Born in Kirschweiler near to Idar-Oberstein. Family tradition of gemstone processing since 1630.
Apprenticed as gemstone merchant. The knowledge about what was possible in design stimulated very early the interest in self-education concerning the fields of Fine Arts, Gemstone Cutting, Engraving amd Gold-smith Craft.
Together with his wife Ute the tradition of the firm Emil Becker, Kirschweiler, was carried on. With a small team of expertly skilled gemstone cutters, engravers, goldsmiths and enamelling specialists the most unique and inspired objects are being created from precious stones.
Clarinet: First playable rock crystal clarinet of the world, rock crystal, gold and brilliants.
"The vision of the substance of a stone and the talent to display this are in fact the decisive factor besides the sheer pleasure of creation and the joy of playful elements which fascinates us so much in Manfrad Wild's gemstone creations."
more than 4000 single parts of precious stones, gold, enamel.