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A letter from Constantin Wild

Dear customers and friends,

at the present time, acting responsibly and keeping one’s distance is the only way of curbing the spread of the Corona virus. It goes without saying that we too are following that recommendation. Therefore we have decided to close our offices, effective from Monday the 23rd march 2020. Working from homeoffices, we ask for your understanding if we can only be reached by telephone to a limited extent. Please send us emails and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Please also contact us regarding postal deliveries.

At the same time, our community is moving closer and closer together, and we are beginning to reflect on what is essential. In these times, we are once again learning to appreciate what health, family, friends and Nature are worth. ‘The Joy of Colours’ is part of Nature, and we hope it will put some colour into your life in the trying weeks that lie ahead.

We look forward to seeing you again soon. Until then, we wish you good health and the stamina you need to cope with this difficult situation as well as possible!

Yours,
Constantin Wild & Team

Liebe Kunden, liebe Freunde,

um die Verbreitung des Corona-Virus einzudämmen, ist verantwortungsvolles Handeln und räumliche Distanz derzeit der einzige Weg. Natürlich kommen auch wir dieser Empfehlung nach und werden ab Montag den 23.3.2020 unser Büro schließen müssen. Wir werden in dieser Zeit im Homeoffice arbeiten und bitten daher um Verständnis, wenn wir nur begrenzt telefonisch erreichbar sind. Ihre Mails werden wir schnellstmöglich bearbeiten. Bitte beachten Sie auch, uns vor Postsendungen zu benachrichtigen.

Gleichzeitig rückt unsere Gemeinschaft immer enger zusammen und wir besinnen uns auf das Wesentliche. Gesundheit, Familie, Freunde und Natur lernen wir in diesen Tagen neu schätzen. “The Joy of Colours“ ist ein Teil der Natur und bringt Ihnen hoffentlich auch in den kommenden Wochen Farbe in diesen schwierigen Zeiten.

Wir freuen uns auf ein baldiges Wiedersehen und wünschen Ihnen bis dahin Gesundheit und Durchhaltevermögen, um diese schwierige Situation bestmöglich zu meistern!

Ihr Constantin Wild & Team

Constantin Wild - Company - Workshop - Gemstones precut
Constantin Wild – Company – Workshop – Gemstones precut

FAZ Entrepreneurial Talk with Constantin Wild

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung – 30 December 2019: “Buying rough stones is one of the most difficult challenges”

The gemstone business is a vibrant international marketplace full of colour and complexity. It calls for reliable personal relationships, in-depth expertise, long-term experience and solid intuition. That is why the FAZ, one of Germany’s leading national newspapers, chose Constantin Wild for a company portrait in its weekly column “entrepreneurial talk”.

Constantin Wild in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Bastian Benrath, 30. Dezember 2019: “Rohedelsteine zu kaufen ist mit das Schwierigste”
“Constantin Wild is a gemstone dealer, has been almost all over the world and brings the stones to a town that is rich in terms of stones but poor in terms of money.”
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ)

Read more about the roots of Constantin Wild’s family business with the most beautiful and valuable treasures of nature, the intriguing history of the gemstone metropolis Idar-Oberstein, and why time is the key to successful gemstone trading.

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Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Bastian Benrath, 30. Dezember 2019: “Rohedelsteine zu kaufen ist mit das Schwierigste”

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CONCEPTS, COLOURS & GEMS – A CREATIVE DAY WITH POMELLATO

The Task was nothing less than to create a jewellery collection where unusual minerals become a work of art. Armonie Minerali should be a collection that shows raw beauty and nature within a surprising combination of minerals. The rings and pendants should combine minerals that are little-known and often overlooked.

Pomellato creating "Armonie Minerali" Collection at Constantin Wild's
Pomellato creating “Armonie Minerali” Collection at Constantin Wild’s

And where else would you find these kind of unusual combination of gems than at Constantin Wild hidden gems stone home. As his partner in this lavish project, Vincenco Castaldo – Pomellato’s Creative Director – chose Constantin Wild of Idar-Oberstein, because in a unique way, we as a gemstone manufacturer full of tradition offer the whole spectrum of the fascination of gemstones, from the raw stone to final production, under a single roof.

