As American’s we are in the midst of some pretty turbulent political times.
Now I’m not one to get all political with things but come on… these days how can you help it!
The current election has the country torn apart leaving many of us totally and completely speechless…. or in some cases extremely vocal LOL.
It has become heated, painful, tear-driven and even scandalous.
It’s sad to say but most Americans are feeling not so “proud to be an American”.
In our day to day lives I believe the majority of us take for granted what an amazing country America truly is.
America is a country that affords us so many freedoms and opportunities- yes even including that of a jaw dropping election that resembles a reality TV show.
This is the perfect time to reflect on what it really means to be an American, to carry a little light, a positive message into this questionable time and who better to lead the way than the thought provoking eco-conscious, community driven, empowering jewelry line ALEX AND ANI.
In 1984 a restoration project began on the most recognizable symbol of America, The Statue of Liberty. Stainless steel armature bars replaced her original iron frame and copper supports because after nearly 100 years the copper had begun to degrade.
The original copper was then preserved, and archived awaiting a new purpose for thirty years.
In 2014, ALEX AND ANI partnered with The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. to forge a monumental partnership The Liberty Copper Collection.
Using the original copper from Lady Liberty ALEX and ANI created a 26 piece collection which features an exact replica of Lady Liberty’s torch, made from her preserved copper.
“The biggest honor of my life is to take her (The Statue of Liberty’s) message and make it literally, physically attached to each and every one of us,” says ALEX AND ANI Founder, CEO, and Chief Creative Officer Carolyn Rafaelian. “LIBERTY ENLIGHTENING THE WORLD. That’s who she is. She holds the torch to light our path.”
ALEX AND ANI is the only brand in the world to create a jewelry line using copper from the original monument.
Each piece is accompanied by a signature meaning card that reads, “Bearing her torch…we become Lady Liberty’s movement of light and hope. When we CARRY LIGHT, we ignite the light in others, and create one light indivisible.”
ALEX AND ANI hopes that this collection will encourages you to draw inspiration from Lady Liberty, and recognize the light you bring to the world. By wearing Lady Liberty’s copper, we absorb the energy of everyone who has ever believed in her. Bearing her torch, we brighten the world.
The ALEX AND ANI Liberty Coin Collection is Available at ALEX AND ANI stores nationwide, as well as alexandani.com, and authorized retailers.
Through the Liberty Copper Collection, ALEX AND ANI is supporting the work of The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation.
ALEX and ANI wants you to answer the question, “What do you CARRY LIGHT for?”
Let’s get the conversation going and you could win a $50 gift certificate to ALEX AND ANI.
This is an INSTAGRAM Contest.
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Leave a COMMENT telling me “What you carry light for” on the Instagram contest image. Is it for your family, your passions, art, a cause?
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*Contest begins Friday October 14 and Ends at Midnight on Sunday October 16th. Must be a LAS VEGAS Resident to win. Winner will be notified by Direct Message on Instagram.
Want to learn more about the Liberty Copper Collection? Watch this ALEX AND ANI video: