Kim Kardashian’s pet cat Mercy recently passed, and we can’t think of any better way for her to remember her lost teacup Persian kitten than to ring up LifeGem and have them turn Mercy’s ashes into a diamond she can wear forever.
Yeah, really. All you need to do to immortalize your dead pet is mail LifeGem eight ounces of his or her remains, and the company will process it, cultivating all of the carbon in the remains, and turn it into a jewel that the company says is “molecularly identical to natural diamonds.”
MSN Now notes that it isn’t cheap, with prices starting at $1,400, but you can pick from clear, red, blue, green, or yellow faux-gems.
Here’s a statement from LifeGem CEO Greg Herro, on the company’s website:
“If you are reading this, you are going through one of life’s toughest times right now. I know because I’ve been there. I’ve even questioned whether the love was worth this pain… but it was. She added more to my life than words could ever say.
“Sometimes I miss my girl so much it hurts to breathe, but our memories will never fade. Even through the tears, she finds a way to bring a smile to my face every day. Nothing will ever replace our special bond, but my LifeGem does provide comfort through an everlasting connection to the one I have lost.”
What do you think? Would you pony up $1,400 to have your dead pet turned into a sort-of diamond? Sound off below!