Losing a loved one is a painful circumstance. You cannot erase their memories, and as you grieve, those reminiscences are just the comfort you need to overcome grief. Holding on to their ashes, hairs, or personal items gives a person the feeling that the deceased is close by. However, these souvenirs can get lost. Eterneva is a new startup company that turns ashes and hairs of pets and humans into memorial diamonds. The new partnership between Phaneuf and the souvenir-making company seeks to bring modernization to the funeral homes and grief space.
New Hampshire and Vermont families are the beneficiaries of this partnership. Members of the New Hampshire community can give the deceased a personalized funeral arrangement and the option of growing diamonds from the remains of their loved ones. Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, death and grieving have become a lonely affair. Most people die alone in their hospital beds or at home, and giving a decent send-off is even grimmer. The Austin-based company helps the grieving remember the dead based on how they lived instead of how they died. With time, it becomes easier to live with their death.
The director and president of Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium shares that he is excited to partner with Eterneva to provide exciting memorial options to New Hampshire families. Phaneuf funeral home is renowned for delivering the best death care services. When paired with the Austin-based startup customer engagement, the two companies will make significant steps in giving a new face to the death affairs. The growing company has received considerable backing from several investors, including business mogul Mark Cuban. They have served more than 500 clients since its inception.
Before the partnership with Phaneuf Funeral parlor, the diamond-making company had partnered with the Columbus-based Schoedinger Funeral Home and Cremation services to offer similar services. The diamond-making lab uses about eight months to make one jewelry souvenir.