Biography of Manfred Wild
Manfred Wild is a stone artist and jeweler. Born in 1944 in the town of Kirschweiler near the town of Idar-Oberstein (Germany). Manfred Wild is the eighth member of the family dynasty, which has been working in the artistic processing of stones and precious minerals since 1630.
Growing up in a creative environment, Manfred was fond of drawing from childhood, graduating, in addition to an educational school, an art and commercial college. At a fairly young age, he started his own business, together with his wife Ute, granddaughter of Emil Becker, the owner of a famous lapidary workshop. Wild’s workshop initially specialized in making copies of famous works, and then completely switched to the production of original products.
Manfred Wild is sometimes called “Faberge of the XXI century”, and there is every reason for this honorable comparison. You will see for yourself by looking at a selection of jewelry bouquets created in the workshop of Manfred Wild.
Carved flowers by Manfred Wild
Composition “Orchid”. The plant stands in a vase cut from optically clear rock crystal. The orchid itself is carved in two parts: the outer petals are carved from matte clear rock crystal, and the center is carved from amethyst and adorned with three brilliant-cut diamonds. The leaves are carved from Siberian jade. Height 12.7 cm
The composition “Wild Rose of Sylt” depicts a branch of a rose hip from the island of Sylt, the largest island on the northwest coast of Germany. Realistically carved from African ruby, the six rose flower heads are adorned with 74 faceted mandarin garnets. Ten rosebuds are carved from a darker ruby brought from India, and the leaves are carved from Russian jade. Height 30 cm
Composition “Snowdrops”. This elegant sculpture is made in the form of a vase with snowdrops. The translucent green leaves of Russian jade enhance the contrast with the flower heads carved from the white cacholong. Cacholong is a translucent white mineral that resembles porcelain or mother-of-pearl in appearance, which is why it is also called “mother-of-pearl opal”. Height 19 cm
Bouquet “Forsythia” is made of yellow agate of natural color. Leaves highlighted in green enamel on a yellow gold rod, rock crystal vase. Height 32 cm
The composition “Dandelions” consists of five yellow agathau flowers. In German, this flower is called löwenzahn, or lion’s teeth. The leaves are covered with a shiny translucent green enamel on silver and placed in a vase carved from red South African jasper. Height 18 cm Composition “Blueberry”
Composition “Blueberry”. Thirteen berries are carved from deep blue lapis lazuli. The ten leaves were made of Russian jade and mounted on a yellow gold leg set in a carved and polished rock crystal vase. Height 13 cm
A translucent rose quartz bowl, carved and fluted, with a built-in foot, with a removable flower arrangement in the form of a bouquet of flowers made of natural rock crystal and a bud with a matte matte finish, decorated with 5 faceted rubies. Bouquet “Bleeding Heart”
Bouquet “Bleeding Heart”. The Bleeding Heart flowers are composed of fifteen gem-quality ruby flowers carved from East African material at the famous John Saul Mine in Tanzania, and white opals form pistils. Twelve bright green leaves carved from translucent Brazilian emerald. The composition is decorated with 109 diamonds. This vase is made of carved rock crystal. The removable base made of Russian black obsidian has a built-in LED illumination that allows you to illuminate the rhinestone from the inside. Height 22.9 cm.
