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.