Alex & Ani Jewelry Goes for the (Recycled) Gold


Photo credit: Alex & Ani

Some things, like broken relationships, should never have been made. Alex & Ani plucks bungled metals from their sordid situations—no questions asked—and recasts them into sophisticated statement pieces, gussying them up with candy-like gems, polished vintage beads and stamped, handmade charms.

Designed by founder Carolyn Rafaelian (her bauble biz is named after her two daughters) and made in Rhode Island, Alex & Ani's jewelry collections are replete with symbolism, both universal and personal, from the Middle Eastern Hamsa to the transcendental Tree of Life. (St. Christopher rubs shoulders with the Egyptian goddess Isis, as well.)The adjustable necklaces, rings, and layered bracelets eschew traditional clasps for a sliding mechanism that makes every piece one size fits all. For an even more personal touch, look out for a custom-create option this October at the redesigned Alex & Ani Web site.

Available at specialty stores like Henri Bendel, Alex & Ani can also be purchased online at Spirit Beauty Lounge, Bluefly, and Shopbop. Now if only everything else in life were as easy to do-over.


Photo credit: Alex & Ani

Photo credit: Alex & Ani

Photo credit: Alex & Ani

Photo credit: Alex & Ani

Photo credit: Alex & Ani
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