Bright colors, sparkling stones, and dreams of the beach- that’s what summer is about! The Alex and Ani summer collection, Serendipity, catches the essence of summer. With new bangles, beaded bracelets, and Limited Edition sets, there is something for every charmed arm! Grab your sunnies and check out our review of the new additions below.
New Seaside Symbols and Words are Powerful Bangles
The seaside bangle collections has received a long overdue update with the summer collection! These bangles are some of the oldest styles still available. Now with the redesigned symbols, you can continue to collect anew! We love the new design of the starfish and the mermaid- they are much more detailed than the original designs.
The new charms are slightly smaller than the old charms, making them great for layering, and some are adorned with Swarovski crystals for added sparkle!
The Words are Powerful collection has also received an update. A lot of the original bangles have been redesigned with colorful enamel. There are some great new additions as well! The Seas the Day and Good Vibes Only bangles sum up our summer mantra! We also love the new What is For You Will Not Pass You in the shiny rose finish. Some of these new bangles will be Limited Edition for the summer collection only- get them before they are gone!
The shiny gold finish bangles make a great addition to any summer charmed arm as well. We love the new Everything Happens for a Reason in bright white with the warm gold.
Serendipity Beaded Bracelets
Summer is the season of color, and Alex and Ani has embraced this with their new super-saturated beaded bangles. With natural elements, such as wood, intermixed with brilliant faceted stones, these bracelets are gorgeous on their own and add a touch of summer to any bangle stack.
A lot of the new bracelets are the wrap-style, making them a great choice for any wrist size. We love the mixture of the bright orange and fuchsia- it reminds us of a summer sunset! The ocean-inspired emerald green and cobalt blues mixed with the Rafaelian silver finish are beautiful as well.
Looking to add a touch of color but don’t want to go too bright? The bangles with wood beads strike a great balance between color and neutrals. Some of the new beaded wraps offer a more muted summer tone as well- and they are only $28!
We love the look of stacking different summer beaded bracelets styles together for a beach-ready stack.
The beaded bracelets are not the only way to add some color to your charmed arm this summer! Four new Limited Edition enamel cuffs have been released as part of the Alex and Ani summer collection.
With pops of color embedded in the Rafaelian gold and silver cuffs, these bracelets add some summer fun to the top of your wrist while your charm bangles fall below! Each bangle has a different summer-inspired pattern. We love the look of the blues with greek key and moroccan tile inspired patterns.
Giving Back (and Looking Good While Doing it!)
Four new Charity by Design bangles have been released as part of the Alex and Ani summer collection as well. Some are redesigned old favorites (welcome back Prints of Love!) and others are entirely new bangle styles.
The new Sand Castle bangle represents a fortress of strength and love. This bangles gives back to SOS Children’s Villages, who work to build families for children in need. The Print of Love Charity by Design bangle has been updated with a heart-shaped Swarovski crystal to add a little extra sparkle. The new Prints of Love, like the old, gives back to the ASPCA. The Apple and the Dolphin have moved from the core collection to the Charity by Design collection.
Now when you buy your favorite teacher the Apple bangle, not only are you giving her a heartfelt gift, you are giving back to Blessings in a Backpack to provide meals for underprivileged children. The Dolphin teaches us to have a playful heart- what better way to honor this than to give back to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to rescue and rehabilitate marine animals and provide joy and education to the next generation.
Limited Edition Sets
The Alex and Ani Summer collection also includes some fun new Limited Edition sets. Sets make a great gift, as they include a Limited Edition bangle and beaded bracelets to form a complete stack.
The Limited Edition summer bangle sets include a set of five in shiny gold and a set of three in shiny silver. The set of five includes an enamel Puffer Fish bangle. This shiny gold set is accented in cotton candy colors with light pinks, seaglass blues, and sunny yellows.
The set of three includes an enamel sailboat bangle in shades of blue and white. The sailboat is accompanied by beaded bangles in bright blue and natural wood accents.
In addition to the summer sets, the June Limited Edition set also has an ocean-inspired theme! This set of two is available in the shiny silver finish and features the Path of Life. A great symbol for grads, the art infusion Path of Life has been illustrated with a nautical style.
The new Alex and Ani summer collection has us ready to set sail on some summer adventures! Stop by Versant to check out all of the new styles in person. New to Alex and Ani? Learn more about this great company on our designer page- http://versantjewelry.com/index/our-designers/alex-and-ani/