Brief: JAR designs exclusive line for Met exhibition

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“Tickle Me Feather” earrings in 18-carot gold-plated aluminum sell for $7,500 at the MET. Photo courtesy of Metropolitan Museum.

 

BY MICHELLE NO

The Jewels by JAR Collection, which opened this week at New York’s Metropolitan Museum, surprised visitors with select for-sale pieces designed exclusively for the show. The prices are remarkable for a designer renowned for his financially and logistically inaccessible jewels. Watches, while not the designer’s forte, are $600, and earrings start at $2,000. Considering the jeweler’s recent auction of a ruby brooch for $4.3 million, prices south of the five-figure range are nothing but a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.