2018/19 de Boulle Magazine


aren Boulle is equal parts proper, quick-witted Jane Austen heroine and an Out of Africa Karen Blixen: worldly and adventurous with old-world elegance, the kind scarcely seen these days. She’s also one of the most beloved and intriguing women in Dallas — mention her name, and praises are sung. But you will rarely see her photo in the society pages, nor is her name stamped on every en vogue invitation. She swims below the social swirl, and that’s the way she likes it. With her silky British accent, she steers de Boulle Fine Jewelry — the 35-year-old Dallas family business begun by her Brit- ish-born husband, Denis Boulle — from behind the velvet curtain. KAREN BOULLE ’S STYLE Her mark is on everything from the store’s logo to the design of the shopping bags, ribbon, and gift boxes. She styles photo shoots for the company’s magazine and is in the development phase of turn- ing the store’s signature fragrance into a candle. But it’s her work on the de Boulle Collection of fine jewelry that is creating ripples in the design world, with a new- found daring aesthetic: Ethiopian opals drip from a fierce drop earring; rose-cut diamonds in the shape of a star sit atop an

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