A life drawn to water has provided the inspiration for Leah Alexandra's jewellery collection, having spent most of her life on both the East and West Coasts.
While obtaining a Bachelor of Design at Ryerson University, Leah worked as a jewelry buyer for a small boutique. It was then that she discovered opportunities to purchase exotic gemstones & pearls from around the world, and began collecting materials to make her own jewels.
By the time Leah earned her degree in 2004, friends and family were lining up to place their orders. Committed to developing her skills and expanding her knowledge, Leah enrolled in a metalsmithing course upon moving from Toronto to Vancouver. She followed that with an internship with a local goldsmith. Now hollywood celebs like Jessica Alba and Reese Witherspoon have adorned themselves with her designs, and pieces have been featured in publications including Vogue, Elle and InStyle magazines.
Leah's jewellery is timeless, fresh and versatile with pieces that will compliment anything from jeans and a T-shirt to a cocktail dress. Materials used in the line included sterling silver, 14 karat goldfill, 24 karat gold vermeil, and carefully hand-selected gemstones and freshwater pearls. All jewelry is handmade in Vancouver, just a short stroll from the beach. The collection is available at select boutiques and department stores across the globe, including Nordstrom.