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
"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"
Story by Casey Johnson
Starpulse.com contributing writer
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