More than just valuable: the emperor from Brazil

Dear gemstone lovers,

there are stones which really are something special. And some of them are far rarer than diamonds. I’d like to tell you about just such a stone today because, with me and the imperial topaz, it was love at first sight!

Nomen est omen

Truly imperial: my first encounter with this radiant reddish-gold rarity was back in the 80s, on a trip to Ouro Preto, in the well known federal Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. When I first saw the special sparkle of this stone, I understood at once why my father had referred to the Brazilian imperial topaz as his favourite!

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Constantin’s summer fete

Dear gemstone lovers,

together with colleagues, partners, friends and faithful companions, we shall be holding a colourful summer fete in July.

We, the young and the not so young, aim to celebrate life together, with some nice music and delicious food.

The preparations are in full swing, and I’m already looking forward very much to this wonderful event.

Watch this space for a report on how it went!

Sparkling greetings,

Constantin Wild

N.Y., L.A.: How my treasures found their way to a famous opera singer …

Dear gemstone lovers,

for several years, I have been on good terms with the friends’ association of the Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian is a US research and education establishment which comprises a number of museums. In the ‘National Gem and Mineral Collection’ at the National Museum of Natural History, visitors can view what is probably the world’s most famous national gemstone collection. Alongside the legendary ‘Hope Diamond’ and the ‘Star of Asia Sapphire’, more than 15,000 gemstones – also including some sparkling specimens from my own establishment – can be seen there. Continue reading N.Y., L.A.: How my treasures found their way to a famous opera singer …

GEMS. TRUST. WILD!

Dear gemstone lovers,

anyone familiar with haute joaillerie knows Anna Hu. Gwyneth Paltrow, Natalie Portman, many other celebrities … indeed jewellery lovers the world over are crazy about her handcrafted pieces.

The former cellist, daughter of one of Taiwan’s leading gemmologists, uses only the best gemstones for her designs, and depends on reliable suppliers. I myself am among those who have had the honour of working with her. The result: a colourful necklace, and in the middle of it, an oval-cut kunzite from my establishment, 59 carats in weight!

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