You know exactly which farm your eggs come from. But what about the silver in your necklace? Not normally something you’d care about--until you discover Liberty United.
The NYC-based line (headed up by Ethos Water founder Peter Thum) takes confiscated illegal guns and bullets, melts down the metal and transforms it into some pretty powerful jewelry.
For the inaugural collection, Giles & Brother designer Philip Crangi created a railroad-spike shape to represent the American spirit of pioneering and courage. That and it’s just so effortlessly cool. We’ve already got our eyes on the skinny brass bracelet.
But here’s the really awesome part: You can customize it. Once you choose your style (bracelet, pendant or ring) and metal (brass, sterling silver or a steel-and-gold combo), add an eight-character message of your own. It’ll be stamped on alongside the gun’s former serial number. There is also a stainless-steel option for pieces, but the metal is too hard to customize.
Now, a piece will run you anywhere from $85 to $1,385, but you can rest assured knowing that not only is 25 percent donated to advocacy programs but that there’s one less illegal gun on the street.