I have several of Dori’s very special pieces and just love all of them. I feel like a Princess when I wear Dori’s jewelry. I never worry about the dress I need to buy for an event, because even with the simplest of dresses the pieces I wear make the outfit. I love Dori’s beautiful jewelry and just cannot go without always buying something. Buy one of her beautiful pieces and I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Dori is a romantic - with a capital R and makes no apology for it - nor should she. When you meet and talk with her, you feel this. To see her work is to know this. She describes her inspiration, from an early age, from fairy tales, beautiful princesses, ballerinas, antique books and photographs she has taken. I wore one of Dori’s pieces on my wedding day, so, as you can gather, am a huge fan of her jewellery and artistry. I recently purchased another necklace, ‘Black Magic’ – oh the sparkle!!, which immediately prompted me buying another two – the ‘Anne Boleyn’ and the Prosperity Necklace (Celtic Braid – I liked the Scottish connection). And, I wanted to share the ‘experience’ - the perfect Christmas gifts for close friends and family… well, that was the idea. The truth is, when I received my parcels in the post (very quickly after ordering!), opened the slim white boxes, folded back the delicate tissue-paper, and saw the sheer beauty of what lay within, I just couldn’t bear to part with them. I almost take a guilty joy in opening the boxes and looking at them, over and over, and imagining them with a particular outfit or cocktail dress. In fact, I wore the ‘Black Magic’ necklace to an awards ceremony in Edinburgh recently, aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia, and my dress was perfectly complemented by my new, and stunning necklace – no other adornment or accessory was needed.
- Pilrig House, Scotland
I’ve been an ADoriables customer for several years and own quite a few pieces of jewelry, mirrors and jewelry boxes. I cherish each and every one! I’ve gotten more compliments on my ADoriables pieces than any other jewelry that I own. Besides being usable pieces of art, I’m sure they will become family heirlooms because of the quality of materials & and the painstaking workmanship that goes in every item that Dori creates.
I purchased the "Maria de Medici" box made by the artist and designer Dori Bolen. Right away, I was drawn to the classic beauty of this decoupage box. The 18th century Image of the young woman with necklace of pearls, and every artistic detail took my Breath away and I had to have it. My husband gave it to me for our 30th Anniversary. I had never seen this type of art form done in this way. The box illuminates as if it’s glass. I also purchased a small hand mirror that has an image of perhaps a royal princess with long dark hair. I gave this piece to my daughter. Like the box, it is embellished with fine crystals and ribbon. It’s nice To see art objects made today that reflect the beauty of the past.
- Valued Client
- Los Gatos, CA