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Bluebeard would have loved this technology

Via Andrew Sullivan: Using Science, it's possible to create artificial diamonds from carbon. And we humans are, as you know, carbon-based life forms. Now a company called LifeGem is offering custom jewelry made from the cremated remains of your One True Love, or any other dead person you want a wearable trophy of. (They also have an option where they extract the carbon from locks of hair, so the person doesn't even have to be dead...just desirable.)

IMHO this is not as cool as the pet mummification service, but it's close.

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morbid_o
Apr. 10th, 2008 03:09 pm (UTC)
Boston Legal had a recent episode (season 4, ep. 14) in which someone sued a LifeGem-like company for giving her a cubic zirconia when something went wrong.
(Anonymous)
Apr. 10th, 2008 04:44 pm (UTC)
Well, maybe someone should think about starting a new kind of jewller's shop. Wear your relatives as earrings and such. Isn't that an idea?
crowleycrow
Apr. 11th, 2008 01:21 am (UTC)
The diamond scheme has been around for a while, and was used memorably (it would be memorable anyway if I could actually remember it) in a story or a novel by some writer somewhere, maybe a student of mine? Where a man is preoccupied with the jewel made from his wife's ashes, out of which she sometimes speaks to him.
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