Culture + Lifestyle

The Blue Nile Intern Blog: The Inside Scoop

A glimpse inside our world—through the fresh eyes of an intern.

June 9th, 2017
Ali Brownrigg

Greenery: The 2017 Pantone Color of the Year

We always pay attention when Pantone releases their color of the year. Aside from the colors themselves, there’s always an uplifting sentiment that accompanies their choice. The message behind this year’s color, Greenery, is all about reassurance, renewal, and reconnection.

March 8th, 2017
Ali Brownrigg

A Fresh Take on Pearls

Pearls are an absolutely underrated classic often missing from the modern jewelry box. A quick look back at fashion history finds many influential women known for their pearls, including Coco Chanel who likely needs no introduction (but just in case, click here).

February 16th, 2017
Ali Brownrigg

Happy Valentine’s Day

Blue Nile is fueled by love. We’re a company of people who love what we do, and we work hard to make our customers happy.

February 14th, 2017
Ali Brownrigg

Happy New Year from Blue Nile

Here’s to a new year filled with brilliant moments and memorable occasions—we’re looking forward to helping you celebrate them. Happy 2017!

December 31st, 2016
Ali Brownrigg

What Women Want: Straight from the Source

How do you know when she really likes something you’ve given her? By identifying the face she makes when she really doesn’t like something you’ve given her.

December 9th, 2016
Ali Brownrigg

5 Tips to Get Holiday Shopping Done Right (And Early)

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us, the holiday shopping season is fully underway. While many of you will undoubtedly wait until the last minute to pick up gifts for your loved ones, why not buck tradition this year and do it early, and perhaps more leisurely?

November 29th, 2016
Ali Brownrigg

Top 3 Benefits to Shopping at a Blue Nile Webroom

Blue Nile was born in 1999 and spent the next 16 years bringing a superior shopping experience to online consumers. In 2015, we brought that experience into a non-traditional brick-and-mortar concept: a Webroom at Roosevelt Square mall in Long Island. It’s non-traditional because Webrooms don’t have inventory to buy and take home that day—all transactions are still done online. It’s the new concept in the world of retail and our customers love it.

October 13th, 2016
Ali Brownrigg

Road Trip! A Short Guide to State Gems, Minerals, and Metals

The United States is blessed with an abundance of natural resources, including many gems, minerals, and metals.

August 16th, 2016
Katie Stam

That Time Colin Cowie Came For a Visit and Charmed Us All

Colin was in Seattle recently to chat about next season’s jewelry designs and we followed him as he toured our manufacturing facility, where all the magic happens. He was duly impressed.

August 8th, 2016
Ali Brownrigg

In the News: Style Me Pretty, Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot

Spring and summer is our time to shine here at Blue Nile—it is wedding season, after all. Our stellar PR team works overtime to spread the word about our engagement and wedding rings and the world listens! Here are a few of our favorite media hits.

July 18th, 2016
Ali Brownrigg

Capture the Moment (Again) with a Post-Wedding Photo Session

Take the pressure off the big day and schedule a post-wedding photography session. Don your wedding attire, pick a meaningful, romantic spot where you feel comfortable, and capture more sweet shots of you smiling and gazing into your new spouse’s eyes.

June 29th, 2016
Ali Brownrigg

Beyond the Birthstone: Pearls

Often called the Queen of Gems, pearls are the world’s oldest known gemstone and truly timeless. Ages ago, these lustrous and iridescent round baubles were so rare, a single strand was considered the most valuable possession a person could own, more valuable than gold and diamonds.

June 13th, 2016
Katie Stam

How to Have a Destination Wedding at One of Sonoma’s Most Luxurious Hotels

An intimate wine country wedding tops the fantasy list for many couples, and Kenwood Inn and Spa is just the place to make your nuptial fantasy a reality.

May 18th, 2016
Ali Brownrigg

Frances and Charlotte Gadbois: Mother, Daughter, Partners, and Mutual Muses

Jewelry-industry veteran Frances Gadbois and her daughter, Charlotte, collaborate on an exclusive collection of classically inspired pieces for the modern woman. In honor of Mother’s Day, we sat down with this dynamic duo to chat about their working relationship and where they find their inspiration.

May 4th, 2016
Ali Brownrigg

What do Blue Nile Moms Really Want for Mother’s Day?

We eat, sleep, and breathe diamonds and jewelry at Blue Nile, which means that most experts who work here have very specific ideas of what they want from our selection. We turned to some Blue Nile moms to see what they have their eye on for Mother’s Day. Who knows, you might see something perfect for your own mom in the mix.

April 20th, 2016
Ali Brownrigg

From Royalty to Celebrity: Diamonds Through Time

Ever wonder how the diamond became the coveted stone it is today? Take a tour through history to learn more about this gemstone’s rise in popularity.

April 15th, 2016
Ali Brownrigg

What Knot to Wear on St. Patrick’s Day? Celtic, of Course

Donning your emeralds is a no-brainer, but don’t overlook intricate and distinctive Celtic knots.

March 16th, 2016
Ali Brownrigg

How to Bring Art Nouveau Style into Your Life

Nestled between the Victorian and Edwardian eras, the artistic movement known as Art Nouveau (1890-1905) took organic themes from nature and incorporated them into elegant flowing, asymmetrical stylized forms in art, fashion, and architecture.

March 9th, 2016
Ali Brownrigg

As Seen In…Cosmopolitan, Brides, and O magazine

Blue Nile shows up in all the best places and keeps pretty fine company. Check out the engagement rings and fine jewelry that the media went crazy for over the last couple of months.

March 4th, 2016
Ali Brownrigg

Serenity Now: Pantone Colors of the Year

Twice a year, the world’s most color savvy experts meet in a secret European location to choose the next year’s Pantone color of the year. This year is the first time they’ve chosen what results when two colors are blended together.

January 30th, 2016
Ali Brownrigg

From The Blue Nile Family To Yours

We’re thankful for good food, family and friends, and breathtakingly stunning diamond bracelets.

November 26th, 2015
Ali Brownrigg

City Guide: Los Angeles

This sprawling city is the West Coast’s hub of sun, fun, and celebrity sightings.

October 27th, 2015
Ali Brownrigg

Companies We Love: Everlane

When Blue Nile launched in 1999 our premise was a radical one: Let’s be transparent about the diamonds we sell.

August 24th, 2015
Ali Brownrigg

City Guide: Seattle

It’s about as #UpperLeft as you can get.

August 14th, 2015
Ali Brownrigg