Mainstream media mentions

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Wedluxe “White Queen” cover and photo shoot

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.

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

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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 http://wedluxe.com/inspired-by-all-things-kate-spade/ for the entire extraordinary photo essay.

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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)

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Wedluxe includes Alan Anderson again

http://wedluxe.com/viva-versace/

We love seeing one of the variations of our Clear Crystal ‘Lace” Collar included in this stunning Versace-inspired photo spread for this issue of Wedluxe magazine.

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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.

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.

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The Ultimate Canadian Jewellery Box

 

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

 

http://thekit.ca/fashion/canadian-jewellery-suzanne-rogers/

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

 

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FASHION Magazine photo shoot includes several Alan Anderson pieces

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

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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 wedluxe.com/alananderson to read.

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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.

About
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.