In 2016, ALEX AND ANI launched the LIBERTY COPPER Collection to much excitement. Crafted with original copper preserved from the Statue of Liberty’s centennial restoration, these pieces are charged with the love, light, and hope of millions of people. We were truly humbled by the support of the collection as well as the amazing stories we received. From personal connections to Lady Liberty and more, each one exemplifies what it means to #CARRYLIGHT.

The below story comes to us from the team at ALEX AND ANI Red Bank who had an especially meaningful interaction with Ryan, a client looking for a piece of jewelry to commemorate an important occasion.


A gentleman named Ryan recently visited in search of a gift for his mother. While browsing the store, our LIBERTY COPPER Collection caught his eye. One of our associates, Erica, explained the backstory of this precious copper and how we hope it inspires people around the world to #CARRYLIGHT. Ryan’s face lit up as he said a piece from the collection would be perfect for his girlfriend Amanda.

He explained that Amanda was born in Jamaica and immigrated to the United States in her teens. She was currently studying for her citizenship test and Ryan felt that giving her a piece from the LIBERTY COPPER Collection on the day she becomes a citizen would be both special and impactful. After looking at the collection, he decided that a silver LIBERTY COPPER Pull Cord Bracelet would be the perfect gift to celebrate this monumental milestone.

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Brendon Cunha
Written by Brendon Cunha
A guy with a passion for weaving words, I enjoy reading novels, sipping iced coffee, and indulging my Disney obsession. My favorite quote is: “All of our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney