Bullets Made From Gold, Diamonds, Ivory

Jeweler David Roux-Fouillet designed an air gun rig and a range of specially pellets that are fired into rings, earrings or pendant made of platinum or 9ct gold. The pellets are made up of plastic wadding, a solid disc of metal, following by a diamond or some other material, followed by a soft gold alloy. The gold in front is them squashed between the ring/earring/pendant and the diamond (or ivory, gem, horn etc.), creating the setting. This high speed video shows how the system works …

Pretty cool.

Thanks to Rob for the tip.

Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


  • bbmg


    Have a look at the industrial processes involved in making an artificial diamond, infinitely more awesome: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PILlP_yDZ2o

    “Women love diamonds for their wide range of industrial applications.”


  • dan citizen

    “That is the coolest way of making a ring!” …. Said no one, ever.

  • Mystick

    Totally not what I expected after reading the headline.

  • Chase Buchanan

    Looks pretty cool! Someone should probably tell Andrew Tuohy about this.

  • MrApple

    I would rather have the money for the ring and spend it on 22LR ammo. If I could find any.