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Pele Launches Diamond Collection Created from His Own DNA

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 01: Pele signs copies of his book 'Why Soccer Matters' at Barnes & Noble, 5th Avenue on April 1, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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BR-UK StaffAnalyst IIIApril 10, 2014

Ever wanted a diamond made out of your favourite footballer's hair? No? Well, too bad, because Pele has launched exactly that product.

That's right, for the low low price of $7,500 (approximately £4,500) you can own one of 1,283 statuettes that contain a diamond formed from the carbon in his hair. It's certainly an interesting idea, but we're going to hold off on buying until the Bendtner version comes out.

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