Alex & Ani Bracelets: Lead Free, Cadmium Free, Mercury Free, Arsenic Free!
All components tested on bracelets pictured below.
Please note: I cannot personally guarantee that all items from this brand will be lead free. Several are listed as having “crystals” which could be leaded (and cannot be assumed to be unleaded.) Only the specific ones I tested were lead-free (see pictures below.)
Newly made / recently made costume jewelry made and sold as intended for children is usually lead free, but not always. Note: when making choices for children, please avoid ALL vintage costume jewelry as it is nearly always VERY HIGH in both lead and cadmium and often high in mercury as well. This includes vintage faux pearls. When possible consider buying sterling silver jewelry for children, with natural stones instead of crystal or enamel decorative elements. Sterling silver will be marked with the “925” stamp in the metal. Please read my post about #SaferChoices in jewelry here. I also like titanium jewelry options (my wedding ring is made of titanium!) Thank you for reading.