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.

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.

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.

Joel Arthur Rosenthal precious art JAR jewellery

sources
metmuseum.org
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