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Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelets

American, 1932-2017

The father of so-called “fabulous fakes,” Kenneth Jay Lane was a spirited innovator within the jewelry industry, designing elegant and luxurious pieces without the use of real jewels. And while Lane aspired to create classic designs for earrings, bracelets and necklaces intended for everyday wear, his pieces caught the attention of celebrities, royalty and socialites.

From a young age, the Detroit, Michigan-born Lane was a lover of fashion. He studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and the University of Michigan. He pursued a design career in New York City, and a failed start in the art department of Vogue magazine led to a decade of designing shoes for the likes of Delman and Christian Dior.

Lane would occasionally develop shoe designs for friends he had in the fashion world such as Bill Blass and Arnold Scaasi. A show for the latter afforded him the opportunity to beautify shoes with rhinestones and create bangles and earrings to pair with the footwear — he found plastic bracelets at discount variety store and had them embellished by craftspeople at a shoe factory.

A love for costume jewelry design emerged thereafter. Lane created his own collection and admirers such as Jackie Kennedy and Elizabeth Taylor showered him with praise. A pearl necklace he designed was worn by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. In the early 1960s, ready-to-wear pioneer Hattie Carnegie purchased Lane’s jewelry line. Lane was given the position of design director for Carnegie but he soon changed course, moving instead into a small studio and pursuing his own path.

Lane worked with milk glass, gilded silver hardware, faux coral and other materials, and sold pendant necklaces, dangle earrings and modern bracelets to private customers. He was fond of renowned fine jewelry houses Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels and designers such as Jean Schlumberger, and cited having found inspiration in Egyptian and Indian jewelry over the years as well as Art Deco jewelry. Lane’s designs, which he called “faque” and “junque,” became well-known for their distinctive color combinations and clever characteristics such as embroidery. By the time he purchased a small jewelry factory in Providence, Rhode Island, where his accessories would be made during the 1960s, Lane had secured relationships with top Manhattan boutiques and his work had caught the attention of fashion magazines.

Directed by the filmmaker Gisèle Roman, a 2018 documentary about Lane’s life and work called Fabulously Fake: The Real Life of Kenneth Jay Lane features interviews with legendary fashion designers Carolina Herrera, Tory Burch and Diane von Furstenberg.

On 1stDibs, find a collection of vintage Kenneth Jay Lane brooches, rings and other accessories.

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Creator: Kenneth Jay Lane
Kenneth Jay Lane Zebra Striped Bangle with Coral Enamel and Faux Turquoise Domes
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in London, GB
Kenneth Jay Lane gold plated zebra striped bangle bracelet, featuring coral enamel and faux turquoise domes. Inside measurements length 7.1cm / 2.8 inches by width 5.8cm / 2.28 inche...
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1990s Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelets

CZ KJL Cubic Zirconia by Kenneth Jay Lane Pave Crystal Flower Bangle Bracelet
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in Milford, DE
Floral-themed bracelet by Kenneth Jay Lane. Features a flower decorated with clear and lemon cubic zirconia crystals, set on a wide black acrylic band. Hallmarks: none Inner circu...
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2010s Modern Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelets

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Zircon

KJL Kenneth Jay Lane Chain Link Five Charm Bracelet, with Toggle Clasp, in Gold
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in Milford, DE
A gold-plated chain bracelet with five charms - a pair of lucky dice, cherub, an angel, a pair of shoes, and a swan. Accented with crystals and enamel, fastened with a toggle clasp. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelets

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Crystal, Gold Plate

Green Dragon Black Enamel Hinged Bangle Bracelet By Kenneth Jay Lane, 1960s
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Collectible jewelry piece from the mid-century - Approx 7" circumference - 3" x 3.25" - Gold plated - Heavy black enameling - Green resin dragon head - Crysta...
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1960s Modern Vintage Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelets

KJL Kenneth Jay Lane Gold Coral Branch Enamel Soft Orange Cuff Bracelet
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in Milford, DE
More beautiful than the oceans! This nautical Kenneth Jay Lane cuff bracelet features coral branches painted in a mellow-orange enamel. Set on gold plated metal setting. Hinged ban...
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2010s Modern Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelets

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Gold Plate, Yellow Gold

KJL Kenneth Jay Lane Green Cabochon White Cuff Bracelet
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in Milford, DE
Kenneth Jay Lane cuff bracelet. White enamel and 22KT gold plated. Green resin cabochon centerpiece accented with faux emerald, lapis lazuli, and clear crystals. ... Measurements: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelets

