NEIL LANE’S KAY DAY: After launching a bridal collection at Kay Jewelers two years ago, Hollywood jeweler Neil Lane is adding on with a 32-piece red carpet-inspired collection for Holiday called Neil Lane Designs, which hits Kay stores nationwide and in the U.K. on Nov 1. Directly influenced by vintage look of his high-end line, Lane created similar but smaller versions of the lockets, pendants, necklaces and earrings worn by stars such as Kate Hudson and Cameron Diaz. Retailing for $399 to $3,199, the 14-karat white gold and diamond pieces are meant to be passed on from mother to daughter. “I love that now more women can have an heirloom-quality piece,” said Lane, a Brooklyn-born artist who got into jewelry when he began selling heirloom pieces at a Los Angeles antiques market 25 years ago. He’s since become a mainstream name through his celebrity clientele and appearances on “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.” “I’ve done wonderful high-end collaborations such as my pieces for DeBeers, but this feels right now,” he said.
October 31, 2012