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.
This extremely large, Art Deco-style sunflower pendant/brooch by designer Kenneth J. Lane sports clear crystal rhinestones in silver-tone metal in alternating petals of the blossom. The other petals are made of gold-tone metal. All of which creates a bright, cheerful costume jewelry piece. A gold-plated, circular link chain is attached to the enhancer on the back of the brooch so it can also be worn as a pendant.
This pendant/brooch is in such great vintage condition that one wonders if it has ever been worn. Both the pin mechanism and enhancer clasp are in good working order. The signature “©KJL” hallmark appears both on the pendant/brooch and the chain.
Wear this delightful rhinestone and dual metal sunflower to add some sparkle to any outfit and value to your jewelry collection. This piece makes for a thoughtful gift for that special lady for any occasion in her life.