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Crystal, Gold Plate, Yellow Gold

KJL Kenneth Jay Lane Gold Polished Coral Branch Hinged Cuff Bracelet
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in Milford, DE
More beautiful than the oceans! This nautical Kenneth Jay Lane cuff bracelet features glowing golden coral branches. 22KT Gold plated. Hinged bangle. Hallmarks: Kenneth Lane, Made...
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2010s Modern Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelets

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Gold Plate, Yellow Gold

KJL Kenneth Jay Lane Chain Link Five Charm Bracelet, with Toggle Clasp, in Gold
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in Milford, DE
A gold-plated chain bracelet with five charms - a pair of lucky dice, shoes, a cuckoo clock, an angel, and flashlight. Accented with crystals and enamel, fastened with a toggle clasp...
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21st Century and Contemporary Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelets

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Crystal, Gold Plate

KJL Kenneth Jay Lane Satin Gold Flower Link Crystal Bracelet, Toggle Glasp
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in Milford, DE
A glowing gold feminine touch! Blooming flowers in glowing satin gold and sparkling crystals, linked together to elevate your look. Bracelet by Kenneth Jay Lane. Toggle clasp. Gold ...
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2010s Modern Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelets

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Crystal, Gold Plate, Yellow Gold

Kenneth Jay Lane Ethnic Inspired Cuff
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in New York, NY
Kenneth Jay Lane Ethnic inspired patinaed gilt cuff with clamp hinged closure. Dimensional swirl design looks incredibly sculptural and modern when worn. It can be worn in different ...
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1980s Vintage Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelets

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Gilt Metal

Gilded Double Lion Head Hinged Bangle Bracelet By Kenneth Jay Lane, 1960s
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Collectible costume jewelry piece from the mid-century - Extremely rare design - 7" circumference - 3.25" x 3.25" - Gold plated - Crystal rhinestones - Black ...
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1960s Modern Vintage Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelets

KJL Kenneth Jay Lane Gold Big Jewel Link Retro Toggle Clasp Bracelet
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in Milford, DE
Big bold jewels sit in open-back gold-plated settings in this colorful retro-style Kenneth Jay Lane bracelet! Crystals: Ruby, Sapphire, Amethyst, Emerald Toggle clasp. Gold plated ...
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2010s Modern Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelets

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Crystal, Gold Plate, Yellow Gold

Gilded Rams Head Figural Hinged Bracelet By Kenneth Jay Lane, 1970s
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Collectible costume jewelry piece from the '70s - Extremely rare style - 2.75" x 3.25" exterior dimensions - 2" x 2.25" interior dimensions - Fits petite wrists...
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1970s Modern Vintage Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelets

Kenneth Jay Lane KJL Geometric Chunky Gold Bangle Bracelet with Pink Accents
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in Milford, DE
A bracelet by Kenneth Jay Lane, featuring elegant geometric designs in gold, accented with pink resin accents and smoky topaz crystals. Height: 5.9 cm / 2.3 in Diameter at widest pa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelets

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Crystal, Gold Plate

Kenneth Jay Lane Twisted Rope Cuff
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in New York, NY
Attractive KJL hinged clamper cuff of twisted gold ropes. Very David Webb in spirit. 1960's USA. 1.25" wide. 2.5" x 2" interior diameter. Excellent condition.
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1960s Vintage Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelets

Black Enamel Double Leopard Head Bangle Bracelet By Kenneth Jay Lane, 1980s
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Collectible costume jewelry piece from the '80s - Interior dimensions 2.5" x 2" / exterior dimensions 3.4" x 2.9" - 6.5" circumference (fits small to medium sized...
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1980s Modern Vintage Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelets

Ken Lane Amber Glass Cabochon Gilt Metal Bracelet c 1970
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in University City, MO
Ken Lane amber glass cabochon gilt metal bracelet c 1970s The stylish designer costume clamper bracelet is adorned with a series of honey color glass cabochons The hinged bangle is...
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Late 20th Century Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelets

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Gilt Metal

KJLK Kenneth Jay Lane Floral Gold Crystal and Faux Pearl Leaf Link Bracelet
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in Milford, DE
A stylish floral themed bracelet by Kenneth Jay Lane. This link bracelet features flowing, gold-tone leaf and branch motifs, accented with glass pearls and clear crystals. Hallmark...
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21st Century and Contemporary Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelets

