Saturday, January 26, 2013

Jewelry that makes you go 'Ewwwww!'

Would you buy this?  I certainly wouldn't!

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.

There's more at the link, complete with pictures and a link to a video about how the skin was removed.

I've yet to think of a single compelling reason why anyone would want to waste their money on something like that!



Anonymous said...

That guy needs to be placed under very close supervision - plus, someone needs to very seriously review the essential difference between "artistic license" and "sicko weirdness" with him, in considerable detail.

trailbee said...

Those Icelandic nights can be long. He moved around, and one wonders why. Will he get to the point of mounting one of his kidneys?

Anonymous said...

No way would I buy this ring