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Proposal Story: Dave and Emma

Ten years after first spying each other at a fish and chips shop, this Scottish couple got engaged with a Blue Nile ring in Barbados.

August 18th, 2017
Sylvia Pritchard

Proposal Story: Heidi and Ely

Every so often the team here at Blue Nile has to work a little bit harder to make someone’s proposal dream come true. When it happens right here in our own city, it’s even more special.

August 3rd, 2017
Ali Brownrigg

Jewelry Gifts For the First Year of Marriage

You’ve sent out handwritten thank you notes and picked the stray confetti out of every nook and cranny, so what now?

July 21st, 2017
Stephanie Dore

10 Most-Pinned Blue Nile Engagement Rings in 2017

The people have spoken! Check out the 10 most popular engagement rings on Pinterest during the first half of 2017.

July 11th, 2017
Sylvia Pritchard

5 Affordable Bridesmaid Gifts Under $150

Say, “thank you” to your squad for supporting you on your big day with sweet and budget-friendly piece of jewelry that they’ll wear long past the main event.

July 7th, 2017
Sylvia Pritchard

Happy 4th of July!

We hope it’s a real sparkler!

July 3rd, 2017
Ali Brownrigg

We Asked, They Answered: 10 Blogger-Approved Platinum Bands You’ll Love

Style bloggers have great taste and strong opinions—that’s why we follow them. And that’s why we asked four of them to survey our selection of platinum bands and pick their faves. Here are the bloggers’ choices and a little bit about why they love them.

May 23rd, 2017
Ali Brownrigg

7 Platinum Pieces Worth Saving For

Platinum gets a lot of hype—all well deserved. It goes without saying that it’s beautiful, and strong enough to be trusted to hold diamonds in place. But it’s platinum’s reliable white color and rarity that makes it the most coveted precious metal for jewelry out there.

May 16th, 2017
Ali Brownrigg

What #BNMoms Want for Mother’s Day

We went right to the source and asked a group of dedicated Blue Nile moms what pieces are on their Mother’s Day wish list this year. See if their picks match yours.

May 9th, 2017
Ali Brownrigg

Customer Favorites: Top 3 Truly Zac Posen Rings

You may know him as the tough judge on Project Runway, whose astute eye catches every construction foible, improperly placed stitch, and dated style choice. The Zac Posen we know here at Blue Nile is as much a stickler for quality, perfection, and beauty as ever—and our customers agree.

April 21st, 2017
Ali Brownrigg

More National Proposal Day Stories

It’s a very lucky day, you know. Lots of good proposal vibes going around the nation. Maybe it’s time you started to think seriously about this?

March 20th, 2017
Ali Brownrigg

It’s a Date: National Proposal Day 2017

Monday, March 20 was more than just the spring equinox (when the length of day and night is equal), it was also National Proposal Day. Yes, that’s actually a thing, and we’re super excited about it.

March 17th, 2017
Ali Brownrigg

When to Go From Fashion to Fine Jewelry

There’s always a place for costume jewelry in the old jewelry box, but there comes a moment in our lives when we must move on to something finer. Here’s how to make a smooth transition from fashion to fine jewelry while still looking fresh, current, and on-trend.

March 10th, 2017
Ali Brownrigg

5 Foolproof Ways to Show Your Love

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then surely a piece of jewelry made from precious metal and rare gemstones is worth a trillion words.

February 3rd, 2017
Ali Brownrigg

Our Top 10 Most Pinned Engagement Rings of 2016

Every year we’re excited to calculate the top 10 most pinned rings because it gives us valuable information about the styles you love most. What we learned from the 2016 list is that pavé sidestones and vintage inspired are hot and rose gold has made a huge splash, displacing white gold or platinum from the top spot.

January 6th, 2017
Ali Brownrigg

Happy Holidays!

From our Blue Nile family to yours, may your holidays sparkle.

December 24th, 2016
Ali Brownrigg

Holiday Customer Service Success Stories, Part 1

Our Diamond and Jewelry Consultants talk to tens of thousands of people a month and even greater numbers during the holiday season—and each call, email, and live chat is handled with the same care and attention to detail.

November 15th, 2016
Ali Brownrigg

Real Wedding: Eliza and Jonathan

They met in El Salvador, got engaged in San Francisco, and married (with Blue Nile wedding bands) in South Africa. Where in the world is this jet setting couple?

November 9th, 2016
Ali Brownrigg

Destination Engagements: Sandals Resorts

Step aside and let the professionals plan your tropical destination engagement down to the perfect sunset.

