Designers join forces
Jardin Jewelry, of New York, and famed jewelry designer, Kenneth Jay Lane, joined forces in 2009 to create a new signature collection, "CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane." Kenneth Jay Lane has made a name for himself custom designing and outfitting celebrities and socialites with his elegant fashion jewelry for decades. The "CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane" licensing collaboration is already selling in hundreds of high end retail stores. Jardin, LLC (Jardin) is an established entity in the fashion jewelry business. Combined, they have over 60 years of experience.
The essence of this signature CZ collection
While Kenneth Jay Lane’s branded jewelry has long sparkled with crystal, pearls, and colorful enamels, this is Lane’s first foray into the cubic zirconia (CZ) sector. The essence of this CZ collection is to infuse designer details into classic styling that can be described as CZ jewelry with uniqueness, quality manufacturing, trendy design elements, and timeless beauty.
CZ jewelry has been a staple in every woman’s accessory wardrobe for many years. Technically speaking, CZ possesses comparable hardness and refractive index properties to precious gemstones like diamond, sapphire, ruby, and emerald. The CZ used in this collection is meticulously hand-cut and hand-set by jewelry experts who use the same techniques for precious stones. "CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane" aspires to be known as the source for new, creative styling in CZ.
The "CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane" jewelry collection represents affordable luxury.
The design team, under the watchful eye of Kenneth Jay Lane, creates the jewelry styles by looking beyond the traditional designs and processes. Our designers are inspired by fashion trends which enable us to bring authentic jewelry pieces with rich, artistry details to our discerning customers year after year.
The collaborative talents of these two industry icons resulted in a fabulous nouveaux CZ jewelry collection that is being offered internationally. "CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane" takes a woman’s lifestyle into consideration. We design for all of the events of your life; CZ basics for everyday wear, resort, sporting events, corporate wear, Little-Black-Dress (LBD) events, special occasion, evening wear, bridal, and for no other reason than to just look amazing!
Fascinating properties of CZ:
CZ has a hardness of 8.5; ruby is H9 and emerald is H8. CZ has a refractive index fractionally lower than a diamond, meaning that light coupled with faceting will create astonishing "sparkle". CZ does not have internal flaws; it sparkles with perfection and is nearly indestructible.