Blow them away
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.