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Michael Jackson's Hair to be Turned into Diamonds

Michael_jackson_pepsi Because seriously, did you expect a saner conclusion to the man's life? 

LifeGem, the company that makes treasurable diamonds from dead people is going to make a limited edition diamond from the singed locks of Michael Jackson's hair. 
 
"Our plan is to give people an opportunity to own a diamond made from Michael Jackson's DNA," said Dean VandenBiesen, founder of LifeGem. 

Oh no. NOT CREEPY AT ALL. 



Ralph Cohen was on the set of the disastrous 1984 Pepsi commercial shoot at which Jackson's hair caught on fire. Cohen helped to snuff out the flames with his Armani jacket before retrieving the burnt locks and stashing them in the jacket's pocket. Of course. 

When Jackson kicked the proverbial bucket, Cohen sold the hair to collector John Reznikoff, who contacted LifeGem. Reznikoff previously worked with the company to make diamonds from Beethoven's hair (KLASSY!) and also has hair from Abraham Lincoln and Marilyn Monroe. 

The company is studying the sample to see how much cash monnay they can wring from the teat that is celebrity worship many diamonds they can create. What an interesting business model: people die and they also love jewelry! Why not combine them somehow?

 

Would you buy it?







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Sugar Jones

No. Way.

I watched the Jackson story (again) on VH1 last night. Not sure why. Exhaustion? So they got to the Pepsi commercial part and I kept thinking... what would have happened if that wouldn't have happened.

Well, one thing for sure. Nobody would be making diamonds out of hair that was carried around for over a quarter of a century. Weird.

Jessi

Urg.

TwoBusy

What makes me even happier than this fucked-up story is the fact that Google Ads is pairing it with links to "Perfect Lab-Created Gems."

Synergy. Wonderful.

lori

I thought my day was going to be dull and annoying (at work) but then I came here and read this and now everything in my world seems perfectly normal. Thank you Mama Pop!

(also: what the HELL?)

JennyM

"(also: what the HELL?)"

My thoughts exactly.

PineappleBabble

Urp...I just threw up in mouth a little. For realz? I know I say this quite a bit...but WHAT IS WRROOONG WITH PEOPLE?!

Next it will be "why wait for someone you love to die?! Just send in a bit of them - hair/skin/fingernails/whatever pieces may fall off in the shower - and we'll make some AWESOME jewelry! Take advantage of our multiple party package and we'll make unique clip-on pieces of your loved one! (ala clip-on necklaces from the 80's - those are just DYING for a comeback!).

Oy. Vey.

ravenlynne

WTF I don't even have words. I didn't even know such a thing as LifeGem existed.,...ew.

Ok so I just went and saw the website and there's a picture of a diamond solitaire ring at the top and a thought occurred to me: So, lets just imagine that my husband dies...(not even by my stabbing!) and I have his "carbon remains" made into a diamond then set into an engagement ring to be given to me by the next guy. Honestly, I don't think I could come up with a creepier scenario if I tried.

Liana

Wait. What?




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