“THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE. THE SECOND BEST ARE VERY EXPENSIVE.” —COCO CHANEL
enis Boulle was born on the island of Mauritius in the southwestern In- dian Ocean and spent his early years there and in Cape Town,
two-story French villa. Denis and Karen Boulle originally es- tablished de Boulle Diamond & Jewelry with a vision of providing their custom- ers a premier collection of fine jewelry, luxury timepieces of world renowned brands, impeccable service and a beauti- ful and friendly environment. Then and now, these elements make up “The de Boulle Experience™.” de Boulle’s collec- tion of fine diamonds, fine jewelry and timepieces is unsurpassed for elegance, quality and long-term value. Since the beginning, Denis and Karen have worked to ensure that purchasing fine jewelry and luxury timepieces at de Boulle is al- ways informative, fun and very reward- ing. Thirty-two years later, they continue to strive each and every day to make that mission a reality for each customer that walks through the door. The Boulle name has a long tradi- tion of craftsmanship dating back to
the 1700s. Christened by his contem- poraries as “the most skillful artisan in Paris,” André-Charles Boulle’s name is synonymous with the practice of inlay- ing furniture with marquetry of tortoise- shell, pewter and brass. Although he did not invent the technique, Boulle was its greatest practitioner and the technique is commonly referred to as “boulle work.” Boulle also specialized in floral mar - quetry in both stained and naturally col- ored wood. Boulle carried out numerous royal commissions from Henri IV to Lou- is XV, as well as foreign princes and the great nobles, government ministers and financiers. Many of his designs are illus - trated in a book of engravings published around 1720. Some of his works include bureaus, armoires, pedestals and clocks. Over the past 30 years, de Boulle has enhanced the Boulle reputation and fine tradition of craftsmanship through the exquisite de Boulle Collection™ of fine
South Africa. His family eventually moved to England, where he was educat- ed. In 1983, Denis and his wife Karen, also a native of England, originally launched de Boulle Diamond & Jewelry as a small jewelry salon in University Park’s Snider Plaza shopping center. Denis introduced Dallas to luxury watch brands along with fine jewelry collections from Italy. Since then, de Boulle has served thousands of discriminating customers worldwide and has built a reputation as one of the pre-eminent family owned jewelers in the North America. In 2001, de Boulle moved to its cur- rent location – a beautiful, sophisticated 13,600-square foot salon in the style of a
jewelry. This collection offers a wonder - ful selection of meticulously handcraft- ed and beautifully designed fine jewelry in 18K gold or platinum with colored gemstones and diamonds. This unique collection consists of one-of-a-kind piec- es designed and crafted with precision and art- resulting in a masterpiece. The de Boulle Collection provides a complete range of fine jewelry from beautiful “ev - eryday/every event” diamond earrings to elegant, stately suites of earrings, neck- lace, bracelet and ring for the most spe- cial “red carpet” occasions. de Boulle has carried world-renowned Swiss watchmaker, Patek Philippe for over 20 years and has assembled one of the largest inventories of in the world. de Boulle and Patek Philippe are fami- ly-owned companies; de Boulle’s brand aligns perfectly with Patek in that both represent the epitome of precision, beau- ty and finely crafted luxury goods. de
Boulle is an authorized dealer for a vast selection of the world’s premier brands of luxury timepieces including the likes of Blancpain, Corum, F.P.Journe, Gi- rard-Perregaux, Jaeger-Lecoultre and Tu- dor. Their inventory includes any series of watch that even the most demanding customer could desire, their range fulfills every customers wish. de Boulle has been handpicked by each of these fine brands for its uncompromising professionalism and for having the necessary skills to maintain all of the qualities of the brand. For the convenience of their customers they also provide the options of pre- owned timepieces. In 2013, de Boulle became an autho- rized dealer for Holland & Holland. Founded in 1835 by Harris Holland, Hol- land & Holland is now one of the world’s most prestigious gunmakers. Holland & Holland shotguns and rifles have been sought after by the Royal family, heads
of state, and famous hunters the world over for 130 years. de Boulle is only the company’s third official gun room, after London and New York. Occupying the second floor of de Boulle, the gun room carries bespoke shotguns and rifles as well as Holland & Holland’s signature lifestyle goods, which include clothing and accessories. In 2015, de Boulle expanded into Hous- ton with a Patek Philippe Showroom with select estate pieces and of course the de Boulle Collection. Their location in the posh River Oaks District has been a wel- come addition. This page from left to right: The Boulle family: Nick, Karen, Denis and Emma. de Boulle and Patek Philippe Showroom in Houston. Holland & Holland Gunroom. Opposite page: Dallas storefront. Interior of Dallas store. Ceo Denis Boulle and President Jeff Bartley.
