Man proposes to his GF with an engagement ring made from his amputated leg

Man proposes to his GF with an engagement ring made from his amputated leg

It’s an awesome feeling to receive an  engagement ring with a huge diamond on it, but how would you feel if your boyfriend proposes to you with a ring made out of a body part? You know, the limb which has been removed from your partner’s body.

It may sound crazy but one man bravely proposed to his girlfriend using an engagement ring made out of bone from his amputated leg.

It all started in 2006 when Mike Perrett lost his right leg after he fell off a mountain while volunteering for an orphanage in India, as reported by Buzzfeed. His limb was so badly damaged that it was surgically removed. But instead of disposing of the amputated leg, he asked the medical team if he could keep a part of his bone. They gave him a portion of the shin bone.

photo by Melita and Mike Perrett via Buzzfeed

photo by Melita and Mike Perrett via Buzzfeed

Five years after the accident, Mike felt he was ready to take his relationship with his long-time girlfriend, Melita, to another level. In order to do that, he needed a special ring to surprise her. So he asked Ingle & Rhode, a jeweler from England, to design an engagement ring and put the pieces of his bone into it.

And the output: An outstanding ring made of platinum with a quarter-carat diamond and studded with a couple of Mike’s bones on each side. Here’s what it looks like:

Ingle & Rhode ingleandrhode.co.uk

Ingle & Rhode ingleandrhode.co.uk

The bone pieces were completely sterilized when they were incorporated into the ring, says a spokeswoman for Ingle & Rhode.

So, did Melita accept the ring and Mike’s proposal? The answer is yes!

photo by Melita and Mike Perrett via Metro

photo by Melita and Mike Perrett via Metro

Melita actually loved her unique ring. She even shared that Mike got the inspiration from a friend who was wearing imitation bone earrings made of plastic.

“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 expressed.

In November 2011, the couple tied the knot on a beautiful beach in the Philippines. Today, as they enjoy their four years of marriage, they are also expecting their second child.

photo by Melita and Mike Perrett via Buzzfeed

photo by Melita and Mike Perrett via Buzzfeed

 

 

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Hi, I'm Sarj. An introverted/OCD person who does not talk unless spoken to. When I get stressed out and completely overwhelmed, I just lay down on the floor and pretend to be a carrot--whatever that means.

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