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What’s that thing Beyonce’s been wearing on her left hand?!

Here are a few suggestions:

  • the roboglove
  • the gling
  • Anti-Rihanna Death Grip

Apparently, it’s neither but instead a custom-made Lorraine Schwartz titanium multi-use accessory.

Here’s E!’s take on it.

Los Angeles (E! Online) – What is that new hand that Beyoncé has? Is it a robot hand? Is it superstrong?

—B Fan, Yonkers

See? I told you. The Cylons. They look like us now.

The handpiece you mention—alternately known among fashion reporters as the roboglove, the gling or Anti-Rihanna Death Grip—actually was handcrafted by Beyoncé’s longtime jeweler, New York-based Lorraine Schwartz. Despite Internet rumors that the piece was fashioned of pure gold—possibly in the legendary Elven forges at Rivendell—it’s actually made of…


And, according to sources close to the gling, it’s also one of a kind and therefore close to priceless.

More details on the roboglove? Sure.

• Schwartz had her artisans working day and night on the piece, laboring 24 hours a day until it was complete.

• It fits literally like a glove. Beyoncé’s entire upper arm was cast in wax so that the titanium piece would wrap perfectly.

• It’s actually several pieces, including a ring, a glove and a separate component that covers the upper arm. It can be worn all together or separately.

• It looks heavier than it is. Titanium is about 45 percent lighter than steel.

• Beyoncé really, really doesn’t want to take it off. She wore it on Saturday Night Live. She wore it in her “Single Ladies” video. She wore it in her cover spread for Gotham magazine. She wore it on the red carpet at the MTV Europe Awards.

• The glove was Beyoncé’s concept all the way, I am told—a “superpower” hand to complement the singer’s new Sasha Fierce ego.

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    • Vanya
    • Posted November 26, 2008 at 12:36 am
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    Anti-Rihanna Death Grip too fun-NAY!!!


    • Supa
    • Posted November 29, 2008 at 12:20 am
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    i dont get Anti-Rhinna Death grip….some1 explain to me

    • sigh
    • Posted November 29, 2008 at 2:19 am
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    wow, we’ve found something even dumber than Michael Jackson’s glove.

    • sonny
    • Posted November 29, 2008 at 7:43 am
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    eeww..look at her under arms..

    • ez
    • Posted December 30, 2008 at 10:32 pm
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    She got that idea from stargate sg1 she thinks she is a goddes

    • ez
    • Posted December 30, 2008 at 10:35 pm
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    She got that idea from stargate sg1 she thinks she a godess

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