Monique Lhuillier Expands Fine Jewelry Collection Available Exclusively at Blue Nile

Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:30am EDT

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LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Internationally renowned fashion and bridal designer, Monique Lhuillier, announced today the addition of fine jewelry including earrings, bracelets, pendants, and fashion rings to the existing collection of engagement and wedding rings that launched in October 2012. All are available exclusively at Blue Nile (Nasdaq:NILE), the premier online jeweler (www.bluenile.com).

Like Monique Lhuillier's successful line of engagement and weddings rings, each piece of fine jewelry is as distinctive as the designer's bridal gowns, set with the finest quality diamonds and precious stones from Blue Nile, and designed to reflect the true essence of the bride. This latest introduction allows brides the opportunity to fully embrace the Monique Lhuillier dream, including the gown, jewelry, engagement ring and wedding ring.

"I am delighted to bring the delicate, romantic and refined qualities that define my bridal aesthetic to not just engagement and wedding rings, but all types of fine jewelry," said Monique Lhuillier. "Each bride is special, and this collection allows the bride to have pieces that are as unique as she is for the biggest day of her life."

"Monique Lhuillier and Blue Nile are the perfect fit; a marriage between a renowned bridal designer and the premier online jewelry destination," said Julie Yoakum, Blue Nile chief merchandising officer. "Based on the success of our initial partnership, it was only natural to extend the collection to include other categories of fine jewelry to the delight of brides who aspire to a world of luxury and distinction."

Monique Lhuillier Fine Jewelry now comprises a thoughtfully curated assortment of three types of bridal jewelry set with Blue Nile diamonds, among the finest in the world.

Engagement Rings

Available in four unique categories (Romance, Tradition, Antiquity, and Modern) for a total of 25 engagement ring choices, including seven new choices that launched today, each ring is made with premium quality platinum and reflects the sophistication, elegance and femininity of the Monique Lhuillier brand. Prices range from $1,000 to $5,400 (setting only).

Wedding Rings

Each Monique Lhuillier wedding ring is made with premium quality platinum and is designed to match perfectly to the designer's line of engagement rings, combining for an exceptional look. Prices range from $800 to $3,530.

Fine Jewelry

A collection of earrings, bracelets, pendants, and fashion rings from classically feminine to lavishly glamorous. Each piece is made with 18k white gold and allows brides to create the wedding ensemble of their dreams. Prices range from $900 - $20,000.

Product images are available upon request.

About Monique Lhuillier

Monique Lhuillier is internationally recognized as one of America's foremost couture bridal and ready-to-wear brands. Established in 1996 by Monique Lhuillier and her husband, Tom Bugbee, the Company is considered one of the leading fashion houses and continues to produce its couture collections in the United States in its downtown Los Angeles headquarters. Monique Lhuillier's signature design sensibility has led to the launch of licensed products, transforming the company into a luxury lifestyle brand. Licensed products include: tabletop, bridesmaids dresses, stationery, home fragrance and ML Monique Lhuillier, a diffusion eveningwear collection. Monique Lhuillier products are distributed through Monique Lhuillier stores, premium department stores, and specialty stores throughout the world, including the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia.

About Blue Nile, Inc.

Blue Nile, Inc. is the leading online retailer of diamonds and fine jewelry. The Company delivers the ultimate customer experience, providing consumers with a superior way to buy engagement rings, wedding rings and fine jewelry. Blue Nile offers in-depth educational materials and unique online tools that place consumers in control of the jewelry shopping process. The Company has some of the highest quality standards in the industry and offers thousands of independently certified diamonds and fine jewelry at prices significantly below traditional retail. Blue Nile can be found online at www.bluenile.com. Blue Nile's shares are traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market LLC under the symbol NILE.

CONTACT: Josh Holland
         Blue Nile
         206-336-6773
         joshh@bluenile.com
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