To go further

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.

The world of Stones

Where are Gems Born?

Gemologists talk to us about primary and secondary deposits. What do these terms mean?

Ethiopian Opals

From the horn of Africa, this iridescent stone, fascinates and surprises with its radiance, its fire and its variety of colors.

Gemstone treatments

It is possible to improve a stone’s color and clarity by treatment, however what are the consequences for the stones?

Amazing Colors of Sapphires

Sapphires are not always blue, let’s discover together the surprising large rainbow palette of sapphires.

The Rubies from the Valley of Mogok

Mogok is a place in Burma, famous since the dawn of history for its exceptional rubies. What is so special about them?

Emeralds: Mineralogy, Gemology, Jewelry

Discover the origins of this amazing mineral

Biominerals: Pearl, Coral, Odontolite

What makes Biominerals come into existence?