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Get your own Kenneth Jay Lane inaugural pearls

January 6, 2009 |  3:04 pm

If you thought pearls left the White House with Barbara Bush, think again. Kenneth Jay Lane, the king of costume jewelry, counts former first ladies Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Nancy Regan, Barbara Bush (she wore a strand of white, faux KJL pearls to one of her husband’s inaugurations) and Hillary Clinton (he gave Clinton a sparkly saxophone pin when her husband was elected) as clients. And Lane is dropping a strand of colorful, faux pearls into the gift bags at the Creative Coalition's Gala and Inaugural ball. Attendees such as Spike Lee, Susan Sarandon, Anne Hathaway and Ron Howard will all receive the bags with baubles.1pearls011

Couldn’t get tickets to the event? Well, you can look like you went -- kind of.

QVC will be selling the same Kenneth Jay Lane pearl necklace (valued at $80) during their live broadcast from the Creative Coalition’s inaugural event for $30 to TV viewers.

Broadcast times are: 12 p.m., 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. PST on Jan 20.  And the pearls are available after the broadcast at

-- Melissa Magsaysay

Photo: Kenneth Jay Lane necklace. Credit: QVC