Now and then: Changing funeral trends

Updated: 2015-04-05 06:09


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Turning ashes to diamonds

Now and then: Changing funeral trends

Different color and shape diamonds can be created from ashes. [Photo/]

People with traditional thoughts usually reject the idea of giving up the ashes of their loved ones but this has inspired some innovative companies which turn ashes into diamonds.

Since October last year, Biian has tailor-made more than 100 diamonds from ashes. Xu Yi said his company has even had enquiries from college students. "They called to ask about the price and procedure," Xu explained.

"They were not asking for their family, but for themselves," he said. "It might be too early to talk about issues after death, but it shows the changing attitudes among young people."