For a 25th anniversary present, founder Anne-Marie Kendra received the best gift ever, classic diamond earring studs. Anne-Marie wore those studs nearly uninterrupted for 10 years.
At the time of her son’s wedding, Anne-Marie wanted to celebrate with her treasured diamonds and felt they could use something extra for the special occasion. Inspired by the functionality of earring jackets, Anne-Marie designed custom gemstone dangles and halos to embellish her studs, which added just the right amount of sparkle and elegance to her look. Friends and loved-ones took note and the Signature Jax Collection was born!
Michael-Alexis, a brand inspired by family and family gatherings, strives to create jewelry that is both modular and practical while always fun and full of sparkle. With many designs in process, Anne-Marie Kendra and her team are excited to grow Michael-Alexis to be your go-to for accessories.
Anne-Marie Kendra is the visionary behind the brand, Michael-Alexis. She divides her time between Palm Desert and Dallas.
She and her husband, Tom, have two adult children, Michael and Alexis (hence the company name). They have been married 37 years, and spent most of that time moving around the world, from one adventure to another, kids in tow, working in the technology space. They have lived in 12 different cities, 2 countries and moved to 4 of those cities twice. This gave the whole family a more global perspective and a deep appreciation for diversity, change, and both old and new friends and family.
Anne-Marie incorporates the styles and vibes from the places she's lived and visited into her designs. Now at this stage of life, she is trying something completely different – creating and running a small business. An idea has sparked a whole new adventure and she is excited to see what the future holds.
We work with artisans in the U.S.A. to create and design hand-crafted pieces from Michael-Alexis to you. Our team of creators globally sources materials and then casts and sets each piece individually.
This process allows for complete customization! We offer over 8,000 potential combinations, so let us know what you are thinking and our team will create it just for you.
Our metals are cast from a selection of sterling silver, silver with pewter, or brass. The components using sterling silver are stamped appropriately while brass is used, primarily in our post design, to ensure the extended post remains durable. Our artisans use a plating process to seal and prevent tarnishing, including the use of 24K gold on items with a gold finish.
We use high-quality, lab-created simulant gemstones to achieve optimal vibrancy and color at a reasonable price for our customers. Lab-created stones are generally conflict-free and have many other benefits.
Lab-created stones are more affordable than mined stones, due to the process of "growing" stones rather than the expense of searching for high-quality, natural stones.
Lab-created stones mean that vibrant colors and flawless clarity are easier to achieve in a lab than in nature, meaning you can sparkle more!
Lab-created stones are widely considered free of humanitarian and environmental concerns, making them an earth-friendly option.
The visionary team at Michael-Alexis created The Jax Collection to give you the flexibility to add sparkle and movement to the jewelry you wear daily or for your special occasion. The innovative design of The Jax Collection specifically refers to the "dangle" component that connects to your stud on the backside of your earlobe. The uniquely crafted "j-bar" component refers to the top connection of that dangle, which offers several positioning options, as well as comfort and movement... and the results are amazing!
DAZZLE With Your OWN STUD!
The design distributes the weight of the components more evenly, giving you a surreal sense of balance and comfort. Michael-Alexis studs are longer than normal studs to enable the perfect fit, but you can use your own stud, too. The Michael-Alexis halos add another layer of sparkle and extra versatility. The Jax Collection changes your experience of wearing accessories from "maybe" to "always!"
The Jax Collection TM is patent pending! Stay tuned for updates and announcements.
WEAR BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED PIECES
IN FRONT OF AND BEHIND
YOUR EARLOBE TO ACHIEVE OPTIMAL
BALANCE AND COMFORT
I. PUT ON FROM THE FRONT
STUD & HALO*
II. ATTACH FROM THE BACK
THE JAX COLLECTION DANGLE
& EARRING BACK
* Halo is not required to experience comfort and balance
How to Wear
THE JAX COLLECTION
The Jax Collection is designed for you to choose your level of sparkle. Studs in the morning with dangle in the evening ...of course!
Our design works with 4 components. The stud is worn as usual. The optional halo fits snugly around the stud, allowing you to enhance the look and feel. The Jax Collection dangle is worn on the back of the earlobe, connected by inserting the end of the post through one of the 3 holes and dependent upon what is most comfortable to you. And, of course, the large earring back ensures the whole ensemble is positioned snuggly on your earlobe with no sagging.
The Jax Collection dangle is the most versatile piece of the collection. We offer chandeliers with pearls, crystals or metal designs. We also have a full collection of beautiful gemstone designs, in various sizes and shaped to fit your style. And the best part is that all of our pieces provide you with beautiful on-trend style, incredible versatility and unbelievable comfort!
At the end of the day, we expect our clothing and makeup to go from day to night. Expect that from your accessories too with Michael-Alexis. Add on or take off, your favorites become versatile. Let Michael-Alexis be your go-to. Simple. Flexible. Elegant. Ready!