2015 de Boulle Magazine

In 1983, Karen Boulle’s love for jewelry took a major turn as she began design- ing pieces. Her inspiration stems from a childhood spent traveling through the world with her family because her father, Edward, was a major in the Gurkhas and in the British Diplomat- ic Service. Karen’s family traveled around Europe and the Far East through plac- es such as: Paris, London, Baghdad and Singapore. At a young age, these beautiful areas had a great impression on her creative inspirations as she saw the towns, vil- lages and markets each with

their own distinct colors, architecture and resourc- es. And it was these fond childhood memories that formed the basis of design for the de Boulle Collection™. In addition to Karen’s travels, her love for nature and animals play a huge part in every piece of the de Boulle Collection. These visual cues can be seen in the hand-hammered gold leaves that adorn bracelets and necklaces in addition to the works that feature finely detailed gem-covered petals, animal prints or tribal beading. Karen believes that the details are what allow designs to make a truly lasting impression. Wheth- er designs are free form, filled with motion or accented with sharp edges, each is made from only the finest organic mate-


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