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The Coral Cohen 'Bactus' Collection Infuses Germs With Gems

By combining bacteria and accessories, the Coral Cohen 'Bactus' collection attempts to bring biology into the world of fashion. This collection consists of living and growing bacteria and fungus embedded into delicate glass containers for the pleasure of wearing.

These interactive one-of-a-kind pieces trap organic materials to watch them grow, mature and eventually die. The final result and appearance of each piece cannot be predicted and adds a truly natural element to these pieces. Available as necklaces, rings, brooches and bracelets, individuals can practically sport a whole entire ecosystem with these interactive accessories.

Although these are not a good gift idea for individuals with germaphobia, they're sure to be a hit with unique jewelry collectors.

For Cohen, the combination of organic and inorganic materials work together to create beautiful microbial statement pieces. Making bacteria beautiful and wearable is just one of the accomplishments of the Coral Cohen Bactus collection.