I Always Thought That Great Jewelry Is Art That Becomes Art When Worn By People- KENNETH JAY LANE
From my personal collection- Kenneth Lane has been renown for his elegant and opulent jewelry for over 7 decades. His jewelry is a wearable and chic art. I am very partial to his bangle bracelets. The diversity of his designs, whether in a form of beautifully bejeweled animals or jewelry encrusted bangles, represents his artistry and his creative originality.
The hinged bangle bracelet offered here is a veritable testimony to his designs. It is crafted on a concave premium 18 KT gold plated metal base and has a domed shape, the surface of which is heavily enameled in a black lustrous epoxy enamel. Four faux coral, bezel set, cabochons are interspersed between four golden triangular forms encrusted with round, channel set sparkling round faceted Swarovski crystals. It is a clamper style bracelet, hinged, with a magnetic clasp . It is elegant and very easy on the wrist. The KJL signature is embedded on the obverse, concave side of the base.
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DIMENSIONS: Fits small to average wrist (6.5”-7.25”). Radius: 3”. Width: 3/8”. Coral Cabochons: 5 mm each. Weight: 53 grams.
MATERIALS: Premium 18 KT Gold Plated Metal Base. High End Black Epoxy Enamel. Four - 5 mm Rose/pink coral cabochons. Clear Round Faceted Swarovski Crystals.
VINTAGE AND CONDITION: The bracelet was sporadically and very gently used and has been stored for the last 25 years in a jewelry drawer of my armoire. There is no damage and it is in an excellent vintage condition – no scratches and no stones missing. It will be shipped in an elegant bracelet jewelry gift box.
About Kenneth Jay Lane: Having originally began his career, in 1954, in the Art Department of New York Vogue, Kenneth Jay Lane had subsequently designed for the Hattie Carnegie jewelry line and for fashion house of Dior, as a designer of rhinestones’ embellished shoes. Since 1963, having established his own brand, he became the U.S. premier designer of fine and fashion jewelry . His jewelry had become a staple in the collections of the most elegant and famous women such as Jacqueline Kennedy and the Duchess of Windsor, to name but a few. His designs, which he had rarely retired, are bold, big and dramatic , are superbly crafted and use only the best gems, some of which he had personally developed in Germany. Since 1990 his jewelry has been featured on the QVC shopping network. His personal appearance an these shows had popularized his brand even further. Today, his jewelry is highly sought after by collectors and by prospective wearers, the elegant women world over.
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