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A Conversational Gem

The Talismans, Gems and Marvels conference. Bracelet, 3rd-2nd centuries BC. J-C, Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York. Courtesy L’Ecole, the School of Jewelry Arts. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

Paris, France — L’Ecole, the School of Jewelry Arts in Paris just footsteps from one of the most bejeweled places in the world, the Place Vendôme, is offering free on-line conversations about jewelry with notable experts. And you can choose between a conversation in French or English. Talismans, Gems and Marvels offers a look into how amulets, talismans and lucky charms have obsessed people since the dawn of time even before cultures developed there own favorite motifs and jewelry. You can discover the powers attributed to stones, beliefs in protective or totem animals and hear stories about certain jewels of legend. The conversation is being held in English on November 12th at noon Paris time and on November 13th at 7pm, Paris time. The Conversation in French is slated for November 12th at 6pm Paris time.

The New York Architecture and Art Deco Jewelry conferene. Chrysler Building spire, Manhattan, by Carol Highsmiths/Raymond Templier – Design for a pendant 1925 Paris, musée des Arts décoratifs © MAD, Paris. Courtesy L’Ecole, the School of Jewelry Arts. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

Another on-line conversation offers a glimpse into the architecture of New York and jewelry design. This conversation is being broadcast live from the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (The Decorative Arts Museum) which is a partner of the school’s. The conversation delves into how the city of New York at the end of World War I served as an inspiration for jewelry creators. Entering into the heart of Art Deco, you can discover how skyscrapers, urban scapes and the modern profoundly changed the look of jewelry. The English conversation is being held on November 18th at noon Paris time and on November 19th at 7pm Paris time. The French conversation is on November 18th at 6pm Paris time.

The Flora in Jewelry Arts conference. Van Cleef & Arpels, Passe-Partout necklace with detachable flowers clips, 1939, Yellow gold, sapphires, rubies – Photo: P. Gries. Courtesy L’Ecole, the School of Jewelry Arts. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

The wealth of the floral universe has also for centuries been a source of inspiration for all jewelers. An astounding ensemble of jewels from the 17th century to the present will be explored, presented in a book co-published by L’Ecole and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. The English conversation is being held on November 24th at noon and 4pm Paris time and on November 25th at 10am and 4pm Paris time. The French conversation is on November 26th at 6pm Paris time.

From a past conference on Jewels of the Renaissance – Alessandro Allori – Portrait of Marie de’ Medici – Circa 1555 – Musée des Beaux-Arts – Vienne. Courtesy L’Ecole, the School of Jewelry Arts. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

L’Ecole, the School of Jewelry Arts, is supported by the world renowned jewelry house of Van Cleef & Arpels, and brings the fascinating universe of jewelry to the world through exhibitions, classes and conferences.
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The conversations are free but you need to register on-line at
https://www.lecolevancleefarpels.com/fr/en
Go to the Programs menu then to live on-line conversations in the Programs menu

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