Jewellery that helps transform the scars of war into the beauty of peace.
Ethical Gifts sells Peace Dove necklaces, pendants and bracelets handmade from brass bombshell casings by Cambodian artisans.
This transforms the painful legacy of war into a beautiful item and a more positive future for the artisans, as well as the direct victims of landmines.
After two decades of war, one in every 250 Cambodians is disabled and the proportion of amputees - one in every 384 people - is the highest in the world.
The Cambodian landscape is littered with unexploded ordnances and bomb casings, many of which are still being uncovered. Today, artisans use bombshells to create fashion statements for peace. In a special necklace, the doves are hand cut from brass casings using a jeweller's saw and then stamped with the word peace, written in both Khmer and English.
This symbolic jewellery takes the scars of a country's horrific history and transforms them into something beautiful for peace.
The jewellery shows a creative reaction to violent conflict, a way of reminding us of the impressive strength that lies within so many.