Pele's hair converted into diamonds for World Cup souvenir

Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (L), Rio 2016 bid President Carlos Arthur Nuzman (C) and Brazilian football legend Pele (R) celebrate the decision to award Rio de Janeiro the 2016 Olympic Games on October 2, 2009
Brazilian legend Pele's hair is transformed into diamonds for a World Cup souvenir.

Brazilian legend Pele has converted his hair into diamonds to create a new World Cup souvenir.

Strands of the 73-year-old's hair has been transformed into a figurine of the former footballer, resulting in 1,283 diamonds.

According to, the number of diamonds correspond to the number of goals that Pele scored throughout his career.

The diamonds are said to be worth around £4,400.

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