Designer Spotlight: Neil Lane
Name: Neil Lane
Established: 1989 on Beverly Boulevard in Hollywood
Big Break: Designing for Goldie Hawn, Renée Zellweger, and Reese Witherspoon
Signature Style: A colorful fusion of 1890s Art Nouveau and modern motifs
Latest Design: Other than the numerous custom pieces Neil creates on-demand, the newest large endeavor for him is Neil Lane Designs for Kay Jewelers
Perfect For: The stylish, modern woman with an eye for vintage appeal
Creating hand-crafted, treasured pieces for some of Hollywood’s legendary stars, Lane has become one of the most celebrated jewelry designers in the world.
As a curious child growing up in Brooklyn, he had a keen interest in found objects, jewelry and art. After college, he moved to Paris where he pursued his passion for jewelry, developed an eye for vintage pieces and began his renowned period jewelry collection.
Part of his famed collection is currently on display at Chicago’s Driehaus Museum through their Maker & Muse: Women and Twentieth Century Art Jewelry exhibition.
Photos courtesy of The Richard H. Driehaus Museum/Michael Molnar
The exhibition served as a focal point to an exclusive presentation Lane gave on April 30 titled From Brooklyn to Hollywood: A Journey in Jewels. As a proud sponsor, Jewelers Mutual celebrated Lane’s eye for curation and design with 200 other jewelry lovers.
Photo courtesy of The Richard H. Driehaus Museum/Michael Molnar
During his presentation, Lane discussed how his drive, passion and eye for rare beauty have culminated in a world-class collection and lasting legacy focused on celebrating style and elegance.
Listen to Lane explain how he came to be an avid collector, and how that led to his design abilities today:
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