5 Sep 2022 ‑ 31 Jan 2023 (everyday) 1 ‑ 7pm (6 hours)
香港九龍尖沙咀梳士巴利道 18 號 K11 MUSEA 五樓 510A 室
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L’ÉCOLE Asia Pacific, School of Jewelry Arts, presents “Men’s Rings, Yves Gastou Collection" exhibition, the unprecedented collection of men’s rings which belonged to the late Yves Gastou, the respectable French collector and antique art dealer known for his pioneering taste and passion for art, design, and furniture.

The exhibition in Hong Kong will showcase a collection of rings that embodies a man’s 40-year passion. Over three hundred exhibits, spanning from rings of 17th century Venice doges, ancient Egyptian rings, 18th century enameled rings, 19th century “memento mori” skull rings, American biker rings of the 1970s, to rings by contemporary artists, will be beautifully displayed for guests to explore the many facets of this masculine jewel, worn by bishops and Emperors as well as by bikers and rockers.

The exhibition will open to the public with free admission and guided tours available in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. Audio guide is also available at the exhibition venue, with both Cantonese and English versions specially narrated by the talented actor-cum-singer-cum-film director Mr. Stephen Fung Tak-lu.

Exhibition Info:
Date: September 5th, 2022 to January 31st, 2023
Time: Monday - Sunday, 1 - 7pm (except special closures)
Venue: L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts, 510A, 5F, K11 MUSEA, 18 Salisbury
Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Free admission, with free guided tours on the hour (last tour at 6pm)
Register now: https://bit.ly/3qnR4XW
Learn More: https://bit.ly/3BoZl3Y

Exhibit Highlights:
Angels Ring by Duponchel & Cie
Gold, silver and lapis lazuli
© L’ÉCOLE Van Cleef & Arpels,
photo: Benjamin Chelly

Ring by Lydia Courteille
Circa 2006
White gold, diamond, amethyst, and ruby
Unique piece
© L’ÉCOLE Van Cleef & Arpels,
photo: Benjamin Chelly

Cameo ring by Marc Gassier
Circa 2010
Gold and cameo
© L’ÉCOLE Van Cleef & Arpels,
photo: Benjamin Chelly

Bishop’s Ring by Mellerio dits Meller
19th century
Gold and citrine
© L’ÉCOLE Van Cleef & Arpels,
photo: Benjamin Chelly

English Mourning Ring
Left: Gold, and cameo, 19th century
Right: Niello silver, and hair, 19th century
© L’ÉCOLE Van Cleef & Arpels,
photo: Benjamin Chelly

About L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts
Photo: Kevin Mak, courtesy of Sou Fujimoto Architects

L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts, was established in 2012 in Place Vendôme, Paris, with the support of High Jewelry Maison Van Cleef & Arpels and opened its second permanent location in K11 MUSEA, Hong Kong in November 2019. It is the first school in the world to invite everyone from the general public to connoisseurs to explore the world of jewelry arts. In addition to providing courses throughout the year at the permanent Paris and Hong Kong locations, L’ÉCOLE has expanded its educational programs worldwide with traveling editions featuring special courses, talks, publications, and exhibitions in cities such as Tokyo, New York, and Dubai. L’ÉCOLE carries several research projects and partnerships with museums and academic institutions, including Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Paris), The Comédie-Française Museum (Paris), École des MINES ParisTech (Paris), Liang Yi Museum (Hong Kong) and also Hong Kong Design Institute (Hong Kong). It also offers online educational videos, conversations, and a library specializing in jewelry art.