constantin wild

Idar-Oberstein

The address for exclusive coloured gemstones

For connoisseurs and gemstone lovers.

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gems

more than just rare

Great Temptations

Constantin Wild presents exclusive gemstones in brilliant colours. In his own in-house manufacturing facility, the raw stones get what they deserve: many facets, and even more devotion.

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manufacture

cut with delight

CRAFTSMANSHIP

From raw material to luxury product. From the first glance to the final cut. Masters of German craftsmanship ensure perfection.

"I admire the skills and dexterity of German craftsmen. Especially those of my own employees.“

Constantin Wild

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manufacture

cut with delight

NO CRAFT WITHOUT PASSION.

Dull. Dusty. Grey. Yet already a masterpiece of Nature. In Constantin Wild’s in-house manufacturing facility, raw stones are given the love and devotion they deserve. They can only be transformed into valuable gems in the hands of highly qualified craftsmen.

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manufacture

cut with delight

THE BOSS IS HIS OWN EBAUCHEUR.

A practised glance. Fingers glide delicately over the surface. Faceted cut or cabochon? Top face or underside? The future of these raw gemstones lies in the hands of Constantin Wild. It’s not without reason that his stones are among the most valuable in the world.

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manufacture

cut with delight

THE FINAL CUT.

A warm shimmer. Sparkling stars of light. Vivacious facets. Gemstones have to cater to an enormous variety of demands. But the aim is always the same: perfection. And masters of their craft make sure it is achieved. With their bare hands, and state-of-the-art technology.

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expertise

everlasting value

gems by Constantin Wild

Constantin Wild's customers have held him in high regard for more than 30 years for his knowledge of all aspects of the world of gemstones.

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the brand

GEMS. TRUST. WILD.

More than just rare.

Exclusive stones. Radiant colours. Hand-picked. Constantin Wild's treasure chamber contains some of the most beautiful prizes on this Earth. Finding them is his great passion.

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the brand

GEMS. TRUST. WILD.

More than just a gemstone merchant.

Running his hands over the raw material. Selecting the right cut. Appreciating the value. Each stone that comes from Constantin Wild has been examined in many ways. He is on first-name terms with them and knows their life story.

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the brand

GEMS. TRUST. WILD.

More than just jewellery.

A Paraiba tourmaline, radiant in a deep sea-blue. Or a mandarin garnet, shining in warm, lush orange tones. Each stone is unique. Just like the desires and needs of those on the lookout for something special: valuable gems for sophisticated collections. Or particularly brilliant investments.

Take a stroll in the fascinating world of Constantin Wild.

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family

Tales of the ‘Wild’ – 400 wild years

Agate cutters, goldsmiths
and gemstone merchants:
the story of a family

The name of Wild is among those most frequently encountered in Idar-Oberstein. It is borne by several gemstone merchants and cutters. Members of this family were probably among the very first gemstone cutters in Idar-Oberstein. The coat of arms bears the date 1557.

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family

Tales of the ‘Wild’ – 400 wild years

FIRST THINGS FIRST

The family history has been traced without a break back to the birth of Johann Nicol Wild in 1673. It began in classical manner: the agate cutter married the daughter of a colleague. Their son Johannes, born in 1711, learned the trade of goldsmith. Known as ‘alter Gehännes’, he was one of the founders of the goldsmiths’ guild. His son Johann Carl, called ‘Gehännese Carl’, was also a member.

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family

Tales of the ‘Wild’ – 400 wild years

The beginning of an era

Gehännese Carl’s daughter Anna Eva was widowed at the tender age of 28. Later, she fell for the young goldsmith Johann Carl Werle, descended from minstrels from Strasbourg. She bore him a son in 1820 – but he married someone else.

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family

Tales of the ‘Wild’ – 400 wild years

Forceful women ...

Illegitimate or not, Johann Carl Wild was Constantin Wild's great-grandfather. He was raised lovingly under the matriarchal wing and developed to become a man who was every bit as adventurous as he was ambitious and enterprising – just like his father, and his mother too for that matter.

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family

Tales of the ‘Wild’ – 400 wild years

... Adventurous men

At 21, after his apprenticeship as a goldsmith, Johann Carl took to the road and worked as an assistant goldsmith in far-off Hamburg and Hanover. In 1845/46, he betook himself – what a journey! – to St. Petersburg, at that time the centre of goldsmithery. Whether or not he ever made the acquaintance of Peter Carl Fabergé, who first saw the light of day in 1846 as the son of a jeweller in the Russian capital and was later to become the most famous goldsmith in the world at the court of the tsar, we shall never know.

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family

Tales of the ‘Wild’ – 400 wild years

Joh. Carl Wild IX

On his return, the much travelled Johann Carl Wild was given the nickname Russ-Carl. He didn’t take to that at all, so he had a look in the parish register and counted the number of his ancestors who had borne the name of Johann or Johannes since 1557. Now he called himself Joh. Carl Wild IX. His goldsmith’s business was flourishing; he entered the gemstone and cutting trade and founded J. C. Wild IX, Idar.

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family

Tales of the ‘Wild’ – 400 wild years

HIGHLY DISTINGUISHED

He received awards at the world exhibitions in Philadelphia (1876), Sydney (1879) and Melbourne (1880). Considering how onerous and lengthy journeys were in those days, one wonders how often he can possibly have been at home in Idar-Oberstein. At any rate, his ascent was surely only possible with the help of his dynamic wife Caroline, who, quite by the bye, gave birth to nine children.

