Chinese man makes emerald ring from glass bottle to impress girlfriend

Counterfeit level: Asian.

Belmont Lay| September 18, 03:54 AM

A man in China has allegedly fashioned an emerald gemstone out of a glass bottle.

According to Chinese media Huanqiu, an affiliation with the People's Daily Online,

the man decided to create an emerald ring from scratch using a green beer bottle after his girlfriend pestered him for a diamond ring.

Photos of the process showed he cut the bottom off the beer bottle and filed it down into a gemstone shape before attaching it to the ring.

Pictures of the emerald-making process were widely shared on China's social media.

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One account on Weibo under the name 'normal people do not do this kind of thing' has more than 10,000 comments on the photos.

However, as with quite a lot of things out of China, this story might not be totally believable.

There are other claims that the man is a student from Shaanxi Fashion Engineering University and he was just doing this as part of his school project.

The purpose of making the emerald was to improve his jewellery-making skills.

His final product was said to have been highly praised by his school teacher.

 

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