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February 25, 2005 2:13 PM   Subscribe

Biojewelry : Now you and your betrothed can exhange ring made of bone. Your own bone. I, for one, welcome the day when consumer biotech makes our lives.....weirder. (Some pics not safe for the squeamish.)
posted by gnutron (15 comments total)

 
eeew. i think i'll stick to precious metals, thanks.
posted by salad spork at 2:20 PM on February 25, 2005


bone jewelry: considering it was state of the art a few thousand years ago, i guess you could call this retro. nice find.
posted by moonbird at 2:35 PM on February 25, 2005


moonbird: that was my initial thought as well, but what they're actually trying to do is grow bone tissue in the desired shape, rather than carve bones in the desired shape. That's a fascinating (if entirely expensive and unnecessary) twist.
posted by casu marzu at 2:39 PM on February 25, 2005


When the going gets weird, the weird grow jewelry from cloned bits of themselves to give as gifts.
posted by loquacious at 2:51 PM on February 25, 2005


Reminds me of LifeGem.
posted by deborah at 3:07 PM on February 25, 2005


One day it will be possible to order all your clothing and accoutrements from materials cloned from your own DNA. Can't you see the ads now? "Nothing should touch you but you!"

And then of course come the RealDoll "You" models, For the Extreme AutoerotistTM.
posted by George_Spiggott at 3:52 PM on February 25, 2005


What they need to do is build rings that are part your bone and part your spouse's bone, so she can be bone of your bone.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 4:14 PM on February 25, 2005


Rings are nothin'. I want a bone-grown cellphone.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 4:16 PM on February 25, 2005


And then of course come the RealDoll "You" models, For the Extreme AutoerotistTM.
posted by George_Spiggott at 3:52 PM PST on February 2


File for the patent now, George.
posted by jokeefe at 4:48 PM on February 25, 2005


So you can phone home on your bone phone?
posted by loquacious at 6:13 PM on February 25, 2005


I think it's neat...
posted by odinsdream at 6:21 PM on February 25, 2005


BoneFone! (I had one of these!)
posted by tippiedog at 6:51 PM on February 25, 2005


tippiedog: I had one also. I saved my money for months. It was kind of a let down when I finally got it. Hot to wear. Not very loud. Poor battery life.
posted by Mr_Zero at 8:22 PM on February 25, 2005


This is fantastic. I'm going to show it to my fiancee when she wakes up.
posted by Jairus at 12:28 AM on February 26, 2005


The ring is inscribed "Ab Intra" ("from within").

Um... aren't they forgetting something? The bone tissue's coming from teeth. It's not from "within" the body at all. So much for symbolism.
posted by mowglisambo at 4:09 PM on February 27, 2005


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