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Alan Anderson talks to Toronto Star about working at home

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Control of environment keeps stress at bay when working from home

Jewelry designer Alan Anderson’s trick is to wear shoes to help keep him in work mode, and even though his home contains his workspace, he shuns wearing track pants while on the job, too.

Wedluxe "White Queen" cover and photo shoot on news stands now

Once again, Jewels by Alan Anderson was invited by Wedluxe to feature our bridal pieces. We are thrilled to be so prominently displayed both on the cover and throughout “The White Queen” fashion editorial. On the cover, the Queen flaunts a signature sautoir of a 1960's Lucite Grey Mauve Pearl surrounded by 1950's Swarovski Black Alaskan Diamond crystals and 1940's unfoiled Austrian crystals with a matching rigid cuff. “The White Queen” shoot, according to Wedluxe, was inspired by C.S. Lewis’ fantasy novel, “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe,” and displays our pieces in a dramatic way. We love the innovative use of our jewellery, especially our 'crystal flex' bracelet worn as a headpiece (page 230.)

Working with brides is a passion of ours and our jewellery adds an extra boldness to their “dream wedding look.” More of our collection can be found at Kleinfeld at Hudson’s Bay.

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Wedluxe S/F 2015 White Queen PDF (4.37Mb)

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Photos by George Pimentel and Mauricio Calero

More Jewels by Alan Anderson at Wedluxe

More Jewels by Alan Anderson at Wedluxe

kate spade new york is the perfect inspiration for a spring wedding. WedLuxe Magazine used bold bouquets, a gown by Christopher Paunil Designs and necklace by Jewels By Alan Anderson.

Visit for the entire extraordinary photo essay.

Dauphine Magazine Inaugural Issue Includes Alan Anderson Photo Shoot



We're excited to be included in a photo shoot at the Art Gallery of Ontario for the inaugural issue of Dauphine Magazine - A Magazine Collection of Fine Art Weddings. Issue One's theme, "The Bespoke Opulence Issue," is definitely part of what Jewels by Alan Anderson's studio is all about.

Click here to download the 3-page spread. (PDF 300Kb)


Wedluxe includes Alan Anderson again

We love seeing one of the variations of our Clear Crystal 'Lace" Collar included in this stunning Versace-inspired photospread for the current issue of Wedluxe magazine.

Canadian Wedding Industry Awards National Jewelry Designer of the Year

Jewels by Alan Anderson took the national title of ‘Canadian Jewelry Designer of the Year’ at the annual Canadian Wedding Industry Awards held this week.  The event, hosted at the Ritz-Carlton Toronto, honoured wedding and event professionals in 16 categories and was attended by the wedding industry’s luminaries in fashion, retail and event planning.

Canadian Wedding Industry Jewellery Designer of the Year 2014Jewels by Alan Anderson was chosen from a field of fine and costume jewelry designers, receiving the highest score in this category across all regions in Canada, from an esteemed panel of judges that included fashion expert, designer and television personality Randy Fenoli, Francis Guindon of Maison Birks, Rebecca Grinnals of Engaging Concepts, Marcy Blum of Marcy Blum & Associates, Ellen Black of Lehr & Black and Laura Gutkin of Etsy Canada.

“I am equally thrilled and humbled to be given this national recognition,” said Alan Anderson, Founder and Designer, Jewels by Alan Anderson.  “I applaud all the sponsors and those who have come together to create and support this event.  What an incredible opportunity to recognize the many talented designers and innovators who lead Canada’s multi-billion dollar industry.”

Alan’s signature collars, cuffs, earrings, and sautoires have become a choice for bold bridal parties who want statement jewelry, but the brand received further support in the wedding market this year when it was selected to be part of the distinct collection at Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay in Toronto.  Alan created a bespoke collection of 28 pieces and introduced a grouping of tiaras, all based on historical jewelry.

The Ultimate Canadian Jewellery Box 2

Canadian jewellery designers are gaining momentum. Suzanne Rogers is among their loyal followers and shows off her favourite pieces.

"Her jewellery box houses dramatic costume sparklers by Alan Anderson, “an incredibly creative man,” she says.

