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L'Ecole Van Cleef & Arpels' podcasts are intended to help you go further in your exploration of jewelry and watchmaking. In a series of films, L'Ecole's instructors discuss a specific work of art, gem or aspect of jewelry history.

Art History of Jewelry

Evelyne Posseme talks about her favorite box from the “Precious Art Deco objects” exhibition

The expert Evelyne Possemé, Chief Curator, Art Nouveau-Art Déco and Antique and Modern Jewelry at the MAD in Paris, reveals the secrets of her favorite box.
2:48

Dr. Miro NG talks about his favorite box from the “Precious Art Deco objects” exhibition

The expert Dr. Miro NG, Director at Guild Gem Laboratories in Hong Kong, reveals the secrets of his favorite box.
3:17

Inezita Gay-Eckel talks about her favorite boxe from the “Precious Art Deco objects” exhibition

The expert Art Historian, Professor at L’Ecole, reveals the secrets of her favorite box.
2:05

Gislain Aucremanne talks about his favorite box from the “Precious Art Deco objects” exhibition

The expert, Art Historian and Teacher at L'Ecole reveals the secrets of his favorite box.
1:41

Vincent Meylan talks about his two favorite boxes from the “Precious Art Deco objects” exhibition

The expert Vincent Meylan, Author, Editor in chief (Royalty, History and Jewelry) for the French magazine Point de Vue, reveals the secrets of two boxes.
2:31

Catherine Cariou talks about the wonderful Art Deco exhibition

Catherine Cariou, curator of the exhibition, talks about the wonderful Art Deco exhibition currently taking place at l'Ecole.
0:56

History of Engagement Rings

Let’s discover the long and surprising history of this primordially Western jewel, symbol of union and romanticism.
04:00

The Talisman of Charlemagne

A huge sapphire encrusted with pure gold and precious gems, is buried with mighty Charlemagne. 1,000 years later it witnessed the birth of which Emperor of France?
2:58

The Gold and Amethysts set

This 19th century suite of jewelry, witness of the tastes and techniques which marked this era, shows also how ladies wore their jewels.
3:16

Samuel Bing and the Japon Artistique

Art Nouveau pioneer, Samuel Bing ignited fascination with Japanese Art in Paris, thus inspiring all great artists and artisans of this revolutionary style.
2:39

Jackie Cochran's Talismans

This heroic pilot, founder of the WASPS during WW2, as brave as she was beautiful, had charms made, in platinum and diamond, of witches flying on broomsticks? Why?
2:41

Tavernier, a Life led in Adventures and Diamonds

Great traveler-merchant of the 17th century. One of the most fascinating explorers to mark the history of the diamond.
4:03

An 18th Century Jeweled Carnation

Shall we let this bright red carnation lead us back down the pathway of time, from the French Court to the Ottoman Empire, and back again, to Picardie?
04:42

The Comb-Jewel by VEVER

Together, let’s decipher the savoir-faire involved in a masterpiece from the 1900 World’s Fair in Paris.
4:59

Van Cleef & Arpels Touch Wood Jewels

Why Do People Knock on Wood? Everyone has said it or heard it. Let’s find out, and also see whimsical and charming emanations of that wise saying in real wooden jewels.
3:49

3 Roaring Twenties Jewels: 3 Faces of Art Deco Taste

Three different roads traveled by Roaring Twenties artists: modern architecture with city life, cultures from all the world, and great Années Folles ladies as muses.
4:32

Inspiring Feathers

Why are feathers so inspiring? Check out our new video and join us on a Virtual Promenade at le Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.
6:18

The Chatelaines: a jewel rediscovered

Symbol of domestic power, then of romantic taste, the chatelaine is an jewel of old days, almost forgotten today. Let's go together to its rediscovery.
4:23

The representation of jewels in European painting

Since the Renaissance, painters never stopped to illuminate their masterpieces with the most beautiful jewelry and gemstones. Let’s study together the way how European artists represented them.
4:41