Meaghan Foran Talks Her New Ring Collection and How Her Outlook Has Shifted

By Michael McCarthy | August 31, 2020 | People

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Owner & Creative Director, Alx&Co., alxandcompany.com

Style is a state of mind and fashion a means of expression, which is all the more important in our rapidly changing world. We check in with Meaghan Foran for some words of wisdom.

My big news is...


we’re launching an in-house line! My husband and business partner, Tim, and I have been developing a collection of fully customizable engagement rings and wedding bands for clients to shop online and in our showroom. Other than our antique engagement collection, we do absolutely everything on a custom basis now, so this will expand our in-store options and give clients a more comprehensive idea of what we can achieve as designers.

For me, 2020 has brought...

a serious reflection on what it means to be a responsible citizen.

My hope for the future is...

that we will have taken the profoundly urgent lessons of today to heart and make leaps in social justice initiatives, science-based political decision-making and climate change remediation.

I never expected that...

I would be spending so much time in our teeny-tiny cabin out in the Shenandoah, but when a pandemic hits and you have a 4-year-old, escapes to the country are imperative!

The biggest surprise of the year has been...

seeing how resilient the Alexandria business community can be.

My outlook has shifted by...

about 180 degrees. I’m a natural planner, and right now you can only plan so much. I have worked hard to shift my outlook on this—from frustrated panic to steady-footed adaptability.

In 2020, style is all about...

simplification. Elegant, timeless pieces that are comfortable and easy to wear—not athleisure!

I am supporting my local community by...

dedicating 10% of our retail sales to the ACT for Alexandria COVID-19 Response Fund, which continues to provide grants to local organizations servicing the ever- changing needs of our community. We’re also running a virtual food drive to support the Capital Area Food Bank. We’re pledging to match each donation our clients make, up to $100 per donation, and we’re including the drive information in every appointment confirmation we send.



Photography by: Greg Powers