Celebrity hair (Ludwig van B.)

lifegem.jpgThose with a particular fondness for Beethoven and/or his hair may now own a little piece of him in the form of a Beethoven LifeGem, a diamond made with carbon from a carbon-based life form.

Of particular interest may be this note:

The Beethoven locks of hair used for creating these LifeGems have been authenticated and provided exclusively by John Reznikoff of University Archives. Reznikoff holds the Guinness World Record for the largest and most valuable collection of celebrity hair. Reznikoff?s collection also includes such figures as Napoleon, Albert Einstein, Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. In total, the collection is valued at over $5 million dollars.