FASHION Magazine photo shoot includes several Alan Anderson pieces

Canadian-designed accessories take a surreal turn in an exclusive photo shoot at FASHION Magazine

Canadian-designed accessories take a surreal turn in an exclusive photo shoot at FASHION Magazine

Cheryl Hickey ET Canada

Reminiscent of a 1940's Veronica Lake, ET Canada Host Cheryl Hickey wears our aquamarine waterfall collar. The collar, made of rare 1930's aquamarines, is just one of the many pieces Cheryl wore on-air during TIFF 2014. We love working with Cheryl and her fabulous stylist, Maggie Bill.

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WedLuxe Interview with Alan

WedLuxe recently interviewed Alan Anderson and the interview has just been published online.

Visit to read.

Wedluxe Cover Girl

Wedluxe Magazine has made us a 'cover girl'. Our 1950's Czech glass fire opals in 14 karat gold plating are featured for Spring / Summer 2014. These drop earrings are part of our current studio collection.

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Jewels by Alan Anderson Selected for Opening of Kleinfeld at Hudson’s Bay

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Jewels by Alan Anderson Selected for Opening of Kleinfeld at Hudson’s Bay

Dramatic Tiaras a Centrepiece of Anderson’s Bridal Collection

May 15, 2014 - Toronto, ON (Canada) - Canadian jewellery designer Alan Anderson has created a 28-piece Jewels by Alan Anderson collection for Kleinfeld at Hudson’s Bay.
Alan’s first full collection dedicated exclusively to brides and the bridal party, made its debut when two legendary brands - Kleinfeld and Hudson’s Bay - opened Canada’s definitive bridal boutique on May 1, 2014 in Toronto. 
A focal point of the collection is 
three, one-of-a-kind tiaras, each inspired by turn-of-the-century European Royalty:
  • peridot and clear crystal based on a kokoshnik (traditional Russian headpiece worn in the Imperial Court of Russia)
  • pink floral based on the Belle Époque period (1871 - 1914)
  • clear crystal laurel leaf design reminiscent of the Golden Age of Edwardian jewellery and recently re-introduced to popular culture by ‘Lady Mary’ in the television drama Downton Abbey
The laurel leaf design is said to signify triumph in love.

The collection is also comprised of statement collars, sautoirs, earrings and bracelets.  Pieces include a three-dimensional floral collar made up of 1940s crystals in varying shades of purple; a collar of 1950s handmade Czechoslovakian glass opals; a sautoir of 1960s lucite pearls and 1950s Swarovski crystal in 14-karat gold plating; and sets of flawed emerald (1940s), aquamarine (1960s) and vintage Swarovski clear crystals. 
“This is a collection for bold brides, who want accessories to add even more drama to their gowns,” said Anderson.  “As for tiaras making a come back, I never thought they went away... they just got rather small and I’m hoping to revive a more prominent headpiece.”
Jewels by Alan Anderson, with prices ranging from CAD$995 to $3,200, will be showcased throughout the 20,000-square-foot boutique.  Brides will have the opportunity to try on pieces with their dresses as they create their ‘dream’ wedding look.
Alan Anderson is a Toronto-based jewellery designer who handcrafts each piece, prong-setting vintage crystals and stones to create one-of-a-kind pieces. He does not 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."

Anderson is renowned for his statement pieces which have adorned Hollywood and music-industry royalty.  An amethyst cuff created by Alan and owned by Dame Elizabeth Taylor was part of the Christie's auction, The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor and more recently, a ruby Anderson collar was worn by Katy Perry in the video for her newest fragrance, Killer Queen.
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[PHOTO] From Pop-Up to Permanent at Henri Bendel NYC

Jewels by Alan Anderson is pleased to announce that there is now a permanent display of Alan's work at Henri Bendel New York. The recent pop-up shop was a lot of fun but we are truly honoured to now have a permanent home at Bendel's.

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[PRINT] Alan featured in FASHION 2014 Winter Issue

