Kenneth Jay Lane Turquoise Cabochon & Rhinestone Maltese Brooch

Sharon Harper Designs


$220.00

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

 
Kenneth Jay Lane is known throughout the world for being the "Master of Fakes" his incredible life is documented in his book called, "Faking It" which debuted in 1996. KJL started designing at Dior and from there struck out on his own,  garnering the approval of actors like Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn, who wore the iconic five strand pearl necklace design 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.
 18” L
Brooch 3 in.

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