The Forget Me Knot gold ring created by Icelandic fashion designer Sruli Recht is not your usual piece of luxury jewelry.
The artist had a strip of his own skin surgically removed and mounted on a 24-karat-gold band.
The eccentric designer shocked everyone when he decided to undergo surgery and have a strip of skin removed from his abdomen, to use on his very unique Forget Me Knot ring. After the operation, the 110 by 10 millimeters piece of skin, with the hair still intact, was salted and tanned before being mounted on the gold piece of jewelry. You can own this little part of Sruli Recht for the “small” price of €350,000.
Along with the flesh-encrusted ring, the buyer also receives a DNA certificate as proof that the skin actually belongs to Sruli Recht, as well as a DVD documentary of the making-of process, the bizarre surgery and interviews with the involved team.