Contemporary Green Aluminum Leaf Motif Earrings, ‘Geranium’ by JAR
Pair of quirky contemporary clip earrings by the great American jewellery master Joel Arthur Rosenthal (JAR). This particular pair comes from the ‘Geranium’ collection that was inspired by the leaves of Crane’s-bill, also known as geranium. Moulded in two shades of anodised green aluminium and supported by 18-karat yellow gold back clips, these earrings are a fine example of a daring modern craftsmanship.
JAR is a master at mystery. He does not advertise, but has successfully become a cult figure. His boutique on the Place Vendôme has no window displays and is by appointment only. Working with Swiss and French craftsmen, JAR’s workshop only produces 70-80 pieces a year and each of these are one-offs designed with a particularly buyer in mind. JAR reserves the right to refuse to sell if his feels that his work will not be worn in accordance with his vision.
JAR prefers to use dark alloys, such as aluminium, titanium and steel, to enhance and focus on the colour of the gems, rather than the traditional shiny precision metals used in jewellery settings.
His designs predominantly revolve around natural forms. With flowers being a favourite motif. A master colourist, JAR has specialised in the pave technique to assemble subtle or dramatic colour gradations within each of his one of a kind pieces.
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