Spinels, tourmaline, emeralds, tanzanite … The incredible compositions of precious stones created by Paul Wild for women like dee ♦ ︎
There are people who have a gray life. There are others who have a color life. And there are others that see more nuances than others. Markus Wild, CEO of Paul Wild, is part of this small group of ultra sensitive to the invisible photon waves that determine what we see. Indeed, we often see without seeing. Because you have to have not only special eyes, but also a sensitivity out of the ordinary to choose, connect and compose strategies of gems in jewels that are not yet jewels. Which they will be.
Paul Wild is a German company that since the Twenties deals with buying and trading precious and semi-precious stones. But it is also a unique case in which buying and selling stones is accompanied by the ability to tune in to the tastes of the market and, often, to precede trends and evolutions in demand. Furthermore, the company’s proposals are always contextualized by an idea.
For 2018, for example, Paul Wild thinks to the “growing awareness of women’s issues is sounding a call to action that is empowering women in the workplace, in government and in their public and private lives”. Perhaps it is a unique case of social sensitivity towards women in the jewelry world.
Alongside these good principles there is, of course, the work of the company, that is, the choice and the proposal of the stones, this year associated with the goddesses of Greek mythology. For example, the red «dramatic, warm and captivating». Imagining jewelry that suits the goddess of love and passion, Aphrodite, Paul Wild created patterns with red and pink spinels from Tanzania. The most notable is a set of nine red heart-shaped spinels for a total of over 112 carats; an earring inspired by flowers with 80 mauve spinels weighing 21 carats with two tanzanites for a total of 9.78 carats; and two single red spinels: a 17.15 carat marquise-cut spinel and a 11.67-carat heart-shaped spinel.
The second color is blue, that of the sea and the sky, associated with open spaces, freedom, imagination and inspiration. Inspired by Amphitrite, goddess of the sea, Paul Wild created tanzanite designs from lilac blue to deep purple blue. As an exceptional group of 31 pieces, earrings and rings of natural tanzanite for a total of almost 252 carats. Equally noteworthy is a bracelet of four rows of tanzanite and rubellite composed of 78 pieces for a total of about 144 carats.
Thinking of Artemis the goddess of the earth, however, the Maison has designed a necklace with 208 emerald cabochons from Zambia and nine faceted pink tourmalines totaling almost 358 carats; a multi-row organic bracelet with 113 Zambian emerald cabochons weighing about 315 carats with a 25.65 carat rubellite. In the Pantone palette there are shades like Spring Crocus and Pink Lavender. In this spectrum of colors, Paul Wild has brought together outstanding sapphires and amethysts. Like a necklace with an earring with amethyst cabochon and navette cut stones for a total of about 190 carats with a 139 carat-shaped amethyst rose pendant. Or a suite of old cut amethyst and morganite of 47 pieces for a total of over 189 carats.
Finally, the Paraiba tourmaline. Here, then, different layouts with tourmaline: a necklace of earrings, earrings and imaginative rings consisting of 60 pieces for a total of over 108 carats, as well as a 30-carat cabochon frog carved that would have been pleasant, unique ring of its kind. From Brazil, an organic necklace and earring composed of 160 pieces for a total of about 58 carats, and a dreamy pear-shaped Paraiba of 5.7 carats for an excellent solitaire. Unique, beautiful and confident, perhaps there is no better gem than the Paraiba tourmaline for a woman who shakes her inner goddess. To watch and admire. Alessia Mongrando