In 1983, Karen Boulle’s love for jewelry took a major turn as she began design- ing pieces. Her inspiration stems from a childhood spent traveling through the world with her family because her father, Edward, was a major in the Gurkhas and in the British Diplomat- ic Service. Karen’s family traveled around Europe and the Far East through plac- es such as: Paris, London, Baghdad and Singapore. At a young age, these beautiful areas had a great impression on her creative inspirations as she saw the towns, vil- lages and markets each with
their own distinct colors, architecture and resourc- es. And it was these fond childhood memories that formed the basis of design for the de Boulle Collection™. In addition to Karen’s travels, her love for nature and animals play a huge part in every piece of the de Boulle Collection. These visual cues can be seen in the hand-hammered gold leaves that adorn bracelets and necklaces in addition to the works that feature finely detailed gem-covered petals, animal prints or tribal beading. Karen believes that the details are what allow designs to make a truly lasting impression. Wheth- er designs are free form, filled with motion or accented with sharp edges, each is made from only the finest organic mate-
rials from around the world. It is these metals and gemstones that work together in order to dictate what direction her creativity takes the jewelry designs. The unique qualities of gemstones help dictate not only from where to draw inspiration, but also how to best show the “living” nature of each piece. Karen is naturally drawn to the most unusual and colorful gem- stones such as: jade, moonstone, turquoise and opal. It is with this range of influences that we ask our clients and friends to appreciate the de Boulle Collection. Karen’s unique collection of jewelry pieces has grown to offer a huge range of beautifully crafted, quality pieces with a range of fabulous designs in either 18k gold or platinum that are paired with the highest caliber diamonds & gemstones. In addition to pieces designed by Karen, she works to include special pieces that she hand picks for their unique use of natural gems and minerals around the world. The de Boulle Collec- tion has become not only a creative outlet for Karen, but also an element of de Boulle Diamond & Jewelry that shows our commitment to art, beauty, value and luxury. de Boulle’s line of fine jewelry provides an array of opportunity for each and every piece. The de Boulle Collection provides a range of luxury that remains timeless as fashions and styles change over time. Whether you are looking for ‘everyday, every event’ diamond earrings or more formal jewelry pieces for a large event, the de Boulle Collection makes any occa- sion a special occasion.”
This page from left to right: Icyy Jade (40.0 ctw) and grey Pearl earrings accented with diamonds. Rope Link neck- lace in 18K yellow gold. Opposite page from top left: Tourmaline Art Deco-Dence ring (49.45 ctw.) with Dia- monds. Coral drop (81.24 ctw.) earrings and fancy colored Diamonds (3.77 ctw.). Photo of Karen and Denis Boulle.
