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Alex and Ani design Bronco bangle in time for Super Bowl XLVIII

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Wondering how to accessorize your Denver Broncos jersey for that big Super Bowl party on Sunday? Look no further than Rhode Island-based jewelers Alex and Ani, who have crafted a bracelet featuring the Denver Broncos logo -- and with the NFL's permission, which means no cranky cease-and-desist letters that the Denver Broncos legal team has been sending to businesses that use its "Broncos marks" without permission.

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Designer Carolyn Rafaelian, Founder and Creative Director of Alex and Ani believes in the power of positive energy -- and the Bronco bangle, which was unveiled in September, is one manifestation of this symbolism and positive charge. "We had multiple requests from our fans to create a collection around the NFL, and with the growing female fan base, it was a natural fit. We launched our NFL bangle collection in September 2013," says Fugere.

The bangles are offered in Alex and Ani's signature Russian silver or Russian gold finishes. "Alex and Ani's NFL bangles are made entirely in America and composed of recycled materials sourced locally in Rhode Island," she adds.

"The NFL collection was not our first sports-inspired collection," she continues. "The first was for MLB, which launched in April 2012. In addition, Alex and Ani has collections for the Olympics, PGA tour, Kentucky Derby, Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics." A portion from the sales of the Olympic Team USA bangles supports the U.S. Olympic Committee's mission of training, entering and funding U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes and hopefuls in the games.

Since Alex and Ani has created a unique bangle for the fashion-forward Bronco fan, we had to ask: Who are the designers rooting for this Sunday? "Our headquarters are in Cranston, Rhode Island, and designer Carolyn Rafaelian and founder, creative director, and CEO Giovanni Feroce are also from Rhode Island," Fugure says. "Both are big Patriots fans. However, many of our loyal customers from the area will be rooting for Denver! Go Broncos!"

Each NFL collection bangle retails at $32 and is available for purchase at the Alex and Ani location in Cherry Creek, which opened in July 2012, and also online at www.alexandani.com.

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