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PRESS: Gemstone collection from Indian Ocean back in Idar-Oberstein

Press Release: Idar-Oberstein Oct. 2017: Gemstone collection from Indian Ocean back in Idar-Oberstein

  • Edelsteinsammlung aus dem Ozean zurück in Idar-Oberstein
    Es ist eine Geschichte wie im Märchen: Ende September zieht ein pakistanischer Fischer eine etwa 80 Jahre alte Edelsteinsammlung mit 29 Edelsteinen aus dem Indischen Ozean. Anhand eines eingedruckten Firmenstempels macht er Wilhelm Constantin Wild aus Idar-Oberstein als ursprünglichen Besitzer aus. Der Fischer bestimmt, dass die Sammlung als Teil einer Familiengeschichte zurück nach Deutschland gelangen soll. Zudem sieht er es als Geste der Freundschaft zwischen Muslimen und Deutschen. Auf einen Finderlohn verzichtet der ehrliche Mann. Eine besonders rührende Geste ist, dass er anstelle des in der Sammlung fehlenden Tigerauges Perlen für das leere Fach schenken möchte. …
  • Gemstone collection from Indian Ocean back in Idar-Oberstein
    It’s like something out of a fairy tale: at the end of September a Pakistani fisherman pulled a collection of 29 gemstones, some 80 years old, out of the Indian Ocean. Thanks to the imprint of a company stamp he was able to identify Wilhelm Constantin Wild of Idar-Oberstein as the original owner. The fisherman decided that the collection, being part of family history, should make its way back to Germany. He also thought it would be a nice token of friendship between Muslims and Germans. Being an upright man, he waived his right to a finder’s reward. In a particularly touching gesture, he said he would like to fill the empty compartment with some pearls, making the family a present of them in lieu of the tiger’s eye which was now missing from the collection. …

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Gemstone collection with 29 gemstones found in Indian Ocean back home in Idar-Oberstein 

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PRESS: Intergem 2017 – Press Kit

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Press Release: INTERGEM Idar-Oberstein Sept. 2017

GEMS. TRUST. WILD. Vertrauen ist der Schlüssel beim Edelsteinkauf…

- GEMS. TRUST. WILD. Trust is the key when it comes to purchasing gemstones…

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- Erinnerung an Prince
Ein Purple Safir bringt Love Symbol #2 zum Strahlen…

- In memoriam – Prince
A purple sapphire brings out the shine in Love Symbol #2…

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Gemstone collection with 29 gemstones found in Indian Ocean

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

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

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PRESS: HONG KONG – SEPTEMBER 2017

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Press Release September 2017

- World’s favourite stone shines out in Pantone’s Fall 2017 Fashion Color Report

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PRESS: All the greens of the summer – Constantin Wild presents trendy summer collection

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Constantin Wild presents trendy summer collection

Press Release June 2017

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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’

Constantin Wild (*1964) stammt aus einer Edelsteinfamilie: Das 1847 gegründete Familienunternehmen Constantin Wild GmbH & Co. KG leitet er in vierter Generation.

Wild lässt den Leser in seinen Tresor schauen und erzählt die Geschichte ganz besonderer Stücke. Dazu Episoden aus seinem Leben als Edelsteinhändler, die Geschichte seiner Familie und seiner Heimatstadt Idar-Oberstein, der deutschen „Edelsteinstadt“. Der studierte Gemmologe berichtet von Erlebnissen rund um die begehrten Farbedelsteine, zeigt seine Lieblingssteine und erklärt die hohe Kunst des Schleifens. Und er nimmt den Leser mit auf seine Reisen rund um die Welt zu seinem einzigen Ziel: Noch schönere, bessere, wertvollere Edelsteine zu finden.

„The Value of Colours“ ist ein sehr persönliches (Bilder-)Buch: Hier erzählt ein Begeisterter, einer, dem sein Beruf auch sein liebstes Steckenpferd ist: Einer „im Bann der Edelsteine“.

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繁體中文版 – traditional Chinese edition:
‘The Value of Colours – 寶石狂熱’

來自寶石世家的康斯坦丁.懷德 (*1964),代表第四代接手經營成立於1847年的家族企業W.Constantin Wild & Co.,

懷德讓讀者直擊他的寶庫,並敘述了特殊寶石的歷史。章節中從寶石商的生活點滴、家族故事和德國的“寶石之都”家鄉伊達-奧伯斯坦的介紹,到以國際寶石鑑定師的身份,訴說各方面令人垂涎的彩色寶石,分享他的最愛並解釋寶石切磨的精緻工藝。文中還帶領讀者前往他遍佈世界各地的探險旅程,目標只為尋找更美、更好、更有價值的寶石。

“色彩的價值”是一本非常個人化的圖書,寶石之於筆者既是他的專業又是他最熱衷的嗜好 :一個“為寶石痴狂”的男人。

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简体中文版 – simplified Chinese edition:
‘The Value of Colours – 宝石狂热’

来自宝石世家的康斯坦丁.怀德 (*1964),代表第四代接手经营成立于1847年的家族企业W.Constantin Wild & Co.,

怀德让读者直击他的宝库,并叙述了特殊宝石的历史。章节中从宝石商的生活点滴、家族故事和德国的“宝石之都”家乡伊达-奥伯斯坦的介绍,到以国际宝石鉴定师的身份,来诉说各方面令人垂涎的彩色宝石,分享他的最爱并解释宝石切磨的精致工艺。文中还带领读者前往他遍布世界各地的探险旅程,目标只为寻找更美、更好、更有价值的宝石。

“色彩的价值”是一本非常个人化的图书,宝石之于笔者既是他的专业
又是他最热衷的嗜好:一个“为宝石痴狂”的男人。

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“色彩的價值”是一本非常個人化的圖書,寶石之於筆者既是他的專業又是他最熱衷的嗜好 :一個“為寶石痴狂”的男人。

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Русскоязычное издание – russian edition:
‘The Value of Colours – чары драгоценных камней’

Константин Вильд (* 1964) родился в семье торговцев драгоценными камнями. В четвёртом поколении он руководит семейным предприятием В. Константин Вильд & Со, основанным в 1847 году.

В книге он позволяет читателю заглянуть в свою сокровищницу и поэтическим языком рассказывает о своих особых экземплярах. И, также, эпизоды из собственной жизни торговца драгоценными камнями, истории своей семьи, родного города Идар-Оберштайн, немецкого города драгоценных камней. Профессиональный геммолог рассказывает о событиях, связанных с любимыми драгоценными камнями, показывает свои любимые образцы и объясняет все тонкости искусства огранки. Он берёт читателя с собой в поездки по всему миру с единственной целью – найти самые лучшие, красивые и высококачественные драгоценные камни.

„The Value of Colours” – очень личная фото-книга. Эта книга одного увлечённого любителя камня, чья профессия – это ещё и его призвание, одного «в чарах драгоценных камней».

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FOLLOW ME ON Instagram & Facebook!

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!

Here you can learn everything worth knowing about my most colourful, noblest and rarest treasures. And you can get to know me better too: I’ll be reporting live from my exhibition stands, on special events and precious moments. And I’ll be very pleased to receive your likes and comments!

Why not just drop in? I’d be delighted!

Sparkling greetings
Constantin Wild

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.

 

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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.

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

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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

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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

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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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