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Greenery summer: peridot

After they had led a rather shadowy existence, the reputation of peridots gradually began to change: in the high mountains of Pakistan, at an altitude of over 4000 metres, some very fine, brilliant gold-green crystals were discovered. Today, the peridot is among the most coveted coloured gemstones worldwide. Its seductive, lush green hues and clarity have made it a strong competitor of the tourmaline and the emerald. The peridot is one of the very few gemstones which come in one colour only. This stone displays the most beautiful green tones of the summer: its range includes olive shades, the famous gold-green of the stones from Pakistan, a clear yellow green, a light lime green and the bluish green typical of stones from Burma. Very small but beautiful yellow-green stones come from China. And the best thing about this gemstone is that its colour will flatter the complexion of any woman! However, these fantastic stones do have one major disadvantage: all of them are very rare. Fortunately, I have a few remarkable peridots in my treasure chamber …

Sparkling greetings,
Constantin Wild

Come visit Constantin @ HONG KONG • Jewellery & Gem Fair • Asia World-Expo • Fine Gem Pavilion • Hall 9, Stand K26 • 13 – 17 Sept. 2017  –  !!! NEW LOCATION !!!

greenery - peridot
greenery – peridot

Job opening in Idar-Oberstein / Stellenangebot – Kaufmännischer Mitarbeiter m/w

Dear gemstone lovers,

there’s a lot to be done in my sparkling world of gemstones. So my team and I are seeking some active support from the German-speaking world.

Do you feel like combining your business skills with your knowledge of the gemstone industry? If so, there’s a place for you with us!

Contact us at: bewerbung [ at ] constantinwild.com

Stellenanzeige - Kaufmännischer Mitarbeiter m-w
Stellenanzeige – Kaufmännischer Mitarbeiter m-w

Constantin Wild meets Katerina Perez

Insider Katerina Perez is a specialist with professional knowledge and insight as regards the jewellery industry. On her website, she reports on the most recent trends in the gemstone and jewellery trade. When I met her a few weeks ago in Basel, we found a number of things to talk about right away. But one thing that always remained in focus was the fascinating world of gemstones. As for the interview, in which I talk about my family, the love I have for my profession and my ongoing quest for treasures on behalf of my customers, you can read it here at katerinaperez.com

Sparkling greetings,
Constantin Wild

Katerina Perez @constantinwild.gems
Katerina Perez @constantinwild.gems

Come visit Constantin @ HONG KONG • Jewellery & Gem Fair • Asia World-Expo • Fine Gem Pavilion • Hall 9, Stand K26 • 13 – 17 Sept. 2017  –  !!! NEW LOCATION !!!

 

‘Tour de Wild’ on japanese TV

It’s not only German television that has shown interest in the ‘Tour de Wild': a few days ago the Japanese singer and TV star Saori Yuki came on a visit of discovery together with a TV team. She herself is a great gemstone fan and really got her money’s worth in my home town of Idar-Oberstein!

Constantin Wild and Yuki Saori
Constantin Wild and Yuki Saori

We started off in the raw stone depot in my cellar. There, my guests learned that the process that leads to a sparkling, many-faceted beauty always begins with an unprepossessing piece of rock. In my cutting shop, Saori Yuki had a chance to see that the essential factors in the creation of a consummate end product are genuine craftsmanship and precision.

After that we went to my treasure chamber, where the most precious and rarest gemstones on this Earth sparkle endlessly in various colours and facets. And my guests’ eyes lit up even more in my treasure chamber, when I showed them the shocking pink imperial topaz which is said once to have belonged to Marie-Antoinette …

Constantin Wild - Japanese TV - Marie-Antoinette Ring
Constantin Wild – Japanese TV – Marie-Antoinette Ring

It was an honour and a pleasure for me to be visited by such eminence! And I’m sure it won’t be the last time.

Marie-Antoinette Ring
Marie-Antoinette Ring
Constantin Wild - Japanese TV - Yuki Saori and Crew
Constantin Wild – Japanese TV – Yuki Saori and Crew

Auf der Spur der Steine in Idar-Oberstein

TV documentary “Auf der Spur der Steine in Idar-Oberstein: Constantin Wild shows us his Idar-Oberstein.

