SheFinds News: DNA Diamonds
April 7, 2006
Is your new diamond ring from Tiffany & Co., or is it just made from the hair of a girl named Tiffany? In what is perhaps the most bizarre jewelry idea since Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton sported vials of each otherâ€™s blood around their necks, a company has patented â€œYour Personal Diamond,â€ which are lab-grown diamonds created from human or animal hair.
According to New Age Diamonds, which manufactures the personalized jewels, the creations have the optical, chemical and physical properties of natural diamonds and are available in yellow, â€œgreenish,â€ and deep red. So, no worries that anyone will confuse it with a cubic zirconia. In addition to the traditional jewelry industry, Your Personal Diamonds also are being marketed to the funeral and pet industries. Manâ€™s best friend can become a girlâ€™s best friend. Morbid? You decide.