Soul diamonds was the name given to diamonds created from the ashes of deceased Corellians as part of a cultural tradition. When a native of the planet Corellia passed away, their bodies would be cremated and then their family would have the ashes compressed into a diamond. These pure synthetic diamonds were blue-white in color and sometimes gave off a subtle glow from within, with many believing that a part of the deceased's soul remained in the crystal. Many families incorporated their ancestor's Soul Diamonds into jewelry or mounted them in displays which used repulsorlifts to keep the gems floating in mid-air. The mounted Soul Diamonds of one family would often be displayed together.
Behind the scenesEdit
Soul diamonds were first mentioned in the Codex entry for Custo Ramak the video game Star Wars: The Old Republic, and were later named in Suns of Fortune, a sourcebook released in 2014 for Fantasy Flight Games Star Wars: Edge of the Empire roleplaying system.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (First mentioned) (Codex entry)
- Suns of Fortune (First identified as Soul diamond)