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L’ÉCOLE Van Cleef & Arpels in Hong Kong Back to School in March

PUBLISHED : Monday, 01 February, 2016, 9:47am
UPDATED : Monday, 01 February, 2016, 9:50am

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A Gem of a Curriculum Awaits Jewellery Lovers

After a successful debut in 2014, LÉCOLE Van Cleef & Arpels returns to Hong Kong this spring from March 4th  to 14th  at the Qube of PMQ, Hong Kong’s creative and design hub.

Step into the Wonderful World of Jewelry

An itinerant school like no other, LÉCOLE Van Cleef & Arpels transports students to the wonderful world of jewelry and the universe of gemstones while acquiring basic jewellery making skills at the same time.

Set in the lofty and light-filled space of the Qube carefully reimagined in line with the school’s aesthetics, it offers a beautiful new facet through which to explore the many realms of jewelry and watchmaking. 

In this stylish and intimate setting, students listen to captivating talks or don white lab coats and monocular loupes to experience the creative process of the art of Haute Joaillerie.

Engaging the Intellect and Emotion

Since its opening in Paris in 2012, L’ÉCOLE Van Cleef & Arpels has travelled to Tokyo, Hong Kong and New York and received wide recognition for initiating the general public into the historical and cultural aspects of Jewelry and Watchmaking. To date, more than 5,000 students from over 30 countries have passed through its doors. Generous and open in sharing and transmitting the Maison’s expertise, the school offers a non-technical curriculum designed to appeal to lovers of beauty, enlightened connoisseurs and professionals. Through its groundbreaking platform of sharing stories and secrets and a hands-on approach, students come away with an intellectual and emotional understanding of these universes as well as a personal experience of the savoir-faire Van Cleef & Arpels embodies.

A Multi-Faceted Program

L’ÉCOLE Van Cleef & Arpels in Hong Kong offers 10 courses, with fees ranging from $3,300 to $6,200 each.  Structured around the school’s three educational pillars – Savoir-Faire, Art History of Jewelry and The Universe of Gemstones – they are designed to enlighten and inspire. Lasting three to four hours and limited to a maximum of 12 students to enhance personal interaction, each session is tailor-made and led by the school’s instructors comprising jewelers, art historians, experts and gemologists. At the end of the course, each student will receive a certificate signed by Ms Marie Vallanet-Delhom, President of L’ÉCOLE Van Cleef & Arpels.

Experience Savoir-Faire

Transport yourself to the High Jewelry workshops and explore, admire and experience the craftsmanship behind creations through the savoir-faire courses. Discover how cultural heritage and modern techniques give birth to amazing jewels and try your hand at jewelry design sitting at the jeweler’s bench. You will be guided through the design stage of sketching and gouache rendering to learning intricate techniques and appreciate the flair of the artisans.

Delve into the Art History of Jewelry

Learn the art history of jewelry and how the aesthetic sources of inspiration have evolved through the ages. At the same time, discover the symbolic meaning of precious, fine and ornamental gemstones and the powers they are said to exert. Get a personal and intimate experience by trying on some jewels and explore how the wearing of jewelry has progressed.  You can also develop your creativity by mixing and matching jewels to suit your personal taste.

Discover the Universe of Gemstones

Delve into the origins and evolution of gemstones, get up close and personal with them, and learn how to identify precious stones and how to manipulate them at “The Universe of Gemstones” courses. Discover the fascinating history of diamonds and peer through a loupe to understand the science behind its brilliance and invincibility. Become an informed connoisseur no matter whether your interest in gemstones is amateur or professional.

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, indulge your loved ones by enrolling them at L’ÉCOLE Van Cleef & Arpels. They will find going back to school a totally inspiring and unique experience. For further information and enrolment, please visit hk.lecolevancleefarpels.com or contact +852 2532 7259.