The Caliber Collection was initially made up of the serial numbers from 250 guns and metal from 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. The name Caliber Collection was chosen for its two meanings; the caliber of a gun and how the caliber of a city is raised when illegal guns are taken off its streets.
Frustrated by an increase in gun related violence in the San Francisco bay area, On March 16th, 2013, the Pittsburg Police Department held a gun buyback and amnesty program with private funding from area businesses. 291 illegal guns came off the streets that day. Determined to continue the fight to raise the caliber of their city, Pittsburg city council and Police Department reached out to jewelry for a Cause to create a virtuous cycle with the destroyed weapons. The result is the jewelry we see here.