Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Making Diamonds

I had forgot about this company until hearing the story on NPR this morning.

A Chicago-area company that converted strands of Ludwig van Beethoven's hair into diamonds will soon use the same process on the hair of another music icon -- Michael Jackson.

A lock of Jackson's hair that was charred during the infamous filming of a 1984 Pepsi commercial could produce up to 10 half-carat diamonds, said Greg Herro, CEO of LifeGem.

They market their services to people to have their deceased loved ones' remains converted into diamonds. The idea of having a diamond made of grandma's remains has always seemed creepy to me.



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