I've never been one for jewelry so the fact that I'm so excited over these has even me shocked. Everyone, meet my new best friends...Alex and Ani!
Built around the concept of sharing positive energy, Alex and Ani's jewelry is meant to be wearable positive affirmations. At first I wrote them off as nothing more than silly cheesy trinket but when I started looking up the background of the company and the meanings of the different charms I fell in love!
Named after the designers two daughters, the creator Carolyn Rafaelian , was inspired by ancient symbols of wisdom, hope and strength. Shes incorporated her belief in the power that these symbols invoke into her jewelry to bring positive energy to whom ever wear them.
The first charm I had to have was the "Path of Life"
The Alex and Ani sights states "Emblematic of life's zenith and nadir moments, the Path of Life is representative of an infinite number of possibilities and expressions of love. Illustrating life's twists, turns, and unexpected winds, wear the Path of Life Charm to proudly celebrate your own willingness to travel towards life's fruitful moments."... sounds great right!
Then just grabbing another one I grabbed my horoscope with was a Sagittarius.
After my purchase I started looking online for other charms and what some of the symbols meant and found several more than I'm now anxious to purchase.
Delta Gamma ( my college sorority)
The anchor allows us to keep a clear mind amidst the tides of life. An emblem of good luck, wear the Anchor Charm for courage, safety, and peace of mind
They look really great stacked and I can't wait to add more!
Alex and Ani are sold at many places in the US and at most Nordstroms stores They average about $28-$32 (unless you like the precious stones/metals) and are a great gift for a friend or even for yourself!