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Company Story

About LONITE AG

Swiss Origin

Our Story

​LONITÉ’s story began in a small town near the Alps, 25 minutes train ride south of Zürich, Switzerland, where the company's founders started to ask if you can turn ashes into diamonds.

The company name ‘Lonité’ originates from ‘Longévité’ in Swiss French, translating to last in time. Diamonds after death are one aspect of this idea.

LONITÉ is a trademark of our Swiss company LONITE AG. LONITE AG with its laboratories and scientists is a world leader in memorial diamond technology.
 

Swiss Origin

​History

What Sets Us Apart

The roots of LONITE AG's technological journey trace back to the early 1950s, an era when visionary scientists uncovered the art of transforming carbon into diamonds using High-Pressure High-Temperature anvils.

At the heart of LONITÉ, our founders emerge as trailblazers in a range of fields essential for crafting memorial diamonds and delivering impeccable services. Drawing from extensive backgrounds in jewellery craftsmanship, the funeral industry, scientific exploration, and diamond artistry, they unite their diverse expertise. Together, they possess the ideal blend of skills necessary to create exquisite memorial diamonds from ashes, offering solace to families in their times of need.

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Identification specifics are marked on tracking tags throughout the process.

Integrity.

Improved New Standards

LONITÉ’s improved Standard Operating Procedures (SOP LNT OT95000) were introduced to provide the highest level of control and monitoring. Our internal documentation and management systems keep track of each individual order are improved and refined to create the greatest possible reliability when growing diamonds from cremated remains.

Correctness.

25 Checks at 7 Inspection points

Human hair/ashes or pet fur/ashes are marked with a unique tracking ID and bar code upon arrival. There are seven vital inspection points along the diamond growing process, with a total of 25 checks performed by our trained staff in the different departments. Staff IDs and access dates are logged at every step of the way. All processes are traced. Photos are taken so that you can personally see the care and attention to detail we use in converting your loved ones’ remains into a beautiful memorial diamond you can treasure forever.

Accuracy.

Medical-grade, Accurate to 0.001(g)

At the start of the process, hair or cremation ashes of your loved one are carefully and respectfully cleaned with medical-grade sterilisation alcohol. The precisely measured amounts of chemical purification agents and catalyst are accurate to three decimal places (0.001g). The Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are necessary to increase the memorial diamond’s colour, purity, stability and quality.

Tracking ID, name and bar code are attached to containers throughout the process of making diamonds out of ashes. At each transfer or relocation, the information is double checked by staff from both the sending and the receiving departments.

Our Philosophy

Beyond Diamonds: Our focus isn't just on trading diamonds, but on offering priceless keepsakes.

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Eternal Bonds: Our memorial diamonds and jewellery serve as a cherished link, keeping loved ones forever near.

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Compassion in Action: Fueled by heartwarming stories, our team is committed to extending solace to families during their times of need.

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Christel Groenewald

“I am passionate to help people in need and am touched deeply by stories of their loved ones. A memorial diamond is such a meaningful and beautiful way to honor our loved ones.”

LONITÉ UK

Damian Vega

“Our clients put a great amount of trust in us for handling their loved ones’ remains. That is why our attention is multiplied in everything we do during the process.”

LONITÉ CH/DE/AT

Tracy Highway

“I’ve lost my father and it makes me happy that I can be there to help someone that is grieving. I hope that makes them feel better to be able to create an amazing diamond of their loved ones to keep close to them always.”

LONITÉ U.S.

Peiwen Zhang

“I believe LONITÉ diamond can act as a memory for someone you have forever loved and will never forget. My goal is to help people in finding another way to honor and remember their loved one.”

LONITÉ China

Kyoko M

“I will wholeheartedly assist you in turning the cherished memories with your loved ones, whom you will forever cherish and never forget, into reality. Please feel free to consult with us about any small matter. We will spare no effort to shape your precious memories into tangible forms.”

LONITÉ Japan

Roxy Roberts

"Losing my sister has given me a deep understanding of grief, and I find solace in assisting others during their difficult times. Memorial diamonds offer a profoundly meaningful way to honour our loved ones. I'm here to help you transform your cherished memories into beautiful, lasting tributes and bringing your precious memories to life."

