Kenneth Jay Lane's Great Wall Bead Necklace
Great Summer Necklace
I wanted to grab a KJL piece while QVC still sells them. RIP Barry Ort. This is a beautiful necklace. The turquoise beads look real. It will go well with navy slacks and a white top. Glad to have it.
the colors are very pretty and the necklace is comfortable, but the turquoise beading is way too large; i will keep it, as it is a hassle to send back and pay shipping. It would definitely be a 5 star if the turquoise beads were smaller.
Grab This While You Can
Boy, did I rush to the phone when THIS piece was presented. I collect Kenneth's Art Deco pieces, & let me tell you, they are NOT easy to come by anymore, and the price on this is a joke. This necklace is the perfect length with a T-shirt, for me, preferably black, on which it looks totally fresh, & I love that it has the silver accents instead of gold. It has a very vintage, offhand chic; it's not supposed to be taken too seriously. Love it.
This is really a nice necklace. The beads are similar to ones in a cinnabar necklace I have from Asia. The necklace looks great filling in the neck of a button down shirt or with a little black dress. I think the quality is excellent. Very well executed. Too bad they aren't makeing any more.
Striking and Unusual
This makes a great, elegant statement without being flashy or overbearingly large.
It was a little hard to tell the size of the beads from the photo, but these are about the size of the small gumballs you get out of a candy machine -- maybe a hair larger. I have the turquoise, and it's a great shade -- just a little more green than some of my KJL turquoise enamel pieces, but definitely still turquoise. It looks fantastic with a white blouse! I am very interested in acquiring the green.
Also - this is available in white! The product color selection is on the far right, so you don't see it immediately.
Lovely Beads !
I was very pleased when I received this necklace. I bought it in the green because I wanted some thing to wear with KJL's earlier faux jade art deco pieces. The beads are heavily carved and very tactile and the necklace is well made. I would have paid more for it if it had clear crystal rondels instead of plain silver ones. Also, it would have been nice to have a round silver bead at the end of the extender chain as a finishing touch. Despite this, it is still a four star item and I may even go back for another in ivory.
Cheap! Cheap! Cheap!
Can not see anything GREAT in this peace. It looks so cheap and plastic
It is definitely going back. It's not worth the money.
Versatile and elegant
I purchased this necklace in the green shade, since I love traditional jade jewelry. The combination of the black and green is perfect. This will be worn casually during the day as well as going out for dinner. It's very nicely executed.
Gorgeous Faux Jade
As a great lover of jade, I was delighted to see Kenneth's interpretation of a classic, Cartier-inspired necklace finally offered on QVC. The carved beads are generously-sized, glossy, and rich with authentic detail. The shade of green is perfect. Like all of Kenneth's creations, it's infused with his inimitable style. I would only love this necklace more if it were offered in a 36" length. Please bring in a longer version soon! I own two of Kenneth's faux jade brooches and would love to see more of his jade pieces (particularly with an Art Deco influence) brought to QVC in the future. Thank you, Barry, for your delightful and informative presentations. Bring on the dragon bracelets!