Blow them away

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You could say ‘guess what I got you for Christ­mas?’ ’til the cows come home with this one. Why not com­bine some high-end jew­ellery with some so­cial good – in the form of get­ting AK-47 au­to­matic ri­fles out of war zones and hav­ing them de­stroyed? This is the premise of Fon­derie47, a new so­cial en­ter­prise that buys the ri­fles and has mas­ter crafts­men turn them into jew­ellery. It’s not cheap: a set of cuff­links will set you back US$35,000, but it en­ables Fon­derie47 to buy 100 as­sault ri­fles out of Africa. A set of ear­rings will mean 500 ri­fles are de­stroyed.

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