Pets are such a big part of our lives and of the lives of many of the people that we know. I have always had cats in my life and have many photographs of me with various cats growing up.
I can’t imagine life without having some kind of pet in it. Chris had dogs growing up and someday down the road there may be a dog in our future but for now two cats are quite enough for me.
Pets offer so much. Recently as my Mother celebrated her 89th birthday one of the aides brought in her cat for my mom to snuggle. I thought it was one of the most thoughtful gestures and when I spoke with my mom she told me she really wanted to get a cat again. While that is probably not possible I do know that she always had a soft spot in her heart for all of our pet kitties over the years.
Pets become part of our lives in ways that only a pet owner can imagine. As I type this post I have a cat on either side of me. They are amazing companions and with a husband who travels often they have become quite important to me. Buddy and Holly are the best cats ever.
Thinking of life without them …I just can’t right now. They are too important to me.
I got to thinking about it a little bit more when I was contacted by David Miller who is the marketing director for Heart in Diamond. His company has a pretty unique focus and while I don’t do a lot of sponsored posts on It’s Just Life his offer was too good to pass up. He was intrigued by Comments for a Cause and offered to make a generous donation to a charity of my choice for sharing a bit about his company.
Heart in Diamond is one of those companies that looks to honor loved ones who have passed with a unique diamond created from the ashes of that loved one. These diamonds can vary in color and size and of course price depending upon what the family desires. But what appealed to me most with Heart in Diamond was the idea that pets could be honored and memorialized in this way as well. I know a lot of my friends would be interested in this concept and it is an option that some might consider. Often pets are remembered with concrete paw prints or a few of their ashes incorporated in jewelry or in urns but Heart in Diamond offers yet another option – jewelry that includes a diamond that is created from the pet’s ashes.
Heart in Diamond offers the pet owner the chance to have a diamond created that is long lasting and beautiful from the cremains of the animal. While there are other options to memorializing a beloved pet Heart in Diamond offers options in their diamonds through color, size, cut and jewelry setting.
The real question? What does it cost? That varies but what impressed me most about Heart in Diamond was their acknowledgment that most pet owners don’t have a lot of money to spend. Their awareness of this allows pet owners to choose a payment plan that suits them With a downpayment of 25% the remaining balance can be paid in installments up to 24 months interest free. Heart In Diamond is proud to be the only certified manufacturer to create genuine cremation diamonds at its own laboratory. It means, our customers order guaranteed quality for competitive prices. If you find a better offer from another certified cremation diamond producer, Heart in Diamond will match it.
To view pricing please click here to go directly to a page that shares pricing and types of diamonds. As you can see from the chart there are many options.
I love their phrase:
“One of a Kind Diamond for a One of a Kind Bond”
The Heart in Diamond consultant will explain the five step process to the pet owner to help with the decision and to find the perfect way to honor the beloved pet. Every part of the process is carefully considered and thought out with the pet owner in mind.
While this might not be appealing to every one I do think it is a pretty beautiful way to honor any pet. A huge thank you to David Miller for reaching out and allowing me the chance to share this with my readers. A special thank you to Heart in Diamond for the generous contribution to Highland Youth Garden in Columbus, Ohio. It is truly appreciated.
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What a unique idea. Something to consider. Thanks for bringing it to your readers attention. I love the picture of your mom with the visiting cat. Animals can be such comfort.
It is a unique idea, isn’t it? Thanks for your thoughtful comment and yes–animals can be so very comforting!!!
I never even knew such a thing existed. How interesting and unique! The photo of your mom with the kitty is so sweet. May I offer a suggestion? Since she expressed wanting a cat again, would one of those stuffed toy cats that look so real be an option for her?
It is a pretty interesting idea, isn’t it?? And yes–your suggestion was already acted on and the aides that brought in the kitty for her to pet actually brought her a kitty stuffed animal as well. It will be interesting to see what she says about it the next time I visit.
I can tell your mom is grinning at the cat. This is why I’ve always wanted to do pet therapy in nursing homes…but Katie isn’t the right dog for that as she doesn’t like to cuddle or have people reach for her. Someday.
Interesting idea about the diamonds made from ashes.
Yep. She loved it. I would love to do pet therapy as well but my cats would not do well with that. You do have to have the right temperament in your animal to make it work in a nursing home situation. The diamonds are an interesting idea but one I doubt I would do .
Your Mom and the cat together- beautiful! Does the cat live at your Mom’s place? I love my dog and I’ve loved all our pets but memories are enough for me.
I was so happy that that aide brought her cat to see my mom. It does not live there but how cool would it be if there was a resident cat? I agree that memories are enough —I don’t think I would be one to get a diamond made either.
Aw, what a sweet thing to learn about! I loved all your photos, and yes, cats have played a huge part in my life too. If either of my kitties were the right temperament, I would love to take them to visit nursing home residents.
I agree—I would love to be able to take my kitties but I think they would freak out . Buddy is much calmer that Holly in different settings but he is not a “holdy” cat –more of a lap cat if that makes sense.
Whoa, I had no idea such a service exists. Sweet!
It is definitely an interesting idea, right?
How thoughtful to bring that cat to your mom on her birthday. At my mom’s care center, dogs come to visit occasionally. Mom even has treats in her room for Mocha. There’s something about an animal that comforts and connects.
I agree. I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical about this aide but this definitely won me over. I am so glad that she had a good birthday and the kitty made it even better.
It’s certainly a very unique idea but there’s just something about it that weirds me out a bit. Not sure what it is though. And I’m sure some people would absolutely love this.
Unique and interesting, right? I totally understand the weirding out part of it. “smile” but I am sure there are some who would love it.
Your kitties are sweet and I know a lot of company.to you. Dogs and cats are truly good companions for us. I loved the picture of the kitty visiting your Mom, so sweet.
My kitties are great company that is for sure. Pets can certainly bring a lot of joy to our lives.
This is something I’m not sure I’ve ever heard of before. I love your cats – I keep the mug they gave me on my desk at work so people can ask me about my godcats. I love how the cat got to visit your mom. And very cool they donated money to a charity of your choice!
I know it is kind of a different type of idea but it intrigues me a bit. I am so glad you have their mug and use it. 🙂
*Any*thing that’s advertised with “but you have to go through our sales process to find out the price!” turns me off. If they have a 40-step algorithm for determining the exact cost of each item they sell, the company should at least be honest enough to list a range!
I thought their pricing was pretty well outlined— just depends how much you want to spend and what type of diamond suits you.