There’s a new way for you to be close to your dearly departed pet…but it's not cheap.
With the help of a Japanese company, pet remains can be turned into a pearl necklace, adding a new option for owners to immortalize their companions. Nagasaki-based WBE, a cosmetics firm, has developed a method to turn a bone fragment into a cultured pearl.
The entire process takes a year and costs more than 37-hundred dollars.
The method was invented by a graduate school professor who had lost his own dog. It involves putting resin around a bone fragment and letting an oyster create the pearl. The company says they hope to soothe people's grief by turning their beloved pet into a 'unique treasure' that can be kept forever.