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Denis and Karen Boulle established de Boulle Dia- mond & Jewelry in 1983 with a vision of providing their customers a premier collection of fine jewelry, luxury timepieces of world renowned brands, impec- cable service and a beautiful and friendly environ- ment. Then and now, these elements make up “The de Boulle Experience™. “After 33 years of servicing the Dallas market, we are thrilled to expand our brand with our new location in Houston,” said de Boulle CEO, Denis Boulle. “The new store will showcase The de Boulle Collection, designed by Karen Boulle, the finest diamonds and colored stone jewelry and the world’s most admired and prestigious watchmaker, Patek Philippe.” The store reflects Denis and Karen Boulle’s personali - ties. It evokes their elegance and refinement as well as their warmth and graciousness. It also has a welcoming quality similar to the Dallas location. Special elements include the storefront with its glisten- ing golden metalwork and glowing display windows; to the store interior with its refined, leather- wrapped display cases, Baldinger chandeliers, artisan plaster, onyx walls, and herringbone-patterned oak floors. Every element is an artful mixture of contemporary and traditional with luxurious furniture, fabrics and finishes from Kravet, Donghia, and Holly Hunt. The store is intimate in size, but the open floorplan will accommodate special events and its custom bar and lounge add a unique atmosphere. “When the opportunity arose in an extraordinary new luxury retail hub, we were quick to take advan- tage of it,” he said. “We are excited to enter the Hous- Bringing the de Boulle Experience to Houston
ton market and look forward to meeting a new clien- tele that will add to our longtime Houston clients and friends.” Indeed, the independent jewelry house will open in September in the new 14-acre retail destina- tion River Oaks District, slated to fundamentally alter Houston’s luxury landscape with the Oliver McMillan -designed development. de Boulle has carried Patek Philippe for over 23 years and has assembled one of the largest inventories of in the world. “de Boulle and Patek Philippe are family-owned companies; de Boulle’s brand aligns perfectly with Patek in that both represent the epitome of precision, beauty and finely crafted luxury goods,” adds Boulle. “The opportunity to open a second location alongside Patek, puts de Boulle on a path for continued growth.” In addition, Denis Boulle will introduce the de Boulle Experience™ to Houston with his vision of providing customers a premier collection of fine jewelry, impec - cable service and a beautiful and friendly environment. Patek Philippe As the last Geneva-based, family owned watch manu- facturer, Patek Philippe’s remarkable history spans over 175 years. The company’s reputation for providing rare, high quality, hand-finished timepieces known to last for generations continues to drive watch enthusiasts to the brand. Patek Philippe’s clientele include heads of state, royalty, Fortune 500 CEOs, celebrities and connoisseurs around the world. The rich legacy that these two re- spected and trusted brands share will be reflected in the Patek Philippe Showroom at the River Oaks District. “It is rare to find partners like de Boulle who share sim - ilar ideals and fundamental direction. Because of Patek Philippe’s limited production, in the past 10 years it has been rare to consider a new point of sale,” said Patek Philippe President, Larry Pettinelli. “However, we are very pleased to share a new project with one of our lon-
Center spread: de Boulle store front in Houston, Texas
Left page: marble entrance inlayed with brass de Boulle logo
Right page: a glimpse into the store
gest standing, trusted partners. We think the Houston mar- ket has tremendous potential and we are confident that the de Boulle family will represent us in the highest manner.” As part of the consummate service that will be provided, sales associates will undergo extensive training by Patek Philippe to ensure their knowledge of the company’s history, values and product. The Patek Philippe Showroom at the River Oaks District will feature one of four Calatrava wristwatches with wood mar- quetry dials. The decoration of these limited edition wrist- watches was inspired by old postcards of Lake Geneva with its traditional barques. Each dial required up to 166 pieces of wood and 45 incrustations of 15 to 30 different species of wood, each of which was cut to shape, and assembled on a plate of solid gold. In addition, the showroom will showcase a rare enamel handcraft of ultimate luxury- the Patek Philippe Dome Clock depicting mallard ducks. Exquisitely made with passion and perfection, the pieces are built with superb move- ments and hand-enameled individually. Patek Philippe was founded in 1839 by Antoine Norbert de Patek and Jean-Adrien Philippe (1845) and quickly became the standard for fine watch making around the world. In 1932 the Stern family who manufactured the dials for Patek Philippe, officially purchased the company. Thierry Stern leads the company today, representing a fourth generation of ownership and management.
