Alex and Ani Initial Expandable Wire Bangle Bracelet – Affordable gift option
When it comes to buying a bangle bracelet, both the design and size matter for most women, regardless of their age or preference. Generally, the expectation is that the size should fit on the wrist and that the design should be clear, distinct, and durable. Usually, most bangle bracelets have a fixed size and are seldom expandable or adjustable. However, the Initial expandable wire bangle bracelet from Alex and Ani is unique because it is a genuine one-size-fits-all design whose finishing lasts long.
The bangle bracelet is adjustable enough to fit almost all wrists, including a narrow one. Due to patented, beautiful design and clearly distinct artisanship, this piece is also versatile enough to allow including more charms of the wearer’s choice. This is perhaps the best customization ability that any bracelet can give to the wearer.
The bangle already has four small charms on its wired round shape. These charms are not just fashionable but also informative, as they reveal the core features of the brand and product via icons and text.
Another selling point of a charm bracelet is that it has an initial charm. This obviously fascinates those who love to have their name initial in a jewelry piece. Unlike other bracelets, this silver initial bangle is quite light and versatile enough to complete any outfit, ranging from casuals to formals.
Made in the United States, this initial bracelet is made up of recycled and gold (tone) material. It is available in two varieties namely, Rafaelian Silver and Golden finish, each having option for the initial, ranging from A to Z. This means you can choose the initial with which your name starts, which is commendable.
The expandable wire bangle design ensures that the piece fits easily on the wearer’s wrist, as you adjust it easily. Instead of gold or silver, this bracelet has the core metal like brass. An alloy of copper and zinc, brass has nice gold color but is subject to tarnish over time.
The bracelet measures 7.25 inches in length and 2.5 inches in diameter. There is associated clasp or chain. The piece comes with a great custom velvet bag along with the designers’ information.
- Lightweight but durable
- Expandable for adding mix & match charms
- Classic design with the Initial charm
- Rustic antique appearance
- Much detailed crafting
- The subtle color of gold, which is not too flashy
- Lasting finish despite wearing 24×7
- Classic monogram font complementing with casual and formal wear
- Sturdy wire
- Adjustable ring
- Nice tinkling sound while hitting the monogram (initial), similar to a wind chime
- Fit on a narrow wrist
- Velvet bag for protection
- Chances of tarnishing
Customer Reviews and Ratings
At the time of writing this review, I came across 1109 reviews, which together formed an average rating of 4.8 stars out of 5. Interestingly, 86% reviews have given 5 stars to this wire bangle charm bracelet. Here is what the customers are saying:
Yoli from NJ: Beautiful charm bracelet. Love that it’s expandable and you can mix & match the silver and gold and they still look perfect together. Each and every design is prettier than the next. A lot of detail for the price.
Chavel Rennalls: This expandable wire bangle bracelet came really fast, was packaged nicely. No box came with it but it did come with a black draw string pouch with the same Alex and Ani logo. It even came with the cards describing what each bracelet means. For the most part these bracelets seem authentic.
Christine Bell: The silver tarnishes after a short period of time, other than that not a bad bracelet at all.
With the ability to expand to fit any wrist and adjust to accommodate more charms, this wire bangle bracelet is a fully customizable piece.