Alex and Ani “Charity by Design” Best Friends Bangle Bracelet
Best friend bangle bracelets are perhaps the most versatile precious gifts, as parents can give to their teens, students to other students/teachers/parents, and colleagues to other colleagues. Almost, each one of us can give one such bangle charm bracelet to our best friend. Instead of choosing a simple gold or silver round design, the fashion aficionados would perhaps like to choose a charm bracelet having some engraving related to friends. After all, that is perhaps a great way to express one’s own thoughts and feelings.
However, many of us would prefer some kind of customization, for instance, the freedom to add more charms to a chosen bracelet. If this is what you are looking for, your search is more likely to end with the Alex and Ani’s Best Friends bangle bracelet. It comes with a set of two bangle bracelets, each having 3-4 charms and one dedicated elongated charm having the engraving as ‘Best’ in one and ‘Friends’ in the other.
These charms are no ordinary or simply funky ones, as they reflect the core features of the bracelet set through icons and pieces of text. Just like a few bangle bracelets, this one allows you to add your own charms to its sufficient empty space.
Made in the United States, this charm bracelet from the adorable Alex and Ani brand is made up of recycled and Russian silver (tone) material. It is available in two varieties namely, Rafaelian Silver and Golden finish. The expandable wire bangle design allows the bangle to adjust easily for a perfect fit, as per the wrist size. The wearer can expect an adjustment in diameter of up to 3.25 inches from its original size of 2.75 inches.
While best friends charm bracelets are made up of silver and gold, this one has brass as the core metal. Brass, as an alloy of copper and zinc, has a gold color. While golden in look, it is likely to tarnish over time. At present, hardly one or two customers have said about tarnishing a bit with time. Other customers are happy to have and wear it throughout the day, even in showers.
The bracelet measures 7.75 inches in length. It does not come with any kind of clasp or chain.
- Durable gift box
- Classy appearance
- Nicer charms than usual
- Thin but sturdy
- The good jingling of charms
- Versatile enough to accept more charms
- Durable to last long despite 24×7 wear
- Affordable than the ones on official site
- Not clearly visible ‘best friends’
- Chances of tarnishing
Customer Reviews and Ratings
At the time of writing this review, I came across 164 reviews, which formed an average rating of 4.7 stars out of 5. Interestingly, 82% reviews have given 5 stars to this bangle charm bracelet. Here is what the customers are saying:
Jax Adele: Best friends are forever and this is fun to give as a gift because you get one back in return. Great seller!
Melissa: Love, love, love my Alex and Ani best friends charm bracelet. Have 5 of them and bought this one for my bff. I also love the fact that a lot of their bangle charm bracelet sales go to charity. It’s like buying a Pandora charm but 40 times better. Each bangle represents something different.
Christine: One star off as the engraving of words on the gold bangle bracelet isn’t very deep and hard to read, especially the “friends” half.
The Alex & Ani bangle bracelet set is an ideal gift for your friend, particularly for adults. The set appears classic and is bound to last long.