This small collection of unique rings is borne out of a design project which aimed to explore bio-technical engineering.
Tobie Kerridge and Nikki Stott started the project in 2003 as postgraduates at the Royal College of Art. They wanted to see how the technique for growing bone tissue used in reconstructive surgery might be applied to create bones for jewellery. The project was then funded with a Â£67,000 grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, as a part of the Partnership for Public Engagement programme. Working with Dr Ian Thompson, a bioengineer at King's College London, they have cultivated bone from four couples to create truly individualised bone jewellery which can be offered up as a symbol of their love for one another.
Funded by Guy's and St Thomas' Charity.
Related website: www.biojewellery.com