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.Discover programs
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.
A showcase of exceptional gemstones and precious objects
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.Discover