Conduct of courses

Where do the courses take place ?

L'ÉCOLE Van Cleef & Arpels is situated at 22, place Vendôme in the 1rst arrondissement of Paris. The students’ entrance is at 31, rue Danielle Casanova.

How long does it take to complete a course?

Each course lasts 4 hours except the initiation program "First Steps into the Jewelry World” (in French only) which lasts 2h30 and the Evening Conversations, 2 hours. We ask students to arrive 15 minutes before the beginning of the course in order to meet their teachers around a buffet in the reception area. All the students have the opportunity to meet and share their experiences during the breaks.

How often do the courses take place, what is the schedule and program of the courses ?

L’ÉCOLE offers monthly sessions (except during summer holidays), meaning each course is available once a month. The schedule of the courses is accessible several semesters in advance. You can check out the calendar, discover the monthly sessions and book your course on this page:

At what time do the courses take place ?

The classes are held in the morning from 9am to 1pm and in the afternoon from 2:30pm to 6 :30pm. The initiation course « First Steps into the Jewelry World » (in French only) takes place from 5 to 7 :30 pm and the Evening Conversations from 8pm to 10pm.

How many students is there in each course?

Six, eight or twelve students, depending on the course. Each student can try out the gestures, manipulate the precious materials, exchange with the teachers and experts, and discover closely  all  the aspects of the savoir-faire. 

In what language are the courses taught?

Our courses are taught in French or English. If you require another language, we can offer an interpreter. To receive an estimate, please write to or call us at +33 1 70 70 38 40.

Do I need specific equipment to attend the courses ?

No you don’t, L’ÉCOLE provides everything for you.

Do the courses and Evening Conversation only take place in Paris?

L’ÉCOLE Van Cleef & Arpels, founded and teaching on Place Vendome in Paris, travels to meet its students in their own countries and to offer them a complete curriculum of courses and evening conversations.
To discover our specific program and schedule, you can visit this page and book the courses you are interested in:

I live abroad and I can’t attend your courses, do you offer any e-learning programs?

L’ÉCOLE Van Cleef & Arpels doesn’t offer online courses or e-learning programs. Our exclusive curriculum of initiation into the jewelry world is based on hands-on interaction between students and teachers/experts.
However, in the e-library section of our website, we provide exclusive educational content for everyone « To Go Further » in your exploration of jewelry.

Is it possible to book a private lesson ?

Of course, it’s possible on demand. To get an estimate, please write to or call us at +33 1 70 70 38 40.