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. …
That’s probably the reason why Deborah Mazza, a former inhabitant of Idar-Oberstein, felt that longing again. She visited me 2 years ago. And this time, once again, she brought some British gemstone fans with her. It appears that word has already got around on the other side of the Channel that hospitality is a pretty important word at W Constantin Wild & Co!
Kick-off to a journey into my glittering world: a tasty champagne brunch. Suitably fortified, my guests and I then set off on a tour of the premises in which there are not only some extremely rare gemstones such as the paraiba tourmaline to be seen, radiant in neon blue or turquoise, but also a great deal more worthwhile knowledge to be gained: for example about the history of gemstones. And about all the work that has to be done before a raw stone can become a cut gem.
I feel pretty sure that this will not have been the last British visit!
Sparkling greetings, Constantin Wild