Oh Canada! You have never looked so good!
|Custom Sterling Silver Maple Leaf Brooch by atelier J-Micheline Roi|
This July 1 Canada celebrates the 150 anniversary of our confederation. And there has never been a better time to support our Canadian goldsmiths and designers. We all get inspiration from where we live and what we see unfold around us.
One such designer is Anneke van Bommel of Touch the Dutch. Anneke’s work is original, beautifully made, and the design of her Canadiana line is executed with a small wink to all of us in Canada.
|Anneke van Bommel’s iconic Canadian beaver brooch.|
|Anneke van Bommel’s sound advice given by Canada’s very own Mounties|
My favourite of all Anneke’s Canadiana pieces harkens back to when Trudeau was our Prime Minister–Pierre Elliot, the father of Justin! It perfectly encapsulates the Canadian attitude of following tradition yet moving forward into the future and features Trudeau’s iconic pirouette behind the back of Queen Elizabeth II.