Public Lecture: Biominerals: from pearl to coral, to odontolite

ABOUT THE CONVERSATION

Biominerals: from pearl to coral, to odontolite...
Forming the frontier between the living and the mineral, what exactly are biominerals? How, from the distant past to the present, has jewelry showcased them?

Conversation will be conducted in English.

THE SPEAKERS

François Farges
Mineralogist, Professor at the National Museum of Natural History (Paris), Honorary Consulting Professor at Stanford University

Inezita Gay-Eckel
Art Historian, Graduate from Princeton University, Professor at L'École of Jewelry Arts

PRESENTED BY
L’ÉCOLE of Jewelry Arts

SUPPORTED BY
Van Cleef & Arpels

VENUE SPONSOR
PolyU Design

ABOUT L’ÉCOLE OF JEWELRY ARTS
The mission of L’ÉCOLE of Jewelry Arts is to initiate the public into the behind the scenes inner sanctum of jewelry. Based on the Place Vendôme since 2012, L’ÉCOLE of Jewelry Arts offers an à la carte program for adults and children, which consists of workshops, courses and lectures given both in English and in French by a team of 30 expert-teachers: jewelers, designers, mockup artists, art-jewelry historians, gemologists, watchmakers, lacquer artists and enamelers.

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