Wednesday, September 12, 2007

PRODUCTHYPE: Celebrity LifeGems

LifeGem seems to be an Illinois company that offers a unique product: diamonds made from the carbon "of a loved one." In other words, before Aunt Tildie kicks off, you harvest a hank of
hair (?) and send it to LifeGem, who will then turn it into a diamond. O-kaaayy... kinda creepy, but now LifeGem is branching out, offering "Celebrity LifeGems":

To showcase our newest technology, we are creating three LifeGem diamonds with the carbon from Ludwig van Beethoven's hair! These will be the only three diamonds ever created from Beethoven’s carbon and could be considered the three most rare and valuable diamonds in the world. After a worldwide tour of museums and opera houses, the Beethoven LifeGems will be auctioned online right here, and the proceeds will go towards creating LifeGem diamonds for underprivileged and military families. For detailed information on Project Beethoven LifeGem, or if you are interested in showcasing or bidding on one of the three extremely rare Beethoven LifeGem diamonds, click here.

That's right, "Project Beethoven LifeGems." I gotta say, yeah, capitalism and all... but this is kinda weird, and creepy... and what'll you say to the folks at the party? "Hey, check out my ring, it's made out of Beethoven!"

Oh yeah, of course there's also the "Precious Pet LifeGem."

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