US company to convert Jackson's hair into diamonds

Updated on Jul 26, 2009 09:35 PM IST

Bosses at a US company have unveiled a bizarre new plan to produce 10 sparkling diamonds from locks of late pop legend Michael Jackson's hair. In 2007, VandenBiesen created three diamonds from locks of German composer Beethoven's hair, selling one of the stones for approximately $200,000.

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Bosses at a US company have unveiled a bizarre new plan to produce 10 sparkling diamonds from locks of late pop legend Michael Jackson's hair.

Executives at LifeGem have obtained a sample of the King Of Pop's tresses from a memorabilia collector, who owned some of the hair Jackson burned off his scalp while filming a 1984 Pepsi commercial and now LifeGem founder Dean VandenBiesen plans to create a limited edition set of 10 diamonds using a laboratory process that takes carbon from hair and turns it into high-quality gems, reports contactmusic.com.

In 2007, VandenBiesen created three diamonds from locks of German composer Beethoven's hair, selling one of the stones for approximately $200,000.

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