LONITÉ HQ

LONITÉ's Global Team

“Lonité, the premier cremation diamond producer”

 — International Business Times

“It’s the stories of Lonité's customers that moved me most”

— Huffington Post

“Lonité, a company specialises in turning the dead into diamonds”

— BuzzFeed

“LONITE AG is the pioneer in this (memorial diamond) technology”

— The Christian Post

“A Lonité memorial diamond makes it easy to keep the memory of a loved one”

— Australian Anthill

“Lonité, a Swiss company that specializes in memorial diamond technology”

— WorldNews Network

“LONITE AG, a world leader in memorial diamond technology”

— Tech in Asia

“The Lonité memorial diamond is a warm tribute to your precious loved one”

— Ground Report

“Each diamond comes out unique”

 — Bored Panda

LONITÉ Memorial Diamonds

Trusted Worldwide

Authenticity.

Certificates from Reputable Authorities

The certificates shown below are from international certification and research institutes (such as the Gemological Institute of America or International Gemological Institute), assuring you that LONITÉ™ diamonds are 100% genuine.

(Certificates on LONITÉ™ memorial diamonds)

LONITÉ - LONITE AG, EspañaGIA man-made diamond certificate sample on LONITÉ cremation diamonds from ashes
LONITÉ - LONITE AG, EspañaIGI man-made diamond certificate sample on LONITÉ cremation diamonds from ashes
Online Meeting

Speak with our compassionate customer care team from the comfort of your own home. We'll provide personalised support every step of the way and answer any questions you have

Call-Back Request

Can't chat right now? We're happy to call you back at your convenience. Our team will provide attentive, dedicated service, and answer any questions you have about our process.

In-Person Meeting

Our caring team is available to meet with you in person to discuss your needs, answer any questions you have about our process, and provide you with personalised assistance.

LONITÉ provides online and in person meeting services

Meet with Us

Guidance with Care

From the dedicated submission kit to the delivery of the final product, LONITÉ takes care of everything for customers and is committed to providing guidance and support with care and compassion.

Dedicated Customer Service

LONITÉ provides dedicated customer service to ensure that each client receives one-on-one attention and tailored support, making the creation of a memorial diamond a meaningful and stress-free experience for every client.

Personalised Experience

Creating a memorial diamond is a deeply personal and meaningful process. LONITÉ takes pride in offering a truly personalised experience tailored to meet each client's individual requirements and honors the memories of those who have passed.

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Chris Plumridge from Australia

Thank you so much for taking the best care of him - he looks amazing and would be very happy knowing Love your work - thank you!

Linda Higgins from New Hampshire

Upon receiving the ring, I was totally impressed with the presentation, the documentation, and the quality.  I would highly recommend LONITE.

Herr Kuchenbecker from Germany

From the beginning to the end of the contract,  It was in good hands. If you want something special, you're in good hands there.

LinYan from Taiwan

Since we were able to check on the order progress in Switzerland on the website at any time, all we needed to do is wait with patience.

A. Y. from Japan

I asked LONITE to do this for my dog who had been with me for 13.5 years. It looks lovely and reminds us of the time before her death.

Gyula Racsko from France

We can always get news from our customer service assistant. The process is long but it is clearly specified when ordering.

Rita Solymosi from Hungary

 I lost my beloved dog but thanks to Lonite AG now she came back to me in diamonds.

I highly recommend this company. Thank you!

Holly Burraway
from the United Kingdom

I cannot recommend Lonité enough. The customer service I received is warm and reassuring and the results are breathtaking.

Judith Mutton from Abu Dhabi

If having your loved one close to you at all times is important, Lonite will help. Thank you for providing me.

Testimonials

Research & Development

In the beginning, only modest amber and blue diamonds could be fashioned. However, with years of research and experimentation, progress in the realm of high-pressure science has transformed this landscape. Today, LONITÉ offers memorial diamonds from ashes in larger sizes and various beautiful colours. These memorial diamonds can capture the essence of your loved one's character and allure, perpetuating their presence in your life even after passing. At your behest, LONITÉ can craft a custom jewellery that elegantly showcases your distinctive memorial diamond, allowing you to keep their memory close at all times.

SVB, Switzerland

Official Member

​Lonite AG is an official member of the Swiss National Funeral Services Association (Schweiz. Verband der Bestattungsdienste, SVB).

The SVB is a professional organisation of the funeral industry in Switzerland recognised by the federal government (SBFI, Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation).

 

SVB is devoted to a funeral service industry that is fair, serious and honest as a counsellor and accompanist to the bereaved families.

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