Kenneth Jay Lane for AVON, *signed* Royal Sea earrings are designed by the ‘jeweler to the world’s most admired women.’ Innovative, gifted and imaginative – Kenneth Jay Lane’s exceptional skill ensures him a permanent place in fashion history (and in every woman’s jewelry collection). “Elegance, luxury and good taste never go out of style,” says Kenneth Jay Lane – and he should know. His fabulous costume jewelry has caught the eye of the world’s most glamorous women for over five decades. While Avon may be better known for their cosmetics and beauty creams, their costume jewelry— particularly from the mid-1970s to the late 1990s—has become highly sought after. Avon began in 1886 as a cosmetics company selling perfume door to door. By the 1960s, perfume was only one of the company’s many offerings; cosmetics, bath products, housewares and gifts had been added to the catalogs. Jewelry was also offered sporadically. In 1971, jewelry became a notable addition to the Avon catalog and was offered during each campaign. Soon, costume jewelry would be one of the company’s most popular lines. By the 1980s, Avon’s reputation for offering high-quality yet affordable costume jewelry began to attract notable designers to the line. Now some of these pieces are in big demand and sometimes hard to find.
Kenneth Jay Lane created these “Royal Sea” earrings, for Avon, which are a bright gold tone, featuring a sand dollar design with a pearl in the center and a stunning bold shell dangling below. These pieces are exquisite and, while they’re slightly on the heavy side, they’re extremely comfortable. They have new pads and are in excellent vintage condition. They match the Royal Sea Necklace in our store and would be perfect for vacation, or make an excellent gift!
These earrings are signed KJL for AVON and measure 2.5″ in length