October 28th, 2016
Ali Brownrigg

Love in the Moment: The Couples

Like all of us, each of the couples in our Love in the Moment video has a unique story to tell. We touched on them briefly in the longer version, but felt strongly that their stories deserved a fuller exploration. These shorter videos are what transpired. We’ll release a new one every week, so check back often.

September 29th, 2016
Ali Brownrigg

Blue Nile Couple: Kaitlin and Daniel

A romantic proposal in the Blue Ridge Mountains led to a beachside engagement session.

September 27th, 2016
Ali Brownrigg

Elie and Sam: Happy Webroom Customers

See how shopping at our Webroom in Westchester, New York went for newly engaged couple, Elie and Sam.

September 21st, 2016
Ali Brownrigg

Love in the Moment

Love is exhilarating. It’s also messy and confusing. You can’t control it or tame it; all you can do is strap in, hang on tight, and enjoy the ride.

August 18th, 2016
Ali Brownrigg

Real Wedding: Keely and Brian

A sweet South Carolina wedding complete with beautiful grounds, gorgeous flowers, and rustic touches of iron and wood made for the “best day ever.”

August 17th, 2016
Ali Brownrigg

Set the Mood with the Perfect Wedding Playlist

Providing your own wedding music is an appropriate option if you want to bypass a live band or a DJ (to avoid one too many rounds of the electric slide or funky chicken). To help, we set off on a mission to bring you a few mood-based playlists. Think of them as your starter pack to getting just the right wedding vibe. Mix, match, and explore to your heart’s content.

August 8th, 2016
Stephanie Dore

After The Ring: The Right Jewelry to Take You From Proposal To Honeymoon

We all know that weddings—and the time leading up to them—involve a lot of events. And all those events require an outfit with appropriate accessories. In the spirit of keeping your head in the wedding planning game we’ve assembled some surefire hits for those finishing touches.

July 25th, 2016
Stephanie Dore

10 Ways to Hack Your Engagement Ring

You’re always on the lookout for ways to make your life easier in this busy, rapidly changing world. Aren’t we all? That’s why the word “lifehack” was invented.

July 15th, 2016
Stephanie Dore

Real Wedding: Charleston Charm

We were very taken by Sam and Pat’s wedding—with its genteel Southern charm and on-trend details—at the historic William Aiken House in the picturesque town of Charleston, South Carolina. Bet you’ll find some fresh ideas for your own wedding from this thoroughly inspiring event.

July 6th, 2016
Ali Brownrigg

You Say it’s Your Birthstone: Ruby

The color red incites our greatest passions and signifies our literal lifeblood. Its provocative color and rarity are two reasons that ruby has long captured the imagination of humankind.

July 1st, 2016
Ali Brownrigg

Real Wedding: Tamara and Kyle

The Arizona desert served as the perfect backdrop for a small and intimate wedding filled with touching moments with family and friends.

June 17th, 2016
Ali Brownrigg

Wedding Day Playlist: Our First Dance Favorites

Caution: big decisions ahead. Maybe you’re someone who has known your first dance song for years. Maybe you’ve put it on and done a turn around the house. And maybe it’s absolutely perfect, striking just the right balance between personal and applause-worthy. But if you’re still stumped, and need a little nudge in the right direction, we’re here to help.

June 15th, 2016
Stephanie Dore

Power to the People! Your Vote May Determine Our *New* Zac Posen Rings!

Voting has ended. Thanks to all who participated!

May 19th, 2016
Ali Brownrigg

Real Wedding: Liane and Michael

A Florida beach provides the perfect backdrop to a beautiful—and spiritual—wedding ceremony.

May 11th, 2016
Ali Brownrigg

Engravings: Say What You Feel

A heartfelt message on a beautiful piece of jewelry is a gift in itself—one that never stops giving all the good stuff to the wearer. With just a glance, the object of your affection knows how you feel about them. Quite possibly the best extra $10 you’ll ever spend.

May 1st, 2016
Ali Brownrigg

Want to Win a Mother’s Day Gift? Here’s How.

This contest has ended.
Are you feeling lucky? Do you have the most amazing photo of you with your kids or your mom? Upload it to Instagram between April 25 and May 4, and tag it #BlueNileMoms and #Sweepstakes for your chance to win a limited edition Mother’s Day locket from Monica Rich Kosann valued at $750.

April 20th, 2016
Ali Brownrigg

How to Know If Your Diamond Is Worth Insuring?