2 June 2017 at 20.15 and 9 June 15:15 on SWR Television and for the next year at the ARD Mediathek (stream) 

Jens Hübschen sets out to retrace the history of the stones, in the gemstone world of Idar-Oberstein in the rocky Nahe region.

I have said it time and again: Idar-Oberstein is one of the most beautiful places in Germany. And gemstone fans are particularly likely to agree with that. After all, my home town was the cradle of the gemstone industry! A team from the German TV station SWR recently set out to retrace that fascinating history. For what began centuries ago with the first agates, found in volcanic rock, and rapidly brought forth the very best gemstone cutters and goldsmiths, has also managed to make a successful transition into the modern age. But how is that possible? In this documentary, I open the doors of my treasure chamber and chat a little about my fascinating world of gemstones – and about my beloved Idar-Oberstein.

Why not look in? 9.6.2017 at 15.15 on SWR or stream it to your Computer or Tablet.

PRESS: Press Kit – Baselworld 2017

Constantin Wild: Heralds of spring - Whilst Mother Nature keeps us waiting, the world of fashion has long chosen its favourite green of the 2017 season: Greenery from the House of Pantone. left round: chrome demantoid front large cushion: Pakistan peridot back cushion: tsavorite back oval: chrome tourmaline right front round: chrome demantoid
Press Kit – Baselworld 2017

- Pantone Greenery  (Interview form)
- More than just red and blue: Fancy Sapphires
- The force of Nature: Sustainability by Constantin Wild

fancy sapphires @constantinwild.gems

Press release March 2017

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More than just red and blue: fancy sapphires

Rubies and sapphires are amongst the world’s most precious gemstones. Their fiery reds and radiant blues are unmistakable. Less well known are the facts that both these stones are members of the corundum family, and that this family has much more to offer than just red and blue.

The corundum family, in fact, has everything you could want in a valuable gemstone: gorgeous colours, great brilliance, and an excellent hardness of 9 on the Mohs scale, putting it right behind the diamond – our hardest natural mineral – and that means it has excellent wearing properties. Its refraction is unusually high too, as evidenced by the wonderful brilliance of perfectly cut specimens. Experienced cutters know that the colour looks markedly more intense when the stone is viewed from one angle than it does when viewed from another.

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Then as now: the force of Nature

The world of gemstones is in a continuous process of modernisation, but Constantin Wild still puts his trust in hydropower for the processing of his precious gemstones today.

Water is the origin of everything. Especially as it relates to the success story of Idar-Oberstein. For when large agate deposits were found in the Hunsrück in the 15th century, the power of the water in the Idar stream was the only thing that enabled the big grinding wheels to be set in motion so that the raw stones, still grey and matt as they were, could be transformed into sparkling treasures. More and more cutting shops rapidly emerged – and with them, a flourishing industry.

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And the winner is: coloured gemstone supplier of the year 2017

Gems trust Wild! The readers of the prestigious ‘Diamantbericht’ know that too. I’m delighted to have been chosen as coloured gemstone supplier of the year for the second time in a row.

Constantin Wild - coloured gemstone supplier of the year 2017
Constantin Wild – coloured gemstone supplier of the year 2017

Particularly in my line of business, and in today’s times, fairness and transparency are more important than ever before. So at Constantin Wild, we put our trust in long-term relationships and a family rapport with all our partners. And what’s more: I am still personally acquainted with every single one of my stones. I know their first names and their life stories. This award from the ‘Diamantbericht’ shows that we’re on the right road. … Continue reading And the winner is: coloured gemstone supplier of the year 2017

Enchanté: the savoir-vivre edition of the Gem Journal 2017

Hot off the press: the ‘savoir-vivre’ edition of the Gem Journal.

May I invite you on a fascinating journey this time too? What city embodies that feeling of luxury better than Paris, the ‘capital of haute-joaillerie’? Yet even the most magnificent item of jewellery needs a perfectly cut stone: so what a good thing Idar-Oberstein is not far away. Quite apart from which it’s possible to live a life of luxury in my home town too. In my magazine, you can find out plenty of things worth knowing about Franco-German gemstone history. And you’ll also see that my chamber contains some sparkling treasures in the colours of the tricolore

Constantin wild - The savoir-vivre edition of the Gem Journal 2017
Constantin wild – The savoir-vivre edition of the Gem Journal 2017

It only remains for me to wish you a good browse and read!

Read our last issues online here