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Fighting crime with chic jewelry

Woman makes cuffs and bangles from illegal guns taken off the streets.

By Kim Anne Jan 16, 2013 5:41PM

 Photo: Caliber Collection

This jewelry will not only make you look good, it’ll help fight crime! Jessica Mindich is helping to fund the Gun Buyback Amnesty Program in Newark with the creation of a special jewelry line.

The Caliber Collection is composed of steel cuffs and bangles made from actual illegal weapons taken off the streets of Newark, NJ.

Each bracelet features a serial numbers that corresponds to a gun that was confiscated by the police department, with proceeds benefiting the Gun Buyback Amnesty Program (which allows anyone to trade in a gun for $200 cash at any time, without question). 

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“The Caliber Collection is made up of metal from 250 guns and bullet casings seized by the Newark Police Department,” says the web site. “The result is a series of pieces that embody the gun’s transformation from a destructive weapon to a powerful symbol of renewal. A portion of the proceeds from each sale is used to fund future Gun Buyback Amnesty programs in Newark. It is our hope that this will be a model that we can roll out in other cities across the nation.”

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The bracelets sell for $150-$300. 

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Photo: Courtesy Caliber Collection

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