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FOUR NEW COURSES AT L’ÉCOLE, SCHOOL OF JEWELRY ARTS


L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts:
 
Founded in 2012, L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts is the world’s first introductory school for the general public.
L’ÉCOLE is located in the heart of Place Vendôme - the cradle of Parisian jewelry-making - in an 18th century mansion that embodies the French artistic style.
L’ÉCOLE was created with the support of Van Cleef & Arpels, with the aim of unveiling this secretive but fascinating world. Dedicated to jewelry in its entirety, it is intended for enthusiasts, lovers of beauty, the curious and anyone who desires to become an enlightened connoisseur. There are no prerequisites for education or skills. All the participants need is a desire to learn.

The courses
L’ÉCOLE offers some 20 classes in both French or English, arranged around three broad themes: Savoir-Faire, the Art History of Jewelry and the World of Gems.
The classes are mainly intended for adults. Each lasting 2 to 4 hours, they are given by at least two instructors. Whatever their length, all classes are carefully scripted to keep students on the edge of their seats. The classes are given by over 50 professionals: jewelers, designers, mock-up makers, watchmakers, lacquer craftsmen, enamelers, art historians, gemologists...
Each class is open to a maximum of 12 students, to ensure that each of them can derive full benefit from the experience and try out the techniques..

4 new courses offered in 2020

Around the world in Jewelry
Class length: 2 hours 30 minutes / Price: 100 €  / 12 participants max

This initiation course offers you a journey across the five continents in order to examine the jewel from a new point of view. The course is taught by a jewelry art historian and a gemologist.  
What is a jewel?  Why does it attract us?  Each civilization, each time period has produced its own answers.  From Africa to Oceania, passing through Asia, the Americas and Europe, this world tour in jewelry invites you to discover materials, techniques and styles which give the jewel its identity, from olden times to now.  

The Lapidary’s Art 1 - Discovery of the History and Techniques
Class length: 3 hours / Price: 200 €  / 6 participants max

Discover the history of stone cutting and the principal techniques of the Lapidary.  Familiarize yourself with stones and practice with the tools.  This course is taught by a lapidary and a gemologist.
During this first course, you will discover the history, the geography, the vocabulary and the tools used to cut and polish colored stones.  You will understand also how the Lapidary studies a rough stone in order to decide the best way to cut it, in order to obtain the very best color, while also retaining the best weight of the stone.
Finally, you will proceed to the first steps for cutting: you will use the cutting machine and you will execute lapidary techniques.  At the end of the course, you will leave with your pre-formed or “bruted” stone.
 
The Lapidary’s Art 2 – Initiation: Cutting a Colored Stone
Class length: 3 hours / Price: 200 €  / 6 participants max
 
Cutting your own stone.  Applying the techniques you learned during the course « The Lapidary’s Art 1 ». This course is taught by a lapidary and a gemologist.
This course is for students who want to completely experience the lapidary’s techniques. It is necessary to first participate in the course « The Lapidary’s Art 1: Discovery of the History and Techniques ».  
You will first become acquainted with the major principles of cutting and the importance of proportions. Then you will cut your own stone until completion. Step by step, you will make the facets and polish them using the lapidary’s cutting and polishing machine. At the end of this course, you will leave with the fruit of your labor: your facetted stone.

The Ruby, a fiery and bewitching stone
Class length: 4 hours / Price: 200 €  / 12 participants max
 
Discover the Ruby: this miraculous stone, which, according to the Burmese legend, carries the fire and the blood of the Earth itself. This course is given by two expert gemologists.
After having contemplated the unique symbolism of the color red, you will then start studying where this legendary is found, the places around the world where it is extracted.  You will also understand the fascinating and particular properties, which have made ruby the « Queen of Precious Stones » in many civilizations.


-> Program and registrations on : https://www.lecolevancleefarpels.com/en/schedule

  • L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts,
    "The Lapidary’s Art"
    Photo Benjamin Chelly


  • L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts,
    "The Lapidary’s Art"
    Photo Benjamin Chelly


  • L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts,
    "The Lapidary’s Art"
    Photo Benjamin Chelly


  • L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts,
    "The Lapidary’s Art"
    Photo Benjamin Chelly


  • L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts,
    "The Lapidary’s Art"
    Photo Benjamin Chelly


  • L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts,
    "The Lapidary’s Art"
    Photo Benjamin Chelly


  • L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts,
    "The Lapidary’s Art"
    Photo Benjamin Chelly


  • L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts,
    "The Lapidary’s Art"
    Photo Benjamin Chelly


  • L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts,
    "The Lapidary’s Art"
    Photo Benjamin Chelly


  • L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts,
    "The Lapidary’s Art"
    Photo Benjamin Chelly


  • L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts,
    "The Lapidary’s Art"
    Photo Benjamin Chelly


  • L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts,
    "The Lapidary’s Art"
    Photo Benjamin Chelly


  • L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts,
    "The Lapidary’s Art"
    Photo Benjamin Chelly


  • L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts,
    "The Lapidary’s Art"
    Photo Benjamin Chelly


  • L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts,
    "The Lapidary’s Art"
    Photo Benjamin Chelly


  • L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts,
    "Around the world in Jewelry"
    Photo Benjamin Chelly


  • L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts,
    "Around the world in Jewelry"
    Photo Benjamin Chelly


  • L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts,
    "Around the world in Jewelry"
    Photo Benjamin Chelly


  • L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts,
    "Around the world in Jewelry"
    Photo Benjamin Chelly


  • L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts,
    "Around the world in Jewelry"
    Photo Benjamin Chelly


  • Ruby of Mogok
    Photo – Collection Van Cleef Arpels


  • L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts,
    "The Ruby, a fiery and bewitching stone"
    Photo Maurine Tric


  • L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts,
    "The Ruby, a fiery and bewitching stone"
    Photo Maurine Tric


  • L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts,
    "The Ruby, a fiery and bewitching stone"
    Photo Maurine Tric


  • L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts,
    "The Ruby, a fiery and bewitching stone"
    Photo Maurine Tric


  • L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts,
    "The Ruby, a fiery and bewitching stone"
    Photo Maurine Tric


  • L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts,
    "The Ruby, a fiery and bewitching stone"
    Photo Maurine Tric


  • L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts,
    "The Ruby, a fiery and bewitching stone"
    Photo Maurine Tric


  • L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts,
    "The Ruby, a fiery and bewitching stone"
    Photo Maurine Tric


  • L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts,
    "The Ruby, a fiery and bewitching stone"
    Photo Maurine Tric


  • L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts,
    "The Ruby, a fiery and bewitching stone"
    Photo Maurine Tric


  • L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts,
    "The Ruby, a fiery and bewitching stone"
    Photo Maurine Tric


  • L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts,
    "The Ruby, a fiery and bewitching stone"
    Photo Maurine Tric


  • L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts,
    "The Ruby, a fiery and bewitching stone"
    Photo Maurine Tric


  • L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts,
    "The Ruby, a fiery and bewitching stone"
    Photo Maurine Tric

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