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.
(Via Oddity Central)