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FOR JEWELLERY DESIGNER ALAN ANDERSON, EVERY PIECE BEGINS W1TH THE THRILL OF THE HUNT. When he isn't hand-setting stones at his Toronto studio, the 16-year veteran is busy searching for vintage "findings" - jeweller speak for raw materials. His Waterfall Cuff; for example, comprises more than 10 found elements, such as a vintage skip chain, the metal band itself and green tourmaline navettes, often sourced from mothballed warehouses and factories in antique hubs in New York and Europe. "I say the stones were sleeping in a box,' says Anderson, "waiting to be made into a piece of jewellery" The cuff begins as a metal band, to which Anderson solders a mount for its star stone: a striking rose quartz. With this in place, the rest of the design can be assembled. "Getting it symmetrical takes time and patience," he says. "You don't rush it." The "raw carcass" minus the daz­zling stones (Austrian crystals are his preference) is washed in a tumbler to remove construction residue like glue or clay, before being gold-plated at a six-decade-old Toronto firm. Then the real fun - bauble installation - can begin. "I sit with a stone setter, put everything in and hand-set the prongs," says Anderson of the more than 200 crystals that brought this piece to its sparkly best. "Just irnagine the conversation it'll create if you're at a cocktail party holding a glass," he says. We'll toast to that.

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Jewels by Alan Anderson makes an appearance in Katy Perry's new fragrance video [UPDATE]

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A stunning ruby and crystal collar designed by Alan Anderson makes its media debut in the 30-second commercial for Katy Perry's new fragrance, KillerQueen. Ms. Perry has been photographed wearing Alan's jewellery before, including an appearance on the cover of Italian Vogue July-August 2012, but this is the first time we see Alan's work on video.

View the commercial after the link.

Read more: Jewels by Alan Anderson makes an appearance in Katy Perry's new fragrance video [UPDATE]

Jewelry Designer Alan Anderson featured in Barbara Berger MAD Exhibit Assouline Book Only Canadian in Renowned Collections

barbara-bergerAlan Anderson is featured in two definitive new works on costume jewelry.  Anderson is one of the noted designers highlighted in the just-launched exhibit at New York's Museum of Arts and Design, Fashion Jewelry The Collection of Barbara Berger.  Berger is renowned as one of the world's foremost collectors of costume jewelry and according to fashion guru Iris Apfel, "The First Lady of costume jewelry."   The exhibition, which opened June 25, 2013 showcases over 450 pieces of fashion jewelry from her 4,000+ collection.  Two of Anderson's collars, a multi-layered, pastel floral collar in rose, opaque turquoise and peridot Austrian crystal in rhodium plate, as well as a lacy bib in tanzanite, amethyst and rare, carved opaque yellow stones in gold plate, are on display.

Simultaneously, a new Assouline book to accompany the exhibit, "Fashion Jewelry:  The Collection of Barbara Berger" features the Anderson pastel floral collar.  The book, with a forward by Pamela Golbin, chief curator of Paris' Musée de la Mode et du Textile; an essay by Iris Apfel and text by jewelry historian Harrice Simons Miller, features the works of costume jewelry legends that include Maison Gripoix, Dior and Miriam Haskell, and contemporary international designers such as Iradj Moini and Robert Sorrell.   With designers listed alphabetically, Anderson is the first feature profile in the stunning tome.

In her own introduction, Berger writes about the selection of pieces for both the exhibition and book, "It was not easy, but I chose pieces that were the crème de la crème of my collection; they are the most diverse and speak to the fascinating history of costume jewelry."

Anderson is the only Canadian designer featured in both the exhibition and book.  Anderson was on-hand for the exhibition launch which will run at MAD through January 20, 2014.  "It took my breath away to see this exhibition and at the same time realize my work is part of history through Barbara's profound collection," said Anderson.  "I'm incredibly humbled."

Katy Perry wears Alan Anderson on the cover of Italian Vogue

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Alan Anderson 'Rock And Roll' Cuff Bracelet Exceeds Book Value At Elizabeth Taylor Auction

elizabeth taylor cuff December 15, 2011 - Toronto, ON - US$3,500.00 was the final price for an Alan Anderson amethyst cuff once owned by Elizabeth Taylor in the December 15th on-line auction, The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor: Fashion and Accessories.

The 'rock and roll cuff' listed on page 232 of the e-catalogue was expected to sell for between US$400 and $600 but far exceeded that when the hammer came down.  The bracelet, made up of 21 vintage amethyst stones set on a two-inch wide, rigid cuff with jappaned finish was created by Canadian couture costume jeweller designer Alan Anderson in 2007 for a special 'glam rock' event at House of Lavande, Florida.

"Ecstatic," is the word used by Anderson in describing his reaction to the final sales figure.    "I watched it live on-line and could feel the electricity in the room."  Anderson is not sure how the cuff came to be owned by Dame Elizabeth but from the auction photo he could see wear which would indicate it was worn often.

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