Located in the private mansion of the Marquis de Segur, next to the Place Vendome in Paris, the school is dedicated to initiate a behind the scenes inner sanctum of jewelry to one and all and to offer an a la carte program organized around three themes, Art history of Jewelry, savoir-faire and the universe of gemstones with a team of thirty expert-teachers: jewelers, designers, mockup artists, art-jewelry historians, gemologists, watchmakers, lacquer artists and enamellers.

There is no requirement to follow the full curriculum. Sur-mesure lectures and courses are given in English and French, with a maximum of twelve attendees, enabling everyone to be individually accompanied.

“L’Ecole presents” is a new cycle of ephemeral exhibitions open to public, inside the school compound. Outside the walls events are unveiled like the ongoing project with the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle de Paris, with the replicas of the twenty most beautiful historic diamonds sold by Jean-Baptiste Tavernier to King Louis XIV. The school will participate to Mobilier d’exception et arts décoratifs au XXème siècle, organized by the magazine AD and by the Musée d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris, and to Italian Jewelry during the 20th Century, inside the museum Poldi Pezzoli of Milan.

The aura of the French Haute-Joaillerie will been sustained by the “Nomadic l’Ecole” to meet the international public: in 2017, courses, lectures and workshops will be given, by the school team, in Dubaï, London, Hong Kong and New York.

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