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Luck Favors Those Who Work Hard, Says This Motorsports-Loving Jeweler

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Nick Boulle

Nick Boulle
de Boulle, Houston, TX

Nick Boulle is best known for his passions: motorsports, cycling, watches, design and family. His love for cars and competition drove him early in life to racing cars, where he competed at the amateur and eventually the professional levels of the sport. In January, Nick won the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona event. He officially became a part of his family’s business, de Boulle Diamond & Jewelry, when the family opened its Houston location, which was named America’s Coolest Store in the big category in 2016.

 

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Canadian Jeweler Explores Creativity with CAD Experiments

He’s rewarded by customers with trays of cookies.

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BRANDON MCMURRAY, WHO works with his family at Hunt House in Huntsville, Ontario, does all of the CAD work for the store. “All the older ladies love him,” says Cathy McMurray, his mom. “They come and sit in his office and also bring in either cookies for his dog or sweets for him. We get nothing. Yes, we are jealous!” Brandon concedes that “ladies do bring me trays of cookies, but I do share!”

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I Was Feeling Down Until This 94-Year-Old Client Reminded Me Why We Do What We Do

She helped break this jeweler out of the blues.

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WINTER HERE IN the Midwest was brutal. Sales were way down. The news of more and more great stores and jewelry manufacturers closing was starting to weigh on me. Then last week, Lorraine walked in and wanted to design a ring. She had some gold and a 5 mm CZ that she had received for making purchases on a website. She just wanted a wide gold band with the CZ in the middle. She asked me how long it would take, then she told me she would be 94 the beginning of May, pointing out she didn’t know how much time she had left, so the sooner the better. She made me realize that I had forgotten to live forward and be in the moment. She was exactly what I needed to get out of the slump. Her ring was delivered within the week, and she was thrilled. — Jo Goralski, The Jewelry Mechanic, Oconomowoc, WI

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I’m a Gemstone Whose Value Doesn’t Reflect My Stupendous Attributes and History

At least Peter the Great and the English monarchs thought I was worthy of showing off.

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WHAT MORE DO they want? I’m hard, beautiful and come in a range of gorgeous colors. I am rare and have history — that’s me, all 170 carats, on the top of the Imperial State Crown of England, and me again in some of Peter the Great’s finest jewels. OK, so it turned out I wasn’t ruby after all, but what’s the deal? Corundum, in my view, is VHS while I’m Betamax. Say “ruby” or “sapphire” and women swoon. Say my name and people think of a synthetic version used for class rings. What gives?

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