Kenneth J. Lane Jewelry (1963-today)
Kenneth Jay Lane was born in 1932 in Detroit. He went on to study architecture at the University of Michigan, but soon transferred to the Rhode Island School of Design and graduated in 1954.
After his graduation, he went on to conquer New York City. He worked for the Vogue magazine’s art department, then designed jewelry for Hattie Carnegie and then moved on to design shoes for Christian Dior, Bill Blass, Norman Norell and Arnold Scaasi.
He established his company in 1963 and soon was selling his jewelry in major department stores and gained a following that included Jackie Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn and the Duchess of Windsor.
His jewelry reflected his encyclopedic knowledge for Asian, African and Middle Eastern influences. He visited Museums to be inspired by the work of celebrated designers and the jewelry of European and Indian royalty.