Live online talk

The Secret Language of Flowers

By registration only

Two jewelry historians offer you a bouquet of legendary flowers. Have you ever wondered why laurel wreaths crown the heads of victorious sports champions? Or why papyrus was so critical in ancient Egypt? Love, passion, remembrance, tributes to the gods are just a few of the many symbolic meanings of flowers that we will find throughout time.

This online talk will be broadcast live from the FLORAE exhibition, organized by Van Cleef & Arpels with Mika Ninagawa, at the Hôtel d'Evreux, place Vendôme (from September 10th to November 14th, 2021).


Paul Paradis, Art Historian, Decorative Arts and Jewelry Specialist, Teacher at L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts

Gislain Aucremanne, Art Historian, Antique Jewelry Specialist and Conferences Project Manager at L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts

3 time slots are proposed:

Wednesday September 22nd at 7:00 PM (Paris time) in French

Thursday September 23rd at 10:00 AM (Paris time) in English, with simultaneous interpretation available in Cantonese and Mandarin

Thursday September 23rd at 7:00 PM (Paris time) in English



Photo : Van Cleef & Arpels, Chrysanthemum clip, 1937, Van Cleef & Arpels Collection, Patrick Gries © Van Cleef & Arpels SA