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Some Women Are Choosing a Painful Alternative to the Engagement Ring

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It’s been a growing trend for several months.

Diamonds might be forever, but for some brides-to-be, that’s enough.

Some women want to wear their engagement diamonds not on a ring, but embedded in their skin, the New York Post reports.

It’s a bit different from a regular piercing. The piercer removes a circle of skin and inserts a dermal anchor, then puts the gemstone on the anchor. The Post reports that the trend has been picking up steam over the past few months.

CBS New York reports that it’s a brief procedure that costs about $100 — not including diamond, of course.

The procedure is not without risks. 

CBS New York quoted Dr. Monica Halem saying, “There are a lot of important structures that sit right under the skin there that can easily be damaged, like tendons.”

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There’s also the danger that the embedded jewelry could snag on something and be pulled out.

Read more at the New York Post

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