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Vintage Kenneth Jay Lane Art Deco Style Faux Lapis Onyx Crystal Suite

$896.47

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An impressive vintage suite of Jewellery from Kenneth Jay Lane in the 1990s. KJL is renowned for his mastery of costume jewellery since the 1960s and has amassed a gigantic following as a result. Including famous names such as Elizabeth Taylor, The Duchess of Windsor, Princess Diana and Jackie Kennedy to name but a few. Lane died at 85 years of age in 2017. A massive blow to the fashion world and costume jewellery industry. You can expect his pieces, specifically the vintage and more impressive pieces, to only appreciate following his death. The Kenneth Jay Lane Necklace, Cuff and Ring are each remarkable in their own right and collectively they are nothing short of knockout. The materials are high quality in this Kenneth Jay Lane suite. Each piece weighty and substantial with a mix of glass, resin and crystals creating these stunning and now immediately recognisable Art Deco inspired Kenneth Jay Lane pieces. All three pieces are brought to you in excellent vintage condition without repair or damage. The necklace measures approx. 88cm long and the pendant measures an additional 9cm drop by 7cm wide. and is signed with the 1991-2000 KJL Copyright mark. The cuff measures approx. 18.5cm circumference internally and has a flap on one side to allow the wearer to easily take on and off. The depth of the front measures approx. 4.5cm wide and is signed with the 1991-2000 KJL Copyright mark and 'China' The ring is approx. a UK N ring size and the front measures approx. cm 2.75cm diameter and approx. 2cm deep and is signed with the 1991-2000 KJL Copyright mark and 'China' This is a truly magnificent and highly stylish vintage suite of Art Deco inspired Kenneth Jay Lane jewellery. Fabulous to find the suite in tact. Perfect for a vintage jewellery addict or to simply enjoy as a magnificent example of vintage costume jewellery that brings a timeless, individual fashion statement and heirloom to your wardrobe. My aim is to find and present to you the best vintage costume jewellery pieces from anywhere in the world, so you can shop the best pieces with ease in our very own one stop shop and collection. Each piece is carefully chosen and curated and presented for its quality, style and design and of course absolute authenticity and in good condition. If you choose to buy from us, we commit to the item being as described. Your item will arrive beautifully packaged and presented, helping to preserve your one of a kind piece, for both you and future generations to enjoy. We also enclose a care card with your delivery to help you care for your piece of jewellery in the future. If you have any questions whatsoever, we are very happy to help and please don't hesitate to contact us. Please keep in mind that antique and vintage items are preloved and preworn and will typically show slight signs of wear or normal ageing. We do our utmost to point out in our descriptions any significant wear or fault with a piece and such condition will always be reflected in the price the piece is offered for. You can find out more at our About Us Page. Thank you for visiting our Vintage Costume Jewellery shop. Established in 2016, this is a British brand that is already making a name for itself in the jewellery world both at home and internationally. The founder has a deep love for timeless and unique jewellery. Curating rare and stunning pieces of the world’s finest vintage jewellery, the founder has extraordinary passion, an exceptional eye for style, a lifetime of experience and a deep knowledge of the vintage market. Utterly captivated by vintage French couture house jewellery from the likes of Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and Givenchy for as long as she can remember, the founder bought her first vintage piece in her early teens and has since amassed an enviable collection of heart-stoppingly beautiful pieces. Bringing classic pieces back to life and showcasing vintage style from the last century, is at the center of this brand, offering a service that is as unique as the collection. We hope you love our collection and are here to help in your selection. Thank you for stopping by. My business has been built with love; a love of discovery, a passion for vintage jewellery and a desire to deliver a one-of-a-kind experience. Sourcing the very best vintage jewellery from across the globe, each piece in my collection has been carefully chosen and curated by me so that I can share its unique story with you. Timeless treasures, selected for their superior design, quality and individuality, I have built a collection like no other. Immersed in the wonderful world of antiques from an early age, vintage jewellery has always had a special place in my heart. Forever fascinated by these intricate pieces of wearable art, I feel incredibly lucky to work in an industry that I love; an industry unlike any other. Choosing a vintage jewel is a deeply personal experience. As well as celebrating the very finest design and craftsmanship from the last century, the perfect jewel should express your unique style, and more importantly, get your heart racing. Sitting at the very heart of the brand, my aim is to offer you an experience as wonderful and individual as the jewels in my collection. By choosing to rewear pieces of art from the last century, we are naturally supporting sustainable fashion. Quite simply, our jewels won’t cost the earth. Lose yourself in our very special vintage collection and fall in love with your perfect jewel.

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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.

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