First school to initiate the public into the secrets of the jewelry world
The aim of L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts, is to share the jewelry culture to a large and varied audience, both in France and abroad.
Through hands-on à la carte classes taught by passionate experts, videos and books, 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 history of jewelry.
No prerequisite of education or skills is needed, only curiosity. In just a few hours, anyone who wants to learn and become an enlightened amateur will manage to grasp the richness of this fascinating universe.
Located at Place Vendôme in Paris, the first and original L’ÉCOLE was established with a goal to share its knowledge with the world.While L’ÉCOLE is based in Paris, its goal is to share its knowledge with the world. Every year, L’ÉCOLE travels to different destinations to meet its students and offer them, in their country, programs of courses, talks and exhibitions.
L’ÉCOLE regularly comes to New York City to invite the public to immerse themselves in the art of jewelry guided by leading experts. Discover the programs and book your seat.
Classes are held in the morning or afternoon, and conversations in the evening. Upon arrival to their class, students are greeted with refreshments, giving them the opportunity to meet the instructors and fellow participants prior to the start of class. Breaks provide further opportunities for dialogue outside of the classroom.
Comprised of gemologists, jewelry art historians, master jewelers, stone setters, designers, mock-up makers, lacquer craftsmen, and enameling specialists, L'ÉCOLE's team has over 40 instructors, all of whom are experts in their given fields. Find out more about L'ÉCOLE's instructors.
All of the instructors travel to New York City from Paris and will teach the same programs that are offered at L’ÉCOLE in Paris.
The courses can be accompanied by exceptional exhibitions about jewelry, talk-based lectures called “Evening Conversations”, kids' workshops, providing fresh knowledge to jewelry enthusiasts in the US through a variety of formats.