This Kenneth Lane ornate pendant necklace was influenced by his love of styles from the pre-Columbian, ancient Egyptian and Middle Eastern jewelry found in museums. In his book, "Faking It" he shows a very similar cuff on Page 69 and describes it as "borrowed from North Africa and Near Eastern nomads to adorn the international ones of the 'jet' set." His book describes these pieces as gold plated, but since this exact piece is not shown, it is an assumption that this one is also gold plated.
The piece has a semi-circle of ornate designs with five large dangles repeating the motif. The chain is a replacement. This is a "fit for a ruler" statement necklace - wear it when you want to be noticed!
Measurements: With the chain, the necklace is 20 inches long with a J-hook clasp. The huge pendant is 3 inches across by a bit more than 4 inches from top to bottom.
Condition: The pendant is in good vintage condition, with most of the gold plating worn off of the knobby bits. The back side has faded in color. The original chain had lost a couple links and showed a lot of metal wear; it has been replaced as shown in the photographs. Please use the zoom feature to review all photographs carefully, as they are an important part of the description.
Marks: It is marked "Kenneth Lane" on the reverse of the pendant, with a copyright symbol in front of "Lane." This hallmark dates to the 1970's. He also used the signatures of K.J.L., KJL, and Kenneth J. Lane at various periods during his long career.
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Vintage Kenneth Lane Massive Ethnic Style Gold Tone Pendant Necklace
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