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Hong Kong, 16 – 20 Sept. 2019 – Jewellery & Gem Fair – ASIA WORLD EXPO

fairs-hong-kong-03-september-boothThe September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair is the most important jewellery marketplace that every serious jeweller and connoisseur cannot afford to miss. The jewelry event t attracts over 52,000 buyers from around the world each year converge on Hong Kong to source a diverse a wide variety of over 3,600 exhibitors from 48 countries and regions that display a wide variety of fine jewellery, pearls, diamonds, gemstones, equipment and services.

One of them is Constantin Wild. He opens his treasure chamber in the AWE (Airport) Fine Gem Pavilion, Hall 9, Stand K26.

PRESS: Gem Journal – The Green Edition – Customer magazine with declaration of love for home town of Idar-Oberstein

  • PI - Intergem 2018Intergem 2018: Customer magazine with declaration of love for home town of Idar-Oberstein  
    25 September 2018: Accepting responsibility – for employees, Nature and his home town of Idar-Oberstein. For gemstone merchant Constantin Wild, these have always been perfectly natural parts of his corporate philosophy. Coming out in English at Intergem 2018 is the ‘Green Edition’ of the Gem Journal, the exclusive magazine for friends of the company. The current issue is devoted to the world of green gemstones and the balance between Nature and entrepreneurial responsibility. But it is also a declaration of love for the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park and the gemstone town of Idar-Oberstein. …
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Gem Journal ‘THE FANTASY GIFT EDITION’ goes digital

It’s out and on line – ‘THE FANTASY GIFT EDITION’ of my premium magazine GEM JOURNAL. On this occasion, I’m going to take you on a high-carat journey from New York straight to Idar-Oberstein. Learn how two American ladies came to create the perfect locket in my gemstone workshop. Learn about the fascination of paraiba tourmalines. And discover the beauty and sophisticated luxury lifestyle of my homeland.

Simply scroll down and click the online magazine to start reading.

Sparkling greetings,
Constantin Wild

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PRESS: Edelsteinsammlung aus Idar-Oberstein im Indischen Ozean – Antique gemstone collection from Idar-Oberstein found in Indian Ocean

Gemstone collection with 29 gemstones found in Indian Ocean
Gemstone collection with 29 gemstones found in Indian Ocean

Constantin Wild
Press Release September 2017

– Idar-Oberstein, Sept. 2017 – Antike Edelsteinsammlung aus Idar-Oberstein im Indischen Ozean gefunden, 29 wertvolle Edelsteine sollen ihren Weg zurück in den Familienbesitz finden.

Idar-Oberstein: Ein Fischer hat am Freitag, den 22. September 2017 im indischen Ozean, unweit der Küste Karachis in Pakistan einen überraschenden Fund gemacht: Eingebunden in einem Lederbüchlein fand er eine Sammlung von 29 wertvollen Edelsteinen. …

– Idar-Oberstein, Sept. 2017 – Antique gemstone collection from Idar-Oberstein found in Indian Ocean, 29 valuable gemstones on their way back to family estate.

Idar-Oberstein: On Friday 22 September 2017, in the Indian Ocean, not far off the coast of Pakistan at Karachi, a fisherman made an unexpected find: a collection of 29 valuable gemstones, wrapped up in a little leather book.

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‘The Value of Colours’ by Constantin Wild goes digital

Dear gemstone lovers,
mine is the glittering world of coloured gemstones. I provide some deep insights into it in my book ‘The Value of Colours’. In pictures and words, I have set down here some of the things I’ve had the opportunity to learn, see and experience in some 30 years as a coloured gemstone merchant. There are stories about special stones and accounts of my travels to far-off lands. Always on the lookout for even more beautiful, rarer and more valuable specimens – and always driven by my passion, my enthusiasm, my fascination for those wonderful colourful treasures.

I’d like to share that enthusiasm with you. Indeed I hope to inspire you with it. That’s why the English, German, traditional Chinese and simplified Chinese versions of my book are now available to you here in my blog. Simply scroll down a little further, start browsing – and don’t forget to tell your friends, relatives and acquaintances about it!

By the way: there’ll be more editions coming soon. So stay tuned.

