For Karen, jewelry is special and timeless. “It transcends generations. This is the approach I used in designs for 2019.” Karen’s daughter, Emma Boulle, greatly influenced those designs. What’s more, Emma has joined deBoulle, 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 deBoulle is a family owned business,” says Karen, “couldn’t be more true.”
With Emma on board and now two generations of Boulles at work, Karen wanted to create designs that appeal to a younger clientele. “The pieces are fun and are at different 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 elegant. 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 comfortable and casual, she rocks it.”
What’s also true, is this is a family that thrives on fresh ideas inspired by travel and time spent together. The namesake deBoulle Collection, designed and curated by Karen Boulle, is an immediate eye-catcher thanks to her affinity for unusual gemstones. Influenced by her own parents and their travels to exotic locales, Karen Boulle designs with color in mind.
“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