Alex and Ani Jewlery Review & Giveaway

Alex and Ani is one of the coolest jewlery companies that I’ve seen in a long time. Not only is their jewlery trendy, unique, and simple, but it’s also made entirely in the United States and of recycled materials. I thought this was pretty neat when I found out about them, and so was thrilled when they agreed to participate in our Valentine’s event. Each piece is designed with the intention to “adorn the body, enlighten the mind, and empower the spirit,” allowing the wearer to compliment her own uniqueness. Alex and Ani make bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings, and hair bands–and almost everything is expandable, providing a comfortable fit for the wearer.

Eco-Friendly Jewlery
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.

Charity
Alex and Ani have a line of beautiful bangles that represent particular needs–and a percentage of the profits go towards meeting these needs. Right now, they’re offering bangles for Haiti relif with 100% of the proceeds being given to Doctor’s Without Borders to help meet the medical needs of the Haitian people. Check out the other charities and organiziations that they’ve partnered with as well!

The Fit
The bangle bracelets are really what make Alex and Ani who they are. On their website, they have a “Bangle Bar” application that lets you pick the finishes, bangles, and adornments–seeing what it will look like–so that you can create that unique piece of jewlery that fits you perfectly. The other cool thing about these bangles is that they are expandable so your skinny wrist and your fat wrist will both be comfortable. 🙂

What I Think

Well, I think you already know what I think from reading the above. In case you’re wondering about details though, I was sent a single Crazy Love Charm bangle to review. I chose the Russian Gold color and found it to be more bronzy than gold, but their website photo shows that as well–just don’t be thrown off by the “gold” name! It’s a single bangle with the “LOVE” charm dangling from it, and I’ve enjoyed wearing it with both casual and dressy outfits. I’m hooked now, though, so I really want to add some more bangles to the look so that it’s complete in my mind. 🙂 On a side note, the packaging of the bracelet was nice in a professional box and with a hand written note. I also haven’t found any tarnishing yet, it’s comfortable to wear, and easy to move the size around!

Buy It! Visit http://www.alexandani.com/
The Love Bangle Set is on sale for $81.00 (normally $108.00)!
The Crazy Love Charm Bangle is on sale for $16.00 (normally $21.00)!
Enter the case sensitive code IC2010 at checkout to receive 10% off of your ENTIRE purchase.

Win It!
Alex and Ani is generously giving one of my readers her own Love Bangle Set valued at $108.00. You’ll be receiving the many bangles that make up this set in the finish of your choice (Russian Silver or Russian Gold). Since it is Valentine’s Day, all you have to do is tell me why you want to win this below! You must include an email address and separate comment for each entry. Contest will end 2/15/10 at 11:59, EST. Yeah, that means you’ll actually need to buy your own bracelet to give to someone for V-Day. 🙂

Extra Entries:
– Visit Alex and Ani and tell me what other peice of jewlery you love
– Tell me which finish you want the bracelet in if you win
– Enter my other active contests (1 entry per contest)
•Follow Life More Simply
•Subscribe to Life More Simply
•Tweet about this contest (1x/day)
•Grab my regular button
•Grab my V-Day button (two extra entries if you grabbed it BEFORE 2/1, 1 entry if after!)
•Spread the word about this contest (leave the link below)–can be anything! Facebook, message boards, emailing friends…

Review is based on free product sample provided by Alex and Ani. No other compensation was received.

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