Nicole Abene

Fonderie 47 Recycles Confiscated AK-47 Rifles Into Jewelry

by , 01/08/12

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Fonderie 47, co-founded by Ethos Water CEO Peter Thum, takes confiscated AK-47 rifles from the Democratic Republic of Congo and transforms them into ornate accessories that make their violent history truly a thing of the past.  By up-cycling them into rings, earrings, and cuff links, they have removed more than 6,000 assault rifles from the nation.  Click ahead to learn more about the mission and check out the gorgeous pieces!

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