Mon
Dec 24 2012 9:45am

High Caliber Jewelry

Brass bangleWhat happens to the guns collected in buybacks? To the shell casings collected at crime scenes after their use as evidence has expired? If you’re Jewelry for a Cause’s Jessica Mindich, you turn them into bracelets. According to the website of The Caliber Collection:

The Caliber Collection is made up of metal from 250 guns and bullet casings seized by the Newark Police Department. The result is a series of pieces that embody the gun’s transformation from a destructive weapon to a powerful symbol of renewal. Jewelry for a Cause proudly donates a portion of the proceeds from each sale to the Gun Buyback Amnesty program in Newark.

There are steel and brass bracelets. The steel bracelets are made from guns, the brass are made from shell casings collected at crime scenes.

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3 comments
Terrie Farley Moran
1. Terrie
I saw Newark Mayor Corey Booker on television talking about this project but he didn't show examples of how fine and lovely the jewelry is. He should carry samples when he goes on talk shows.
2. tony tan
I want to purchase the caliber jewelry. who shall I contact ?
Laura K. Curtis
3. LauraKCurtis
Hi Tony - you need to go to their website: calibercollection.com

Cheers,
Laura
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