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About Kenneth Jay Lane

Kenneth Jay Lane, born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1930, began his working life designing shoes. In his free time, he dabbled in jewelry design and managed to sell some pieces to Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City. The entire inventory sold out in a single day. Lane ingratiated himself into high society and, soon Hollywood stars like Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn were adorned in his pieces. Jacqueline Kennedy often wore Kenneth Jay Lane pearls while she was First Lady. Barbara Bush wore a Kenneth Jay Lane necklace to George Bush's (her husband's) Inaugural Ball in 1989. The stylish Lane was named to the Vanity Fair Best Dressed Hall of Fame in 1974. Today Lane's pieces have become collectibles, as valuable as the gemstones from which they are crafted. You can find the widest selection of both vintage and contemporary Kenneth Jay Lane jewelry in the inventories of dependable sellers on eBay.