Kaleidoscope effect

Jewellery kaleidoscope

Joel Arthur Rosenthal precious art JAR jewellery

Joel Arthur Rosenthal precious art JAR jewellery

Tiger tulip bracelet. Vintage gold bracelet with diamonds and green garnets. 1994. Joel Arthur Rosenthal precious art JAR jewellery

Joel Arthur Rosenthal precious art JAR jewellery
The name JAR is actually an abbreviation of Joel Arthur Rosenthal. Meanwhile, in the biography of Joel Arthur there are a lot of white spots and mysterious circumstances. Being modest by nature, Joel never advertised the details of his personal life and never engaged in self-promotion. Born in New York, Rosenthal studied history at Harvard, worked in the film industry, and then with Bulgari, then settled in Paris and began producing his own jewelry.
JAR jewelry includes items in the form of flowers and branches, recreated from metal and covered with small precious stones. The blossoms of apricot, flaming camellias are in all their glory. Clover, carnations, pansies, lilies, lilacs and freesias.

Butterfly brooch. 1987. Wings covered with sapphires and diamonds, the body in the center - decorated with a large oval diamond

Butterfly brooch. 1987. Wings covered with sapphires and diamonds, the body in the center – decorated with a large oval diamond

To judge the recent past is the most difficult – perhaps it is too early to comment on the development of styles and trends of the 1990s, because they have not yet settled. Nevertheless, it is safe to say that the revival of naturalism, which occurred in the 1980s thanks to JAR, was the most characteristic feature of jewelry design in the last years of the millennium. Naturalistic motifs received a fresh, colorful, often sculptural and three-dimensional embodiment. Besides, with unusual stones in original color combinations and with surfaces completely studded with small multi-colored precious and semi-precious stones. Sapphires, garnets, tourmalines and even diamonds were used in all their variety of shades.

Joel Arthur Rosenthal

Joel Arthur Rosenthal precious art JAR jewellery

Noteworthy, JAR has destroyed the boundaries between decorative and sculptural decorations, just as Lalique did with his art nouveau products at the beginning of the 20th century.

Poppy brooch, gold with tourmalines and diamonds. 1982. Effective combination of calibrated green and red tourmaline with a convex surface and a large brilliant cut diamonds

Poppy brooch, gold with tourmalines and diamonds. 1982. Effective combination of calibrated green and red tourmaline with a convex surface and a large brilliant cut diamonds

During the 1990s, the JAR brand produced excellent decorations, often using unusual stones in original combinations. Surfaces completely covered with round-cut stones, turning from dark to light in color, often in frames of oxidized silver, titanium and aluminum. These decorations take the form of animals and flowers, butterflies and lilies, snakes and stars with rays, delicate curls and bows in the spirit of the XIX century, as well as abstract and architectural elements: spheres, rings and spirals.

Joel Arthur Rosenthal precious art JAR jewellery

Camellia Fabulous ruby brooch, worth $ 4.2 million

Camellia Fabulous ruby brooch, worth $ 4.2 million

These impressive, full of individuality, romanticism and playing jewels had a great influence on the jewelry design of the 1990s, returned to jewelry the status of art and inspired a new generation of jewelers.

Gorgeous geranium brooch, made of diamond, aluminum, silver, and gold. 2007

Gorgeous geranium brooch, made of diamond, aluminum, silver, and gold. 2007

1995 brooch, orange topaz, rubies, amethysts, garnets, fire opals, tourmaline and diamonds. Rim of gold and silver

1995 brooch, orange topaz, rubies, amethysts, garnets, fire opals, tourmaline and diamonds. Rim of gold and silver

Colorful butterfly brooch. Sapphires, fire opals, rubies, amethysts, garnets, diamonds, silver and gold

Colorful butterfly brooch. Sapphires, fire opals, rubies, amethysts, garnets, diamonds, silver and gold

Floral motif bracelet

Floral motif bracelet

Freesia branch gold and diamond brooch

Freesia branch gold and diamond brooch

Garden lilac. Rosenthal’s flowers capture the natural flower in full bloom. Diamonds, sapphires, garnets, aluminum, silver and gold

Garden lilac. Rosenthal’s flowers capture the natural flower in full bloom. Diamonds, sapphires, garnets, aluminum, silver and gold

Garnets, Tourmaline, Amethysts and Diamonds earrings

Garnets, Tourmaline, Amethysts and Diamonds earrings

Lettuce leaf brooch, superb sense of color and remarkable craftsmanship

Lettuce leaf brooch, superb sense of color and remarkable craftsmanship

Multicolored Handkerchief Earrings 2011

Multicolored Handkerchief Earrings 2011

Olive branch brooch. Bronze patina silver, green sapphires, chrysoberyls, tourmalines. 1992

Olive branch brooch. Bronze patina silver, green sapphires, chrysoberyls, tourmalines. 1992

One of the significant themes of JAR jewellery - butterflies

One of the significant themes of JAR jewellery – butterflies

Orchid brooch. Gold, silver, sapphire, spinel, and diamond

Orchid brooch. Gold, silver, sapphire, spinel, and diamond

Philosophical approach in jewellery - orange peel brooch with orange-blossom. Gold, silver, garnets, diamonds and enamel

Philosophical approach in jewellery – orange peel brooch with orange-blossom. Gold, silver, garnets, diamonds and enamel

Ruby rose brooch. Gold, silver, sapphire, spinel, and diamond. 2013

Ruby rose brooch. Gold, silver, sapphire, spinel, and diamond. 2013

Sakura in bloom. Each JAR piece is three-dimensional

Sakura in bloom. Each JAR piece is three-dimensional

Sheep's head brooch. Oriental pearls, cabachon star sapphires, blackened silver, and gold. 2006

Sheep’s head brooch. Oriental pearls, cabachon star sapphires, blackened silver, and gold. 2006

Sparkling Butterfly Brooch. Diamond, platinum, gold, 1990

Sparkling Butterfly Brooch. Diamond, platinum, gold, 1990

Violet pansy flower, enamel, diamond brooch

Violet pansy flower, enamel, diamond brooch

Wave brooch by Joel Arthur Rosenthal

Wave brooch by Joel Arthur Rosenthal

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