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$500,000 ring is made from human skin

Designer uses strips of his own skin to craft this ring.

By Kim Anne Feb 6, 2013 11:04PM
Sruli Recht

 

Talk about exotic materials—if alligator or crocodile skin is just not rare enough for your exquisite taste in fashion, you’re in luck. A designer is taking things to the next level by crafting jewelry out of his own skin. Yes, it’s creepy. 

Austrian designer Sruli Recht made the Forget Me Knot ring from a strip of his own skin, which was removed from his stomach during a recent surgery, reports the Daily Mail. And If that’s not outrageous enough, consider the price tag. The ring costs a whopping $500,000. 

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But let’s consider what you are getting for that price tag—the strip of flesh (which was salted and tanned before being laid over the gold ring) is over 4 inches in length and even has some of the designer’s original hairs attached to it. It also comes with a DNA certificate just to prove it’s authenticity (yuck.)

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And never fear, you can see it being made in a video that Recht filmed himself. 

Tell us: what do you think of this ring?

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Photo: Courtesy Sruli Recht

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