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Biojewellery: Designing Rings with Bioengineered Bone and Tissue

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A team of designers at the Royal College of Art and scientific researchers at King’s College London worked together to create rings for several couples. Using chips of bone donated by the couples, bone tissue was cultured in a laboratory at Guy’s Hospital. This tissue was then combined with precious metals to create the rings. The result: each person wears the body of their lover on their hand.\ud \ud This booklet accompanied an exhibition documenting each stage of the project, from the donation and culturing of bone tissue to the design of the jewellery and the actual making of the rings

Publisher: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, King's College London
Year: 2006
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.gold.ac.uk:2317

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