Korenation RingDescription from 2Roses Jewelry:
"Here is a story about found objects in the 21st century. The gold discs on this ring are actually experimental photo diodes that were developed for use in Cat Scan machines. The original cost of developing the diodes was over $30 Million dollars. Approximately 300 diodes were produced. When it became clear that they would never perform to expectation the project was terminated. The diodes immediately went from having a very high value to no value, back to value as a piece of jewelry."
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