From Angelina Jolie’s jewellers to Cambodia’s most exciting haute couture designer, the best boutiques and artisans in Siem Reap


Contemporary Jewellery

Managed by British-born jeweller Madeline Green, Ammo sells fine jewellery made from recycled brass ammunition. The symbolism of making beautiful trinkets from neutralised bullets resonates with anyone familiar with Cambodia’s trouble past. The stunt crew from Angelina Jolie’s new film on the Cambodian conflict First They Shot my Father commissioned 10 pendants from Madeline. And to thank the Hollywood star for her work Ammo made Angelina an intricate brass hair pin made from bullets.

But Ammo is also keen to look to the future and has recently launched a Temple range of jewellery, drawing inspiration from the plans of Angkor Wat. It also provides apprenticeships to young Cambodians who train in their workshop in central Siem Reap. Clients are encouraged to visit the studio to see the jewellers in action, buy from the collections and even have a lesson in making bullet jewellery for themselves.

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