One of the biggest joys I have is working with clients throughout their wedding planning process. While meeting about wedding bands, I love hearing all about their venue choice, the decor, their wedding music – the details are always so unique and so perfect! One question I am often asked is whether we have any options for bridesmaids or groomsmen gifts…
Honestly, I have unfortunately had little to offer at Alx&Co. that would be economically viable for couples entertaining large bridal parties. So, I am very excited to share with you a new partnership we have developed with another local maker, Nikki Powers of Nourish & Refine, that is specifically directed towards filling this need.
Nikki creates gorgeous, all-natural skincare products right here in Alexandria. Each product contains five or fewer ingredients, organically sourced where possible, and Nourish & Refine is proud to be completely vegan and cruelty-free (they’re even Leaping Bunny certified!) I am completely in love with her entire line – it’s beautiful, local, simple, and so thoughtfully curated.
Nikki and I assembled our favorite Gift Sets for brides to easily shop, or you can opt to build your own custom collection, perfectly curated for each of your ladies. And it makes perfect sense: you can pick out your collections while you’re getting fitted for your wedding bands and we’ll have the entire order ready for you when you come to pick up your finished bands!
Or, opt to design your very own sets. The foundation collection includes your choice of Nourish & Refine’s best-selling natural face oil, natural body oil, natural rosewater spray, and her gorgeously scented candles. I burn the Luxury Candle in our showroom and constantly get compliments on its deep, soothing scent.
To make the gift more personal, opt to add in a hand-picked crystal or palo santo stick. Nourish & Refine’s crystal collection includes beauties such as Amethyst Point (enhances connectivity and calm, among other attributes), Pyrite (stone of abundance and prosperity – brings good luck!), and Citrine Point (enhances creativity, motivation, and individuality). I love the idea of tailoring each bridesmaid’s collection with a specially picked crystal that perfectly suits her personality.
Finally, if you’re really feeling gifty, consider adding in a custom handmade Alx&Co. Bangle. Our bangles are each fabricated right here in our Old Town workshop out of 100% recycled materials and can be created in your choice of sterling silver, 14k gold, or 18k gold. Made to wear and never take off, our bangles are a beautiful keepsake that will last a lifetime.
But, of course, these Gift Sets aren’t exclusively available to brides. They would make gorgeous “Thinking of You” gifts, perfect for your newly-minted college coed, a new mom, or even for the wonderful but overworked teacher in your life. With price points starting at $75 per set, each Gift Set comes in a beautiful white box tied with a bow. You can even opt to add a custom message for each recipient on their box!
Nikki is offering 15% off exclusively to Alx&Co. clients when you place your order with us. We have samples of her available collection in our showroom and are happy to walk you through your customization options (these customized Gift Box combinations are only available with us!) If you don’t have any upcoming needs with Alx&Co., you can always shop her entire collection online, anytime you like. Enjoy!
Alexandria & Company is an Old Town-based workshop and design studio specializing in creating and restoring fine jewelry and silver hollowware. They are the in-the-know jewelers of Alexandria and have been serving clients out of their small workshop for decades. Tucked in their historic building on South Royal Street, the team at Alx&Co. brings a personalized, modern approach to their craft – this is not your average stodgy jeweler or antique shop. Visit them during their walk-in hours or online to view their collection of handmade fine jewelry or to drop off a repair project; or, if you’re feeling creative, make an appointment to talk about that custom design project you’ve been imagining.
121-B South Royal Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Design Studio Walk-In Hours (all jewelry services): Wednesday – Saturday 12-6pm
Silver Workshop Walk-In Hours (all silver repair and restoration services): Wednesday or Friday 12-6pm, or by appointment
Appointments encouraged for custom design.