Kenneth Jay Lane for AVON, *signed* Royal Sea necklace is 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 this “Royal Sea” necklace, for AVON, featuring a sand dollar, starfish (measuring 2″ x 2″, with faux pearl in the center) and seashell charms, which are a bright gold tone, forming an exquisite tropical design. This piece is exceptional, it’s extremely comfortable to wear and is in excellent vintage condition. It matches the ‘Royal Sea Earrings’ available in our store. Together they’d be perfect for your vacation & travel wardrobe, or would make a decadent gift!
This necklace is signed ‘K.J.L.for AVON’ and measures 20″ in length
Please take a look at other pieces in our store by Kenneth Jay Lane and AVON!