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family

Tales of the ‘Wild’ – 400 wild years

On the way up ...

The youngest son, Wilhelm Constantin Wild (b. 1866), took over his father’s business, which has gone by the name of W. Constantin Wild & Co. since 1901. On land where a cherry orchard had housed the cutting-mill known as the Kirschgartenschleife, demolished about 1910, my grandfather WCW began to put up new buildings in 1911. The property, at Hauptstrasse 103, is still the registered office of the company and family seat to this day. He guided the firm, which at times boasted 150 employees, through war and hyper-inflation, times in which all the debts were bad and all the stocks abroad destroyed.

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family

Tales of the ‘Wild’ – 400 wild years

... around the world

Constantin Wild's father Fritz, born in 1905, joined the company in 1928. He founded branches in Pforzheim, Berlin, Paris, London and Milan. In the 30s, long before the aeroplane had become an everyday means of travelling, he visited India and Egypt, still British colonies at the time, voyaged by ship several times to America and Brazil and often travelled in the East. After the Second World War all the assets had gone, and he had to start again from scratch.

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family

Tales of the ‘Wild’ – 400 wild years

HERE AND NOW

That renaissance was a success; Fritz Wild ran the company until his death in 1984. Constantin Wild was just 20 – so his mother Christel held the fort until he had completed his training.

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Tales of the ‘Wild’ – 400 wild years

HERE AND NOW

"Now it is I who am responsible for the family gemstone venture – in the fourth generation, as manager of the company founded by the ‘bastard’ Johann Carl Wild IX, a.k.a. Russ-Carl."

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meet constantin

in person

WORLDWIDE

The Earth’s most beautiful rarities will always find their way to Constantin Wild. Meet him at the trade fairs in Tucson, Hong Kong, Basel, or in his gem room in Idar-Oberstein.

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meet constantin

gem room

THE HOUSE ON THE IDAR ... AND ITS GEM ROOM

To experience the world of gemstones is to experience the world of Constantin Wild. For special customers, the gemstone merchant rolls out the red carpet: to his own in-house showroom. And that's not all …

“The world belongs to those who enjoy it.”

Giacomo Leopardi

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meet constantin

gem room

IN GOOD COMPANY

In the rotating showcase: a spinel, radiant, in a deep carmine red. Not far away: a mandarin garnet with an orange glow from the collection ‘Great Temptations’. In a cabinet, an imperial topaz shimmers.

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gem room

PERFECTLY STAGE-MANAGED

But there's a great deal more to be seen in Constantin Wild's gem room. In his treasure chamber gemstones take the centre of the stage. With extraordinarily good taste and great attention to detail.

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gem room

HISTORIC IDYLL

Idar-Oberstein, Hauptstrasse 103: its gem room is not the only thing that is special about this elegant house on Germany’s best known gemstone mile. In each nook, each corner: a piece of centuries-old history. Raw stones are stored here. The old stone-cutting mill awaits them. In the cutting-shop, handicraft meets state-of-the-art technology. Outside, the Idar stream babbles gently along. In spring, the aroma of the cherry blossoms in the garden pervades the whole house.

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gem room

GERMAN LIFE

Idar-Oberstein is always worth a visit. For its art and culture. Or because everyone should try spiessbraten once in his life. Just like the wines of the region. And there’s more, whichever direction you care to look in: the chic of Frankfurt. Picturesque Heidelberg. Trier, the oldest bishopric north of the Alps, is even easier to reach. Out there beyond the German borders Paris, the capital of ‘haute joaillerie’, beckons. And Basel, the city of jewellery and clocks, is not far either.

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gem room

ENLIGHTENING

But first, bask in the light. The facets. The shine and sparkle. Sink a little deeper into that leather armchair.

Idar-Oberstein and its gemstones light up the world.

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Trade Fairs & Events

AT HOME ALL OVER THE WORLD

Constantin Wild cordially invites you to browse his treasure chamber. Experience his sparkling gemstone world at the international trade fairs in:

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blog

latest news

POSTINGS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

· For insights into the world of Constantin Wild, visit his blog ...

recent entries

· Hong Kong, 13 – 17 Sept. 2017 – Jewellery & Gem Fair
· Greenery summer: peridot
· Job opening in Idar-Oberstein / Stellenangebot - Kaufmännischer Mitarbeiter m/w
· Constantin Wild meets Katerina Perez
· PRESS: All the greens of the summer – Constantin Wild presents trendy summer collection

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contact us

company address

Constantin Wild GmbH & Co. KG
Manufacturer of fine Gemstones
Hauptstrasse 103
D-55743 Idar-Oberstein, Germany
Business hours: Mo.-Fr.   8:00-12:00   13:30-17:30
Phone: +49 6781 94500 • Fax: +49 6781 945050
Email: firstcontact@constantinwild.com
Internet: www.constantinwild.com
Please visit our blog to get information about how to find us.

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persons to contact

Idar-Oberstein Head Office:

President: Constantin Wild
+49 6781 94500

General Manager: Ina Roth
Senior consultant: Werner Fritsch
Customers Relations: Bärbel Meyer
Lapidary: Gernot Weber
Accounting: Angela Schell

Trainee: Edgar Luft

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Hauptstrasse 103
55743 Idar-Oberstein / Germany
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