It is our priority to maintain the full-amount of remains throughout the solidification process. Each set of remains performs slightly differently in our process and we take a scientific approach to ensure the highest possible success rate and the most beautiful material. For this reason, we may test a small sample your decedent’s remains before solidifying the full amount. The resulting test residue guides our process, but it is not returned. Additionally there are parts of the process that may result in the loss of trace amounts of remains including air-born dust or during the stone polishing step.