Joel Arthur Rosenthal is an American jeweler who works in Paris, where he founded the fine jewelry firm JAR. He has been called “the Faberge of our time.” His shop in Paris’ Place Vendôme has no display window, no regular hours. It does not advertise and historically opens its doors to only a select few—including Elizabeth Taylor, Elle Macpherson, Barbara Walters, Ann Getty, Mary Pinault, and Jo Carole Lauder (and reportedly Marie-Josée Kravis, Marella Agnelli, and Princess Firyal of Jordan). The craftsmen in Switzerland and France turning out his creations produce only 70 to 80 pieces a year, each of them one of a kind and many designed with a particular buyer in mind.
About The Author
Debbie Azar is the Co-Founder and President of Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the largest gemological organizations in the world, and a distinguished leader in the global diamond and jewelry industry. As an executive with extensive knowledge of the jewelry and gem lab industries, her entrepreneurial skills and vision have helped GSI achieve rapid and continuous growth worldwide, establishing 13 leading-edge gemological facilities on four continents. She currently serves on the boards of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee, Responsible Jewellery Council, and Jewelers for Children, and is a member of the 24 Carat Club of New York. She has been featured in Forbes, Daily Mail, Good Morning America, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fox Business, Fox5, CBS2, BOLDTV, Varney&Co, The Street, and NASDAQ, among others.