What is l'École?

L'ECOLE is the first school to shed the light on the hidden worlds of jewelry and watchmaking to the public.


For the public, those who are passionate, anyone who wishes to acquire inside knowledge of this fascinating world.



How to register?

By Phone: +33 1 70 70 36 00


15 April 2015

L’Ecole Van Cleef & Arpels is coming to New York

Taking place from June 4 to 18, 2015, L’ECOLE Van Cleef & Arpels will transport the experience of the school’s Paris Place Vendôme classrooms to the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

For more information please visit L'ECOLE Van Cleef & Arpels in New York website or email: contact.us@lecolevancleefarpels.com

19 March 2015

April 9th Evening conversation “ Mellerio, Jeweler of the Queens”


Emilie Bérard, Mellerio dits Meller Heritage director, and Vincent Meylan, Editor in chief at Point de Vue, will trace 400 years when France and European dynasties crossed paths with Mellerios’ fate. Register now online!

19 January 2015

What is the link between a painting of Watteau and Jewelry ?


We suggest to meet Guillaume Glorieux, Doctor in Art History, for a lecture about Gersaint, art & jewelry dealer during the 18th century. This gentleman inspired painter Watteau for one of his major paintings “L’enseigne de Gersaint” (The sign of Gersaint)! 

14 January 2015

Evening conversation, Thursday January, 15th 2015

Some seats are still available to celebrate the New Year with the Cheapside Hoard, a disappeared and rediscovered treasure. Let’s share with Hazel Forsyth, in charge of the scientific study of this unique ensemble. You can now register online.

19 December 2014

New lecture at L'Ecole on January 15th, 2015

To start the year brilliantly, L’Ecole presents a unique conversation about the Cheapside Hoard, this disappeared treasure in the 17th century and rediscovered in the early 20th. To find it out , we will welcome Hazel Forsyth, in charge of the scientific study of this inestimable ensemble.

1 December 2014

Samuel (Siegried) Bing, Art Nouveau pioneer

How did Samuel Bing contribute to the aesthetic revolution known as "Art Nouveau"? To go further, find Gislain Aucremanne, Art Historian and Professor at L’Ecole, under the heading “Online Videos”

17 November 2014

Video on Ethiopian Opals

During the course « Interpreting the Gemstones » we present several Ethiopian opals.  To go further with this surprising stone, find Dominique Dufermont, gemologist and geologist, Professor at L’Ecole, under the heading “Online Videos”.

27 October 2014

Berber Jewelry : Evening conversation in Paris, Thursday, November 13th

There are still few seats available to be part of the evening about "Berber Jewelry" with Sarah Pinson, collector of Berber jewelry and Björn Dahlström, curator of the Museum Berber at the Majorelle Garden (Morocco). Do not wait to register!

18 October 2014

The Professors are teaching Hong-Kong

From Thursday, the 16th of October, L’Ecole is in session for 15 days in Hong-Kong. 700 students from Hong Kong, China, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan are expected to attend 63 courses in Gemology, Savoir-Faire and Jewelry History. L’Ecole in Paris will open its doors on the 12th of November for a session of 30 courses in French and English.  Each course lasts 4 hours.  Register by clicking the link  "courses".


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1 October 2014

Evening Conversation November 13th, 2014

Now, L’Ecole invites you to register for the evening dedicated to Berber jewels, expression of tribal identity. Discover the power of this traditional craft with Sarah Pinson, collector of Berber jewelry and Björn Dahlström , Curator of the Berber Museum at Jardin Majorelle (Morocco).