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Jackson's hair to be turned into diamonds

Since Michael Jackson's sudden death on June 25, the rumour mill over details of his bizarre personal life has ground away nearly non-stop.

One company says it is turning his hair into diamonds. That one is true.

In one by-product of the pop star's death, a Chicago company says it has obtained some of the hair Jackson burned while filming a 1984 Pepsi commercial and planned to create a limited edition of diamonds from it.

"Absolutely this is for real," said Dean VandenBiesen, founder of LifeGem, which has a patent on a process that extracts carbon from hair, turns it into crystals and then into high-quality laboratory diamonds.

Mr VandenBiesen said he thought the company could make about 10 diamonds.

No sale price has been set but Mr VandenBiesen said LifeGem created three diamonds from locks of Beethoven's hair in 2007 and sold one of them for around $200,000.

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Added: Jul-26-2009 Occurred On: Jul-24-2009
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Tags: Jacko, MJ, Michael Jackson, Hair, Diamonds
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