Prepare to be mesmerized by the splendid jewelry at Alex and Ani. Explore your inner desires, and express what you are most passionate about through the jewelry you wear. Desire is indeed what makes you feel alive, what turns you on and it varies for each one of us which is what makes us all unique from one another and allows us to be our own individual selves. At Alex and Ani Jewelry you can explore your spirituality and at the same time flaunt your style through the jewelry pieces you select or create for yourself. If you are a jewelry lover like me then you know there are many companies out there that offer beautiful jewelry. Rarely do I find a company that not only creates gorgeous jewelry, but the jewelry is eco friendly, made from recycled materials and allows me to embrace my inner desires and communicate them with a fashion statement through the jewelry I wear. This is what I have discovered happens when you wear pieces of jewelry from Alex and Ani. I am so pleased to include this most unique line of jewelry in my Spring Radiance 2010 Guide and offer my readers an exclusive giveaway! Let me introduce you to this remarkable company and how the jewelry at Alex and Ani will inspire you to unleash your spirituality:
Alex and Ani's mission is to design products that adorn the body, enlighten the mind, and empower the spirit. Alex and Ani's collections reflect a design aesthetic that celebrates each wearer's unique essence. Owner and designer Carolyn Rafaelian believes it is her life's work to inspire her customers to relish what is unique and authentic about themselves. Alex and Ani's artistry lies in drawing out the beauty that resides within.
Alex and Ani is a company dedicated to creating products of unparalleled quality and beauty that promote consciousness and unity. Manufacturing in the United States and re-using and recycling materials is an integral part of Alex and Ani’s mission as a conscious and eco-friendly company. Alex and Ani’s collections are not only Eco-friendly, they are made up of powerful, meaningful, and spiritual pieces, which uplift and inspire all who wear them.
The signature expandable concept is the cornerstone of Alex and Ani.
Utilizing an innovative patented and completely original technology this concept replaces traditional clasps with a sliding mechanism, making each piece adjustable. This signature expandable feature is available in expandable wire bracelets and rings, expandable chain necklaces and endless hoop earrings. This completely original design allows everyone to have a piece of jewelry customized for a perfect fit.
Available in precious metals or our signature Russian Gold and Russian Silver finishes and adorned with sacred symbols and stones, the expandable collection is timeless, classic, and collectible.
The Alex and Ani aesthetic underscores the idea that what is pure and natural is most beautiful and creating jewelry from recycled materials enriches the beauty of each piece.
Founder and creative designer, Carolyn Rafaelian embraces a philosophy that is based upon using eco-friendly, recycled materials made entirely in the United States. Carolyn believes that by creating designs that support the environment and encourage social consciousness, consumers can use their purchases to make a difference in protecting our planet and our future.
Every design is created to reflect the inner beauty of all who wear an Alex and Ani piece.
Carolyn Rafaelian, Alex and Ani's creator and designer, hails from a family of jewelers where mastering their craft was not only an aspiration, but a family tradition. Residing in Rhode Island, the jewelry capitol of the world, Rafaelian knew she was destined to continue the family tradition and apprenticed herself to her father at a very young age.
Carolyn introduced Alex and Ani over ten years ago, naming the company after her first two daughters. Once she introduced her line of patented signature bangles, necklaces, and rings, almost overnight, everyone was taking notice. Celebrities, major fashion magazine editors, and the finest department stores and boutiques across the country adored the concept and design.
As Alex and Ani’s product grew, she kept a deep focus on spirituality believing one can infuse thought into material to recognize one’s power and unique essence in their everyday wear. Rafaelian creates with deep reverence for the power these symbols possess to expresses awareness, empowerment, and inner beauty. Take the inner journey, Rafaelian says. The rewards are great.
I received a darling Single Crystal Chanel Expandable Wire Bangle Bracelet in Russian Gold with a Sapphire Crystal Stone. This is going to match nicely with the 3 Russian Gold Expandable Wire Bracelets that I already have from my Alex and Ani Jewelry Review that I wrote back in December. That is the fantastic part about this line of jewelry......you can keep adding to your current collection, and building upon it as time and you evolve! Here is what the Alex and Ani website has to say about this fabulous bangle bracelet:
Crystal Chanel Expandable Wire Bangle (Single)
Add a splash of color to your wrist with our Crystal Chanel Bangles. Color has held special energy and meaning for years, and every shade of color has different properties. Your favorite color says a lot about your personality as well. Those who wear Rose express youth and are a free spirit. Each charm hangs from Alex and Ani's patented Expandable Wire Bangle, the most innovative concept in jewelry, which allows the wearer, with the slide of a hand, to adjust the bangle for a perfect fit. Wear alone or mix and match with other Alex and Ani styles for a custom look. Available in Rose, Jet, Peridot, Topaz, Ruby, Amethyst, Ice, Sapphire, Emerald, and Light Sapphire colorways.
MY THOUGHTS: I think the Single Crystal Chanel Expandable Bracelets are so fun, flirty and cheerful to wear. They can add some twinkle and pizzazz to your arm and serve as the perfect eye candy this Spring and Summer. At the affordable price of just $21.00 per bracelet, you can select a variety of colorful bracelets to mix and match to wear to bring an element of sparkle and intrigue to all your favorite Spring and Summer outfits.
The bracelet is made with such a high degree of excellence. The most fascinating construction to see in person the expandable concept of this bracelet, allowing it to fit just about any size wrist! It is just meticulously rendered and is pure genius!
You can purchase this bracelet as well as so many others directly from the Alex and Ani Website. The Russian Gold and Russian Silver finishes make them affordable for you to design our own set of stackable bracelets. They are also available in Sterling Silver and 18 kt Vermeil as well. The possibilities of what you can create in terms of sets of bracelets is only as limited as your imagination allows you to be. So go have some fun on the Alex and Ani website, see what inspires you there and put together your own unique set of bracelets that expresses who you are and what is at the core of your essence!
(Open to Residents of the USA)
The wonderful people at Alex and Ani are allowing me to give away one of the most fabulous prizes I have ever had the chance to offer one of my readers! They have offered to let me giveaway the stunning Alex and Ani Crystal Chanel Set of Bangle Bracelets in the Citrus Colors which is valued at $138.00! Here is a description of the prize:
Add a splash of color to your wrist with our Crystal Chanel Bangle Set. This set of 7 features beautiful crystal charms, which adorn to our signature expandable bangles and will add tons of sparkle to your current set; they also look beautiful on their own. Each charm hangs from Alex and Ani's patented Expandable Wire Bangle, the most innovative concept in jewelry, which allows the wearer, with the slide of a hand, to adjust the bangle for a perfect fit. Wear alone or mix and match with other Alex and Ani styles for a custom look.
A very special THANK YOU to Alex and Ani for providing me with the darling bangle bracelet for this Review and for sponsoring this amazing Giveaway.
Disclosure: I received the Single Chanel Bangle Bracelet from Alex and Ani for the purposes of this Review. This has no bearing on my completely honest review above and was not influenced by any type of monetary compensation. The opinions and experiences I’ve shared with this product are my own and yours may differ.