Icelandic fashion designer Sruli Recht has put more than just his creative mind into his latest piece of incredibly weird jewelry: he has also included a piece of his own flesh.
The designer had a strip of his own skin removed from his belly via a bizarre surgery. The skin was then salted and tanned for preservation purposes. With the strip of flesh, which contains belly hair and all, he then attached it to a 24 carat gold ring. For anyone with an expensive and questionable appetite for jewelry with hairy human bacon on them, the ring is available for almost $500,000.
I probably should have warned readers earlier, but the video isn't for people with weak stomachs, as it includes a nonchalant Sruli doing the "routine" surgery.
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