Amulets and Precious Symbols

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True personal companions, talismanic jewels usher us into a poetic world governed by nature, the stars and the hopes of humanity. This class is conducted by two art historians. 
You will discover the symbolic meaning of precious, fine and ornamental gemstones and how people find inspiration and strength for themselves in them. You will learn that every culture has its own emblematic images, and even stones. These legends and beliefs have fascinated people through time and all around the planet: from the Mughal emperors to Napoleon, from Catherine de Medici to Elizabeth Taylor, among countless others.


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Inezita Gay

After studying art history at Princeton University, Inezita Gay wandered into jewelry in the form of an Asian art gallery on New York’s Madison Avenue. After 17 years with Cartier, she took up an executive post at Tiffany. She joined Van Cleef & Arpels in 2008 and has been involved with L’Ecole ever since its inception.

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Students' reviews

Marisa B. – New York

An illuminating discovery of the wonders of gems and the world of jewelry. Courses are led by true experts in the field, giving students a real “in” on this mysterious and magical field. Jewelry lovers, L’École is not to be missed!

Sumeet C. – Georgia, USA

Thank you for letting us into the beautiful and elegant world of L’Ecole Van Cleef & Arpels. I have taken many courses in the field, but this program has a charm and character unlike any other

Marilyn C. – New York

Heaven on earth! I have no other words for the experience.