Alex and Ani Bangle Bracelet Review and Giveaway

With my newest jewelry kick and an interest in renewing my accessories list with trendy and beautiful pieces, I sought out Alex and Ani. This company has designer pieces of jewelry that really tell a story and are quite different from many of the options out there. 

{In Their Words}
“Alex and Ani is a company dedicated to creating products of unparalleled quality and beauty that promote consciousness and unity. Manufacturing in the United States and re-using and recycling materials is an integral part of Alex and Ani’s mission as a conscious and eco-friendly company. Alex and Ani’s collections are not only Eco-friendly, they are made up of powerful, meaningful, and spiritual pieces, which uplift and inspire all who wear them”
 {My Take}
First I will mention the things I love about the company as a whole. I absolutely love that they are a USA company and that their items are all manufactured and made right here, thus feeding our own economy. I also adore the fact that they go out of their way to use recycled materials for their items and even have a small tag with a recycling symbol on their pieces. 
The item I was able to review was the Crab Expandable Wire Bangle in Russian Silver. This was the perfect addition to my summertime wardrobe and I have to say that my boys were quite tickled to see mommy wearing a crab on her bracelet. They have a whole line of summer inspired charm bangles and they are really affordable at only at only $28.

Alex and Ani have developed the ingenious expandable wire design that makes getting your bangle off and on a breeze. You simply slide the expandable part of the jewelry one way to make it  larger and then slide it back together to tighten the fit. They also carry a large variety of rings, necklaces and earrings with the same design.

When I first put on the crab bangle, I was a little concerned that the expandable wire bracelet would not hold its shape because of the constant loosening and tightening I did to take it on and off, but it has held its shape just fine and the detail on the crab charm is really well done. It has more of a rustic finish and feel than a polished shiny one, but I actually prefer that.

If you are looking for jewelry pieces that allow you to express your individuality and personal style, then the Alex and Ani brand would definitely be a great choice. Their pieces are stylish yet not overworked and can be dressed up or played down depending on your atmosphere.

Alex and Ani has even created a custom design center called the Bangle Bar, where you can design a bangle of your very own and really make it an original piece that is all about expressing yourself!

{Buy It}
You can purchase the Crab Bangle shown here or any of the other amazing Alex and Ani products on their website. If you would like to order now and save, the code “IC2010” can be entered when checking out to receive an additional 10% off!

{Win It}

Alex and Ani is offering a Crab Expandable Wire Bangle to one lucky Life With 4 Boys reader. This will make a great addition to your summer wardrobe!. 

This giveaway will end on August 11, 2010 at 8pm EST and one winner will be chosen via at that time. The winner will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. Open to US and Canadian residents 18+ only.

Mandatory Entry

In order to enter this giveaway, you must visit the Alex and Ani website and comment here about which product you like the most.

No other entries will be counted unless the above mandatory entry is completed.

Additional Optional Entries

Feel free to do as many or as few of these as you like, but be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry so that it can be counted! If your email is not listed in your blogger profile, please leave one in your first comment so I can contact you if you win.

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* I was given a crab bangle to review from Alex and Ani, but was not compensated for this post in any other way. The thoughts, words and opinions expressed here are entirely my own and were not influenced by anyone else.


  1. I love the bracelets! Especially the Caviar Bead Expandable Wire Bangles

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

  2. They have a lot of really cute items, but my zodiac sign is Cancer, so how perfect would this be for me?

  3. I’m your newest follower!

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    Happy Blogging!


  4. Jordan Beaded Expandable Wire Bangle Set was very attractive. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

    dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

  5. I am a Google Friend Connect follower. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

    dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

  6. My favorite item is the Mother of Pearl Endless Hoops & I love the crab.

    uncashbug6 at aol dot com

  7. I really love the Eagle Cuff. I love everything it signifies. Thanks for the amazing giveaway 🙂

    mrsjohnson1982 at yahoo dot com

  8. I follow your blog with Google Friend Connect.
    Username: missreneer 🙂

    mrsjohnson1982 at yahoo dot com

  9. I am so loving the Mother of Pearl Expandable Wire Bangle Set. I love pearls such a classic to wear.

    msgb245 at gmail dot com

  10. I love the Lifetime of Luck bangle set. So many great things to choose from, though!

    ostmega AT gmail DOT com

  11. Alex and Ani's Fleur de Lis Expandable Wire Bangle Set in silver is my favorite! I love their jewelry.

    Thank you! em9499 at gmail dot com

  12. I actually also adore the bohemian sea bead expandable bangles but so it doesn't appear like I just copied above comment the lustre bead endless hoop earrings.


  13. My favorite is the Phoenix Feather Headband because I love the texture of feather and think I'd look good with my brown hair, and wear headbands all the time!


  14. Mandatory Entry:
    I love the Euphrates Beaded Expandable Wire Bangle Set.


  15. "Liked" Alex and Ani on Facebook andmention Life With 4 Boys sent me
    Name: Hoa Le


  16. I think the strawberry expandable bangle bracelet is great, plus it reminds me off strawberry picking we did this summer!

    tkrichardson04 at hotmail dot com

  17. I'm a big fan of all of Alex and Ani's jewelry – but I especially love their Bangle sets with beads and/or gemstones – my most favorite is:
    The Isis Expandable Wire Bangle Set.


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