24 June 2016

All about Jean-Baptiste Tavernier

The Van Cleef & Arpels School continues its mission to initiate the general public by sponsoring cultural projects like a current thesis on Jean-Baptiste Tavernier at the University of Rennes. The latter, the ancestor of all gemstone traders ventured to Turkey, Persia and to an India infested with tigers, to bring exceptional gemstones back for Louis XIV.

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