Engagement rings can be expensive and not everyone can afford them. Thus one man did his own DIY ‘diamond ring from his nails.
Yes, the man really spent an entire year collecting his nail clippings to turn into a diamond ring.
According to The Mirror, the South China Morning Post reported that a Japanese man, who creates videos on YouTube under the name Kiwami Japan, collected his fingernail clippings for 365 days and filmed the process of them being turned into a piece of jewellery.
Once he had collected a sufficient amount of clippings, the man started by putting them into a blender. However, this didn’t give the desired consistency, so he then ground them into a very fine powder, before mixing with water in a pan.
The fourth step saw him compress the nail powder and water mixture and put it into an oven for 90 minutes. What came out of the oven can only be described as looking like a lump of dark clay. The man took the mixture and put it into a diamond-shaped mould before inserting it into a silver ring which he also made himself. When all was done, the finished product was a ring with a dull black stone.
The video of this DIY ‘diamond’ ring has been watched over 189,000 times and had hundreds of likes and shares on social media. Many people were disgusted by the footage, even going as far as to brand it “hell”.