Jewelry that's pretty gets worn on repeat, at least for a little while, but jewelry that's meaningful sticks around for life. Such is the case with the special, limited edition (capsule) bracelets from peaceBOMB by Article 22. At first look, the silver bangles are much like the ones we already pine for: simple, sleek, timeless, with just a hint of special detailing enscripted along the band. But, besides the dainty arrows that aline the circumference, these pieces of jewelry come with a story — one that's much more meaningful than "Can you believe it was mis-marked on sale!?"
Among the horrors of wartime violence, particularly in one of Asia's poorest countries, Laos, are the materials used to make the (capsule) bracelets. With past and present generations haunted by the violence of the Vietnam war and the countless bombs that terrorized their home, peaceBOMB is now encouraging and supporting local artisanship with the sale of these bangles, made of metal scraps from the bombs that remain on their land.
Each of the (capsule) bracelets features the exclusively designed engraved arrow and they are sold in sets of three for either $40 or $60. While we're instinctually sold on the simplistic piece of jewelry, we're also moved by the sentiment and the ability to create beauty from a tragic situation.
Photo: Courtesy of peaceBOMB