Art history of jewelry

Entering the Van Cleef & Arpels Universe

Step into the world of Van Cleef & Arpels and discover the Maison's most beautiful creations

Event information

  • Participants
    12 people
  • Duration
    3 hours
  • Instructors
  • Language
    English (Cantonese)
    English (Mandarin)
  • Price
    HK$ 2,000/pers.
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Nature, art, astronomy and imaginary worlds are some of the themes at the heart of the Maison's creations.

During this course
By discovering both historic and contemporary pieces, explore Van Cleef & Arpels' history and its sources of inspiration with a visit in a boutique.

Discover the Maison's most legendary inventions and creations: the extraordinary jewels and mechanisms of transformable pieces, including the Mystery Set™, the Zip necklace, the Minaudière™ precious case, and the "Poetic Theater".  

This course is led by two art historians. 

Good to know 
- You are welcomed by your teachers before the class starts: a chance to meet each other and share experiences
- Coffee, tea and pastries are offered upon your arrival
- You don’t need to bring any specific material
- A certificate is given at the end of the class 

What makes L'ÉCOLE experience so special 
- High-quality education: L'ÉCOLE as education and research center has a scientific council 
- A very unique faculty: all the teachers are passionate experts chosen for their enthusiasm and skill in transmitting their knowledge
- Generosity: skills are presented with ease in an enjoyable way, hands-on experience and dialogue. Classes are for everyone with no pre-requisites
- Exclusive interaction: courses are delivered in small groups to allow students to discuss one-on-one with the experts 
- Initiation courses: on an “à la carte” basis courses offered to all those who want to learn and become enlightened amateurs

To go further
- After each class, teachers deliver a list of books, podcasts, websites, museums related to the course attended
- Discover the style that introduced a new creative freedom with the course "Art Nouveau Jewelry". 

* This course is offered at L’ÉCOLE in Hong Kong twice a month in English. Simultaneous Cantonese interpretation device is available at one lesson, and the same service is available in Mandarin at the other lesson. Students have to confirm if they need interpretation during their booking.