Legendary French Jewelry Company Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry is opening its first jewelry school in Paris. Founded in 1896; the company specializes in jewelry, perfumes and watches.

Van Cleef and Arpels say that they want to cast a light on the secretive world of jewelry making. For over a century the company has been creating fabulous jewelry with innovative techniques and exquisite craftsmanship.

One of the company most famous techniques is called “The mystery setting” in which the prongs are concealed beneath the gems they hold, allowing for the gems to take center stage.

This never visible type of technique, is what makes the company a celebrity favorite. The Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry pieces are made with an impeccable finish and quality. This is also the type of technique that people from all over the world can expect to learn at the school, if they choose to attend. A famous piece created by the company is the the Van Cleef & Arpels necklace which is a necklace that looks like a zipper and also the Van Cleef & Arpels clover necklace.

The Van Cleef and Arpels school is schedule to open in February of 2012. Registration starts November 15th. The classes will be available in English and French.

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