Alex and Ani's iconic bangles have only become more and more popular. Begun in 2004 by Carolyn Rafaelian, Alex and Ani aimed to restore Rhode Island's reputation as the Jewelry Capital of the World. The company's patriotism runs deeps with a steadfast commitment to production in America--a spirit further actualized in their Liberty Copper Collection, which features the copper preserved from the centennial restoration of the Statue of Liberty. Proceeds from this collection will be used to support the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation. Nonprofits around the world have benefitted from Alex and Ani's success as the company has donated more than $46 million through their Charity by Design initiative.