Continuing with college football kick-off themes, I wanted to touch on a jewelry piece in addition to the ties, hats, and shirts. It can be hard to find fashionable pieces to show your school spirit that don’t involve spandex or rubber like the ever-popular wristbands constantly given out around campus in support of one cause or another. Alex and Ani, a Rhode Island company, provide just the opposite of those little rubber wristbands. Alex and Ani create eco-friendly jewelry geared towards enlightening the mind and empowering the spirit. Based out of Rhode Island, the products are made in the USA and packed with positive energy from the symbolism and design in each energy piece. The collegiate bracelets are made from eco-friendly materials with Russian Gold or Russian Silver finish. The bracelets are expandable wire bangles designed to be the perfect fit. The other great feature about these bracelets? You can support your school without looking like you took it from your 12-year-old brother. Alex and Ani currently offer a limited number of colleges and universities, but many other pieces are perfect for layering on game day or any other big occasion.