ABOUT L'ÉCOLE

The mission of L'École is to share jewelry culture with the widest possible audience, in Paris, and around the world. 

Joyeux 10 ans à l'ÉCOLE !

Founded in 2012 with the support of Van Cleef & Arpels, L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts offers the public the opportunity to discover the savoir-faire of jewelry-making, gemology and the history of jewelry through a range of introductory courses, talks, exhibitions and publications, both in Paris and Hong Kong—its two permanent sites—and in the rest of the world with traveling events. Open to all, L’ÉCOLE’s mission is to share jewelry culture with the widest possible audience.

L'ÉCOLE - Salon Or 5

THE LOCATION

A unique and exclusive experience in a historic place.  

In Paris, courses are taught inside an 18th-century mansion, where L'ÉCOLE has set up gemology and jewelry workshops, enamel and lacquer workshops, a design studio, classrooms and conference space, in addition to the library.   

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THE TEACHERS

Passionate experts chosen for their enthusiasm and talent for transmitting knowledge.

The teaching team of L‘ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts is made up of 60 experts: jewelers, jewelry historians, lapidaries, gemologists and Japanese lacquer and grand feu enamel experts. While each of them is using their skills in their area of expertise within the jewelry world, they all take pride and joy in sharing their knowledge through offering hands-on experience and through dialogue with their students.  

THE PERMANENT SCHOOLS

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L'ÉCOLE

In 2014 L’ÉCOLE settled down in Paris in the Hôtel de Ségur, 18th century hôtel particulier built by architect Jacques V Gabriel on Place Vendôme, where the spirit of jewelry is in the air. Three floors of beautiful classrooms, workshop, library; a perfect setting for memorable hands-on experiences and stories. 

 

Hong Kong campus

L’ÉCOLE Asia Pacific

After three successful nomadic editions in Hong Kong, L’ÉCOLE found its second home at K11 MUSEA in the city and officially opened its first permanent school outside Paris in 2019 – L’ÉCOLE Asia Pacific.

The school design itself was created by renowned architect Sou Fujimoto, a long-time friend of L’ÉCOLE, who imagined a modern identity for this Asian venue, with organic shapes, playing with natural day light of the site.
 

 

Shanghai

L'ÉCOLE China

In 2022, we announced the opening of our third permanent L’ÉCOLE in Shanghai, which will offer classes, talks and exhibitions all year round to serve the growing demand for jewelry arts education among the Chinese audience.
Stay tuned with our WeChat Official Account for updates!

L’ÉCOLE VOYAGE

The School's international vocation leads it to travel all over the world, meeting a varied and always passionate public.
The School has traveled to Dubai, New York, Tokyo and Lyon and opened two permanent campuses in Hong Kong and Shanghai. 

US

L'ÉCOLE US

Following a first trip in June 2015, L’ÉCOLE returned to New York City from October 25 to November 9, 2018 with a series of 15 courses, 8 talks and 3 exhibitions that invite the public to immerse themselves in the art of jewelry guided by leading experts.
For this very special event and intensive program, the School of Jewelry Arts took up residence in a beautiful mansion at 2 East 63rd Street.

Lion

L'ÉCOLE in Lyon

In Lyon, L’ÉCOLE School of Jewelry Arts took up residence from December 11th to 17th 2021 at the InterContinental - Hôtel Dieu, one of the city's most emblematic historic buildings, a representation of Lyon's rich history.

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L'ÉCOLE Middle East

In the heart of Hai d3 creative incubator in Dubai, discover the secrets of the jewelry world.
 Following a first trip in 2017, L’ÉCOLE returns to Dubaï from March 29 to April 13, 2019 and takes up residence in Dubai Design District, inviting the public to immerse themselves in the art of jewelry guided by leading experts.

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L'ÉCOLE Japan

Japan was the first overseas country L’ÉCOLE visited, with a 14-day program held in 2013. L’ÉCOLE also returned to Tokyo from January 14th to March 13th in 2022, for the Men's Rings exhibition at Gallery 3, 21_21 Design Sight, with the breathtaking collection of men’s rings that belonged to Yves Gastou.