Denis and Karen Boulle established de Boulle Diamond & Jewelry in 1983 with a vision of providing their customers a premier collection of fine jewelry, luxury timepieces of world renowned brands, impeccable service and a beautiful and friendly environment. Then and now, these elements make up “The de Boulle Experience™.” de Boulle’s collection of fine diamonds, fine jewelry and timepieces is unsurpassed for elegance, quality and long-term value. Denis and Karen believe that purchasing fine jewelry and luxury timepieces should be informative, fun and very rewarding. They strive every day to make that mission a reality for their customers.
The Boulle name has a long tradition of craftsmanship dating back to the 1700s. Christened by his contemporaries as “the most skillful artisan in Paris,” André-Charles Boulle’s name is synonymous with the practice of inlaying furniture with marquetry of tortoiseshell, 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 marquetry in both stained and naturally colored wood. Boulle carried out numerous royal commissions from Henri IV to Louis XV, as well as foreign princes and the great nobles, government ministers and financiers. Many of his designs are illustrated in a book of engravings published around 1720. Some of his works include bureaus, armoires, pedestals, lighting-fixtures and clocks.
Over the past 30 years, de Boulle has enhanced the Boulle reputation and fine tradition of craftsmanship through their exquisite de Boulle Collection™ of fine jewelry. This collection offers a wonderful selection of meticulously handcrafted and beautifully designed fine jewelry in 18K gold or platinum with colored gemstones and diamonds. This unique collection consists of one-of-a-kind pieces designed and crafted with precision and art- resulting in a masterpiece. The de Boulle Collection provides a complete range of fine jewelry from beautiful “everyday/every event” diamond earrings to elegant, stately suites of earrings, necklace, bracelet and ring for the most special “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 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. de Boulle is an authorized dealer for a vast selection of the world’s premier brands of luxury timepieces including the likes of Blancpain, F.P.Journe, Girard-Perregaux, and Jaeger-Lecoultre. 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 of esteemed, which includes vintage watches of notable brands.
Denis Boulle was born on the island of Mauritius in the southwestern Indian Ocean and spent his early years there and
in Cape Town, South Africa. He was educated in England. Denis and his wife Karen, a native of England, launched their first retail venture, a jewelry salon in a small space in University Park’s famous Snider Plaza, in 1983. 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 built a reputation as one of the pre-eminent independently-owned jewelers in the United States. In 2001, De Boulle moved to its current location – a beautiful, sophisticated 13,600-square foot salon with a historical flair in the style of a two-story French villa.
In 2013, de Boulle became an authorized dealer for Holland & Holland. Founded in 1835 by Harris Holland, Holland & 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.