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.
Let your bejeweled journey begin with L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts
Founded in Place Vendôme in Paris in 2012, L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts is the first school established for the general public to learn about the history, culture, and savoir-faire of the bejeweled arts.
Through hands-on "à la carte" classes taught by a team of passionate experts, but also talks and exhibitions, L’ÉCOLE welcomes the public to learn about the savoir-faire of jewelry-making techniques, the world of precious stones, and the art history of jewelry.
No prerequisite of education or skills is needed, only curiosity. In just a few hours, participants can discover the fascinating universe of jewelry, from the mysteries of stones to the know-how of jewelers while uncovering its rich history.
A unique and exclusive experience in a pioneering venue with arts, culture and craftsmanship
Designed by renowned architect Sou Fujimoto, L’ÉCOLE Asia Pacific is located at K11 MUSEA, the heart of Hong Kong and the West Kowloon art and design district. The school design showcases a modern identity playing with organic shapes and the natural day light of the campus.
L’ÉCOLE Asia Pacific offers year-round courses, talks and exhibitions. Students and visitors can communicate and exchange with our teachers in gemology classrooms, design workshops, library and lounge, accompanied by the breathtaking panoramic view of the Victoria Habour. Book your jewelry classes now!
L'ÉCOLE’s faculty of teachers is comprised of experts in their fields: master jewelers, stone setters, designers, mock-up makers, jewelry art historians, gemologists and lacquer craftsmen. All of them are experienced professionals, chosen for their enthusiasm, passion and skill in transmitting their knowledge and know-how.
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.
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.
In 2022, we announced the opening of our third permanent L’ÉCOLE school 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!
Japan was the first overseas country L’ÉCOLE visited, with a 14-day program held in 2013. L’ÉCOLE also returned to Tokyo in 2019 at Kyoto University of Art & Design, Gaien Campus in Tokyo. From January 14 to March 13 in 2021, L’ÉCOLE organized "Men's Rings exhibition" at Gallery 3, 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT,with the breathtaking collection of men’s rings that belonged to Yves Gastou.
L’ÉCOLE United States
Following the first trip in June 2015, L’ÉCOLE returned to New York City for a series of talks in January and October 2016, and October 2017.
From October 25 to November 9, 2018, L’ÉCOLE organized 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.
L’ÉCOLE Middle East
In the heart of Hai d3 creative incubator in Dubai, discover the secrets of the jewelry world. Following the first trip in 2017, L’ÉCOLE returns to Dubaï from March 29 to April 13, 2019 and takes up residence in Hai d3 Dubai Design District, inviting the public to immerse themselves in the art of jewelry guided by leading experts.
2019 Hidden treasures: Jewelry from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2019 Pearl merchants: A rediscovered saga, between the Gulf & France at the dawn of XX Century
2019 Precious Art Deco Objects
2019 The Fabulous Destiny of Tavernier’s Diamonds
In Lyon, L’ÉCOLE School of Jewelry Arts took up residence from December 11 to 17, 2021 at the InterContinental - Hôtel Dieu, one of the city's most emblematic historic buildings, a representation of Lyon's rich history.