Lauren Tracey explores the hottest new trend on everybody’s wrist’s this spring…

Alex and Ani bracelets are everywhere right now. Their famed Russian silver and gold bangles adorn many delicate wrists across the globe, ambulance but it seems that this trend has well and truly landed on Irish shores.

Designed by Carolyn Rafaelian, the Alex and Ani bracelets are famed for their powerful symbolism and energy (+) pieces.  ”Alex and Ani provides a vehicle for the wearer to express their individuality in an organic, spiritual way,” she suggests. Launched in 2004, Alex and Ani use recycled metals and materials from local vendors to ensure the brands eco-friendly image.

Providing a more bohemian feel to the classical charm bracelet style, and sporting a plethora of different designs it’s no wonder that a number of celebrities have been spotted out and about wearing the bangles. Sandra Bullock, Selena Gomez, Ashleigh Simpson and Queen B herself have all added Alex and Ani’s to their wrists, and with Irish stores such as Kilkenny and Arnotts now stocking them, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t too.