Jacko Hair to Be Made Into Diamonds

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 28, 2009 5:20 AM CDT
A Chicago company plans to turn this charred lock of Michael Jackson's hair, dating from the 1984 Pepsi commercial mishap, into diamonds.   (PRNewsFoto/LifeGem)
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(Newser) – A diamond company plans to turn the King of Pop's hair into bling, the New York Daily News reports. Company officials claim they have a lock of Michael Jackson's hair—obtained from the producer of the Pepsi commercial that set the singer's hair ablaze—and it intends to extract the carbon to produce some 10 diamonds. Diamonds made by the company from Beethoven's hair sold for $240,000 each, according to executives.