Former Hong Kong actress Jacqueline Law's ashes may be used to create a diamond for memorial, reported Hong Kong media.
Her husband, stockbroking magnate Liu Chee Ming, 62, said he would consider that option when asked by Hong Kong reporters if he will turn his wife's ashes into a diamond pendant or ring.
Algordanza Singapore, the only local company that provides the service, refused to reveal if they have been requested to create Ms Law's memorial diamond. Chief executive Ang Ziqian told Shin Min Daily News that client information is confidential.
However, he told the paper that at least 500g of ashes is needed and the process can take from two to six months, depending on the size of the diamond. He also said that the price ranges from $6,399 for 0.25 carats to $33,999 for 1 carat.
Mr Liu also refuted several Hong Kong media reports about his wife on Saturday.
With eyes red from crying, he spoke to reporters during her wake at the Grace Hall at Mount Vernon Columbarium.
She died in Singapore at about 5am on Saturday, at the age of 46, from pancreatic cancer, which she suffered from for the last two years.
In the Hong Kong media, there have been reports of her secretly returning to Hong Kong to seek treatment, and even going for a breast operation.
There were also reports that her weight had fallen to 36kg, that she had given up treatment, was discharged and was recuperating on her own.
It was also reported that her ashes would be placed in a cemetery in Hong Kong.
But Mr Liu told Lianhe Wanbao that his wife never gave up seeking treatment.
And she never lost hope.
He said: "We never expected that these few days would be her last.
"I always hoped she would recover, so that we could go on a vacation.
"We could have gone to the Philippines, Thailand or Bali. But that was not what happened...Now that she has left this world, she is no longer in pain."
He told the Chinese-language evening paper that Ms Law's nurse had woken him and his two sons in the early hours of Saturday.
They were by her side when when she died.
Said Mr Liu: "She left peacefully."
Contrary to media reports, Ms Law had always been in Singapore in the last two months, he added.
"I am a Singaporean and the medical facilities here are good," Mr Liu said. "I can get private care for her here and she likes the environment in Singapore."
In particular, she liked local cuisine, especially char kway teow and fish bee hoon, he said.
"I would sometimes buy these for her to eat, or we would eat it together."
He also refuted rumours that she went for a breast operation.
He said that after the cremation, her ashes would be kept at the Mandai Columbarium here.
Her funeral will be held today.
Mr Liu married Ms Law in 2008 after dating her for 11 years.
Then, The New Paper reported that at her wedding in Hong Kong, the noise level was kept low so that Ms Law, who was partially deaf in the right ear and wore a hearing aid, will not have a headache on her big night.
Her hearing was affected after a diving accident off Papua New Guinea in 1999.
When Lianhe Wanbao went to the wake on Saturday night, there were two photos of her displayed outside the hall. They showed her smiling.
Inside was another photo of her, which Mr Liu had picked out himself.
It was taken three years ago, and was his favourite shot of her, he said.
There were also about 20 relatives at the wake, including her two step-sons.
Local actress Aileen Tan turned up too. Looking tired and pale, Ms Tan declined to be interviewed.
Some of Ms Law's good friends, such as Hong Kong actress Monica Chan and singer Louie Castro, were expected to attend her wake soon.
Mr Liu said that Ms Law had written in her will that she hoped more people will find a way to deal with cancer and depression.
She hoped they would be stronger and braver.
She also hoped her elder step-son Brian would find a good wife soon.
The last time she appeared in public was during her step-son Daryl's wedding in April this year.
This article was first published in The New Paper.