Paul Wild Celebrates Milestone Anniversaries in 2017


“Hong Kong Show visitors will find spectacular gems like Paraiba Tourmaline, Spinel and Tsvaorite that speak to the lapidary’s nearly 100-year history.”

Paul Wild has an innate relationship with gemstones. Experts in colour, the Kirschweiler, Germany based lapidary house is reputed for its intuitive approach to gems and the exacting art of cutting them to perfection.

For the past 90 years, the name Paul Wild is renowned for excellence in gemstone innovation and designing once-in-a-lifetime gem arrangements that inspire jewellers to create exceptional gem-set jewellery. The breadth of its offerings is deep and diverse, partly because Paul Wild has its own mines in Africa and Brazil. Regaled as a colour specialist, Paul Wild has extensive stock in the finest tourmaline, particularly Paraiba, as well as sapphire, ruby, emerald, spinel, tsavorite, demantoid, tanzanite, opal, aquamarine, and morganite in single stone sensations and one-of-a-kind gemstone arrangements.
In addition to its specialized workshop outside of Germany’s famed gem centre Idar-Oberstein, the company has its own cutting facility since 1988 in Thailand for larger production. A trailblazer in gemstone cutting, Paul Wild collaborated in 2009 with the Fraunhofer Institute to develop a fully automatic cutting machine that computes precise cutting patterns, ensuring maximum colour and yield.

Tracing its roots as gem cutters back 10 generations to 1660, the company as such was founded by Paul Wild in 1927. His son Hans Werner Wild took the lead in 1977, celebrating his 50th anniversary this year with the family business. And current CEO and grandson of its founder, Markus Paul Wild joined the firm in 1992, celebrating 25 years with the company in 2017.

Forward thinking and proactive, Paul Wild started in 1974 acquiring shares in an aquamarine mine in Africa, and has since partnered with many mines producing a variety of gemstones throughout Africa and Brazil. The gem house is also a sightholder of the TanzaniteOne mine in Tanzania; and has longstanding relationships with key gem suppliers worldwide.
Paul Wild has been on the international scene since its debut at Baselworld in 1984. Nowadays, it exhibits annually at more than a dozen events, including important trade fairs in Basel, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Shanghai, as well as Intergem in Idar-Oberstein. In 2012, it also opened a sales office in Beijing.

Markus Wild, who starting at the age of 10 accompanied his father on rough gem buying trips to Africa, considers the company’s strategy for securing raw material procurement an important prerequisite for its success. He hails the lapidary’s many contacts to gem suppliers globally and state-of-the-art production methods as the cornerstones of Paul Wild’s unmatched selection.

Visit Paul Wild at The Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fair, Sept. 13-17, 2017, Booth AWE 9F02, and meet the team that is taking the company into the next generation. Find out why Paul Wild remains unrivalled in its wide variety of readily available stock of superbly designed gem sets, with some outstanding presentations on display in bestsellers like Paraiba tourmaline from Brazil and Mozambique, Spinels from Tadschikistan and Tanzania, and Tsavorite from Kenya.

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