The dog’s legacy lives on in a special ring made by an Austin-based company
Eterneva is an Austin-based company that celebrates people and pets when they die by turning their ashes into real diamonds.
Austin, Texas – – A dog owner is closed by a special piece of jewelry.
Last year FOX 7 told Austin the story of Brittany Stanton after her dog died while swimming in an Austin lake. Stanton and her dog Ollie swam a day at Lady Bird Lake last summer. She says 30 minutes after the fun trip he died of a neurotoxin in the water produced by blue-green algae.
“He just loved me unconditionally. I’ve never had a dog before and it was just an amazing bond we had so it was just really hard, ”said Stanton.
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After the death of three dogs, the city of Austin confirmed the presence of a neurotoxin in algae samples near Red Bud Isle.
Stanton’s story has been heard by people across the area, including a local company called Eterneva. “That was a big story here in Austin. When she actually reached out to us, we all knew her story,” said CEO and co-founder Adelle Archer.
According to Archer, Eterneva is an Austin-based company that celebrates people and pets when they die by turning their ashes into real diamonds. Stanton says when she heard about it, she knew she had to do it with Ollie’s ashes.
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“We actually extract the carbon from their ashes and then use that carbon source to grow a real diamond from the lab,” said Archer.
The process took almost a year, but according to Stanton, the end result was so worth it. “It’s the exact color that is even more special because I really like to see it in which is the most important part of it and it feels like I’m actually here,” she said.
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Stanton says the ring closed them, and Archer says that’s why they’re doing it. “It is the best feeling in the world when you see your customer receiving their loved one,” said Archer.
More information about Eterneva can be found here.
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