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7 Dec 2017

Magic Revealed!

Author: dobemom | Filed under: Uncategorized

Well, as promised, there is magic in the air at the Ehlers’ ranch! Today is super special for me on the latest part of my journey with Nitro.

Not long after we started on this journey, less than a year into it I think, I saw an article on this site that Rene had written. It was about a company that took your loved one’s ashes, fur, and also human hair if wanted, and created a diamond out of it….Heart in Diamond is the name. When I read about it, I told John that one day I was going to do this, and that it would be pricey, and that I didn’t care – I was giving him a head’s up. He said “whatever”….my husband is chatty that way.

So our journey continued, as most of you know, for over 3 years. Always, in the back of my mind, was this living tribute to my heart dog; a double-edged sword if you will, as in order to have this would mean I no longer had him by my side. Then came the day  my world was shattered, and we said good-bye. I started the process in earnest the day I got his ashes home. I connected with a rep from this company – a lovey British woman named Clare, who lives in Georgia. By this time I knew what size stone, color of diamond, and setting of ring I wanted, so we set it in motion. I placed my order on August 19, 2017 and received the finished product today, December 7, 2017.  The diamond consists of Nitro’s ashes and fur, and my hair…we are forever joined. Without further ado, I give you pictures of our living bond:


what the stone looked like after the growth phase, cut and polished. the picture doesn’t do the color justice


my first glimpse of my ring


on my finger forever

I don’t think its fully sunk in yet, my feelings for what this represents and means to me. I am over-the-moon ecstatic over how beautiful it is, and that my heart dog lives on. I leave you with a virtual Christmas card, for all my Tripawd family…..I am truly blessed.


as always, wishing you peace and love from the Ehlers’ ranch

8 Responses to “Magic Revealed!”

  1. mom2shelby Says:

    SOOOOOO beautiful!!! I love it Paula!!! I want one now. LOL

    It is indeed the perfect tribute to your heart dog Nitro and that will bond you forever until you are reunited again.

    And the color is stunning .. the diamond is absolute perfection and I love the setting you chose. I am partial to anything “infinity”.

    So many blessings in this post … hugs and love!!!

    Alison with Spirit Shelby in her heart (and little Jasper too)

  2. jerry Says:

    BEAUUUUUUTIFUL! Paula I’m so hoppy you got such an amazing, furever keepsake to remember Nitro. A beautiful one-of-a-kind gem for a beautiful, once-in-a-life-time doggie. What a perfect tribute.

  3. midnighter94 Says:

    Of course blue is my favorite color! That ring is just amazing! Such a great tribute to a wonderful dog. I wish I had met Nitro in person, but I feel as if I did.
    <3 Donna

  4. benny55 Says:

    You’ve espressed very well how this BEAUTIFUL ring represents the depth of love and connection you and Nitro share.

    This is truly is a one of a kind remembrance that solidifies how you and Nitro are FOEVER CONNECTED . Your lives are beautifully entwined in such a significant way with this ring

    It IS MAGIC PAULA!!! What you have done by blending you and itro in this ring is truly MAGICAL! You will ALWAYS feel his presence now in a way that will never leave you! Anytime, any day, any where…you look down at this ring, and you GEEL Nitro with you and your heart will smile

    Lots of love
    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

  5. teri Says:

    oh Paula! that is so beautiful!

    of course it made me happy/sad and tearful all together. I love that you have this connection with Nitro forever and ever.

    I second (third?) that I can’t wait to see it live and in person. I imagine the photos don’t come close to doing it justice.

    Teri, the Roxinator and Angel Isa

  6. Suzy Says:

    Paula it is gorgeous! I absolutely love it.

  7. Michelle Says:

    Every time I look at that ring it brings tears to my eyes. When you first showed it to us I got chills and tears. A great feeling. It is absolutely beautiful. I can’t wait to see it in person.

    You are so blessed to get to do this and you and Nitro are truly tied together. <3 <3 <3.

    I love the Christmas card.

    Michelle & Angel Sassy

  8. linda8115 Says:

    Paula it is stunning! Can hardly wait to see it in person! To know you and your beloved Nitro are together forever gives me happy tears! It’s like he’s come home again. ❤️❤️

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