This page from from top to left: Patek Philippe, 18K white gold 38.6MM Lakeside Scene 5089G-019 Calatrava on alligator strap. Patek Philippe Dome Clock depicting mallard ducks. Patek Philippe Showroom cases.
deBoulle.com An institution steeped in rich Italian history, the house of Mariani was founded in 1878 by Camillo Mariani, who worked with the Vatican to create beautiful rosaries and crosses for the church. With a current focus on creating classic and sophisticated high jewelry pieces, Mariani continues to be a highly sought-after jeweler that is present in only a few up-market locations around the world. Mariani is exclusively showcased in Dallas at de Boulle and has been since its debut in the United States. Gioiellieri dal 1878
Something Old, Something New,
de Boulle is a world-renowned retailer of fine es - tate jewelry. In fact, this differentiates us from other jewelers. We are able to offer unique and interesting pieces, including vintage jewelry, antique jewelry and special one-of-kind pieces. de Boulle inventories an extensive collection of estate jewelry that includes fine designers from Van Cleef & Arpels to Cartier. The deBoulle estate collection of jewelry ranges in style from art deco, art nouveau, classic and traditional to modern and contemporary.
“There are some unusual and fun pieces, and a lot of them are designer pieces," explains Jeff Bartley, President, of de Boulle. “We might have a client that is interested in something unusual and rare, which these pieces definitely are. There's something about holding a piece in your hand that has a lot of history. Jewelry is about imagination and estate pieces have a sense of romance.” ''Our clients can trade their old pieces in and buy new jewelry," he continues. "We have gone back to our roots. When we first started, estate jewelry was a big part of our business." de Boulle has dedicated expert employees and the latest ma- chinery for evaluation and appraisal. Our estate buyers create a private and respectful environment during your appointment.
After careful evaluation of your items , our jewelry experts will present you with your purchase offer. de Boulle offers expert evaluation, the best value and immediate payment. For de Boulle, the estate jewelry is a win-win - the store gets to showcase some unique and interesting pieces of jewelry and the customers get to trade-in jewelry they are not wearing. In addition, customers have a wider range of choices in the store, including the de Boulle Collection, Mariani, Buccellati and fabulous estate pieces. It is all part of the de Boulle Experience! Page features all de Boulle Estate Collection pieces. Check our Dallas our Houston store or online to see our everchanging inventory
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A He r i t a g e o f C r a f t s m a n s h i p Holland & Holland guns are celebrated throughout the world as the perfect combination of artistry and craftsmanship. To un- derstand why, you need simply pick one up, balance it in your hands, and allow your eyes to take in every detail of its lines. It displays a purity of design and a functional simplicity that is found more frequently in nature than in the creations of man. Swing and mount the gun to your shoulder and, immediate- ly, your visual sensation is matched by such perfect handling that you know the gun is ideally suited to its purpose. Such an achievement does not come into being by evolution alone, even though Holland & Holland guns and rifles trace their lineage back to the year 1835. Its other parent is curiosity, the desire of the craftsman and gunmaker to see whether an improvement can be made on accepted methods. The Holland & Holland factory, located in London not far from Paddington Station, is a true example of a place where the Best London guns are built in the traditional way. Now, over a hundred years later, the building is still ideally suited to it’s task, although new paint adorns the outside and new equipment adorns the inside. It is a tall, slender building with large windows for maximum light. On one side the ac- tioners take advantage of the early morning light while on the other side the engravers prefer to use the afternoon light for their craft. As the well known gun author Michael McIntosh has writ- ten,"If Michaelangelo had a jackhammer, he would have used it to great advantage, and his finished sculptures would still be and look the same beautiful works of art.” This is equally true for traditional gun manufacturing today. While machines were always used where possible, for exam- ple, for riffling the barrels, today we use the most modern CNC equipment and CAD design features. Yet, this is combined with all the traditional gun making methods. Filed actions to great precision using the "oil black" method, hand struck bar- rels, handshaped stocks and checkering, etc. Depending on the model of gun, from 650 man hours to well over 1250 man hours will be involved making it. No part of a Holland & Holland gun is interchangeable, it is always made especially for the gun down to the smallest pin! Combine these abilities with the quality of steel available today, and it will be no surprise that are dedicated and enthusiastic craftsmen are building the best guns ever. The Holland & Holland Gun Room at de Boulle Dallas oc- cupies the second floor of the store and includes new and pre- owned Holland guns, clothing and accessories.
