In 1962 Kenneth jay Lane began making 'art that becomes reality when worn by people' in other words jewellery.
The earliest examples of KJL jewellery are of the highest quality, although many of the pieces are beautiful and remain very collectable. Early pieces are marked K.J.L.
Kenneth Jay lane jewellery has been sold through QVC and Avon since the 1990s, with Avon selling starting after QVC.
The kissing animal bracelets and associated accessories are now extremely popular and very collectable. The necklace and earrings of the 1960s which where then his signature pieces and were worn by royalty and first ladies are extremely collectable, with some being quite rare and difficult to get hold of.
Collectors should beware. During the early 2000s low end costume jewellery not made by KJL but marked as K.J.L or Kenneth Lane were made. These are not reproductions as they are not duplicates of any designs the company every made and so are in fact 'fantasy pieces'.
Hi, I'm Helen owner of Bijour Bears Jewellery. I have always loved the way that jewellery can make a statement, add interest to any outfit and really declare your style.