Alex & Ani founder Carolyn Rafaelian uses her jewelry collection to spread "positive energy ... enlighten the mind, and empower the spirit." Based in Rhode Island, Rafaelian founded her company in 2004 and named it after her two oldest daughters; her niece, Rachel Rafaelian, serves as head designer of Alex & Ani's retro-chic Vintage Sixty-Six line. Each Alex & Ani piece is handcrafted from colorful vintage stones and recycled metals sourced from Rhode Island mills to ensure a low carbon footprint. Some of Rafaelian's most popular designs include expandable bracelets and rings that, "with the slide of a hand," can be adjusted for a perfect fit. Alex & Ani's brilliant bangles, beaded necklaces, and drop earrings are the perfect accessory for the eco- and economically conscious fashion fan.
There’s more than meets the eye in this jewelry collection from Alex & Ani. Not only are these adjustable necklaces, bracelets and rings made from recycled materials, but they also flaunt gems that bring the wearer health and happiness, such as citrine for prosperity and peridot for balance.
Can a woman ever have too much jewelry? Not if you ask us — and you'll agree when you lay eyes on the finds we've rounded up. Reinvent your jewelry collection with the striking baubles on offer here: We've got rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings from some of your favorite designer names.
SURevolution casts the natural world in precious metals like these embossed leaf earrings and cuffs, while the Alex & Ani collection gives recycled materials new life in charm rings, hoop earrings and stacked bracelets. Check out the chunky bracelets made from tagua, an eco-friendly alternative to ivory. The enamel-like carvings come from trees and exemplify jewelry’s eco-conscious move towards sustainability.
There’s more than meets the eye in this jewelry collection from Alex & Ani. Not only are these adjustable necklaces, bracelets and rings made from recycled materials, but they also flaunt gems known for their therapeutic benefits. These chandelier earrings, for example, are set in recycled brass and use natural jade stones to protect the wearer from harm. Or for better luck, opt for the set of three rings with a four leaf clover charm and green glass and crystal beads.