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.
We here at Dogbotz Boneyard just bet that you will love and cherish these early 1970s, wedding-inspired earrings from designer Kenneth J. Lane. The open-work, vine-style frame is decorated with clear, round crystals of various sizes set in shiny gold-tine metal. In the center of each earring is a prong-set, pear-shaped rhinestone bordered by smaller clear crystals. A Fleur-de-Lys at the post tops off the lovely look. These earrings were inspired by the earrings that a mother loaned her daughter when she became a famous princess bride, or so the story goes.
The earrings are in excellent vintage condition, completely flawless. The posts and clutches are highly polished. These earrings are for pierced ears only. The hallmark “JKL” appears on the back of each earring.
This stunning set of earrings would make for a wonderful birthday or anniversary for that special woman in your life. But, if you’re a fan of the jewelry designed by Kenneth J. Lane, then this item is a must-have for your own collection.