For Karen, jewelry is special and timeless. “It transcends generations. This is the ap- proach I used in designs for 2019.” Karen’s daughter, Emma Boulle, greatly influenced those designs. What’s more, Emma has joined de Boulle, as her older brother, Nick, already has, in the family business. With both Emma and Nick adding to the de Boulle legacy, “the feeling that de Boulle is a family owned business,” says Karen, “couldn’t be more true.” With Emma on board and now two gen- erations of Boulles at work, Karen wanted to create designs that appeal to a younger clientele. “The pieces are fun and are at dif- ferent price points,” she says, “but they are classical and timeless. My hope is that we have created heirloom pieces to be passed down to daughters.” From stacking bands and bracelets to dangling earrings, pendants and more, the new designs are for women of all ages. The personal style of both Karen and Emma could be described as chic and ele- gant. Emma, though, says it’s her mother who leads the way. “My mom tends to stay ahead of the trends,” she says. “I actually call it casual luxe. Whether she is wearing big and bold pieces or something more com- fortable and casual, she rocks it.” Looking back, Karen recalls several pieces given to her by her mother — “an antique sapphire bracelet and a Tibetan turquoise ring. Both were delicate and feminine, with an intimate story behind them. The ring undoubtedly started my love affair with turquoise.”
“This is a wonderful business to be in. We are surrounded by beauty and are a part of so many special celebrations and
milestones.” —Karen Boulle
Emma, too, prefers her jewelry to have meaning, or for it to be passed down. “Two of my favorite pieces are from the de Boulle Collection,” she says, “a diamond bracelet to commemorate my 24th birthday and a del- icate pavé band that I selected instead of a class ring.” Says Karen: “This is a wonderful business to be in. We are surrounded by beauty and are a part of so many special celebrations and milestones.” Emma agrees. “Jewelry and special moments are tied together.”
From left to right: Emma Linear Earrings $5,400. Emma Stud Earrings $2,500. On Emma: Turquoise Burst Earrings $33,500. Multi-Strand Bracelet $74,300. Turquoise Ring $16,637. On Karen: Rosette Pendant $8,250. Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Earrings $32,500. Assorted pen- dants starting at $1,600.
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