The Vault is open! On view until October 28th, 2017 is our newest jewelry exhibition, Talismans: Amulets of Power and Protection. Delve into jewelry’s powerful symbols, shapes, and materials, such as snakes, dragons, crosses, and scarabs. The exhibition, curated by our own Elizabeth Doyle, includes antique, vintage, and contemporary pieces that go beyond beauty to give us […]
The genius who chose emerald as May’s birthstone was on to something. Emerald’s luminous color captures all the greens of spring – a newly mown lawn, leafy trees in sunshine, and the profusion of blooming flowers. Whether showcased as the main event or highlighting other stones, jewelry set with emeralds has the perfect pop of spring color. The single emerald set into […]
Some have called him the “Faberge of our time” or likened him to Verdura, Bulgari, or Tiffany. But the reclusive jeweler JAR is a unique artist in his own right, with a stunning eye for design, detail, and construction.
Joel A. Rosenthal grew up in the Bronx and spent his childhood soaking in the atmosphere of New York, visiting museums and gaining a love of art and history. After graduating from Harvard in 1966, he moved to Paris and met his lifelong partner, Pierre Jeannet. Sharing a passion for beautiful objects, they opened a specialty needlepoint shop, where Rosenthal painted canvasses, selected yarns, and experimented with the rich color palette for which he’d soon become known. In 1976, Rosenthal and Jeannet opened their jewelry boutique, JAR, on Place Vendome, side by side with the most storied jewelers in the world. From the start, he was confident that his designs and craftsmanship would be as sought after as those of his neighbors.
Our Victorian double snake Engagement Ring of the Week is an inspired choice for the Seattle bride to be, or any bride to be who embodies that same singularly individualist spirit preparing to cross that threshold of togetherness and interconnectivity. We think the interwoven snakes are reminiscent of the Taijitu symbol and make a powerful statement – […]
Emerald is a color that has enchanted me ever since I first saw the Wizard of OZ. And I am only slightly ashamed to admit that, as my fiancé and I started planning for our own wedding this coming August, I pitched hard for a Wizard of OZ undercurrent (NOT theme, just unifying idea) for […]
When Pantone – the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industry – announced Emerald as color of the year, we were overjoyed. Not only has Emerald long been associated with brilliant, precious gemstones (for which we have a keen interest), but it is also an ancient symbol of […]