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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Summer Fete 2014

Dear friends and faithful companions,

we should make hay while the sun shines. And on Saturday 12 July, the time had finally come to do so, for I had invited several hundred wonderful people to my big summer fete. And one thing can certainly be said about it: Idar-Oberstein has surely never seen such a grand celebration!

Milan, Chicago, New York, LA, Zurich, Rio, Geneva, Dallas, Kiev, Buenos Aires, Tehran, Bogotá, Dubai, London, Taipei, Tokyo, St. Petersburg or Hong Kong: dear friends, faithful companions and business partners had travelled to Idar-Oberstein from all the corners of this Earth to join me in celebrating life. Indeed, my international guests and I spent the Friday evening getting into the mood.

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Visit from Great Britain

gem aDear gemstone lovers,

Hong Kong, Tucson, Basel. I love travelling the world. Yet home is still the best place to be. In my garden, where the cherries are already ripe. And if, in addition to that, I have a few friendly people around me – I’m perfectly happy!

Just recently I had a visit from a group of 17 from the Gemmological Association of Great Britain – or Gem-A – one of the leading providers of jewellery and gem education. The trip was organised by Deborah Mazza, who once lived in Idar-Oberstein herself, and Charles Evans, responsible for infrastructure and IT. After all, Idar-Oberstein has been, and still is, Europe’s top destination for gemstone connoisseurs and enthusiasts.

And when I have guests to look after, I leave nothing to chance …

Let the ‘TOUR DE WILD’ begin
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Summer fete 2014 – thanks for the flowers

Dear friends,

magnificent colours. Intoxicating scents. It wasn’t only the vivid summer bouquets you brought that made the day (and night ;)) of July 12 so special. But above all your smiles, I hope you enjoyed it just as much as I did. Here’s to the many other beautiful moments that we will celebrate together!

Sparkling  greetings,

Constantin

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