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Feature Interview with DNA2Diamonds! :: A "Dogs of Edina" sponsor!

The Dogs of Edina exhibition has been sponsored by some very incredible businesses and DNA2Diamonds is most definitely one of the most interesting! Before being introduced to the pet-industry, I never knew that diamonds like these existed. They are beautiful--not to mention, both personal and meaningful as well. And so, it is with great honor that I introduce to you: DNA2Diamonds!

Hope you enjoy the interview! Their product and process is a little bit fascinating, to say the least! And, also, so very, very "EDINA." ;)

{A bit about DNA2Diamonds}

DNA2Diamonds™ is a leading global provider of laboratory-created diamonds created from the signature carbon of people and pets -- which makes them the most personal diamonds in the world.

Headquartered in Pennsylvania, we are a unique full-cycle manufacturer and distributor of custom diamonds made to commemorate cherished lifetime events.

Our laboratory is one of the most innovative in the world. We have refined diamond-creation technology, resulting in a process that’s fast, easy and secure. Nature takes millennia to create a diamond; we take just a few days to create a DNA2Diamond that is physically, chemically and optically identical to earth-mined diamonds – and also environmentally-friendly and conflict-free.

{The Interview}

1. What sets DNA2Diamonds apart from other diamonds?

Unlike earth-mined gems and other lab-grown diamonds, however, DNA2Diamonds are truly personal. They begin with the signature carbon from hair or the cremated remains of loved ones (including treasured animal companions). This signature carbon is added to a diamond seed in our laboratory and exposed to the same process of extreme heat and pressure that happens deep below the earth’s crust.

In nature, it takes millennia to create a diamond; in our laboratory, it takes just a few weeks to create a DNA2Diamond that is GIA-certified to be physically, chemically and optically identical to earth-mined diamonds.

While gemologically equivalent to earth-mined diamonds, DNA2Diamonds are more beautiful, more meaningful and more precious – because they contain forever the essence of those you love. They are truly the most personal diamonds in the world.

2. Tell us a little bit about one of the most memorable diamond commissions that you’ve received in memory of an animal companion?

A customer recently sent DNA2Diamonds a beautiful letter about her dog, Tiger's life and death and how she is choosing to remember him. The entire letter can be read on the DNA2Diamonds blog, but here is an excerpt:

    "...after hearing about DNA2Diamonds, I want Tiger to become something more than just a paw-printed metal container on a shelf in my house. I want to see the twinkle of his brown eyes again in a diamond that is part of him. I want him to go on walks with me again and be praised on his beauty, only this time as a pendant on a chain, instead of a dog, on a leash. Thank you for putting the sparkle back into Tiger's memory for me."

3. Does anyone ever request diamonds in honor of special animals for reasons other than “in memory”?

Many of our customers tell us they have once-in-a-lifetime relationships with their pets. Whether it’s the animal’s unique spirit and personality, the period of time spent together or the life experiences shared, a deep connection is formed – and both human and animal feel it. Pet owners choose to not only create diamonds "in memory" of their pets that have passed, but also while the animal is still living. We have had people contact us about their animal hero who saved a life and also owners of horse champions. We've let them know that not only can we create a diamond for them from their pets hair, but also that they can combine their own hair with their pets hair to be together forever in a DNA2Diamond.

Read about two recent pet memorial tributes, Tiger and Ariel.

4. What is the highlight of your work with DNA2Diamonds? In other words, what do you love most about what you do?

Helping someone through a difficult time and making their life just a little brighter is absolutely the best gift you could give someone. It's also a gift you give yourself knowing that you've made a positive impact on the lives of others. Although it's often painful for our customers to tell their story about their loved one or their pet that has passed, in doing so, and in creating a beautiful diamond memorial, a DNA2Diamond offers a special kind of comfort that allows people to heal and move forward with their lives. It gives them the peace that they are never really leaving their loved ones behind because their essence is forever captured in their personal diamond. Making that happen is an unmatched joy.

5. Do DNA2Diamonds come in different sizes and shapes?

Because a DNA2Diamond is the most precious and rare diamond one could ever own, personalizing it further by selecting the color, cut and size that reflects an individuals personal style just makes sense! DNA2Diamonds can be created in various cuts such as brilliant, radiant, princess and our new heart-shaped cut. They are available in colors of stunning red, brilliant yellow-green, warm cognac and dazzling blue. These personal diamonds are available in sizes ranging from 0.25 carats to 2.0 carats and can be set into a ring, bracelet, and earrings or worn as a pendant. Our Diamond Selector is helps our customers do just that with just a few clicks of the mouse.

6. What else would you like us to know about DNA2Diamonds?

Ordering a DNA2Diamond is quick and easy. Simply download from our website a DNA Signature Collection Kit complete with step-by-step instructions, or call us at 888-335-3630. In 70 days or less, from the time we receive your order and personal carbon source, your DNA2Diamond personal gem will be delivered to your doorstep.

May all dogs have diamonds!


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