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    Posted 3 years ago

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    I bought this wonderful brooch last week, and I cannot wait for the summer to arrive! I think it will look great on my favourite white summer dress!

    I have found conflicting information on line about the age of this brooch. Some of these brooches were dated to the 1970’s; others were dated to the 1990’s. The mark “KJL” without the periods could be from the 1970’s but I have read that “KJL” was also used for AVON jewellery in the 90’s. I am not familiar with Kenneth J. Lane’s jewellery and would appreciate any comments.

    The brooch is just a bit over 3 inches and is in mint condition.

    Thanks for looking:)


    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 3 years ago
      All the brooches likes this one are attributed to Kenneth J. Lane, who designed for Avon:
    2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 3 years ago
      I generally avoid lower quality Avon pieces but not this it's fantastic ! :)
    3. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    4. freiheit freiheit, 3 years ago
      Thanks for the link, Efesgirl.
      Mikelv85, I agree with you. I usually stay away from AVON. It's not my cup of tea. I have two other pieces that are marked Avon (this one is not). I got them because I liked the design and the price was next to nothing:)
    5. freiheit freiheit, 3 years ago
      Thanks a lot, Manikin:)
    6. freiheit freiheit, 3 years ago
      Many thanks for the love: racer4four and Elisabethan:)
    7. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    8. freiheit freiheit, 3 years ago
      Many thanks, kyratango:)
    9. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 3 years ago
      The older Avon pieces seem to be of a higher quality. I normally only buy the vintage pieces when I can find them. In 1972, I sold Avon door-to-door - bicycling down the street in Santa Ana, CA with my Avon "suitcase" in my bicycle basket!
    10. freiheit freiheit, 3 years ago
      How cool is that! I had a neighbour selling Avon. I mostly got cosmetics from her but also bought some sterling jewellery (about 20 years ago). But I would't post them - LOL
    11. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Wonderful starfish freiheit!
    12. freiheit freiheit, 3 years ago
      Thanks, jscotto363:)
    13. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      This is so gorgeous!
    14. freiheit freiheit, 3 years ago
      Thanks so much for your comment, valentino97:)
    15. davyd286, 3 years ago
      What does the little mark near the hinge say?
    16. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 3 years ago
    17. freiheit freiheit, 3 years ago
      davyd286, I think it says N R. I am going to check when I get home:)
    18. freiheit freiheit, 3 years ago
      By the way, I found this listing on e-bay:
    19. Sheluvsjewelry, 2 months ago
      This piece is so gorgeous!!
    20. Celiene Celiene, 2 months ago
      Love it. You can wear in Fall/Winter, too! Starfish are year round critters!
    21. valentino97 valentino97, 2 months ago
      Really gorgeous!!
    22. freiheit freiheit, 27 days ago
      Thanks so much for your comments, Sheluvsjewelry, Celiene, and Mary. Sorry for the late response but I just checked my post after I saw the same brooch posted by Broochman:)
    23. Newfld Newfld, 27 days ago
      I know Gudrun, and I wondered about that because yours is so iconic CW often leads the KJL section with it. I always try to check under the designer name to be sure I'm not repeating a classic. Yours is still tops, gorgeous!

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