Marie Vallanet, L’Ecole Van Cleef & Arpels

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“Van Cleef & Arpels’ initiative, supported by Richemont, to set up a jewelry school open to the public reflects the Group’s integrity, vision and values. Rather than promoting our Maisons during these courses, we share and convey knowledge to people, teaching jewelry history, gemology and savoir-faire as a way of enhancing their understanding of the world of jewelry.

I am personally and professionally convinced that education can change the world and represents our core mission vis-à-vis future generations. An educated population is a smart population. We truly believe in these values, which to us are as important as business goals.  

In order to be able to grow as an organization, Maisons like ours within the Richemont Group also need to help people grow."