Kenneth Jay Lane Turquoise Cabochon & Rhinestone Maltese Brooch
This turquoise and rhinestone brooch by Kenneth Jay Lane is absolutely stunning and is always a “conversation”piece...I know because I’ve worn it! Ahhhhhh the beauty of owning your own business!
18” L/brooch is 3”
Kenneth Jay Lane cut his teeth at Christian Dior, working under Roger Vivier designing the label’s footwear and started experimenting with jewels. From there, he struck out on his own, garnering the approval of actors like Elizabeth Taylor (known for her exquisite, expensive taste) and Audrey Hepburn, who wore a five-strand pearl necklace designed by Lane in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Former first ladies Jackie Kennedy, Barbara Bush, and Nancy Reagan, as well as Princess Diana, were also fans; during an auction of the late Jackie O’s belongings by Sotheby’s in 1996, a faux pearl necklace with a crystal clasp by Lane went for $211,500—evidencing not only Kennedy’s lingering cultural capital, but also that of Lane.