Evening conversations

The School of Jewelry Arts offers a regularly scheduled program of Evening conversations. These evenings give 50 people the chance to learn from and share with two experts on a particular topic.

Evening conversations

The School of Jewelry Arts offers a regularly scheduled program of Evening conversations. These evenings give 50 people the chance to learn from and share with two experts on a particular topic.

Evening conversations

The School of Jewelry Arts offers a regularly scheduled program of Evening conversations. These evenings give 50 people the chance to learn from and share with two experts on a particular topic.

Evening conversations

The School of Jewelry Arts offers a regularly scheduled program of Evening conversations. These evenings give 50 people the chance to learn from and share with two experts on a particular topic.

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Jean-Baptiste Tavernier, a Life led in Adventures and Diamonds during the 17th century

Explorer, adventurer, merchant, precious items dealer and story-teller of his own travels, Jean-Baptiste Tavernier was such a major and unique character of jewelry history. His “Voyages” in the East developed in Europe both the knowledge of far-away places and the taste for precious gemstones.

Conversation held by :
Cécile Lugand, Doctoral researcher at Rennes II University, doing a thesis about Jean-Baptiste Tavernier, and Professor at L'ECOLE –The School of Jewelry Arts.
&
Gislain Aucremanne, Art Historian, specialist of antique jewelry history and Professor at L'ECOLE – The School of Jewelry Arts.

 
 
Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 08:00PM to 10:00PM
session in french
40 €
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Jean-Baptiste Tavernier : rediscovered treasures

After traveling throughout Europe and the Orient for over fifty years, the French dealer Tavernier came back to Paris in 1668. His chests contain hundreds of diamonds, pure masterpieces of Indo-Mughal lapidary Art of the 17th century. Over time, these diamonds would be re-cut, lost, forgotten or stolen. What did these legendary stones look like?To answer this question, L’ÉCOLE – the SCHOOL of Jewelry Arts and the National Museum of Natural History (Paris), reproduced the twenty most beautiful diamonds, purchased by Louis XIV from Tavernier, from the famous mine of Golconda in India. These replicas, presented for the first time, cut in zirconia, reveal the lost splendor of imperial India.

François Farges, Mineralogist, Professor at the National Museum of Natural History, honorary Member of the University Institute of France and of Stanford University
&
Marie-Laure Cassius-Duranton, Gemologist, Art Historian, Professor at L'Ecole, The School of Jewelry Arts, and at the Laboratoire Français de Gemmologie

© Collections royales de Suède, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm (cliché : Linn Ahlgren). 

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 08:00PM to 10:00PM
session in french
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Coming soon
PARIS
 
Jan 18, 2018 – Jean-baptiste tavernier, a life led in adventures and diamonds during the 17th century
Jan 25, 2018 - Jean-Baptiste Tavernier (1605-1689): rediscovered treasures
Feb 15, 2018 – Marie-Caroline de Brosses : twenty years of creation at Boivin
 
DUBAI
 
Nov 24 – The Magic of Natural Pearl