Jacqueline Kennedy Lariat-Style Lioness Necklace

Jacqueline Kennedy Lariat-Style Lioness Necklace
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About the Design

Aristotle Onassis presented Jackie with this necklace in 1969. The central element of the necklace contains a square knot, which is reminiscent of the love knots Mediterranean sailors would give to their lovers or wives before a long voyage. When the sailors returned, they would retrieve their knots, often decorated and enhanced during their absence. Our particular rendering includes two lioness heads, each holding a genuine jade ball in its mouth.

Information provided by Phil Katz.

The pride of your jewelry wardrobe. Two lion heads, each with a small, dangling, simulated aventurine bead, make a majestic statement on this sophisticated, lariat-style necklace. A knot design at the center of the highly polished goldtone woven chain adds to the piece's classic appeal. From the Jacqueline Kennedy Collection.

  • Goldtone
  • Simulated aventurine measures approximately 6.0mm
  • Goldtone beading
  • Lobster claw clasp
  • Measures approximately 19-1/4"L plus 3"L extender
  • Box, romance card, Manufacturer's Certificate of Authenticity
  • Made in USA

Important Details

End of an Era

For the past 10 years, we've had the honor & privilege of sharing Jacqueline Kennedy's story with you through the romance of her jewelry & accessories collection. From the start, we always knew that the pieces would be limited in availability & duration. Due to your amazing support & loyalty, we've enjoyed extending the timeline far beyond our original intentions. Now we feel it's time to bring this fabulous chapter to a close. We've rendered all the pieces in her collection that are currently available to us, and we'll continue to offer the line only as long as inventory exists.

Information provided by On-Air Guest Phil Katz.

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Reviews & Community QA

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Perfect necklace I had purchased this necklace to go with a Joan Rivers animal print jacket recently purchased. What a great match !!! The necklace adds so much to the look of the outfit and have received many complements on it. The workmanship is very good for the price paid and looks as though it should cost much more. Great design-----very stylish looking piece. Highly recommend 10-09-12
+ Unexcelled Beauty and Quality + Simple, deep, richer than butter, goldtone, fluid snake chain, tied in a mariner's knot ( could be representative of both the men in JBK's life up to that point ) with the two lioness heads grasping their prey which to me represents the duality of a down to earth mother figure and the pedestaled icon she became in life. A beautiful, well made rendering with which I have no issues. I waited a long time to order this and wasn't about to let it slip away. It will stand alone on the simplest of dresses or sweaters in the upcoming Autumns and Winters. 07-09-12
Classic Piece I had been looking for a lovely classic, easy to wear necklace. This fits my needs. I plan on purchasing a few of the other classic pieces from the Jackie Kennedy collection. 05-06-12
Beautiful statement piece! I have many pieces of Jacqueline Kennedy jewelry. I am proud of my collection! I was looking for a statement piece necklace that would be a staple in my wardrobe. I loved the lariat style necklace with the lionesses on the end. I was a little hesitant to order this one, at first. I have a tender surgical scar so I have to be careful when purchasing necklaces that may aggravate it. I loved this piece so much that I took a chance and bought it. I am glad that I did. It looks beautiful on me and drapes below my scar. Although it is subtantial, I would not consider it a heavy piece. Please don't hestitate if you are looking for a necklace to be your statement piece! 01-05-12
Timeless All I can say is that this piece is timeless. It truly is beautiful & will be worn for a long time. Very substantial. At the price of gold today, I don't think you can go wrong with this. 12-01-11
Go To Necklace This has become one of my favorite JBK pieces. It really goes with just about anything, but adds class to a solid shirt. The lionesses are very unique, not a necklace that you would find in a store. Well made, I plan on wearing this necklace for a very long time. 10-31-11
Love the Love Knot This is a beautiful can wear with anything piece. I find it a bit on the yellow side, but it is the exact same color as on TV. I love the little jade balls that fall off the end, and the fact that you can adjust the length of it. I have kept this piece because I do love it, even though it is a bit more yellow than many of her pieces. 10-26-11
Beautiful Love Knot Received this and it was beautiful ,has a nice weight and looks very rich. It reminds me of a love knot,very impressive. 06-18-11
Very Classy This is my first JK piece and I love it. I have received many compliments on this piece. I will definately buy more of the JK collection. 04-09-11
Release your inner lioness Terrific piece - beautiful, catches the eye but not too much bling. Goes with anything and works with casual as well as dressy situations. Don't hesitate - this one's a keeper. 02-19-11
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