phoenix-Diamonds.com’ but were inundated with ordinary diamond enquiries, so we added ‘Memorial’ into the title – now it says what we do on the tin. This does not detract from the trends once thought a good idea….. ashes2gems, pets2gems, celebration-diamonds, live-on, along with 35 other once thought good names to describe ‘Memorial Diamonds’.