Founded in 1963, the Kenneth Jay Lane Jewelry Company continues to produce unique items of timeless, elegant jewelry.
This fit for runway vintage necklace exemplifies the company's aesthetic, boasting high quality synthetic stones and artful craftsmanship.
It features a glorious central arrangement of unusual and stunning pendants. The first of these, as you can see, is a large faux-coral fish, expertly carved and displaying fabulous, marbled shades of orange and pink. His eye is adorned with a single goldtone, metal dot while the reverse features an applied, goldtone framework.
Four exquisite pendants hang from loops at the fish's mouth, fin, and tail. The first of these is a large plastic "claw", though it is an excellent replica.
It is housed in a lovely goldtone setting, adorned with two rows of twisted, applied chain. Next you can see a large yellow tooth in an elaborate goldtone setting. The plastic used in casting this item takes on an orange tone and varies from translucent to opaque.
A rectangular piece of mother-of-pearl hangs adjacent to this; it exhibits some minor green spots where the neighboring pendants have rubbed, though it is essentially immaterial. The final pendant is a long green fist, masterfully carved and uniquely appealing, looking quite a bit like Chinese jade (though it is plastic). It is also set in goldtone metal.
This central array of pendant is suspended from a wonderfully bright goldtone curb chain culminating in a simple spring ring clasp. Here is where you will find the original, metal hangtag boasting the maker's mark, which reads "Kenneth Lane".
Overall, the necklace remains in spectacular condition; the discerning fashionista will adore it for its wildly unique style, and dazzling elegance.
A fun statement piece from a great designer.
This is a BIG BOLD BEAUTIFUL necklace. Not for the weak at heart or the shy that does not want to draw attention.
Measurements: Pendants: Total length: 3 ½" long Fish: 1 ¼" wide, 1 ¼" tall Claw: 1 ¼" tall, 1 1/8" wide Tooth: 2 ½" tall, ¼" wide MOP: 1 ¼" tall, ¼" wide Fist: 1 ¾" tall, ¾" wide Chain: 24 ¾" long, 2 ½mm wide Total weight: 34.5 grams