Pomellato creating "Armonie Minerali" Collection at Constantin Wild's
Pomellato creating “Armonie Minerali” Collection at Constantin Wild’s

The result speaks for itself. “This new collection is a game of complicity between Man and Nature, where craftsmanship and natural beauty unite in a joyous dance of unexpected combinations to form a new unity. After all, playfulness, with a touch of irony and irreverence, is a defining trait of Pomellato”, Vincenzo Castaldo describes the Armonie Minerali collection.

Constantin Wild - Concept, Colours, & Gems - A Creative day with Pomellato
Constantin Wild – Concept, Colours, & Gems – A Creative day with Pomellato

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German Gemstone Museum – Personal Insights with Constantin Wild

To experience the world of gemstones is to experience the world of Constantin Wild.

When visiting Constantin Wild, he rolls out the red carpet to dive into this special world. Part of the gem world is the town Idar-Oberstein – especially the German Gemstone Museum – based right opposite Constantin Wild`s birthhouse. The very exterior of the museum, housed in a jugendstil villa, takes your breath away. On three floors, it provides a home to all the gems of the world. Constantin Wild regales his guests with stories about the genesis and the processing of these colourful minerals, which were discovered centuries ago. At that time, it took a gemstone prospector a year to dig even a meter into the hillside and extract the exquisite stones from the earth. Hopefully your piece of jewelry won`t take as long as that.

Be part of the exclusive guided tour on YouTube …

German Gemstone Museum - Personal Insights with Constantin Wild
German Gemstone Museum – Personal Insights with Constantin Wild – YouTube Video

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Katerina Perez about Royal Gems

KATERINA PEREZ ON: THE EXCEPTIONAL NOBILITY OF ROYAL GEMS

Since our meeting a few weeks ago at Baselworld, our special fascination for the intriguing stories and emotional value of gemstones has intensified – especially those with a royal history. In her latest article, expert Katerina Perez explores with you the noble history of these rare treasures … intense green demantoid garnets, radiant red spinels and delicate aquamarines, to mention just a few. What are some of the most exquisite pieces of jewellery in the world, and why are they of unbelievable importance to their royal owners? How did they get into their treasuries? Read more about why these minerals enjoy worldwide fame in Katerina Perez’ latest blog entry: https://www.katerinaperez.com/articles/constantin-wild-royal-gems

Sparkling greetings,
Constantin Wild

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Constantin Wild - demantoid garnet - Photo: © Simon Martner
Constantin Wild – demantoid garnet – Photo: © Simon Martner
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Constantin Wild: Imperial Topaz, the ‘Emperor’ from Brazil

“When I was a child, I asked my father what his favourite gemstone was. He answered without hesitation: ‘imperial topaz’. I first visited Brazil at 22 years old and saw the gem with my own eyes, and that’s when I understood why my father was so enchanted by it. I have been collecting imperial topaz ever since,” says Constantin Wild.

Various cuts and tones of the highest quality Imperial topaz at Constantin Wild - Photo © Simon Martner
Various cuts and tones of the highest quality Imperial topaz at Constantin Wild – Photo © Simon Martner

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At the mention of topaz, most people think of a cheap dark blue stone that occurs in mass-produced jewellery. Very few people think of the unbelievably valuable collector’s variety of this stone, not to mention the exceptional beauty of the imperial topaz. When Constantin first bought several specimens from Brazil in the 1980s, this stunning mineral was only known to a small circle of people.

“For a long time, the noble topaz was only for connoisseurs. In recent years, this valued gem has enjoyed a renaissance, the most beautiful variety of which, the Brazilian imperial topaz, has become extremely rare,” explains Constantin, one of the most well-respected precious stone dealers and gem cutters in the world.
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