This goes along the same lines as Nadine Jarvis' Carbon Copies pencils that you might remember from our Studio Bullitts archive. LifeGem offers mourners the opportunity to carry on their deceased loved ones' legacies within a man-made diamond crafted from the carbon captured from a lock of hair. The diamond does not necessarily have to come from a corpse--LifeGem also suggests this process for those who "purely want to create a symbol of [their] precious bond with someone [they] love." Let's leave this post with a sampling of their mush-mush vocab-filled sales pitch:
Love. Life's single greatest risk. Life's single greatest reward. Intangible and unexplainable, yet ever so real and powerful. Love captures your heart in a second and holds it for eternity...To desire a LifeGem diamond can mean only one thing. You have experienced a love without equal. You have had someone truly special in your life and mere words simply will not do.
Love knows no boundaries. Love knows no end.
via scifi tech