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The Fairy "Spirit of Beauty"

Iconic muses of Van Cleef & Arpels, symbols of joy and hope, fairies have incarnated the enchanting universe of the Maison since 1941.

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Focus : What is Gold ?

Article extracts from the catalogue of the exhibition “The Art of Gold, 3000 Years of Chinese Treasures”

What's On


Study Days - January 2023 Edition

“Precious Ornaments”

Study Days organized by L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts, with the support of Van Cleef & Arpels and the Collège de France on January 26th and 27th 2023.

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L'ÉCOLE is back to the Middle East !

From 24th of January till 16th of March 2023, L’ÉCOLE will be hosting evening conversations, kids' workshops and precious stone week classes at The National Museum of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh.

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Happy New Year of the Rabbit!

Article by Inezita Gay Eckel, Jewelry Art Historian at L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts



Interview with Francesco Solinas

Specialized in the history of documentary drawing and scientific illustration between the 16th and 17th centuries, expert in the development of genre painting (portrait, still life, flower painting, etc.), and in the development of the art of painting.

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Interview with Nisreen Kuku

Sudanese jewelry designer and interior design engineer

Bizmoune Cave, Essaouira (Morocco)

Jewelry, The Oldest Art Form of Humanity

Did you know? Jewelry is the oldest art form of humanity. The earliest known and identified ornaments date back to about 150,000 BCE, long before the first painted cave decorations. It is impressive to realize that at L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts, our daily subject - jewelry - has accompanied humanity for millennia.

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Hercules and the Nemean Lion Cameo

Article by Inezita Gay Eckel for the exhibition "Engraved Gems"