Sparkling greetings
Constantin Wild

English edition:
‘The Value of Colours – wild about gems’

Constantin Wild (*1964) comes from a gemstone family: he runs the family enterprise Constantin Wild GmbH & Co. KG,
founded in 1847, and represents the fourth generation of that family in doing so.

Wild lets the reader look into his safe and narrates the history of some very special gems. There are episodes from his life as a gemstone merchant, and stories of his family and his home town Idar-Oberstein, Germany’s ‘gemstone metropolis’. The qualified gemmologist tells of experiences involving all aspects of these coveted coloured gems, shows his favourites and explains the fine art of gemstone cutting. And he takes the reader with him on his journeys all over the world, which have but a single goal: that of finding even more beautiful, better and more valuable gemstones.

‘The Value of Colours’ is a very personal (picture) book. The author is an enthusiast, a man whose profession is also his favourite hobby: a man who is ‘wild about gems’.

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Deutsche Edition:
‘The Value of Colours – Im Bann der Edelsteine’

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Gemstone lovers really get good value with my accounts. Look forward to glittering colours and unusual stones, things worth knowing and inside stories from the business I work in. I appreciate all your likes, shares and comments 🙂

See you on line @ www.facebook.com/constantinwild.gems or @ www.instagram.com/constantinwild.gems and dip into my fascinating world of gemstones!

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Heritage – Now & Then

Heritage – Very few people are as familiar with the market as Werner Fritsch: with more than 45 years of experience, the general manager of W. Constantin Wild & Co. looks back on the changes in the world of gemstones. In this interview, he explains what it is that has actually changed.

 

Heritage - Werner Fritsch - general manager of Constantin Wild & Co.
Heritage – Werner Fritsch – general manager of Constantin Wild & Co.

GEM JOURNAL: Herr Fritsch, just recently you celebrated your 45-year jubilee at W. Constantin Wild & Co. What do you think is the most significant difference between your work now and your work as it was when you first started?  

Werner Fritsch: The technological developments, definitely. When I started here we were still communicating by telegram. Today, the contact we have with our customers and business partners is unimaginable without e-mail, smart phones etc. But a lot has also happened in terms of the way gemstones are processed. Back then, everything was done by hand in the cutting-shop. Today, my colleagues programme state-of-the-art CNC machines to put the finishing touches to some of our products. Having said that, with some very special stones nothing can possibly beat traditional craftsmanship.

GJ: Apart from this change in the world of work, how has the status of gemstones changed in the luxury goods sector?   Continue reading Heritage – Now & Then

PRESS: „The Value of Colours – Im Bann der Edelsteine“ von Constantin Wild wird digital

Constantin Wild - Book - value of colours - wild about gems
Constantin Wild – Book – value of colours – wild about gems

„The Value of Colours – Im Bann der Edelsteine“ von Constantin Wild wird digital, jetzt auch in Deutsch.

Presseinformation September 2016

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PRESS: ‘The Value of Colours’ now available in digital form in simplified Chinese

Constantin Wild - Book - value of colours - wild about gems
Constantin Wild – Book – value of colours – wild about gems

Constantin Wild’s book ‘The Value of Colours’ now available in digital form in simplified Chinese too

Press release September 2016

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PRESS: ‘The Value of Colours’ by Constantin Wild goes digital

Constantin Wild - Book - value of colours - wild about gems
Constantin Wild – Book – value of colours – wild about gems

Mai 2016

Constantin Wild’s book ‘The Value of Colours – Wild About Gems’ is available as of now in digital form.

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Springtime is here! – 2016

Dear gemstone lovers,
when the magnolia in the garden of my house in Idar-Oberstein begins to flower, I know springtime is at the door. But when I see those first buds it’s not just a question of my taking pleasure in the beauty of the tree. I also think back to the time when I planted it to mark the birth of my son. That was 19 years ago – and now there he is taking his school-leaving exams! Time flies. But one thing’s for sure: winter is over now. I’m very much looking forward to the summer, to hot sunny days in my garden with that gorgeous magnolia in blossom. Why not just drop by and admire that magnificence together with me – the magnificence in my garden and the magnificence in my Gem Room too. I’ll be happy to show you around!

Until then …
Sparkling greetings

Constantin Wild

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Spring 2016 Magnolia blossom gallery images