Jewels by JAR

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Tickle Me Feather Black Earrings, $4,000

Tickle Me Feather Black Earrings, $4,000

Jewels by JAR, the first JAR retrospective in the United States and the first at the Metropolitan Museum devoted to the work of a living jeweler, is now on view at the Museum through March 9, 2014. With more than 400 opulent works by the renowned jewelry designer on display, the exhibition promises to be a visual feast. To complement the exhibition, the Metropolitan Museum is offering a unique assortment of jewelry designed by JAR.*

The man behind this elite jewelry house, Joel Arthur Rosenthal, has become a figure of great intrigue. Born in New York and educated at Harvard, Rosenthal opened JAR in 1978 on the Place Vendôme in Paris. Over the past 35 years, the JAR name has become synonymous with extraordinary design, exquisite yet unexpected gemstones and metals, and remarkable craftsmanship. Producing between just 70 and 80 pieces a year, Rosenthal must be selective when it comes to his clientele, who range from royalty to Hollywood actresses. Because of this exclusivity, his one-of-a-kind creations are coveted the world over.

Created expressly for the Museum, earrings ranging in price from $2,000 to $7,500 and watches retailing for $600 will be available for purchase at the Museum’s exhibition and Mezzanine Gallery shops for the duration of the exhibition. For more information, please contact The Mezzanine Gallery at 212-570-3767 or mezzgallery@metmuseum.org.

 

Tickle Me Feather Violet Earrings, $4,000

Tickle Me Feather Violet Earrings, $4,000

Tickle Me Feather Gold Earrings, $7,500

Tickle Me Feather Gold Earrings, $7,500

Carnaval à Venise Gilded Earrings, $2,000

Carnaval à Venise Gilded Earrings, $2,000

Carnaval à Venise Black Earrings, $2,000

Carnaval à Venise Black Earrings, $2,000

Carnaval à Venise Red Earrings, $2,000

Carnaval à Venise Red Earrings, $2,000

Carnaval à Venise Violet Earrings, $2,000

Carnaval à Venise Violet Earrings, $2,000

La Dame aux Gardenias (The Invisible Flower of Madame X), $4,000

La Dame aux Gardenias (The Invisible Flower of Madame X), $4,000

JAR Honey Watch, $600

JAR Honey Watch, $600

JAR Black Watch, $600

JAR Black Watch, $600

Additional items related to the exhibition are available for purchase online, including the exhibition catalogue.

Jewels by JAR exhibition catalogue

Jewels by JAR exhibition catalogue, $40

The exhibition Jewels by JAR is on view through March 9, 2014.  For more information about the exhibition, including sponsorship credits, please visit the exhibition preview.

 


*Given the unique nature of this jewelry offering, the Member discount on these items is limited to 10%. All sales final.

 

 

7 thoughts on “Jewels by JAR

  1. Michael Gilbert

    JAR Watches – how large is the watch face and what is the length of the strap? What materials were used to make the watch?

    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Admin Post author

      Hi Michael
      Thanks for your comment. We checked in with our product development team. The dial is 29 mm, the case is 39 mm, and the overall length is 9 ¼” and adjusts 6″ to 8″. The bezel is resin, the band is silicone, and the buckle, dial, and crown are metal. The movement is Swiss and it’s Swiss made. We hope this helps.

      Best regards,
      The Met Store

      Reply
  2. Katharine Peltz

    Some magazine showed a pair of JAR sapphire earrings with drop pearls. I can’t seem to find it now. How much are earrings and what kind of pearls are they? Can you post me a picture please. His jewelry is unique.\Thank you and will get in to see exhibit the end of January. Katharine

    Reply
    1. Admin Post author

      Hi Katharine,
      Thank you for your comment. Unfortunately, the pair you speak of is not part of our JAR jewelry offering that we have for sale. We’re sorry for the inconvenience but hope you enjoy the exhibition when you come to visit.

      Sincerely,
      The Met Store

      Reply
  3. K

    Are the watches designed specifically for women or are they unisex?

    Would the black band be large enough for a man?

    Reply
    1. Admin Post author

      Hi K,
      We shared your questions with our product development team. The watches were designed as women’s watches. The band is not a standard size for a man, but it could depend on the individual. The sizing, however, was intended for a woman to wear. We hope this helps!

      Best regards,
      The Met Store

      Reply

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