About the Artist:
“Women of all ages love costume jewelry because it's fun, it's fashionable, and it makes a woman feel younger,” claims Kenneth Jay Lane, who is celebrating 50 years as one of the world's most innovative fashion jewelry designers. Kenneth's client list reads like a Who's Who in Hollywood, glittering with First Ladies, royalty and celebrities; and his chic designs are always "just right" for any occasion.
Kenneth J. Lane was first a shoe designer for Delman and Christian Dior, and he used his free time to create fun and flashy baubles. They were such an instant success that Saks Fifth Avenue sold its entire initial inventory in one day.
He has created unique designs for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Elizabeth Taylor, Diana Vreeland and Audrey Hepburn. He is probably most well known for his three-strand faux pearl necklace worn by Jacqueline Kennedy during her husband's presidency, a version of which was worn by Barbara Bush to her husband's inaugural ball. Some say that the Duchess of Windsor is buried in the jeweled belt that Lane created for her.
His continued philosophy is that “elegance, good taste and luxury never go out of style.” Current stars wearing his jewelry include the Olsen twins, Sarah Jessica Parker, Mischa Barton, Jessica Simpson, Paris Hilton, and Britney Spears.
What a gorgeous and unusual piece of costume jewelry from famous designer Kenneth J. Lane this brooch is! Both a brooch and a pendant from the Atlantis series, this piece is composed of black coral enamel and faux pearls on gold-tone metal. This brooch can be worn as a lapel pin or lady’s hat ornament as well as a necklace.
This brooch/pendant is in excellent vintage condition. There is no wear to the pearls, no marring of the gold-tone metal, no flaws in the working condition of either the pin or enhancer mechanisms. The hallmark “©KJL” appears in the middle of the backside of the brooch.
Wear this black coral enamel and faux pearl brooch to make a fashion statement at your next party or gathering! This brooch is an ideal gift for that extraordinary lady in your life or for that discerning collector of fine vintage costume jewelry.