The Maison Van Cleef & Arpels, a Living Heritage company with a long-standing commitment to the transmission of jewelry professions and savoir-faire, is renewing its initiative intended for young people and the general public: “de Mains en mains” (“From Hands to hands”). Participants in this event, which will take place in Lyon from November 26 to December 4, 2022, at the InterContinental Lyon – Hotel Dieu can attend a Parcours Métiers (Professional Pathways) with professional jewelry experts, as well as classes, conferences and workshops offered by L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts, and discover an exhibition of historical and contemporary pieces created by the Maison.

Professional pathways

Over the course of a week, craftsmen from Van Cleef & Arpels’ Paris and Lyon workshops will share and discuss about their experience, their everyday life and their passion with groups of students. They will try their hand at several specialized gestures such as setting, polishing or jewelry work.


Several jewelry schools will present to students the different trainings dedicated to these traditional savoir-faire. Representatives of Van Cleef & Arpels's associated workshops will also share their experience and the potential openings within companies.


The Parcours Métiers (Professional Pathways) will be open to the general public on the weekends of November 26 - 27 and December 3 - 4. All will attend craftsmen’s interactive demonstrations of savoir-faire and meet with specialized jewelry schools.

Jewelry professions
Polishing of a Perlée sweet clovers bracelet. Van Cleef & Arpels.

Drawing illustrating a threader's work

Drawing illustrating a stone expert's work. Van Cleef & Arpels.

Drawing illustrating a stone expert's work

Drawing illustrating a CAD's work. Van Cleef & Arpels.

Drawing illustrating a CAD's work

Drawing illustrating a polisher's work. Van Cleef & Arpels.

Drawing illustrating a polisher's work

Drawing illustrating a founder's work. Van Cleef & Arpels.

Drawing illustrating a founder's work

L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewerly Arts in Lyon

As part of this initiative, L’École, School of Jewelry Arts, set at place Vendôme in Paris, moved to Lyon to propose a program composed of more than 20 lectures in gemology, conferences, or workshops towards adults or youngsters. Van Cleef & Arpels thereby proposed to discover the jewelry crafts and bringing them to the greatest number.


All the courses in the programm will be offered at 15€ each, for students upon the presentation of a valid scholar card.

  • “de Mains en mains” par Van Cleef & Arpels

    From November 26th to December 4th, 2022

    InterContinental Lyon – Hotel Dieu

    20 Quai Jules Courmont, 69002 Lyon