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?
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.
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!
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)!
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.
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.
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”
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”.
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!
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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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).