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Let me be surrounded by luxury …

I can do without the necessities!” *

Dear gemstone lovers,

it’s worth having a look behind the scenes in the world of luxury. One thing’s for sure: it has many facets. A few weeks ago Professor Ho, who lectures in ‘luxury studies’ at a Chinese university, journeyed to my home town of Idar-Oberstein, bringing a high-carat delegation with her, to learn everything there is to learn about gemstones.

Professor Ho with delegation from China
Professor Ho with delegation from China

Raw stones, cutting-shop, perfectly cut end product: my company headquarters is the perfect place to take a look behind the scenes in the world of luxury – and that includes the exquisite buffet! The group was particularly taken with the Gem Room, in which I present exclusive customers with a fine selection of particularly rare and valuable gemstones.

On a brief excursion to the historic Weiherschleife I showed the group the origins of the gemstone industry. From the 15th century right on into the 20th, gemstones were processed on big sandstone grinding wheels – using only the force of the water from our very own Idar stream.

A visit to the marketplace in Oberstein, where there are regional delicacies of all kinds, put the finish on our perfect day.

A truly wonderful day. I look forward to a luxurious wiedersehen!

Sparkling greetings
Constantin Wild

* Oscar Wilde

 

Limited Gem Calendar 2017

Dear gemstone lovers,

An eventful year is now coming to an end and Christmas is just round the corner. So my worthy customers and business partners can look forward to receiving a high-carat postal surprise: in the limited-edition gem calendar, a different sparkling highlight from my treasure chamber is presented each month!

Sparkling greetings,
Constantin Wild

(Re)Visit from Great Britain

Dear gemstone lovers,

I’ve said it often enough: Idar-Oberstein is thought by some to be unspectacular, but anyone who has taken it into his heart is very unlikely ever to let go of it again.

Is it the picturesque landscapes, the delicious wines, or the fact that the most sparkling gemstones worldwide are to be found here? Probably a mixture of all those things. Idar-Oberstein is worth more than just one visit. … Continue reading (Re)Visit from Great Britain

PRESS: “Rose Quartz” and “Serenity”: trend colours for 2016

PRESS: Colour Trends 2016
PRESS: Colour Trends 2016

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“Rose Quartz” and “Serenity”: trend colours for 2016
Constantin Wild presents up-to-the-minute highlights.

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PRESS: Chrome-Tourmaline: like some delicate spring growth

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Constantin Wild – Tourmaline – Chrome Tourmaline – oval

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March 2016

Chrome-Tourmaline: like some delicate spring growth
Constantin Wild inspires with magnificent green specimen.

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PRESS: Spring highlights Hong Kong March 2016

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Constantin Wild – Fine Gemstones – pair of aquamarines – chrome tourmaline – imperial topaz – tanzanite – red imperial topaz

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March 2016

Spring highlights Hong Kong March 2016
Constantin Wild presents exclusive gemstones for the first sunbeams of the year.

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PRESS: Intergem highlights, Idar-Oberstein, October 2015

Constantin Wild - Tourmaline - Chrome Tourmaline - 34ct oval
Constantin Wild – Tourmaline – Chrome Tourmaline – 34ct oval

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October 2015

Intergem highlights 2015
Constantin Wild presents new coloured gemstone treasures.
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PRESS: Autumn highlights Hong Kong September 2015

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September 2015

Autumn highlights 2015
Constantin Wild presents new coloured gemstone treasures.
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GIA Feature: My treasures in front of the camera

Dear gemstone lovers,

at the most recent trade fair in Tucson I was visited by a film team from the GIA, the Gemological Institute of America.

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GIA meets Constantin-Wild in Tucson 2015

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They were particularly thrilled about a set of 12 sparkling and colourful stones from many different parts of the world. Each carefully selected stone in the set weighed 25 carats, so that altogether they tipped the scales at 290 carats. Aquamarine, rubellite, yellow beryl, green tourmaline, imperial topaz, peridot, tanzanite, peridot or kunzite – this set takes true gemstone lovers’ breath away! Continue reading GIA Feature: My treasures in front of the camera

Press: Sparkling summer highlights Hong Kong June 2015

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Sparkling summer highlights
Constantin Wild presents exclusive colourful gemstones for the summer season
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Colour Trends 2015

Dear gemstone lovers,

there are two things we often long for: sunshine, and the opportunity to relax. Fortunately, the colour trends for the forthcoming spring and summer season promise both at the same time!

Every year, the Pantone Color Institute publishes current colour trends, and the entire world of fashion allows itself to be guided by them. The theme for sun-drenched days next year is ‘en plein air’. Our everyday life, which seems to be becoming more and more dynamic, demands a good deal of us. So hues named ‘aquamarine’, ‘lucite green’ and ‘tangerine’ give us exactly the compensation we need.

