Promoted
Politics

Cory Booker Is Melting Guns And Turning Them Into Bracelets

The Newark mayor is promoting a jewelry line made with melted metal from guns seized by the Newark Police Department. “The Caliber Collection.”

Newark Mayor Cory Booker promoted his jewelry line, “The Caliber Collection,” Thursday night on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show. The bracelets are made from metal “from 250 guns and bullet casings seized by the Newark Police Department” as part of the city’s gun buy-back program, according to the line’s website.

Booker told Maddow that “a large percentage of the proceeds go to more gun buy-backs in Newark.”

Each bracelet has the serial number of a seized gun, as well as the word “NEWARK,” etched on its side. The jewelry line program, Booker said on Maddow, transforms weapons into “an instrument of peace.”

The most expensive product in the line is the “brass bangle with diamond” — retailing for $375 — which features a diamond described as “strong, precious and rare…like human life.”

“The pieces are handmade, no two are exactly alike,” according to the Caliber Collection website.

Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!

Ruby Cramer is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
Contact Ruby Cramer at ruby.cramer@buzzfeed.com
 
 
Here Are The Top Stories
  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Cuba later this summer for the opening of a U.S. embassy there.
  • Nicholas Winton, who saved more than 650 Jewish children from the Holocaust, died at 106.
  • Mozambique implemented a new criminal code that removes a colonial-era law criminalizing homosexuality.
Get The News App

More News

More News

Now Buzzing