I daresay that even the most glitz phobic could not help but be wowed by this exhibition. I ran up to see the press preview of Jewelry by JAR at The Metropolitan Museum of Art this morning and barely wanted to leave the show.
Honestly, I could have spent the day soaking up the radiant jewels on display and although I didn’t get a ring to ‘put on it,’ I did come back with a tome to explore on the way home…
A native New Yorker, Harvard educated Joel A. Rosenthal, based in Paris, has worked under the name Jewels by JAR with this being his first stateside retrospective exhibition with over 400 pieces on hand.
What started out as a small, word of mouth only boutique on the Place Vendome over 35 years ago quickly led JAR to become a well known game changer in the world of haute jewelry and soon came Hollywood, ready to be outfitted in his exuberant, illuminating designs.
With that I present this photo array of some of the most gorgeous and amazing sparklers to brighten your day.
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Visit in New York:
Jewels by JAR
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
November 2013–March 2014
Photos: Metropolitan Museum of Art & FocusOnStyle’s iphonePublished on November 19, 2013