L'ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts

Discover, Learn, Wonder! A unique place for learning which welcomes the general public to the world of jewelry through offering courses, conferences, exhibitions, videos and book publications.
Jean vendome

Reopening of L'ÉCOLE and extension of the exhibition Jean Vendome

Discover the incredible artist Jean Vendome, true pioneer of modern jewelry and lover of minerals!

The exhibition will be extended until August 28th. Free admission, by reservation,

FIRST INSTITUTION ESTABLISHED TO INTRODUCE THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO THE WORLD OF JEWELRY, L’ÉCOLE IS BACK IN SESSION !

Created by the initiative of Van Cleef & Arpels, L'ÉCOLE offers introductory and experimentation courses à la carte, in France and abroad, focusing on unlocking the secrets of the world of jewelry. L'ÉCOLE offers an exclusive program, revolving around three main themes: savoir-faire, history of jewelry, and the universe of gemstones.

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Introduction
Courses

Introduction

Savoir Faire
Courses

Savoir-faire

History of jewelry
Courses

Art History of Jewelry

The world of Gemstones
Courses

The World of Gemstones

Ateliers pour jeune public
Courses

Workshops for Young People

晚间讲座对谈
Talks

Conversations

线上对谈
Talks

Live Online Conversations

About L'ÉCOLE

Discover the secrets of the jewelry world

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. In Paris L'ÉCOLE is located on Place Vendôme, where the spirit of jewelry is in the air, in an 18th-century mansion which embodies the French artistic tradition. The international vocation of the school leads it to travel all around the world to share jewelry knowledge, where it meets an ever increasingly diverse audience. The school's entrance is located at 31 rue Danielle Casanova in Paris.

Exhibitions

A showcase of exceptional gemstones and precious objects

Cuff bracelet, platinum and diamonds, signed Lacloche Frères, 1930. Private Collection. Courtesy of Stephen Russell, New York. Photo Oliver Tabanera for Stephen Russell.

L’ÉCOLE also encourages the appreciation of jewelry through exhibitions that are free and open to the public. By collaborating with collectors and contemporary artists, these exhibitions offer a rare opportunity to see private and exceptional works that highlight the many facets of the jewelry arts. Guided tours will be available in French and English, during opening hours and with pre-registration.

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Jewelry and abstraction by women artists and creators of the 20th century

Study day organized at the Centre Pompidou by L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts June 3, 2021

Rock-Paper-Jewels - Discover the winners !

Thanks to all who participated in our contest "Rock-Paper-Jewels". We received so many beautiful creations inspired by the art of Jean Vendome... Congratulations to our winners!