KJL Kenneth Jay Lane 6-strand Torsade Necklace is pictured in “Kenneth Jay Lane’s book - Faking It”.
The necklace has luscious creamy colored simulated biwa and baroque round pearls - round faux coral beads, simulated large barrel shaped carved jade pieces, and faux onyx beads.
The twisted strands of this stunning torsade necklace have a striking oval carved faux jade and black enamel push-slot style clasp. Gold-plated base metal.
The necklace clasp is signed “KJL on the top line, © on the bottom line of an oval cartouche. According to my research, this mark dates this to the late 1960s or 1970s. Earrings are unmarked.
After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1954, Kenneth J. Lane
Designed for Christian Dior in NY. He launched his jewelry line in 1963 and sold his bold and intricately designed costume jewelry at Saks Fifth Avenue and Bonwit Teller. His brand grew in stature as famous women like Jackie Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn bought and wore his creations.
His vintage costume jewelry, particularly from the 1960s and 1970s are particularly sought after and treasured by collectors.
Condition: Very Good vintage condition with no repairs or damage. All original
Size: 16.5 inches long by 2 inches wide
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