Aston Martin DB6 Cufflinks from the Prince of Wales' Car

The Prince of Wales has had the aluminum pistons from his Aston Martin DB6 Volante melted down and turned into cufflinks... for charity. And since some of you may wonder how did his Royal Highness had the heart to rip the car apart for a pair of cufflinks, we'll tell you the six original pistons became available after the Prince converted the car to run on biofuel.

The Prince’s Trust, a youth charity foundation, then commissioned TMB ArtMetal to create 200 pairs of cufflinks, in two designs, which are now available to buy at the price of £995.

"With these proceeds, we will be able to help more young people into jobs across the UK. Young people have been hit hardest in the recession, so it's now more important than ever to give them the skills and confidence they need to find work," Martina Milburn, 
chief executive of The Prince's Trust, said in a release.

Both limited edition cufflinks designs have been made in 100 pairs, each pair made of the car’s original aluminum engine pistons and finished with 18ct gold. One edition is an exact miniature replica of the DB6 Volante, while the other replicates the car’s wheel ‘spinners’, namely the quick-release fixing that secures its wheels.

"These cufflinks are quintessential conversation pieces, with each pair directly benefiting The Prince's Trust. When I heard about the possibility of creating such future heirlooms from The Prince's Aston, the project was irresistible!" added Christopher Bennett managing director of TMB and originator of the idea.
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