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“As a young girl, I can remember playing in my mother’s jewelry box. I was mesmerized by the colors, the shapes and the details.”

Karen Boulle began designing jewelry in 1983 for the deBoulle Collection®. Originally from England, Karen has traveled all over the world. Architecture and fashion from London, Paris, Baghdad and Singapore have influenced her designs. The design process is a great way to capture those moments, as well as an outlet for her creativity.

The deBoulle Collection® is The Reinvention of Glamour. Having a natural attraction to beauty and luxury, her unique collection offers a wonderful selection of meticulously handcrafted and beautifully designed fine jewelry in 18K gold or platinum with diamonds and gemstones. It’s an eclectic mix that provides a complete range of fine jewelry from beautiful ‘everyday/every event’ diamond earrings to elegant, stately suites of earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings for the most special ‘red carpet’ occasions.

This year, Karen is pleased to launch a special collection inspired by nature— Foliole. Featuring hammered leaves in all shades of gold,

including rose and green, the Foliole and The deBoulle Collection can only be found at deBoulle.

Discover the newest pieces from The deBoulle Collection, launched exclusively on Instagram.

Follow us on Instagram @deBoulle.

The Emmys are TV’s biggest awards show, so the stars go all out on the red carpet! This year, oversized drop earrings and colored stones were seen on most stars.

Julianne Hough looked stunning in a pair of shorter emerald drop earrings.

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Julia Roberts wore a massive moonstone and diamond number.

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Julie Bowen wore large blue sapphire drop earrings that looked beautiful!

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Self proclaimed jewelry lover Debra Messing stunned the crowd with a 12 ct. blue sapphire ring.

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There were a lot of great looks this year, but we are already looking forward to next year! I wonder what will steal the show then?

 

Let’s face it, jewelry is expensive. So when you are traveling, you need to make sure that you are taking care of it! Here are some helpful tips for when traveling with jewelry!

-Photograph your jewelry: if a piece is lost and later find, this will let you be able to identify it!

-Carry your jewelry with you: pack your jewelry in your carry-on because checked bags can easily get lost!


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-Pack your jewelry in plastic bags: put each piece in its own bag and label the bag with a description of what’s inside it. This lets you quickly see everything that you’ve brought. REMEMBER, do not store pearls in plastic bags for extended periods of time.

-String chains through straws: this prevents the chains getting tangled and can save you a headache later on!

Remember these hints for the next time you travel!

The emerald is a stone known for its undeniable allure and stunning color. It is generally associated with lush landscapes and the deepest greens. That is why Ireland’s nickname is the Emerald Isle.

Podicko Emerald and Diamond Cluster Ring, 9 emeralds 9.38cts, 52 RBC 1.28cts, wygold

Emeralds are 20 times rarer than diamonds. This lack of supply caused them to fall out of the limelight in the past. However, new emeralds have been mined in Colombia  and Brazil. This new supply has made the jewels popular again, despite the demand still outweighing the supply.

Celebrities have had a history of wearing this beautiful stone– Elizabeth Taylor often wore emeralds, Jackie Kennedy’s engagement ring was an emerald and Angelina Jolie sported a stunning pair to the Oscars in 2009.

 

Angelina Jolie Emerald collection

So, if you are in the need for a new piece of jewelry, an emerald may be the way to go!

 

We want to help you learn a little bit more about some of your favorite jewels!

Diamonds– the rarest gemstone… its hardness and durability cannot be beat while the diamond’s brilliance and scintillation set them apart from other stones!

Jade– typically green, this gemstone comes from the minerals jadeite and nephrite…the highest quality jade stones come from Myanmar!

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Emerald– this gemstone is thought to symbolize rebirth and love… it ranges from a rich bluish green to a bright pure green.

Opal– a gem known for its rainbow color flashes which come from the internal structure of the stone.. it can come in a variety of background colors, black is the most valuable while white is the most common!

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Hopefully, you learned something about these jewels that you might not have known!

Jackie Kennedy is an American icon. She has been a role model to countless women throughout the years for how she carries herself– including what she is wearing! Naturally, her engagement ring is just as beautiful as you would imagine.

When John F. Kennedy proposed in the early 50s, he was just a congressman. He would later become President and help Jackie become everyone’s favorite first lady.

The ring that John F. Kennedy bought for Jackie was extremely unique, but extremely elegant and beautiful. It features a 2.84 carat emerald and a 2.88 carat diamond with plenty of diamond accents.

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It’s a lot of bling, but exactly what you think someone from one of America’s most powerful families would wear!