L'ÉCOLE in Lyon

L'ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts supported by Van Cleef & Arpels

Thank you for your support and enthusiasm to the 3rd Nomadic Edition of L'ÉCOLE in Lyon.
Don’t miss anything – follow us on @lecolevancleefarpels for all upcoming activities of L’ÉCOLE.

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L'ÉCOLE in Lyon - 3rd edition

As part of the 3rd edition of the event "de Mains en mains", an initiative organized by the Maison Van Cleef & Arpels for young people and the general public, L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts returned to Lyon in 2023 to offer a full program of talks and introductory courses to the world of jewelry open to all!

From November 25th to December 3rd 2023
@ Grand Hôtel-Dieu, Lyon


“de Mains en mains” in Lyon

The Maison Van Cleef & Arpels, a Living Heritage company with a long-standing commitment to the transmission of jewelry professions and savoir-faire, is renewing its initiative intended for young people and the general public: “de Mains en mains” (“From Hands to hands”). Participants in this event, which took place in Lyon from November 25 to December 3, 2023, at the InterContinental Lyon – Hotel Dieu can attend a Parcours Métiers (Professional Pathways) with professional jewelry experts, as well as classes, conferences and workshops offered by L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts, and discover an exhibition of historical and contemporary pieces created by the Maison.

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L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts offers an exclusive program, revolving around three main themes: savoir-faire, history of jewelry, and the universe of gemstones. Learn more with us!

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In-Person Conversations

Participating in these conversations allows you to join a community of curious enthusiasts eager to discover and learn.

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Discovering the Professions

We offer you the chance to meet with the professionals in the field, who will come to share their experience and their skills with you. 

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Workshops for Young People

The Creative Workshops of L'ÉCOLE have the mission to awaken an awareness of the creative professions for students from 6 to 16 years old.

Previous Edition in 2022

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Open to all, L’ÉCOLE’s mission is to share jewelry culture with the widest possible audience.
Founded in 2012 with the support of Van Cleef & Arpels, L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts offers an exclusive program, revolving around three main themes: savoir-faire, history of jewelry, and the universe of gemstones.
L'ÉCOLE welcomes the general public into the world of jewelry through courses, conferences, exhibitions and publications, both in Paris, Hong Kong and Shanghai—its three permanent sites—and in the rest of the world with traveling events.

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L'École set up, 5 years after its foundation, a Scientific Council to oversee the consistency of its educational policy and the relevance of its teaching materials.


Courses are delivered in small groups to allow students to discuss one-on-one with experts of the jewerly's world. 


All our teachers are passionate experts chosen for their enthusiasm and skills in transmitting their knowledge. 


Skills are presented with ease in an enjoyable way, hands-on experience and dialogue. Classes are for everyone with no pre-requisites.


For any need, contact us by phone +33 1 70 70 38 40.