Jewels by JAR Exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is currently showcasing more than four hundred dazzling works by Parisian jewelry designer Joel A. Rosenthal, the first of it’s kind at the famed locale. The exhibition features pieces from Rosenthal’s line, JAR, which opened in 1978 and produces only 80-90 pieces per year.

Heralded for his unique designs, excellent craftsmanship and high quality eye, Rosenthal is best known for his pavé technique, the setting of small stones close together so as to have them appear as a continuous surface of jewels, and his use of subtle gradations of color for a painter-like effect. Many of Rosenthal’s pieces are inspired by things found in nature, such as flowers, sea forms and animals created out of diamonds, sapphires, garnets, topazes, tourmalines and citrines.

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