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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.