Diamonds are forever, they say. What better way to immortalize a part of you in this forever material? Identity Inside is a Swiss company that encourages you to infuse your DNA into pieces of jewelry. You fossilized DNA will then sail through generations and stay closed and protected within a 0.02 ct diamond. The DNA within the jewelry is currently available in three forms, an Identity Inside ring that measures 5 mm or 4 mm), a ring with the diamond on the outside, and a rose gold pendant.
So, how do they manage a feat like this? The DNA is collected from people by means of a buccal swab. By fossilizing the DNA into glass, a white powder is derived, which protects the DNA. The jewelry is fashioned in such a manner that the DNA can later be extracted for analysis or to be used in a legal procedure, which could well land some people a fortune and an unfortunate few, a prison cell. The company said, ‘In 2012 we have developed a method to generate synthetic fossils: materials, in which DNA is safeguarded just as well as in ancient fossils. We can now use this patent pending technology to fossilize human DNA in our laboratory’.
The Identity Inside team had crowdfunded the project last year and collected up to $23,000 from Kickstarter when the goal was reached in December. Robert Grass is the mastermind behind this entire initiative.
[ Via : Identity-Inside ]