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This Ring is Made Out of Cremated Cat

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That's a dead cat, via WSJ
That's a dead cat, via WSJ

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A company exists that will turn your beloved pet into a ring for you to have and to hold, forever and always. According to the Wall Street Journal, LifeGem has made more than 1,000 diamonds from animal remains in the past decade, "mostly from dogs and cats but also a few birds, rabbits, horses and one armadillo." If this piques your interest, know that it's not for the feint of wallet. Pet diamonds start at $1,400 and the prices are based on color and size (presumably the color and size of the diamond, not the pet). Also notable: just like no pets are the same, the diamonds are individual. Dean VandenBiesen, LifeGem's co-founder, explains that "remains have some unique characteristics in terms of the ratios of elements, so no two diamonds are exactly alike."


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