Iconic luxury jeweller Van Cleef & Arpels is offering courses to jewellery lovers and connoisseurs in Hong Kong through L’Ecole des Arts Joailliers, the jeweller’s roving jewellery design school.
L’Ecole is providing courses revolving around unique themes: Art History of Jewelry, The Universe of Gemstones and Savoir-Faire. The classes will be held at PMQ in Central from September 16 to October 1.
Each course is limited to a number of students to encourage personal interaction between student and instructor, according to Van Cleef.
Under the Art History of Jewelry course, students get to explore the origins of exceptional jewellery pieces and understand hidden symbolisms. The Universe of Gemstones courses, meanwhile, allow students to learn how to distinguish precious stones. The Savoir-Faire course teaches students about diamond setting techniques.
The teaching staff consists of 14 instructors including jewellers, art historians, experts, gemmologists and historians of time, Van Cleef said.