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Take It Outside: 4 Rugged Men’s Wedding Bands

Just because a guy likes to get his hands dirty doesn’t mean he can’t wear a wedding band while doing so. In fact, men’s wedding bands are now more rugged than ever, made with contemporary metals ideal for standing up to active lifestyles.

Romancing the Ruby

From Dorothy’s magical slippers—created with 4,600 authentic gems—to the British crown jewels, rubies are made for storytelling.

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?

How Bold Is Your Gold?

Yellow gold is once again having a major moment—just in time for the summer sun to set it off right.

 

Hanging Tough: New Tungsten Wedding Bands

Just when you think you’ve seen every possible innovation in the wedding band game, here comes tungsten, turning heads.

Big News: Monique Lhuillier Launches Men’s Collection

The elements of luxury and sophistication found in fashion designer Monique Lhuillier’s exclusive women’s fine jewelry collection for Blue Nile holds strong with her new line of men’s wedding bands.

7 Pieces of Jewelry That Require Exactly Zero Effort

When it comes to life hacks, finding chic accessories you can throw on without a thought is a game-changer to your everyday routine. 

Something Blue That’s A Little More You

Just because it’s a tradition, it doesn’t mean that your “something blue” has to be something boring.

Get Lucky: 7 Charms You Can Wear Everyday

Whether you swear by them or think they’re silly, there’s no ignoring lucky charms. They’ve been used for centuries to influence everything from wealth to love. 

Why Jewelry For Mother’s Day?

Why do we give mom jewelry on Mother’s Day? Why not give her jewelry on Mother’s Day? Thank her for all that sleep she gave up for you, along with the plethora of other sacrifices she made. 

Major Life Moments: Our Favorite Grad Gifts By Degree

It’s that time of year, when the #girlbosses of the world are donning caps and gowns in honor of graduation day. What better way to celebrate this major accomplishment than with a piece of timeless fine jewelry?

The Garland Ring Goes Big Time

This stunning setting style, a customer favorite and editorial darling, makes the most of its diamonds, showing them off in all their glory. Since diamonds are April’s birthstone we thought now would be a great time to explore the brilliance of one of our most celebrated designs.

Demystifying Diamonds One Carat At A Time: Part 1

There is so much information (and a lot of misinformation) around buying a diamond that it can be hard to know what’s true. We’re here to demystify some of the most commonly asked questions, with advice straight from our experts...

Demystifying Diamonds One Carat At A Time: Part 2

Part two in our series that takes a deeper dive into the 4Cs of diamond buying; answering your important questions that go beyond Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat...

DIAMOND VISUALIZATION: WORTH THE WAIT

Some things are just too good not to share, and our new 360° Diamond View happens to be one of them.
We’ve heard the call for even more ways to make your diamond engagement ring shopping easier...

HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE HOLIDAYS NOW

We know it’s hard to believe, but the holiday season is just around the corner. There’s much to look forward to: spending time with family, endless holiday parties, spontaneous snowball fights, and best of all, gift-giving...

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...

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...

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...

 

10 WAYS TO HACK YOUR ENGAGEMENT RING

Online shopping is the ultimate lifehack when purchasing an engagement ring—what’s easier than perusing rings and gaining expert diamond insight on your phone?
 

WHEN LESS IS MORE: 4 WAYS TO SOLVE THE MODERN ENGAGEMENT RING DILEMMA

You’re giving us the side-eye, thinking that when it comes to something as emotionally weighted and culturally significant as a sparkly diamond engagement ring, “how could less ever be more?”...

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...