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  • Rhinestone Butterfly Pin
  • Rhinestone Butterfly Pin

Kenneth Jay Lane

Rhinestone Butterfly Pin

$300.00

KJL signed rhinestone encrusted butterfly pin from the 1980s. The wings are covered in rhinestones with large oval cut faux yellow stones on the tips. The body is gilded metal with rhinestones in the enter. The eyes are tiny emerald faux stones. The wings move, en tremblant, and the piece is signed on the bottom with an oval KJL plaque. In very good condition, with one rhinestone missing along the top of the left wing. Not visible when worn.

Length 2.75" Height 1.5"

Kenneth Jay Lane

American born Kenneth Jay Lane began his career in fashion in the art department at Vogue in 1954. KJL moved on to become Vivier's assistant and designed shoes for Delman and Dior in Paris. In 1963 he started making jewelry with the rhinestones he used to decorate shoes and quickly his career changed to jewelry designer. His success came from his ability to copy expensive and his inventive way to mixing plastic with semi precious stones. He has influenced many jewelry designers and his pieces are highly collectible as well as wearable.

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