The vase is cut out of a very large natural citrine of straw-yellow color, optically transparent, polished to a mirror shine. Floral bouquet with six stylized pansies carved from Bolivian ametrine. Each flower is adorned with a diamond. In the background there are three leaves decorated with green enamel on silver. Height 16.5 cm A dramatic floral arrangement
A dramatic floral arrangement in an inverted rimmed rock crystal vase engraved with floral motifs rises on a carved Argentinean rainbow fluorite base above a polished rock crystal plinth with an engraved 18K yellow gold strap. The flower stems are varied: one with three lilies carved from high quality amethyst; stamens composed of 10 oval orange spessartite garnets, with 10 polished jade leaves; the second with two carved amethyst irises and a bud with 7 jade leaves; the third is a cluster of lilacs with 126 yellow aragonite flowers and 5 sausurite leaves (saussurite is a mineral aggregate consisting of a microscopic mixture of several other minerals, including zoisite, epidote, sericite, albite and scapolite, named after the Swiss explorer Horace Benedict de Saussure); the fourth is a lilac raceme with 50 opaque white flowers of rock crystal and six leaves of sossurite; and fifth, a rod entirely made of 18K yellow gold. Height 45 cm
Carved pitcher carved from a single piece of rock crystal with rose quartz roses
Composition “Japanese plum blossom”. Ten white carved flowers, Australian white opal, pink branch formed from 21 carved flowers and Argentine rhodochrosite bud. The vase is carved from Russian black obsidian. Height 35 cm
A complex arrangement of a bouquet of flowers on a rock crystal pedestal. The bouquet includes 10 morganite flowers, 15 aquamarine flowers, 16 tourmaline flowers, ruby cabochons, faceted rubies, 15 mandarin garnets, green enamel leaves on sterling silver. Composition “Apple flower”
Composition “Apple flower”. The flower is carved from fiery white opal from Coober Pedy, Australia. Four leaves of Russian jade adorn the silver branch. The branch rests on a sphere of Brazilian gray agate with a geode. The ball is removed from the base of gray agate. Height 17 cm
Carlin Thistle Plants of the Asteraceae family, known as Carlin Thistle, are named after the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V (1500–1558). The vase is made of a large round faceted golden yellow citrine of natural color and rises above the base of blackened silver. Thistle petals are made of beige enamel on silver, in the center – red enamel with yellow gold stamens, set with 12 brilliant-cut diamonds. Carved birds
One of the most famous stone cutters of our time, Manfred Wild, has created many masterpieces on his career that are admired by fans of his art around the world. He, of course, also has stone-cut figurines made of precious and ornamental stones.
This collection contains stone-cut figurines of birds from Manfred Wild, a stone-cutter from the German city of Idar-Oberstein.
Carved owl from a single piece of gem-quality white opal with excellent play of color, weighing approximately 521.5 carats, with golden claws and agate eyes on a stand made of Australian boulder opal (Queensland).
Carved owl made of white opal with an iridescent blue and green play of fire, weighing approximately 1211.0 carats, with golden legs and eyes made of carnelian on a calcite crystal with a rock crystal stand. the largest carved falcon
It is the largest carved falcon created by Manfred Wild, who is known for his many depictions of birds. Completely carved from a single crystal of multi-colored Brazilian tourmaline with rare shades of blue, purple, green, yellow to almost transparent. The wings are ideally combined with a rich palette of colors dominated by the rare and valuable blue. The bird sits on a rack of green jade, black onyx, rock crystal, citrine, cut into a briolette. The height of the composition is 47 cm.
An owl with a little owl was carved from one large crystal of Ukrainian green beryl. Weighing about 7790 carats (1558.0 grams). On three sides of the hexagonal crystal, the natural facets of the crystals with natural inclusions are left intact.
A bird of bright lapis lazuli (Chile) on a white gyrolite stand.
A flamingo cut from a monocrystal of morganite (a type of beryl). Sphalerite stand, over an octagonal obsidian base.
A miniature striped amethyst finch with a carnelian beak and silver legs on a prenite stand.
A pair of Madagascar labradorite owls with phenomenal optical characteristics, constantly changing luster, on a geode lined with purple amethyst crystals and calcites.
Chaffinch of pale green tourmaline (Afghanistan), with citrine eyes, carnelian beak and yellow gold legs on a black tourmaline crystal.
Chicken made from a single piece of gem-quality bright yellow citrine, with sapphire eyes in a natural agate geode. Composition with three parrots
Composition with three parrots on a perch made of multicolored tourmaline. The wings of each bird are color-matched, the beaks are made of gold, the eyes are made of brilliant-cut diamonds.
Duck, made in the technique of volumetric mosaic breast from red South African jasper; wings – gray obsidian with highlights of lapis lazuli; tail feathers of white chalcedony; yellow jasper beak.
Light green tourmaline parrot, rose-cut diamonds, gilded silver branch on obsidian base.
Rooster carved realistically from precious black and white Australian opal. The tail feathers are set with colored enamel over gold set with 74 diamonds. Boulder opal base with black onyx base.
Two amethyst birds on a nest with rhodonite and sodalite eggs, circa 1981
Pair of carved fighting roosters of pink and green Afghani tourmaline, rubellite combs, eyes inlaid with diamonds on a black tourmaline druze.
Two carved lapis lazuli birds on a magnificent
Two magnificent snowy owls made of dendritic agate (India) on a Brazilian quartz stand.
Two roosters made of multicolored tourmaline (Pakistan), eyes inlaid with diamonds, stand made of Brazilian black tourmaline with mica.
Two tourmaline herons on a calcite crystal over an octagonal black obsidian base.