2019 de Boulle Magazine


“Jewelry is about the imagination, and estate pieces have a sense of romance that comes from the time when they were made.” —Denis Boulle, CEO, de Boulle


he world of estate jewelry offers a beau- tiful array of treasures to suit every taste: vintage jewelry, antique jewelry, one-of- a-kind pieces and more. It is anything you could imagine — and a lot of discoveries you couldn’t. The term estate jewelry doesn’t just refer to pieces which come from an estate — the things owned by someone — it also in-

cludes uncommon and fun jewelry, too. Many are designer pieces. When we are adding pieces to the de Boulle Estate Collection, we are looking for signed pieces from Cartier, David Webb or Van Cleef & Arpels. We are also looking for pieces that are emblematic of their period of creation. “We might have a client who is interested in something unusu- al and rare, which these pieces definitely are,” says Denis Boulle, CEO of de Boulle Diamond & Jewelry. “Jewelry is about the imagination, and estate pieces have a sense of ro- mance that comes from the time when they were made.” Our dedicated, expert associates are accredited by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and several of our staff are GIA Graduate Gemologists. With specialized equipment and many years of experience, our associates empower our customers to buy with absolute confidence. Each piece is thoroughly checked, researched and verified, so that our customers know that the piece they are buying is authentic. Our unrivaled collection of estate pieces is just one of the many facets that sets de Boulle apart. Timeless and individualistic, estate jewelry is filled with legends and lore, as well as the unique. Come visit de Boulle anytime to see what is new — and old.

MODERN CONTEMPORARY JEWELRY Circa 1970-Present Encompasses all jewelry after the 1960’s which has not been designated with a style. Graff natural fancy intense yellow radiant cut diamonds and marquis, round and pear shape diamond fringe necklace, circa 2010.




Circa 1950-1960 The years following World War II were a welcome return to prosperity — and jewelry design reflected that in its bold looks crafted with glistening diamonds and gemstones. The styles eventually gave way to voluptuous curves, espe- cially iconic pearl strands, and whimsi- cal portrayals of nature, including ani- mals, flowers, branches and vines. Harry Winston diamond clips.

Circa 1940-1950 The Golden Age of Hollywood brought big, bold glamour to the jewelry scene — by way of multicolored golds in yel- low, rose and green, heightened with a variety of gemstones, shapes and ma- terials for added drama. The term ret- ro-modern itself suggests looking both backward and forward, so this jewelry looks to the past and future for its in- spiration. Like a great Hollywood star, each piece is always ready for its close- up. Herz-Belperron clips.

Circa 1920-1935 A design movement in the years be- tween the world wars, the Art Deco period derived from the exciting Paris exposition of 1925 known as the Expo- sition Internationale des Arts Décora- tifs et Industriels Modernes. It was an extravaganza designed by the French government to highlight the new mod- ern styles of architecture, interior deco- ration, furniture, jewelry and other dec- orative arts. In the U.S., the Jazz Age of the 1920s and ’30s perfectly coincided with the Art Deco movement, bringing color back into jewelry and introducing geometric themes with linear designs embellished with even more color. Yard emerald and diamond ring.

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