It goes without saying that Mother Nature can easily keep pace when it comes to colour trends. A glance into my treasure chamber provides proof of that!

Seductive blue

The colour ‘aquamarine’ marks the beginning of the Pantone range. Is there a gemstone lover who is not familiar with the stone of the same name?

Constantin Wild - Aquamarine - Santa Maria Aquamarine - pair - Brazil - 15ct

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PRESS: Springtime highlights Baselworld 2015

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Bright summer sky
Zircon and Paraiba: Constantin Wild presents highlights in blue
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Warm like the evening sun
Constantin Wild presents rare mandarin garnet
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Passion in red
Constantin Wild inspires us with beryl and spinel
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Bring on the springtime!
Constantin Wild presents sphene of over 27 carats in a fresh yellowish-green
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Springtime – Baselworld highlights 2015

Dear gemstone lovers,

harmony, contentedness, eternity. Many people associate the colour blue with these concepts. In my treasure chamber there are some exclusive highlights which are every bit as beautiful as a bright summer sky!

A shine like no other: blue zircon

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There is hardly a stone with such a high refraction as zircon. And this comes out particularly well when the stone is blue. With its diamantine shine and its unbelievable optical depth, the blue zircon is an absolute highlight in my current collection ‘more than just rare’. The stone originates from Cambodia, weighs 38 carats and measures 18 by 15 millimetres, and sparkles in a star and step cut.  A genuine cushion-shaped heavyweight! A stone of this size and quality is very rare – and predestined to be a collector’s item for that reason.  Continue reading Springtime – Baselworld highlights 2015

PRESS: Springtime highlights in his luggage

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February 2015

HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL DIAMOND & GEM SHOW, ASIAWORLD-EXPO

Springtime highlights in his luggage
Canary, Paraiba and imperial topaz: Constantin Wild presents exclusive gemstones for the first sunbeams of the year.
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Gem Journal – Premium Magazine

2015 Gem Journal - first edition
2015 Gem Journal – first edition

Dear gemstone lovers,

my fascinating world of gemstones is now available in black and white too – in a premium magazine!

In the first issue, I’m taking you with me on a journey. Find out for yourself how that German lifestyle – the so-called ‘Deutsche Vita’ – can look, feel, and even taste! And, as usual, you can also find colourful, exclusive gemstones and their histories in the new magazine.

Some gemstone lovers might have already discovered the magazine in their mailboxes – and I’ll be very happy to present those who haven’t with a copy at my fair stand.

Sparkling greetings,
Constantin Wild

Springtime highlights in my luggage

Canary, Paraiba and imperial topaz: exclusive gemstones for the first sunbeams of the year.

This year too, the Hong Kong International Diamond & Gem Show and BASELWORLD will attract numerous gemstone connoisseurs from all over the world. I will be presenting to my customers three particularly rare stones from my premium line ‘More than just rare’. And what is more, they fit in really well with the coming season from the fashion point of view! 

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Canary tourmaline – neon-yellow rarity

The canary tourmaline captivates gemstone lovers with its incredible luminosity. Yet this wonderful stone was not discovered until some 15 years ago in Zambia, East Africa. Continue reading Springtime highlights in my luggage

Stanislav Drokin meets Constantin Wild

Dear gemstone lovers,

The renowned jewellery designer Stanislav Drokin also trusts for his creations in the expertise of Constantin Wild. The result: colourful and exclusive jewellery highlights!

From engraver to designer

So how did it all start? In the 80s, Drokin started his professional life by training as an engraver – and soon discovered his passion for artistic jewellery. From then on, he created items of his own, opening his first studio in 1994.

In the time that followed, the Ukrainian designer remained eager to learn: for his studies he was drawn to the Kharkov State Academy of Design and Fine Arts (KSADA). And during his training as a gemmologist, he even stopped over in Idar-Oberstein!

Aiming high

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30 years of INTERGEM!

Constantin has come up with some fitting highlights!

Dear Gemstone Lovers,

When I opened my exhibition stand at the first INTERGEM, it was 1984. And today, the trade fair in Idar-Oberstein is still a red-letter day for me, an appointment not to be missed. On the occasion of the 30-year jubilee I am therefore bringing a really top-class stone with me: An imperial topaz of over 30 carats seems to me to be just the right thing for this occasion! Alongside some other sparkling and exclusive stones, I am donating an unusual set in the shape of the INTERGEM logo for the visitors’ prize.

Just the right thing: a 30-carat star!

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