Michael Jackson's Hair To Be Turned Into Diamonds

July 27th, 2009 12:31pm EDT
Michael Jackson hair diamond

Two weeks ago, the video of Michael Jackson's harrowing fire accident during the filming of a Pepsi commercial was released. Now, the hair collected from the accident is to be transformed into a diamond collection.

According to LifeGem's press release, the producer of the commercial (Ralph Cohen) put out the flames with his jacket and collected a piece of Jackson's hair that burned off. John Reznikoff, a collector, purchased the jacket and hair, and now plans on sending the hair away to LifeGem - a company that specializes in turning hair into diamonds.

In 2007, Renzikoff and LifeGem worked together to create a collection of diamonds from Beethoven's hair.

"LifeGem specializes in creating diamonds from locks of 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. "We are currently evaluating the hair sample to determine how many diamonds can be created. This will be a limited collection and we anticipate great interest."

John Reznikoff owns a large collection of celebrity hair, including pieces from Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, Albert Einstein, and Marilyn Monroe.

Watch "Shocking footage of Michael Jackson's hair on fire"

Casey Johnson
Story by Casey Johnson contributing writer

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