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Crystal

KJL Kenneth Jay Lane Chain Link Five Charm Bracelet, with Toggle Clasp, in Gold
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in Milford, DE
A gold-plated chain bracelet with five charms - a ladybug, a hand fan, a clock, a pair of shoes, and an angel. Accented with crystals and enamel, fastened with a toggle clasp. By Ken...
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21st Century and Contemporary Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelets

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Crystal, Gold Plate

Vintage Kenneth J. Lane KJL Faux Coral Large Bangle Bracelet
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in Wallkill, NY
Oversized Kenneth J. Lane faux Coral cabochon Bracelet. It Hinged Side Opening. Hallmarked on the inside. Measuring 1.88 inches at the widest. We have more KJL listed on our storefr...
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1990s Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelets

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Vermeil

KJL Kenneth Jay Lane Crystal Maltese Cross, White Enamel Hinged Cuff Bracelet
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in Milford, DE
A bracelet by Kenneth Jay Lane. Painted white enamel, with a stylized maltese cross motif in gold. The centerpiece features a single teal-green resin cabochon, surrounded by clear cr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelets

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Crystal, Gold Plate

KJL Kenneth Jay Lane Tutti Frutti Cuff Bracelet, Rhodium Plated, Green Red Blue
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in Milford, DE
Bracelet by Kenneth Jay Lane. Tutti frutti resin motifs in green, red, and blue accented with clear crystals. Set on rhodium plating. Hallmarks: Kenneth Lane, Made in USA Inner dia...
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21st Century and Contemporary Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelets

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Crystal, Rhodium

Kenneth Jay Lane Green Jade Chunky Deco Bangle Bracelet
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in Milford, DE
Art deco style asymmetrical style bangle bracelet by Kenneth Jay Lane in luxurious faux jade. Inner circumference: 7.75 inches Inner diameter at widest part: 2.75 inches Marks / h...
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelets

1980s KJL Faux Turquoise Cabachon Encrusted Clamper Bracelet
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Beautiful goldtone KJL clamper style bracelet covered in faux turquoise cabachons. The bracelet opens on the side with a snap, 'Kenneth Lane' stamp on the interior. In excellent cond...
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1980s Vintage Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelets

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Other, Gilt Metal

Kenneth Jay Lane KJL Geometric White and Black Enamel Bangle Bracelet in Gold
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in Milford, DE
A bracelet by Kenneth Jay Lane in an exotic leopard pattern. Features raised gold-plated motifs accented with colorful crystals. Height: 3.6 cm / 1.4 in Diameter at widest part: 5.9...
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21st Century and Contemporary Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelets

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Crystal, Gold Plate

KJL Kenneth Jay Lane Double Sea Serpent Crystal Enamel Faux Pearl Gold Bracelet
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in Milford, DE
Double-headed sea serpent hinged crossover bracelet by Kenneth Jay Lane with intricate detail. Features gold-plated metal in a textured scale pattern. Each snake head is accented wit...
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1990s Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelets

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Crystal, 22k Gold, Gold Plate

KJL Kenneth Jay Lane Blush Purple Enamel Ornate Gold Bangle Bracelet
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in Milford, DE
Stylish Kenneth Jay Lane bracelet, featuring an intricate raised-motif design painted with blush purple enamel on gold plated metal. Hallmarks: Kenneth Lane, Made in USA Inner circ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelets

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Gold Plate

Kenneth Jay Lane Gilded Gold Vermeil "Double Rams" Spring-Back Bangle
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in New York, NY
Kenneth Jay Lane whimsical thick gilded gold vermeil finish "Double Rams" bangle features a spring-back for a easier fit. Both Ram's head is accented with faux emeralds. The t...
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1980s Artisan Vintage Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelets

Kenneth Jay Lane KJL Chunky Gold Bangle Bracelet with Oversized Clear Crystals
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in Milford, DE
A bracelet by Kenneth Jay Lane, featuring large clear crystals set in a dazzling gold bangle. Diameter at widest part: 5.68 cm/ 2.2 in Inner circumference: 15.7 cm / 6.25 in Hallm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelets

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Crystal, Gold Plate

Kenneth Jay Lane KJL Flower Bouquet Enamel and Crystal Bangle Bracelet in Gold
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in Milford, DE
A bracelet by Kenneth Jay Lane featuring an assortment of painted enamel flowers accented with crystals in gold. Diameter at widest part: 6.0 cm/ 2.4 in Inner circumference: 16.5 c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelets

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Crystal, Gold Plate

Kenneth Jay Lane "Limited Edition" Green Enamel Multi-Frogs Link Bracelet
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in New York, NY
Kenneth Jay Lane's "Limited Edition", wonderfully huge and impressive whimsical multi-frogs set with multi-hues of greens accented with polished gilded gold vermei...
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1980s Baroque Revival Vintage Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelets

