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
(from 10am to 6pm (Paris Time), Monday to Friday)


3 November 2015

Evening Conversations About Pearls

Natural Pearl or Cultured Pearl ?  What are the differences?  L’Ecole is going to answer your questions twice:

November 19th, Olivier Segura, Director of the Laboratoire Français de Gemmologie, specialist in natural pearls is going to

tell us about the secrets which have fascinated and enchanted many civilizations…

Then to find out about cultured pearls…wait for December 10th….

Registration is available now online.

9 October 2015

Explore and Create 3: from French Jewelry to Japanese Lacquer work

This new course is an opportunity for discovering and trying two types of Savoir-Faire. Students draw, paint, saw, engrave and polish their own creations in the shape of a butterfly. To enable the best possible understanding of these gestures, numerous videos accompany the instructors’ explanations.  These unprecedented videos were filmed not only in High Jewelry workshop in Paris, but also in Japan’s Wajima, the birthplace of Urushi lacquer-work, inside the workshop of the internationally renowned lacquer master, Junichi Hakose. Details and registration are available online.

29 September 2015

The great collectors of jewels - Evening conversation October 8th

How a jewels’ collection is built? Which desires and reasons guide the pieces selection?

Famous collectors, as Elizabeth Taylor, the Duchess of Windsor, the Maharani of Baroda and Barbara Hutton, will help us to find answers… Register online!

2 September 2015

Surprising Opals

For centuries, this iridescent stone has fascinated and delighted viewers with its éclat, its fire and its rainbow array of colors.

With Dominique Dufermont, Gemologist and Geologist, and Gislain Aucremanne, Art Historian, let’s discover the secrets of the Opal together! Register online.

29 July 2015

To Go Further

L’Ecole is in summer recess during August. In order to continue to enrich your knowledge and understanding during summer vacation time, you will find your professors in the Podcast films which were made specifically for you…

Courses in French and in English will start up again on September 7th:  registrations are filling up quickly, particularly for courses in Gemology and Savoir-Faire.  Therefore it is not a good idea to wait before signing up!

Looking forward to seeing you very soon!

26 June 2015

Family Workshops

The goal is to inspire and heighten awareness of creative professions in the minds of children and adolescents aged 5 to 16 years, by offering an experience that is both educational and pure fun. According to their age ranges, 4 different courses currently exist: “Create Your Jewel” (5-8 years), “Make Your Treasure Chest” (8-12 years),  “Create Your Precious Clock” (8-12 years), “Entering the 3rd Dimension: Evolution of a Jewel” (13-16 years) or " Discover the Universe of Gemstones" (13-16 years).  These programs, for which tuition is free, are organized during school vacation periods (from July 20-23, October 19-22, December 16-21-22 in 2015). In order to register and-or for further information: contact@lecolevancleefarpels.com.

1 June 2015

New York architecture & modern jewelry

Back from the nomadic experience in New York, Inezita Gay and Gislain Aucremanne, Art Historians, will let you discover how Art Deco architecture changed the face of jewelry. Register now on Line!

1 June 2015

L’Ecole Van Cleef & Arpels is traveling to New York in June!

D-3 before L’ECOLE Van Cleef & Arpels transports the entire experience of the school’s Paris Place Vendôme classrooms inside 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

28 April 2015

Stones & Marvels: masterpieces from the Earth

Professor François FARGES, mineralogist, researcher and fascinating expert, comes back to l’Ecole to evoke one of the largest collections of minerals, gems and art objects in the world. Register now online!

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