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Michael Jackson mania has continued unabated, and as the weeks continue to pass since the pop legend’s death, we’ve seen some pretty odd memorabilia crop up—like this LifeGem diamond made from a lock of Michael Jackson’s hair.
As the story goes, during the infamous 1984 Pepsi commercial shoot, executive producer Ralph Cohen threw his red Armani jacket atop Michael Jackson after his hair caught on fire. Cohen picked up a lock of Michael Jackson’s hair, put it in his pocket and forgot all about it until the King of Pop’s death. Distinguished collector John Reznikoff purchased the jacket, and while he’ll keep most of the hair for himself, he’s also collaborating with LifeGem for a diamond created from Michael Jackson’s hair.
The Michael Jackson LifeGem diamond is a bit macabre for my tastes as far as memorabilia goes, but it’s not the most bizarre tribute we’ve seen to the King of Pop. Check out some similar tributes below.