Ring covered in human skin gives design the finger

Fashion designer Sruli Recht combines a 4-inch piece of himself with a gold ring to create a unique fashion accessory that comes with a DNA certificate. Got $470,000 to spare?

Forget Me Knot ring
It takes a special kind of person to want this ring. Sruli Recht

People sometimes joke about pouring blood, sweat, and tears into their work. Iceland-based designer Sruli Recht put some actual skin into his.

The Forget Me Knot ring is mainly made of 24-carat gold, but instead of sporting a diamond or an emerald, it has a bit of human skin for embellishment. That skin came from a willing donor, the designer himself.

Recht had a 4 inch by 0.4 inch piece removed from his abdomen. The skin was tanned, complete with hair intact, and mounted to the ring. I think even Sauron would think twice about wearing it.

In case you're concerned about the authenticity of your $470,000 human skin ring purchase, the buyer will received a DNA certificate and a DVD documentary of the whole process. You could invite your unsuspecting friends over for a very special movie night to view it.

If you're feeling extra adventurous, you can watch a graphic video of the ring's creation over on YouTube.

Sruli Recht pre-surgery
Sruli Recht preparing to donate a piece of himself for art. Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET

(Via Oddity Central)

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Freelance writer Amanda C. Kooser covers gadgets and tech news with a twist for CNET's Crave blog. When not wallowing in weird gadgets and iPad apps for cats, she can be found tinkering with her 1956 DeSoto.

 

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