1960s Kenneth Jay Lane Tiger Bracelet
This is an amazing Kenneth Jay Lane tiger bracelet from the 1960s. It is beautifully made out of a gold-toned metal with green enamel stripes and green glass cabochons for the tiger's eyes. The bracelet would fit best on a small wrist. The interior circumference measures 6 1/4 inches. The inside opening of the bracelet measures 2 1/8 inches wide x 2 inches long. It is signed on the interior with 'K.J.L.' - Lane's earliest signature. The bracelet is in good condition with the only flaw to note being a small chip in the enamel (see image #8).
Kenneth Jay Lane was born in 1930 in Detroit, MI. He founded his costume jewelry firm in 1963. His designs were so popular that his initial collection at Saks Fifth Avenue sold out in one day. Lane’s jewelry has been worn by Diana Vreeland, Jacqueline Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, and Diana the Princess of Wales. One of Lane’s best known pieces is the three-strand imitation pearl necklace that was worn by Jacqueline Kennedy. Lane has appeared in Andy Warhol films, was mentioned in a song by by Lou Reed and appeared on numerous Best Dressed Lists.