Kenneth Jay Lane Faux Ivory Necklace
Kenneth Jay Lane faux ivory necklace with a tiger eye accent. A lovely piece with a tribal vibe.
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Kenneth Jay Lane faux ivory necklace with a tiger eye accent. A lovely piece with a tribal vibe. Comprised of a number of pattered beads ending in a striking tiger’s eye pendant. Fastened with a simple and stylish hook clasp. Artist signed on a small tag next to the clasp.
A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Kenneth Jay Lane began work on the art staff at Vogue. He expanded his horizons by designing footwear for Delman Shoes and Christian Dior before turning to jewelry design. Lane’s jewelry business launched in 1963, but true success came after a fashion industry insider showed his designs to Wallis, the Duchess of Windsor. She eventually bought several pieces and recommended him to her friends, thus launching Lane’s brand. Throughout his career he designed pieces for notable women such as Elizabeth Taylor, Jackie Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn, among many other high profile clients.
After an illustrious career Lane passed away in 2017. The New York Times compared him to Coco Chanel for having successfully made faux jewelry chic, noting that unlike Chanel’s wealthy clientele, his affordable designs were accessible to a greater audience. Furthermore Time magazine acclaimed that Lane was the undisputed “King of costume jewelry”. Needless to say, Kenneth Jay Lane legacy is lasting on the jewelry world. The Museum at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) presented an exhibition of the Lane collection in 1998 showcasing everything from his 1960s pieces to recent designs. The FIT museum contains the world’s largest collection of costumes, textiles, and accessories.
Necklace drop measures approximately 12″
Tiger Eye Accent measures approximately 4″ Long x 2″ Wide
Pre-owned, this necklace is in very good condition. There are minimal signs of wear and no major blemishes or repairs. Lastly please view all the photographs as they serve as an extension to the description and condition report.