MADRID, Oct 23, 2010 / — Unveiled last September, Diana Dorado Spring 2011collection is inspired by one of the latest and most recent techniques used so that another physical form can be acquired after death: that of a diamond.

Just recently, in our Western culture, the interest in finding alternative ways to “rest in peace” has grown; in addition to cremation, the possibility also exists of injecting your DNA into a tree to literally become part of that tree.

You can also be cremated in a kind of “egg” where seeds are sown, via which you can not only become a tree, but also an entire wood. Perhaps the most surprise way of enduring and transcending death is to become a diamond.

Two companies have developed this technique to transform human ashes into these precious stones. Most bodies produce from two to three kilos of ash; to create a diamond you only need 500 grammes.

The ash carbon is heated to produce graphite and then, under extreme pressure, it is transformed into a diamond over the course of several weeks. In this way, our loved ones can be carried very close to our hearts and be passed on from generation to generation.

Photos courtesy of Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week

Madrid Fashion Week Spring 2011