We celebrate many events in our lives—birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, newborns, annual festivals and seasons, and everything else that makes us happy. And most of the time, we present gifts to our loved ones during these celebrations.
When choosing celebration gifts, we usually prefer long-lasting ones that can preserve memories for several years to come. And this explains why we brainstorm for great ideas—and sometimes search the web for them—before going out to shop for gifts meant for our loved ones.
Depending on our pockets, we choose anything from cheap to expensive. But in any case, we favor long-lasting gift items.
I’m no exception to all of the above.
Sometimes last month, I was searching the web for unique and lovely birthday gift ideas. At the time, my mom’s birthday was just two weeks away, and I wanted to give her something valuable and long-lasting.
During my search, I came about several unique ideas on different websites, but only one appealed to me the most: custom made diamond.
I jumped up ecstatically, feeling happy that I’d finally found a gift idea that ticked all my boxes. Diamonds are valuable, and they’re long-lasting, too. Nothing was going to beat that idea!
Upon further reading, I discovered something even more interesting: It’s possible to make custom diamond from a lock of hair! So, I thought it would be great to have my mum’s hair made into a diamond stone to be presented to her as her birthday gift.
Since nothing was going to change my mind, I proceeded to find out how I could have it done before my mum’s birthday.
While searching for clues on how and where I can have the unique gift made for my mum, my eyes caught a link to page that explained the whole process involved. So, I clicked the link out of curiosity. Who wouldn’t be eager to learn about such an interesting process?
I won’t like to bore you with the full details of what I read about the process, but here’s a summary of everything: The lock of hair is processed to produce graphite, which is then converted to diamond. Very high temperatures are required at various stages of the process.
After reading about the process, I started losing interest in the rest of the page. I was more interested in information on how and where to get this wonderful gift crafted for my mum. Nonetheless, I tried to quickly scan through to the bottom of the page. Then my eyes caught the last line that killed my day…
“…The creation process takes from 70 to 120 days, depending on the chosen color of the diamond…”
Instantly, I became weak. My mum’s birthday was just two weeks away, and there was no way her diamond gift would be ready before then. Since presenting the gift to her after about six months made zero sense, I decided to find an alternative. And I eventually settled for a gold wristwatch.
Nonetheless, I went ahead to get all the information on how and where I can have a custom diamond stone made from my mum’s lock of hair. Now, I know how to place my order.
In case you’re wondering why I got the information after all, let me tell you this: I’m still bent on getting that gift for my mum. In fact, I’ll be placing my order very soon, so it would be ready long before her next birthday. One year isn’t too far away, you know?
So, on my mum’s next birthday, I’ll give her what I personally believe is the most unique, valuable, memorable, and long-lasting gift available. If you agree with me, thumbs up to you!
Ever since then, I’ve been recommending this unique gift idea to everyone who needed one. And most people liked it instantly.
So, if you’re looking for a unique and valuable gift that will last for centuries, custom diamond is your best bet. And guess what, it’s more than perfect as heirloom, too.