Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 5

Kenneth Jay Lane Gold Studded Strawberry Pendant Long Necklace, Contemporary

$250

About

Amber colored strawberry accented with golden studs hangs on a long gold chain. Pendant necklace by Kenneth Jay Lane. Gold plated. Tags, Marks, Hallmarks: Kenneth © Lane Length: 21 to 24.5 inches

Details

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping

    Ships From: Milford, DE
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 1 day of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn More

About the Designer

Kenneth Jay Lane

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.

About the Seller
4.9
Located in Milford, DE
Platinum Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 2012
1stDibs seller since 2018
361 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 1 hour
More From This Seller
  • Kenneth Jay Lane Gold Multi Flower Pave Crystal Pendant Necklace, Black Enamel
    By Kenneth Jay Lane
    Located in Milford, DE
    A three-link flower pendant hangs off a fine golden chain. Each flower is decorated with clear pave crystals and painted with black enamel for a striking contrast. Gold plated. Tag...
    Category

    2010s Contemporary Chain Necklaces

    Materials

    Crystal, 22k Gold, Gold Plate

  • Kenneth Jay Lane KJL Coral Gold Bezel Pendant Gold Link Chain Necklace
    By Kenneth Jay Lane
    Located in Milford, DE
    A Stylish faux coral gold bezel pendant necklace by Kenneth Jay Lane. The chic pendant hangs on a 60 cm /23.5 in gold-plated link chain. Hallmarks: Kenneth Lane
    Category

    21st Century and Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

    Materials

    Gold Plate

  • Kenneth Jay Lane Pave Turquoise Cabochon Ball Pendant Golden Chain Necklace
    By Kenneth Jay Lane
    Located in Milford, DE
    A pave turquoise-colored cabochon ball pendant hangs on a fine gold chain. Pendant necklace by Kenneth Jay Lane. Gold plated. Tags, Marks, Hallmarks: Made in USA Length: 21.5 to 2...
    Category

    2010s Contemporary Chain Necklaces

    Materials

    22k Gold, Gold Plate

  • Kenneth Jay Lane Gold Jeweled Cross Pendant Long Necklace, Pave Crystals, KJL
    By Kenneth Jay Lane
    Located in Milford, DE
    Stunning golden pendant rope necklace from Kenneth Jay Lane! The large statement cross is decorated with colorful crystals Necklace is 27.5 inches around. Marks: KJL
    Category

    21st Century and Contemporary Retro Pendant Necklaces

    Materials

    Crystal, Gold Plate

  • Kenneth Jay Lane Gold Kaleidoscope Collar Necklace, Enamel and Crystal Motifs
    By Kenneth Jay Lane
    Located in Milford, DE
    Kaleidoscope necklace by Kenneth Jay Lane. Signature KJL designs linked together to form a dazzling statement necklace! Colorful koi fish, flowers, jelly belly monkey, snail, fly, an...
    Category

    21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Chain Necklaces

    Materials

    Crystal, Enamel, 22k Gold, Gold Plate, Yellow Gold

  • KJL Kenneth Jay Lane Clear Crystal and Faux Mother of Pearl Gold Collar Necklace
    By Kenneth Jay Lane
    Located in Milford, DE
    A faux mother of pearl and clear emerald-cut crystal collar necklace by Kenneth Jay Lane. Gold-plated chain. Hallmarks: Kenneth Lane, Made in USA 43 cm length + 10 cm extension
    Category

    21st Century and Contemporary More Necklaces

    Materials

    Crystal

You May Also Like

Kenneth J. Lane Large Cross Necklace or Belt, Costume Jewelry
By Kenneth Jay Lane
Located in Stamford, CT
Large gilt cross embellished with cobalt blue translucent cabochons suspended from a 36 inch long chain.
Category

Vintage 1980s Drop Necklaces

FLOWEN Sterling Silver Hexa XS Pendant Necklace in 18K gold
By Flowen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The HEXA XS Pendant is the smaller version of the HEXA Pendant. A 3 dimensional sculptural art object inspired by nature, driven by innovative design technologies and realized by a c...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Sterling Silver, 18k Gold, Gold Plate

FLOWEN Sterling Silver Hexa XS Pendant Necklace in Black Gommato and Diamonds
By Flowen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The HEXA XS Pendant is the smaller version of the HEXA Pendant. A 3 dimensional sculptural art object inspired by nature, driven by innovative design technologies and realized by a c...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, PVD-Coated, Sterling Silver

Minka Jewels, 9 Karat Gold Protection Charm Necklace
By Minka Jewels
Located in London, GB
This gold protection charm necklace has powerful words hand engraved around the disc to protect its wearer. Gratitude, Love, Protection. To remind us to be grateful for all we have, ...
Category

2010s Modern Chain Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, 9k Gold

9 Karat Yellow Gold Infinity Spiral Disc Necklace with Chain
By Minka Jewels
Located in London, GB
Infinity spiral necklace, hand engraved with the symbol of infinity and life. The infinity symbol holds a deep meaning in spirituality: Love, beauty and power. It represents simplici...
Category

2010s Contemporary Chain Necklaces

Materials

Gold, 9k Gold, Yellow Gold

Minka Gems - Tahitian Pearl Pendant set in 18kt yellow gold
By Minka Jewels
Located in London, GB
The Tahitian Power pendant is elegant and unique with the option of your own words inscribed around the ring or inside the ring. Made from 18kt yellow gold with a rotating rare and u...
Category

2010s Modern Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Black Pearl, 18k Gold

Certified 6.97 Carat Aquamarine Statement Necklace with 18 inch Gold Bar Chain
By Minka Jewels
Located in London, GB
A top quality certified 6.97 carat cushion cut Aquamarine set in 18 karat yellow gold on an 18 inch gold bar chain. This striking statement necklace sets off any outfit. The colour ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Chain Necklaces

Materials

Aquamarine, 18k Gold

18 Karat White and Rose Gold Bouquet Bow Diamond Flower Necklac 0.46 Carat Total
By Lili Jewelry
Located in New York, NY
18KT white and rose gold bouquet diamond flower necklace. .1 LILY CUT ® flower shape diamond H color VS SI clarity 0.18 cts . additional 0.28 ct round diamond accent .Overall size...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Artisan Chain Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Roberto Coin Daisy Diamond Pendant with Chain, 18k Yellow Gold 17.50
By Roberto Coin
Located in Honolulu, HI
Roberto Coin "Daisy" Diamond and Pendant on Adjustable chain in 18k yellow. This gorgeous daisy flower shape pendant set with one round brilliant cut diamond at the center and 7 rou...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Roberto Coin Diamond Palm Tree 18 Karat Pendant with Chain, Tiny Treasures
By Roberto Coin
Located in Honolulu, HI
Roberto Coin palm tree diamond necklace in 18k white gold. This beautiful palm tree pendant is part of Roberto Coin Tiny Treasures collection. The pendant is pave' set with 29 round ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Chain Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Recently Viewed

View More

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Trusted Global Delivery