Alan Anderson is a self-taught jewelry designer based in Toronto, Ontario. In his studio, Anderson handcrafts each piece, prong-setting vintage crystals and stones to create one-of-a-kind pieces. He doesn't research trends, instead staying true to his personal style with an ever-changing collection of statement pieces that he hopes women will wear daily "in random acts of glamour." His fascination with all things that glittered, on a large scale, began as a child. First influenced by an eccentric aunt who adorned herself in gems, his devotion grew watching the films and glamourous sirens of Hollywood's golden age, at the same time devouring the images of Newport's gilded age and books on European Royalty at the turn-of-the-century.
His pieces have adorned celebrities and magazine covers around the world. In December 2011, an amethyst cuff created by Alan and owned by Dame Elizabeth Taylor was part of the Christie's auction, The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor. In July 2012, one of Alan's brooches, worn by Katy Perry, appeared on the cover of L'Uomo Vogue.