A jewelry insurance policy, like the one offered by Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, provides broad, comprehensive coverage for whatever jewelry you want to protect. Jewelers Mutual has been insuring only jewelry since 1913—so their coverage, customer service, and claims process are tailored to jewelry, and only jewelry.

April 7th, 2016
Ali Brownrigg

No One is Stealing this Guy’s Proposal Thunder

Oklahoma City Thunder manager of team operations Wilson Taylor called on his teammates Russell Westbrook, Nick Collison, and Kevin Durant to lead his now-fiancé Felicia Hudak on an epic scavenger hunt that ended in a romantic proposal of marriage.

March 20th, 2016
Ali Brownrigg

3 Reasons Why Today is the Right Day to Pop the Question

There’s no time like the present, carpe diem, YOLO, and it’s National Proposal Day.

March 19th, 2016
Ali Brownrigg

How to Improve your Instagram Game

We all know that Christmas and Valentine’s Day are hugely popular times to propose. The number of engagement rings our jewelers craft during those times confirms that truth. It follows that Instagram is flooded with ring selfies (ringfies?) in the subsequent weeks and months, as soon-to-be brides show off their beautiful new diamond rings with pride.

March 11th, 2016
Ali Brownrigg

Proposal Story: Miranda and Kaden

A romance that started with a prank call gets serious on the beaches on Hawaii.

February 24th, 2016
Ali Brownrigg

Proposal Story: Ali and Jeannie

Late night phone calls lead to someone to dance with.

February 19th, 2016
Ali Brownrigg

Valentine’s Day Playlist: Blue Nile Style

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, and romance in the air, we thought it might be time to throw together a little playlist on Spotify. While this isn’t a classic love song collection (we’re pretty sure those are already in heavy rotation), it is full of fresh tunes perfect for setting the mood, whether you’re planning a night out or staying in.

February 12th, 2016
Stephanie Dore

Love is in the Air

There’s no one-size-fits-all way to get engaged. Your proposal will be as unique as you are and reflect your individual flair and personality as a couple. Do what feels right and you can’t go wrong.

January 27th, 2016
Ali Brownrigg

10 Most Pinned Rings of 2015

Social media is the perfect place to catalog what you love, show off what you’ve got, and drop hints. Take a look at our 10 most pinned styles of 2015, starting with number 10.

January 8th, 2016
Ali Brownrigg

Happy New Year!

2015 was a busy year for us here at Blue Nile. We announced new partnerships with Colin Cowie and Monica Rich Kosann, opened our first Webroom, and launched this blog in September.

December 31st, 2015
Ali Brownrigg

Happy Holidays from Blue Nile

We hope this is a time of family, friends, mistletoe, merrymaking, and eggnog (but not too much eggnog).

December 24th, 2015
Ali Brownrigg

Top Spots for Your Marry Me Moment

We asked our social media fans in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Seattle for their recommendations on the most romantic, exciting, and interesting places in town to pop the question. Here are the results:

December 21st, 2015
Ali Brownrigg

How to Get Engaged this Holiday

In an era when proposals on the big screens in Times Square are commonplace, you’ll need to step up (or simplify) how you pop the question.

December 17th, 2015
Ali Brownrigg

It’s Your Life. Be Engaged.

Marriage begins at the end of the aisle. From the moment a Blue Nile ring is slipped onto your finger, it’s with you all the way.

December 3rd, 2015
Ali Brownrigg

Social Stories: Your Rings

We hand-set a diamond into every single one of the rings we sell, which means that an actual person spent time getting it meticulously perfect, just for you.

November 30th, 2015
Ali Brownrigg

Proposal Story: Sean’s Custom Ring

When Southern California-based customer, Sean, was set on creating a rose gold ring for his soon-to-be fiancée, Heidi, our custom design team stepped in to help.

November 6th, 2015
Ali Brownrigg

Playing Along: One Rock Band, Two Weddings, Four Happy Customers

Rock on! Two out of the three members of Barcelona bought Blue Nile engagement rings.

October 6th, 2015
Ali Brownrigg

#ShareTheLoveContest with Colin Cowie

Win an unforgettable Blue Nile experience with celebrity wedding planner Colin Cowie in New York City.

September 9th, 2015
Ali Brownrigg

Bold Hues at Novelty Hill-Januik Winery

After a Parisian proposal, a Seattle-based couple ties the knot at a modern winery outside of Seattle.

September 4th, 2015
Ali Brownrigg

Rip Roaring Fun at Flying Horseshoe Ranch

A Seattle-based wedding and event planner uses her years of expertise to plan the perfect wedding: her own.

August 19th, 2015
Ali Brownrigg
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