Joel Rosenthal, referred to as JAR, is arguably the most gifted creator of the present generation. He has been compared to Fabergé and Suzy Menkes has refered to him as "The greatest living jeweller".
What defines JAR's work are his superior craftsmanship, evocative of the quality of jewels of the 18th and 19th Centuries; his bold sense of proportion, often resulting in comparatively sculptural creations; and his propensity for incorporating shallow, and unusual gemstones into his pieces, often creating a vivid sense of movement and light. His attention to detail is overwhelming and his self-imposed reflection involved in the creation of each work of art leads to years of meticulous work for just one jewel to be produced.
Truly inspired, superbly executed jewels seem ever rarer today. The butterfly brooch offered here is an exquisite example of JAR's creative genious.