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Sunday, 15 December 2013

Collecting (JAR) Jewels

Ever since my visit to the JAR Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum in NY a few days ago, I have been circling around the idea of what can I possibly write about it that has not been said or written yet. I came out of the Museum absolutely intoxicated, these were no jewels, they were sculptures set with fabulous gemstones. These may not be pieces for one to wear but most certainly they are pieces to dream about. It did not even bother me that I could not try them on or that none was explaining me the intricacies of the pieces, I just wanted to see them,  their shapes and motifs are so imaginative and surprising that even the idea of them is interesting!. So I have become a hunter for JAR jewellery, and I have decided to start collecting the pictures of as many as I can find.

JAR Earrings 2011 Emeralds, oriental pearls, diamonds, and platinum Private collection Photograph by Jozsef Tari. Courtesy of JAR, Paris.

JAR Lilac Brooches 2001 Diamonds, lilac sapphires, garnets, aluminum, silver, and gold Private collection Photograph by Jozsef Tari. Courtesy of JAR, Paris.