Forget Me Knot
Iceland-based fashion designer Sruli Recht had a slice of skin surgically removed from his own belly to make this ring.
After the operation, the 110 by 10 millimetre strip of skin was salted and tanned, then mounted on a 24 carat gold band to create the piece of jewelry, which can be purchased for €350,000.
Sruli Recht created a short documentary with graphic scenes of the operation, performed by a plastic surgeon, which can be watched here if you have a strong stomach.
The anthropodermic leather ring forms part of Recht’s Autumn Winter 2013 collection, to be presented in Paris tomorrow.