This Man Gave His Fiancée An Engagement Ring Made With His Leg Bone
This woman can boast an engagement ring made with a truly unique element: human bone.
Mike and Melita Perrett of Guernsey met in 2005, BuzzFeed reports, one year before Mike had an accident that nearly ended his life.
He was doing volunteer work for an orphanage in India when he fell off a mountain.
Melita told BuzzFeed,
He was told he was lucky to be alive. The force taken to break the bone would have skewered him if his legs had not buckled.
Mike was forced to have his right leg amputated.
He didn't want to completely say goodbye to the limb, however, so he asked his doctors to let him keep part of his leg.
The time came to propose marriage in 2011, and Mike devised a plan to turn the aftermath of his injury into a symbol of love
He contacted London-based jewelers Ingle & Rhode to have pieces of the bone put into an engagement ring.
According to BuzzFeed, two bone fragments and a quarter-carat diamond were placed inside a platinum design.
Of the ring, Melita said,
I guess why it's so special to me is because I think it shows his bravely coming to terms with something like that so positively… which has to be a good attribute for marriage.
She added Mike got the idea for the ring from a friend who wore plastic earrings made to look like bone.
The two married in the Philippines in November of 2011.
Melita is currently pregnant with their second child.