I just discovered this really creepy company called LifeGem that creates diamond jewelry from a lock of hair or the ashes of a deceased loved one, or even a pet, for anywhere between $4,000 and $20,000. I’m not quite sure I understand the process, but they claim to create a jewel molecularly identical to a diamond from the carbon imprint of your deceased. Their motto is “Because love lives on …” Can’t we just stick to an urn? Do I really want to wear Aunt Ida’s remains around my neck?
But this could get interesting in the world of celebrity memorabilia. Evidently, the company is turning a bit of Michael Jackson’s hair, burned in that infamous Pepsi commercial, into a special Michael jewel. Hopefully it will go in a LifeGem encrusted glove? [LifeGem]
After the jump, some more celebrity Life Gem bling that we are looking forward to seeing auctioned off on eBay.
- No doubt, the person who bought Farrah Fawcett’s feathered hair is considering making a lock of it into a pair of diamond studs.
- A pair of cufflinks, specifically for polyester body suits, made from Elvis’ clump of hair, which sold for $15,000.
- How much do you think Tila Tequila would pay for an authentic Casey Johnson engagement ring?
- A diamond dog collar made out of Jessica Simpson’s long, lost pooch, Daisy.
- I could see Brittany Murphy’s ashes as a simple tennis bracelet.
- A lock of Bea Arthur’s wild gray afro would be golden in a pair of dangly earrings.
- Nobody will put you in a corner when you’re wearing an authentic, LifeGem-studded Patrick Swayze watch.