Kenneth Jay Lane Egyptian Scarab Necklace, Circa 1970’s
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KENNETH JAY LANE (KJL) EGYPTIAN SCARAB NECKLACE, Circa 1970’s – Egyptian-style jewelry is so hot right now! During the 1970’s when King Tut went the rounds of museums here and abroad, many designers were inspired to create jewelry with Egyptian motifs. Kenneth Jay Lane, the “king of costume jewelry” has been making fabulous jewelry since the early 1960’s and his take on this style was quite bold! The pendant gilt metal chain necklace is 18″ long, PLUS the HUGE scarab made of simulated ivory (plastic) mounted on heavily textured “hammered” richly gold plated metal. The pendant including the bale is 2 3/4″ long x 2 1/2″ wide at the base. It’s in a keystone shape, signed KJL, in excellent condition. Even the scarab, which is in an open setting, has Kenny’s own form of incised hieroglyphics on the reverse side. This is definitely a fun necklace and one which bring loads of compliments!