5 must-have pieces from Tessa Virtue’s collection for Hillberg & Berk

By Anna Redman

‘Tis the season to layer and accessorize and Tessa Virtue has you covered! The Canadian Olympian and World Ice Dance champion has just launched her first-ever luxury range of baubles with the help of Canadian jewellers Hillberg & Berk. The 100-piece capsule collection is equal parts ladylike and bohemian, brimming with delicately designed ideas for holiday gifting.

Here, the 26-year-old athlete shows off some of her beautiful pieces.Photo: © Hillberg & Berk

“It’s been an interesting process to figure out,” says Tessa of her latest project. “I think I’m attracted to things that are feminine and, ultimately, things that are quite delicate — something that is easy to wear every day but also can make a statement once you layer it up. I think this collection really epitomizes who I am. It sounds a little selfish, but I wanted to create a line that I would want to wear all the time, and I hope that that resonates in other people.”

Rachel Mielke, Hillberg & Berk’s founder and CEO is certainly a fan — of Tessa and her collection. “As soon as I met Tessa, I knew this partnership was meant to be,” she shares. “Tessa embodies what Hillberg & Berk stands for — she is an empowered woman who has accomplished so much already, but still has a drive that continues to push her towards achieving more of her dreams.”

Tessa and her partner Scott Moir won silver at the 2014 Olympics and gold in 2010. Photo: © Getty Images

The pair initially met at the Great Jewellery Heist, a charity event in Toronto, and hit it off right away. “It was an instant connection,” notes Tessa. “I admired her as a businesswoman and a role model, and I’ve learned so much from her. I’m so grateful that Hillberg & Berk are so collaborative. I really wanted to be a part of the design process from beginning to end [and] I feel like I’ve done that. Overall the pieces are really simple and I think that the simplicity is what I feel most connected to.”

Here at Hello! Canada we’ve already connected with five fabulous pieces. Check out our top picks by clicking the image below.

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