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.
Jewels 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.