Monique Lhuillier Fine Jewelry Now Available Exclusively at Blue Nile

Monique Lhuillier Fine Jewelry Now Available Exclusively at Blue Nile

Fine Jewelry Bridal Collection Offered in Four Distinct Styles

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Internationally renowned
fashion and bridal designer, Monique Lhuillier, announced today that her
highly-anticipated engagement and wedding band collection is now available
exclusively at Blue Nile (Nasdaq:NILE), the premier online jeweler

Inspired by the designer's romantic, couture bridal creations, Monique
Lhuillier Fine Jewelry comprises a thoughtfully curated assortment of
engagement rings and wedding bands that reflect the sophistication, elegance
and femininity of the Monique Lhuillier brand. The collection is made with
premium quality platinum and set with Blue Nile diamonds, among the finest in
the world. Each piece is adorned with a pink sapphire, representing Monique
Lhuillier's trademark accent color and symbolizing a blushing bride.

"Engagement rings and fine jewelry are natural extensions of the Monique
Lhuillier brand. Expanding into relevant and meaningful categories is a key
initiative of the company," said Monique Lhuillier. "I'm thrilled to be
partnering with Blue Nile on this new venture."

"Our partnership with Monique Lhuillier underscores the commitment we've made
to evolving the Blue Nile brand and broadening its awareness among young
women," said Engle Saez, Blue Nile chief marketing officer. "More than any
other bridal designer, Monique Lhuillier captures the essence of today's
modern bride, and when combined with Blue Nile's reputation for using only the
highest-quality diamonds, brides-to-be can create a look that's nothing short
of remarkable."

Monique Lhuillier Fine Jewelry includes engagement rings and wedding bands
ranging in price from $1,800 to $5,000, and is now available worldwide
exclusively at Blue Nile ( The collection is available in
four unique styles:


  Inspired by Monique Lhuillier's lace wedding gowns, this style features
  interlacing bands of pavé-set diamonds that complement a floral motif.


  Simple, yet elegant, this style's pieces offer luxurious interpretations of
  traditional profiles that make them unique, yet timeless.


  Each piece embodies the glamour of the past, but is redesigned for today's
  bride. The settings feature rich detail as seen in Monique Lhuillier's more
  elaborate bridal designs.


  For the bride who wants to make a modern fashion statement. Micropavé
  diamonds embrace the center stone, giving the piece a fine-lined, modern

Additional Monique Lhuillier pieces, including earrings, necklaces and
pendants will be unveiled in time for Valentine's Day.

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
Blue Nile's shares are traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC under the symbol

The Blue Nile, Inc. logo is available at

CONTACT: Josh Holland
         Blue Nile, Inc.
         Libby Haan
         Haan Projects

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