Van Cleef & Arpels jewellery workshops in Hong Kong

French label’s school returns with 10 courses revolving around three themes

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 03 March, 2016, 6:01am
UPDATED : Thursday, 03 March, 2016, 6:00am

L’Ecole Van Cleef & Arpels returns to Hong Kong, running a series of jewellery and watchmaking workshops at the creative hub of PMQ, Central from March 4-14.

The French jewellery label Van Cleef & Arpels, founded in 1896 by Alfred Van Cleef and his uncle Salomon Arpels in Paris, is known for its designs of flowers, animals and fairies, its pieces worn by style icons including the Duchess of Windsor, Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor. The house has created such masterpieces as the Mystery Set, the Zip necklace, and timepieces including Poetic Complications.

The school, established in 2012, sheds light on the secretive world of jewellery and watchmaking and was first seen in Hong Kong in October 2014 for a two-week programme. This time there are four new courses, making a total of 10 courses. These are based around three themes named savoir-faire; art history of jewellery; and the universe of gemstones.

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