What you can learn at Van Cleef & Arpels' L’École

What you can learn at Van Cleef & Arpels' L’École

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Text: Su Fen Tan

Image: Van Cleef & Arpels

Van Cleef & Arpels makes a sparkling case for going back to school at L’École, the school of jewellery arts

Whether you're an aspiring jeweller, a gemstone enthusiast, or simply a lover of arts and crafts—here's a reason for you to visit Hong Kong this September: Paris-based school of jewellery arts L'École returns to the Pearl of the Orient for a third run. The school, supported by Van Cleef & Arpels, will once again reside at the Qube in Hong Kong's creative design hub PMQ. 

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From 16 September to 1 October 2017, L'École will hold a diverse range of courses and workshops, led by their team of expert jewellers, art historians and gemmologists. Don't worry, no experience necessary. There are 10 courses on offer this year, 6 of which are brand new, and they fall under three main themes: Art History of Jewelry, Savoir-Faire and The Universe of Gemstones.


Here's mini guide to the three main themes:

Art History of Jewelry ♦ Delve into the intriguing world of jewellery and explore the major aesthetic sources and symbols from the past to the present.

Savoir-Faire ♦ Here, you'll get to take a seat on the jeweller's bench and experience the intricate craftsmanship that goes behind jewellery making.

The Universe of Gemstones ♦ Train your eyes and discover the fascinating origins and mysteries of earth's greatest treasures—gemstones. 

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To get started, pick a theme, then choose from the list of corresponding classes. Each class lasts two to four hours, and is limited to a maximum of 12 students to ensure an interactive and hands-on experience. Upon completion of each course, students will receive a certificate signed by Ms. Marie Vallanet-Delhom, the President of L'École. 


Besides the set curriculum, L'École will also be hosting several special programs, including Evening Conversations, a platform for discussions specific to the world of jewellery, as well as fun Creative Workshops for children and teens.

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Online registration is required for all courses. For more information and registration for courses, visit  


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