Rhode Island produced up to 75% of the world’s costume jewelry. Up and through 1979 we were the jewelry capital of the America.
CEO, Alex + Ani
So it was heartbreaking because I watched an industry fall to pieces. I absolutely swore that I would never let that happen to my family’s factory.
The first thing I ever made, actually it’s right there – it’s the cocktail rings. I went to New York with my five cocktail rings as a collection. One of the showrooms realized I had a factory and realized I had some talent, and that’s a winning combination. I got my first order and it just started taking off.
Founder, Alex + Ani
We are known for our tag line which is Made in America with love. And we’ve gone from 23 jobs in twenty ten to over a thousand jobs in just a few years.
Plating companies, chain companies, stone companies. The amount of people that have been touched by what’s been created here - it’s been amazing.
We’ve impacted three to four thousand jobs because of all the supply chains being here in the United States.
One of the things that I love about working with Carolyn and Giovanni is that they’re bringing that manufacturing base back to Rhode Island.
U.S. Trust, Managing Dir.
Giovanni brought in Bank of America and they believed in us. They understood our needs and they helped propel everything." />