Khmer Temple Ring
Turning war into peace, this fierce statement ring features a traditional Khmer pattern and gives back to a community once devastated by bombing. It is highly polished and handcast by a vulnerable artisan group in Cambodia from recycled brass bombshells. Bomb casings are left over from Cambodia's wartime three decades ago. Ironwork artisans skillfully mold bomb shells into beautiful jewelry pieces, introducing a small income to the community. Artisans are paid fairly and equitably for their skillful work, which keeps families together with food on their table. A liveable and reliable income is especially important for women as it allows them to raise healthy babies and children and provide for their future. The designs use inspiration from Cambodia 's rich tapestry, restoring and preserving many traditional Cambodian skills. Material: Brass from recycled bombshell + bullet casings. Measurements: L 2" + Adjustable band. Fair Trade and handmade with love in Cambodia.