Shedding the Past
Can tranquility emerge from conflict? Creation from destruction? The team behind Fonderie 47 believes the answer to these questions is a resounding yes, and they’ve set out to prove their thesis by transforming former AK-47s into high end jewelry. Not only are the resulting pieces gorgeous (think: shiny cufflinks, hand-crafted men’s rings, and steel and gold earrings), but they’re helping take the weapons out of conflict zones, distancing them from their violent roots. This fierce commitment to such an commendable social purpose is just as stunning, if not moreso, than the lustrous trinkets themselves.