From the Wax Project to the Setting Techniques

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Understand the steps taken to create a jewel: from the wax project to hands-on experience in setting on a silver mounting. This class is conducted by a jeweler and a stone-setter – both with many years’ experience in Van Cleef & Arpels’ workshops – along with an instructor. 
Your Professors, the « Mains d’Or » (Golden Hands) from the High Jewelry workshop, lead you in your search for symmetry, modeling the shapes, drawing out the placing of the stones… Then, you will carry out, with your own hands, 2 setting techniques : bezel setting and prong setting. 

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Maxime (jeweler at Van Cleef & Arpels' workshops for 34 years)

"I am always surprised by people's dexterity, no matter how old they are. Each student finds their own favorite among the jewelers’ gestures, and they always vary from one student to another. Those who arrive saying they are no good with their hands often discover they have talents they had never imagined. That makes me very happy."

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Students' reviews

Candace E. – Montreal

L’Ecole is great, because it is fostering something deeply needed in the jewelry industry: passion, emotion and a human connection.

Chantal H. – Paris

Je garde un merveilleux souvenir de mon passage dans votre École au moins de juin. L’enthousiasme et la gentillesse des intervenants m’ont donné beaucoup d'élan et l'envie de mieux connaître le monde de la joaillerie.
Je ne regarde plus un bijou de la même façon, ni ne pense que c’est trop cher !

Wendy F. – New York

A great experience! I have a new appreciation and respect for the jewelry makers.

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