Merry JAR Christmas! Holiday Gifts from The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Jewels By JAR Exhibit

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.  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.

To complement the exhibition, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is offering a unique assortment of jewelry designed by JAR*, as well as an exclusive Book Set.

Jewels by JAR (Price: $40.00 Member Price: $36.00 144 pages, 69 full-color illustrations. 7 1/4” x 8”. Hardcover, with slipcase)

Essay by Adrian Sassoon

Published to coincide with the Metropolitan Museum’s Jewels by JAR exhibition, this new volume provides an elegantly designed retrospective of the best of Joel A. Rosenthal. It includes nearly 70 extraordinary pieces from throughout his career, illustrating his novel use of color and sculptural form in beautiful, one-of-a-kind jewels executed with exquisite gemstones, pearls, and natural materials. It is both a keepsake and a stunning celebration of a mesmerizing designer.

JAR Paris I and II Book Set (Price: $1,400.00; Member Price: $1,260.00)

JAR Paris I and II Book Set (Price: $1,400.00; Member Price: $1,260.00)

JAR Paris I and II Book Set (Price: $1,400.00; Member Price: $1,260.00) JAR has published two elegant volumes documenting its creative journey.

Volume 1 is the 2013 reissue of the volume first published by JAR in 2002, with 397 numbered objects (676 pages, 450 illustrations (331 in full color). 13 1/2” x 10 1/4”. Hardcover).

Volume 2 is a new book featuring JAR jewelry created over the last decade, with 316 numbered objects (552 pages, 370 illustrations (269 in full color). 13 1/2” x 10 1/4”. Hardcover).

In order for Members to receive their 10% discount on JAR Paris I, JAR Paris II, and the JAR Paris I and II Book Set, they must be signed into their accounts as Members. We regret that all other promotional discounts, including the 20% off initial Membership discount, cannot be applied towards the purchase of these items.

(The Met regrets that promotional discounts, including the 20% off initial Membership discount, cannot be applied towards the purchase of this item. Due to the special nature of this product, purchases are limited to one per order. Sorry, gift wrap is not available for this item. )

Jewels by JAR

Created expressly for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 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. Given the unique nature of this jewelry offering, the Member discount on these items is limited to 10%. All sales final. For more information, please contact The Mezzanine Gallery at 212-570-3767 or mezzgallery@metmuseum.org.