Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Alex and Ani Review

I have tiny wrists so I'm always loosing bangles and bracelets which is beyond annoying! Most bracelets and bangles are in the 7-7.5 range and even they are too big for me! That's why I was so happy to discover Alex and Ani expandable bracelets!

Alex and Ani is a company that began ten years ago by Carolyn Rafaelian, and I love how she named her company after her two daughters! Carolyn comes from a background of jewelry since her family has many jewelers in it. So growing up within this environment has allowed her to develop her unique style. Carolyn is commited to designing products that not only adorns the body, but enlightens the mind, and empowers the spirit. Alex and Ani's collections reflect a design aesthetic that celebrates each wearer's unique essence. Her su ccess has been continually attributed to the ability to design pieces that express awareness, empowerment, and inner beauty. Alex and Ani continues to inspire women through unique design which truly brings out the beauty in everyone.

Another great thing about Alex and Ani that I just love is that their jewelry is eco-friendly and is made with recycled metals! It is really great to find companies that are dedicated to making a positive impact on the environment. And while they are well known for their bracelets, Alex and Ani also offers a large variety of jewelry including earrings, necklaces, hair accessories and rings!

Alex and Ani's jewelry is a huge celeb favorite and is featured in all of the biggest magazines such as Marie Claire, People, Oprah Magazine, Glamour, Lucky and what I think is most impressive Vogue!!

The Review:

I was so happy to be able to review one of Alex and Ani's expandable bracelets for myself in order to see if their expandable bracelets would work for me. The bracelet that I got the chance to review was Crazy Love Expandable Wire Bangle in Russian Gold. It came wrapped up in their signature blue box and is ready for being sent! I also love that an amazing quote was included in the box and it was "When the power of Love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace" by Jimi Hendrix. I love a bangle bracelet but my problem in the past was always of fit and being able to keep the bracelet on my wrist and not on the ground! But thanks to Alex and Ani's patented technology I was very pleased that it did indeed stay on my wrist. This technology replaces the traditional clasp with a sliding mechanism which allows each piece to be adjustable. This feature is genius! It allows each piece to be customized to fit you perfectly so you don't have to worry whether it will be too big or small.

The expandable collection is available in precious metals or their signature Russian silver and Russian gold finishes. I love my bracelet because it’s so lightweight and feminine, yet sturdy and secure. It fits my wrist beautifully and slips on and off with ease. The love charm dangles gently from the bangle which gives this piece such character and I love how there are other small charms as well. My bracelet really has a nice sound to it when I move and walk which is often since I use my hands a lot when I talk! Another thing that I love about this bracelet is that it can be worn alone or with other bangles and will compliment any outfit. The Crazy Love Bracelet is a steal at only $21!!!

You can visit Alex and Ani online, Follow Alex and Ani on Twitter and become a fan of Alex and Ani on Facebook!!


Alex and Ani has been so kind in offering a great discount code that can be used on their site: The Promo Code is MB2010 and you will receive 10% if all your purchases of all Alex and Ani products (excluding their Charity by Design) and also please note that the code is case sensitive so please copy and paste the code so that it works!!!!

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