Bullets to bracelets: Siem Reap man makes waste from war wearable

Publication date 29 January 2023 | 21:13 | ICT

Jewellery is often made from valuable gemstones like emeralds or diamonds and precious metals like gold or silver, or valueless things like animal horns.

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