Clothing & Accessories Holland & Holland offers an exclusive line of clothing and ac - cessories that encompass a fabulous range of traditional, but technically advanced outdoor sporting clothing for not only the shooting public but also for the discerning ladies and gentlemen to combine both quality and style. The clothing is beautifully made using only the best of British fabrics. Bespoke tailoring and personal shopping services are also available as well as a superb array of luxurious accessories. The inspiration of our clothing collections come from our very own and loyal clients. We create a traditional British country life
style dresscode for what to wear, “Before,” “During” and “After” a shoot. The collections are specifically designed to be practical, functional and durable for all occasions, both at home and in the field, with great care being taken to ensure comfort and style at all times. Holland & Holland continue and support the very best of British manufacturing wherever and whenever they can. The Holland & Holland Gun Room at de Boulle Dallas oc- cupies the second floor of the store and includes new and pre- owned Holland guns, clothing and accessories.
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Since de Boulle’s CEO, Denis, can remember and since his son, Nick, was in middle school, the beau- tiful lines, racing heritage and power of both new and vintage cars have been longtime loves for the entire Boulle family. This love for cars eventually expanded into motorsports and has become an inte- gral part of de Boulle Diamond & Jewelry’s lifestyle and branding.
The Boulle family is often found enjoying the sport at some of the major US race tracks, the occasional national karting event, or even at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin for the Formula One US Grand Prix or winning Porsche Club Races in the de Boulle Motorsports GT3 Cup race car. Denis and Nick often spend time together on long weekends learning new tracks with Denis behind the wheel for the weekend and Nick as coach and occasional endurance race co-pilot. The duo won at Circuit of the Americas in 2014 and
24 at Daytona is considered one of the three greatest endur- ance motorsport races in the world. Daytona is part of the “Triple Crown” which is made up of the 12 Hours of Sebring, the ROLEX 24 at Daytona and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The 2016 ROLEX 24 at Daytona marks de Boulle Motorsport’s foray back in to the highest levels of motorsports. Testing is scheduled to begin in late November of 2016. de Boulle Motorsports is looking forward to continuing to share a passion for the latest cars, motorsports events, and vintage road and racing cars.
2015 in the GTC4 and GTC5 classes reaching speeds of up to 170mph.
For 2016, de Boulle Motorsports’ racing efforts are being taken to a new level… de Boulle Motorsports has formed several partnerships in order to take part in the ROLEX 24 Hours of Daytona in the Le Mans Prototype Challenge category. The ROLEX 24 at Daytona is a 24-hour race held at Daytona Inter- national Speedway at the end of January each year. Teams and drivers from around the world take part with ROLEX taking part as the title sponsor of the race. The ROLEX
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Stairway to Heaven yellow diamond (6.25 ctw.) and white diamond (0.90 ctw.) ring. $27,200. Green with Envy emerald (93.88 ctw.) and diamond (0.54 ctw.) earrings. $31,700. True Blue sapphire (30.9 ctw.) and di- amond (5.04 ctw.) earrings. $34,100. Art Deco-Dence Diamond earrings (23.79 ctw.). Price available upon request. Crossover bangles with diamonds in pink, white and yellow gold satrting at $7,100. Crossover ring with diamonds (0.97 ctw.) in pink, white and yellow gold. $3,900. Palace earrings with 18mm South Sea pearls, sapphires (13.5 ctw.) and diamonds (2.18 ctw.) Price available upon request. Medalion diamond cuff (25.67 ctw.). Price available upon request. Palace ring with white and yellow diamonds (5.66 ctw.). $43,950. Blossom necklaces with diamonds in assorted golds starting at $5,600. Belt Buckle bracelets with diamonds in assorted golds starting at $6,100. de Boulle Collection Signature pendant with diamonds (0.92 ctw.). $6,050. de Boulle Collection Signature bracelet with diamonds (2.71 ctw.). $15,150. Azure Serpentine earrings (sapphires 38.12 ctw. and diamonds 0.19 ctw.) $18,750. Azure Serpentine cuff (sapphires 80.37 ctw. and diamonds 3.99 ctw.) Price available upon request.
