Fascinating Diamond 1: History and Legends

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Two courses dedicated to the diamond to give a panoramic view of the state of knowledge about the « Stone of Stones »

This class is conducted by a gemologist and an art historian.

With this gemology course about the diamond, travel from continent to continent and mine to mine to discover the diamonds of the world and understand where and how men found and brought out these gemstones.
You will hear the stories of the most famous diamonds which made their mark on history and contemplate their replicas, discover antique documents, and stunning pictures of legendary gemstones.

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Dominique Dufermont

Dominique Dufermont discovered his love for precious stones during a childhood spent combing beaches for sea glass. His master’s in geology is supplemented by the renowned gemology diploma from France’s Université de Nantes. Following a spell at Cartier, he joined Van Cleef & Arpels as a stone buyer in 2008. He has recently launched his own business.

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Students' reviews

Cedric M.

Vous m’avez ouvert les portes de la connaissance du diamant : son histoire et son origine. Aujourd’hui tout le monde sait que le diamant était réservé aux personnalités importantes, mais peu sont capables d’expliquer d’où vient cet engouement pour le diamant. Votre présentation m’a permis de découvrir son évolution à travers les siècles et selon les pays, de connaitre ses acquéreurs. Sans quitter mon siège, vous m’avez permis de vivre un beau voyage, de rêver à l’histoire des diamants portés par les dirigeants de différents pays sur leur costume. Une expérience fabuleuse vécue à l’école Van Cleef & Arpels, placée sous le signe du partage et de l’émotion, que je recommande vivement, C’était passionnant.

Windsor G. – New York

Experiencing L’Ecole was like entering a world that I had never imagined before. The instructors put so much care, knowledge and expertise into their teaching that the class truly enraptures all audiences. L’Ecole is an unforgettable experience

Erin C. – New York

This was truly one of the most fascinating courses I’ve ever experienced! What moved me the most was the instructor’s deep passion for the topic, and impressive knowledge of every detail imaginable about diamonds!