A Diamond made from the carbon of Beethovens hair for auction.

A synthetic diamond company has transformed 10 strands of Beethoven’s hair into a “Fancy Blue” 0.56 carat gem expected to sell for up to $1m on eBay. According to the Telegraph, LifeGem obtained the sample of the composer’s locks from the University Archives in Connecticut, which boasts barnet samples from a raft of celebs including Albert Einstein, Abraham Lincoln and Napoleon.

The Beethoven LifeGem®Diamond is on Ebay for $1,000,000.

If your into composers hair (why not?), you may be interested in a site called Beethovens Hair which documents the true story of how a lock of hair was cut from Beethoven’s head and the story of how it passed down through history. With videos and music.