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The return of the gemstone collection of my grandfather Wilhelm Constantin Wild to Idar-Oberstein last year was an occurrence I found especially moving. Do you remember? In September a Pakistani fisherman found the leather coffer dating from the mid-20th century in a bag together with some other gemstones in the North Indian Ocean near Karachi. What moved me was not only his decision to send the collection back to Germany ÔÇô but also the touching gesture he made in replacing the missing tiger’s eye with a pearl.

Exclusive exhibit at international trade fairs 2018

The story of the honest finder attracted plenty of attention in the media. Having been on show in Idar-Oberstein for some months, the collection is now setting off again on a world tour: visitors to the international fairs in Tucson, Hong Kong, Basel and Idar-Oberstein will be able to admire the valuable specimen book on location. The exemplary collection shows the fascinating facets of coloured gemstones ÔÇô from ruby, sapphire and emerald to agate, lapis lazuli and malachite.

22 to 27 March:
first time at the BASELWORLD in Basel, Switzerland, 22. – 27┬áMarch 2018, Hall 3.1 Booth A13.

Come and be enchanted by its unique history and other timeless gemstone classics.
My tip: make an appointment right away, so that you can take your time and enjoy an exclusive peek into my grandfather’s leather coffer.

 

27 February to 3 March:
first time at the Hong Kong, AsiaWorld-Expo, German Pavilion, Hall 11, Stand F17.

Come and be enchanted by its unique history and other timeless gemstone classics.
My tip: make an appointment right away, so that you can take your time and enjoy an exclusive peek into my grandfather’s leather coffer.

30 January to 27 February:
first time at the GJX in Tucson, Arizona

I’m looking forward to presenting this much travelled gemstone collection personally in Tucson, together with my current collection. ┬á(Group Pavilion, Stand #4000).

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Wilhelm Constantin Wild (1866 - 1956)
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Gemstone collection with 29 gemstones found in Indian Ocean back home in Idar-Oberstein
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Antique Gemstone collection with the Foto of Wilhelm Constantin Wild. The fisherman replaced the missing Tiger's eye with a pearl as a token of friendship
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The honest finder: fisherman Abdullah with his children
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