Van Cleef & Arpels’ Gems Exhibition Takes Us On The Journey Of Precious Stones

Celebrated Place Vendôme jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels collaborates with the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (MNHN / National Museum of Natural History) in Paris to present the exhibition Gems exploring how precious stones formed from minerals in the depths of the earth are converted into pieces of jewelry of indescribable beauty through meticulous craftsmanship, taking an approach that’s at once scientific and artistic. I sit down with Lise Macdonald, Heritage and Exhibition Director of Van Cleef & Arpels, and François Farges, Professor of the MNHN and Specialist in Environmental and Heritage Mineralogy, to discuss the exhibition.

Q&A with Lise Macdonald, Heritage and Exhibition Director, Van Cleef & Arpels

How did the idea for the Gems exhibition first come about?

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