Designer Fashion Jewelry
Carolyn Rafaelian, creator and designer of Alex and Ani, was born into a family of jewelers. Growing up in Rhode Island, she spent many hours in her father's factory. Utilizing the family's massive archives of vintage stones, Swarovski crystals, and unique castings dating back to the 1940s, Rafaelian brilliantly turns the jewels of the past into present day gems. Alex and Ani, which is made in the USA, is named after her two daughters and features everything from feather earrings inspired by Lynrd Skynrd to spiritual medallions and, of course, the signature expandable wire bangle.
Alex and Ani Gold Expandable Wire Bangle
This Gold Expandable Wire Bangle will be your favorite signature piece. The bangle is expandable and easy to slip on. It is available in 18k gold vermeil with one of the following stones: amethyst, blue topaz, citrine, garnet, peridot and smokey quartz. Wear alone or stack them up. Signature patented expandable design. Made in the USA.
The expandable bangle series, a cornerstone of the Alex and Ani collection, utilizes an innovative patented and original technology that replaces traditional clasps with a sliding mechanism, making each piece adjustable. The signature expandable feature, available in everything from an expandable wire bracelet to an expandable chain necklace, allows everyone to have a piece of jewelry customized for a perfect fit.
Alex and Ani Russian Gold Hoop Earrings
Drop hoop earrings with disK and texture detail. 3.5" long including French hook. Gold-plated recycled metal.
Alex and Ani was created as a vehicle to enhance human consciousness. As the creator, Rafaelian continues to find innovative ways to design accessories, always looking for a way to add to the lives of everyday people. With a growing reputation as a gifted designer and trendsetter, Rafaelian plans to expand her brand further into the lifestyle industry.
Alex and Ani Shapes Expandable Bangle Set
Set of 7 wire bangles in a patented expandable design. Triangle and petal charms. 2.5" diameter. Gold-plated recycled metal.
As alumna of the art and business schools at the University of Rhode Island and the American College in London, Rafaelian has successfully parlayed her entrepreneurial spirit and natural gift of style into a well articulated design expertise. Alex and Ani is sold at specialty stores such as Fred Segal, Henri Bendel and department stores nationwide including Nordstrom and Bloomingdale's.