Neil Lane’s life journey has always been focused on a deep appreciation of all things beautiful. Creating hand-crafted, treasured jewelry for some of Hollywood’s legendary stars, Neil has become one of the most celebrated jewelry designers in the world.
As a curious child growing up in Brooklyn, Neil had a keen interest in found objects, jewelry and art. He was always fascinated with color, nature and design. After college, he moved to Paris where he pursued his passion for jewelry, developed a keen eye for vintage pieces and began his renowned period jewelry collection. Neil later relocated to Los Angeles where he established his reputation as a jewelry collector and designer for Hollywood.
Neil began by creating pieces that appealed to a new generation of Hollywood talent. Renee Zellweger, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Hudson, adorned with Neil’s jewels, accepted their first Golden Globes and Oscars. His elegant diamond engagement and wedding rings have graced the hands of beautiful brides from Jessica Simpson to Ellen DeGeneres. He has designed jewelry for iconic figures from Elizabeth Taylor to Barbra Streisand, and he’s collaborated with some of the most glamorous stars in Hollywood such as Charlize Theron, Demi Moore and Angelina Jolie. His innovative fashion statements are found in the jeweled look for Madonna in the GAP “Upscale Jeans” advertising campaign and Revlon’s 75th Diamond Anniversary celebration with Halle Berry.
Neil’s journey has included some impressive milestones. He partnered with DeBeers LVMH, launching their Rodeo Drive store with his Hollywood Diamond Collection, and debuted his trend-setting rough cut diamond sautoirs to the American public for the first time. He reintroduced to the bridal market the stunning Asscher and old European diamond cuts. As an ambassador for the diamond industry, he met with government officials from Botswana and South Africa. As a champion of vintage jewels, he has influenced the style and design of contemporary jewelry making over the last 20 years. His newest endeavor, Neil Lane Bridal™, available at Kay Jewelers, makes his contemporary vintage-inspired jewelry accessible to consumers across the country.
Neil has received recognition for his craft in all of the top fashion and style magazines, including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, Town & Country, People and US Weekly. He’s appeared twice on Oprah. He has made numerous appearances on entertainment shows such as Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight and E! News. Neil is the official engagement ring designer for ABC-TV’s The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. Neil’s talents and passions have culminated in a far-reaching influence that places him as one of America’s premier jewelry designers.