1980s Vintage Kenneth Jay Lane Swarovski Crystal Panther Necklace

1980s Vintage Kenneth Jay Lane Swarovski Crystal Panther Necklace


The ultimate in eighties decadence. Bold faux pearl necklace with panther head centre. Features gold plated and grey enamel panther's head and ring, embellished with round-cut Swarovski crystals and green cabochon eyes. 10 mm gunmetal faux pearls fitted with crystal spacers. Screw closure, signed Kenneth J. Lane.

The panther animal represents power and protection and is a symbol of valour, courage, and determination. Kenneth Jay Lane’s “big cat” pieces were inspired by the Cartier's fine jewellery created in the 1940s and 50s for the Duchess of Windsor.

Gold plate, faux pearl, enamel and Swarovski crystal, 43 cm with 3.8 cm pendant


Initially working for Hattie Carnegie, and beginning his career as a shoe designer, Kenneth Jay Lane created baubles in his free time. His first costume jewellery show at New York's Saks Fifth Avenue sold out in one day. His pieces were coveted by the Duchess of Windsor, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn and Jacqueline Kennedy.
By the 1960`s the company became known as K.J.L and were producing brooches and other pieces that reflected Asian influences, incorporating everything from Buddhas to dragons to Indian Goddesses.


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*Please note that vintage jewellery was produced prior to the introduction of the 2002 law prohibiting the use of nickel or nickel compounds. Customers allergic to these metals may experience skin rashes or irritation where the metal is in contact with the skin.


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