KJL Kenneth Jay Lane Chain Link Five Charm Bracelet, with Toggle Clasp, in Gold
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in Milford, DE
A gold-plated chain bracelet with five charms - a pair of lucky dice, shoes, a cuckoo clock, a dumbbell, and MO' $ motif. Accented with crystals and enamel, fastened with a toggle cl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelets

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Crystal, Gold Plate

Kenneth Jay Lane KJL Pave Crystal Raised Motif Bangle Bracelet Leopard Pattern
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in Milford, DE
A bracelet by Kenneth Jay Lane in an exotic leopard pattern. Features raised gold-plated motifs accented with colorful crystals. Height: 1.6 cm / 0.6 in Diameter at widest part: 5.5...
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21st Century and Contemporary Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelets

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Crystal, Gold Plate

Kenneth Jay Lane Link Blue and White Crystal Bracelet in Gold
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in Milford, DE
A stylish Kenneth Jay Lane bracelet in gold tone, featuring linked textured segments accented with clear and blue crystals. Hallmarks: Kenneth Jay Lane
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21st Century and Contemporary Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelets

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Crystal

Kenneth Lane Gilt Metal Cobalt Resin Link Bracelet circa 1990s
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in University City, MO
Kenneth Lane gilt metal cobalt resin link bracelet The luminous gilt matte metal link bracelet is designed with a row of cobalt blue color resin egg-shaped cabochons The back und...
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1990s Modern Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelets

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Gilt Metal

Kenneth Jay Lane Multi-Textured & Gilded Gold Vermeil Hardware Bracelet
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in New York, NY
Kenneth Jay Lane wonderful combination of multi-textured as well as glide gold vermeil finish hardware chain-link bracelet measures 8 inches in length and 6/8 inch in width. M...
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1980s Artisan Vintage Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelets

Kenneth Jay Lane Faux Jadeite with Gold Hardware Studs Bracelet
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in New York, NY
Kenneth Jay Lane wonderfully whimsical faux Jadeite is highlighted with gold hardware studs throughout. The interior circumference measures 8", exterior circumference mea...
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1980s Artisan Vintage Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelets

Kenneth Jay Lane Vintage White & Yellow Enamel Gold Bangle - circa 1960
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Kenneth Jay Lane Vintage White & Yellow Enamel Gold Bangle - circa 1960. This bangle is in very good vintage condition with two scuffs on the enamel. This was one of KJL's earliest p...
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1960s Vintage Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelets

Kenneth Jay Lane Vintage Gold Etched Bangle - circa 1960s
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Kenneth Jay Lane Vintage Gold Etched Bangle - circa 1960s. This bangle is in excellent vintage condition. This is one of KJL's earliest pieces. Width- 0.75"
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1960s Vintage Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelets

1960s Gilt & Milk Glass Cabochon Hinged Bangle Bracelet By Kenneth Jay Lane
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - 2.5" x 3" - .75" width - Fits small to medium sized wrists - White milk glass style cabochons - Gold plated - Opens on a hinge - By Kenneth Jay Lane (signed ...
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1960s Modern Vintage Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelets

Kenneth Jay Lane, KJL 1980s GRaxe Collection Pearl Cabochon Bracelet
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in New York, NY
A very nice Kenneth Jay Lane 1980s clamper style hinge bangle from the Grace Collection. Originally produced in the 1960s, the Grace Collection is an iconic design of Kennth Lane. In...
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1980s Vintage Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelets

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Gold Plate

Kenneth Jay Lane bracelets for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs has a range of Kenneth Jay Lane bracelets available. These unique items were designed with extraordinary care, often using gold. While looking for the most stylish antique or vintage Kenneth Jay Lane jewelry to pair with your ensemble, you’ll find that Kenneth Jay Lane crystal bracelets, from our inventory of 20, can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look. This collection has 44 pieces as well as a number of other designs by this jeweler. modern and artisan are among the most popular styles of Kenneth Jay Lane bracelets available on 1stDibs. While this collection reflects work that originated over various time periods, most of these items were designed during the 21st Century and Contemporary. Many customers also consider bracelets by KATHRYN New York, Kenneth Jay Lane and Buccellati. Prices for Kenneth Jay Lane bracelets can vary depending on gemstone, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at US$145 and tops out at US$2,685, while pieces like these can sell for US$350 on average.

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