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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.

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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.

 

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

 

Brides go through great lengths to find that perfect wedding dress. It only makes sense that they would spend just as much time searching for jewelry to compliment their dress.

Right now, brides are searching for pieces that compliment their personality. They want to be unique and have jewelry that is unlike anything that their friends have ever seen.

For engagement rings, the younger brides are choosing princess and cushion cut diamonds most often. This differs from what the older generations chose. However, the new brides are searching for a modern style with a classic twist.

There has been a renaissance in brides choosing colorful jewelry. They are not scared to choose colorful pieces. Pink and blue diamonds are becoming ever popular as well as blue sapphires.

The metal settings are also an important part of the jewelry pieces. Platinum and palladium are the most common metal pieces. Platinum is a classic and highlights engravings.

Finally, we are currently seeing designers being inspired by nature, like this beautiful ring.

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Pay attention to these trends at the next wedding you attend!

It is important to make sure your jewelry is not clashing with your wedding dress!

Keep these thoughts in mind:
-if you are wearing white, gold may clash… we suggest going with pearl or platinum
-if you are wearing diamond-white, gold and silver would work well
-if you are wearing ivory, stick to gold to bring out the creamy tint of the fabric

Don’t forget about your neckline! A great necklace is just as important as the ring! It can add character to your gown or highlight a unique feature.

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The best advice we can give: when in doubt, stick to the basics. You can’t beat a pair of diamond drop earrings with a strand of pearls or a diamond chocker.

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!

Ladies,

Sorry to break it to you… but George Clooney is off the market. Amal Alamuddin is his fiance.

The couple has been seen out and about showing off Alamuddin’s engagement ring. Of course, Mr. Clooney bought his love a great ring.

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The ring is an ethically mined emerald-cut diamond estimated at 7-plus carats and two tapered baguettes set in platinum.

Cheers to a happy marriage for this gorgeous couple!

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!

It’s no secret that we love to admire what Hollywood’s A-List stars are wearing. This generally consists of some of the best looking and newest styles of everything.. including, dresses, shoes, handbags, and you guessed it… Engagement Rings!

Kim Kardashian’s beau, Kanye West, bought the star an $8 million 15-carat cushion-cut diamond ring. It is set in a pave band, so it looks like it is floating. A true beauty!

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Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds’ engagement may have shocked everyone, but him giving her a beautiful engagement ring certainly did not. Jeweler Lorraine Schwartz designed the ring– a flawless, light pink oval diamond set in a rose gold band. This definitely fits Lively’s style!

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Anne Hathaway is a classy actress and her engagement ring echoes this. Her ring is a six-carat solitaire diamond that is set in a platinum band. A classy ring for a classy lady.

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Take your time in picking out the perfect engagement ring so that you can show off your ring with as much enthusiasm as these A-List celebrities do!

 

 

 

While it’s not quite the world’s largest natural pearl, it is the largest natural pearl to come up to auction.

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The pearl came from a private source, whose wife wore it as an earring. It was accompanied by a cultured pearl. The jewelry department head of the auction house had the pearl’s origin certified by the Swiss Gemmological Institute.

The pearl is an attractive white color with weak rosé and green overtones. Poetically, it is also referred to as the ‘orient of pearls.’ These overtones are due to an iridescence effect caused on the surface of pearls which greatly contribute to their beauty.

The pearl is expected to bring in somewhere around $400,000 at auction on May 1.

On May 13th in Geneva, the Graff Vivid Yellow diamond will be auctioned off. It is 100.9 ct and named after for the famed diamond collector Laurence Graff.

It is considered one of the largest vivid yellow diamonds in the world and should fetch between $15 and $20 million.

Also at the auction will be a Graff diamond ring which features  a 103.46 ct round brillian cut. It is considered one of the largest diamonds in the world and is expected to bring in between $3.5 and $5 million.

Another item at the auction is the Victory Diamond. It is a  31.34 ct D Type IIA step cut and was named in honor of the Allies’ triumph in World War II. It was originally discovered in 1945 and at the time was the largest alluvial rough ever found, weighing in at 770 cts.

In the 1950s, 30 diamonds were cut from that rough. The Victory Diamond was the biggest of these cuts– it is considered potentially flawless and should bring in around $5 million to $8 million.

It is going to be a great sale!