3 “ T H E B E S T T H I N G S I N L I F E A R E F R E E . T H E S E C O N D B E S T A R E V E R Y E X P E N S I V E . ” — C O C O C H A N E L Art Deco-Dence diamond earrings (23.79 ctw.). Price available upon request. Talisman earrings featuring moon- stones (41.93 ctw.) and diamonds (3.83 ctw.). $37,500. Art Deco-Dence diamond earrings (23.79 ctw.). Price available upon re- quest. Medallion diamond cuff (25.67 ctw.). Price available upon request. Emerald Isle ring (8.35 ct. emerald and diamonds 2.15 ctw.). Price avail- able upon request. Sleeping Beauty turquoise (106 ctw.) earrings with diamonds (2.55 ctw.). Price available upon request. True Blue earrings (sapphires 33.62 ctw. and diamonds 0.66 ctw.) $21,950. True Blue bangle (sapphires 38.97 ctw.) $31,750. Icy Jade pen- dant (jade 87.17 ctw. with sapphires and diamonds). $7,900. Starburst Sapphire (16.99 ctw.) & diamond (7.51 ctw.) earrings. Price available upon request. Stairway to Heaven ring with tanzanite (7.19 ct.), sapphires (3.42 ctw.) & diamonds (3.71 ctw.) $30,800. Talisman earrings featuring moonstones (41.93 ctw.) and diamonds (3.83 ctw.). $37,500. Medallion diamond cuff (25.67 ctw.). Price available upon request. 11/9/2015 10:58:15AM The Orient Collection Choker neck- lace with carved jade beads and coral. $45,000. Savanna cuff with white and yellow diamonds (19.78 ctw.). Price avail- able upon request. Fancy shaped yellow and white diamond ring (11.21 ctw.). Price available upon request. Framed Up peridot ring (14.92 ctw. peridot and 0.77 ctw. diamonds). $17,450 Sapphire bangel (23.68 ctw.). $31,750. Sapphire earrings (35.16 ctw.). $36,075. Golden Waterfall earrings with diamonds (3.79. ctw.). $17,500. Turquoise (70.6 ctw.) & green tourmaline (26.73 ctw.) earrings. $31,500. Modern Diamond Bypass ring (3.0 ctw.) Price on request. Dreamsicle necklace with citrine (12.29 ctw.), quartz (64.72 ctw.), sapphires (9.39 ctw.) & diamonds. $22,000 Dream- sicle ring with citrine (3.73 ctw.), quartz (13.58 ctw.), sapphires (1.0 ctw.) & dia- monds. $7,800. Fancy shaped diamond bangle (3.0 ctw.). Price on request. deBoulle.com
Mod Squad diamond pendants available in various gold starting at $5,000.
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Naval Link Toggle necklaces available in various golds and sizes satrting at $23,750.
Seeing Red Burma unheated ruby (165.3 ctw.) and diamond (12.08 ctw.) earrings. Price available upon request. Fire and Ice bypass ring with sap- phires (11.74 ctw.) and rubies (11.51 ctw.). $21,200.