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New Day NorthwestRings of Bling! June 6, 2011
June marks the start of wedding season, but it's also a popular time to propose. Blue Nile's Diamond Guy discusses the latest engagement ring trends. View Now
 
FacebookBlue Nile Facebook Page Reaches 100,000 Likes! May 19, 2011
100,000 people and counting Like Blue Nile on Facebook. Do you? View Now
 
GeekWireSeattle Storm Gets Some Bling, Partners with Blue Nile on Championship Ring May 4, 2011
The 2010 WNBA Champion Seattle Storm partnered with Blue Nile to create the team's championship ring. The rings were delivered in a special pre-game ceremony on June 4, opening day for the Storm. Read More
 
CNBCJewelers Feeling Blue and That’s a Good Thing February 4, 2011
“This is a blue sapphire inspired by Kate Middleton’s ring,” Baird says, “actually, it’s a little bigger than her ring.” View Now
 
Jimmy Kimmel LiveProposal on Jimmy Kimmel Live February 4, 2011
A humorous proposal took place on Jimmy Kimmel Live with a Blue Nile engagement ring. Congratulations to Jimmy's friend Mike August and his new fiancée! Look for more about this exciting broadcast.
 
Good Morning AmericaAmerica's Consumer: Where the Deals Are This Weekend January 28, 2011
"All this weekend (Friday, Jan. 28 through Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011), the jewelry website Bluenile.com is offering sterling silver beaded bracelets for 40 percent off." Read More
 
Business Insider20 Companies That Know How to Pamper Their Customers January 21, 2011
STELLAService, a company that rates retailers based on the helpfulness of their websites and customer service called Blue Nile "customer-obsessed." Read More
 
CNBCIt's Cyber Monday All Week as Retailers Extend Deals November 30, 2010
"Each day from now through Dec. 23, a piece of jewelry will be sold on the retailer's Web site for as much as 44 percent off." Read More
 
CNBCBlue Nile CEO: More Shoppers Saying 'I Do' November 29, 2010
"Blue Nile CEO Diane Irvine said the online jewelry retailer had a "record" Thanksgiving and Black Friday, both in terms of sales and traffic." Read More
 
Wall Street JournalShopping On A Phone Finds Its Customer November 26, 2010
"Blue Nile, the online jeweler, said that its mobile traffic for the month of November is up 1,400% from last year..." Read More
 
App SmileBlue Nile iPhone App October 7, 2010
BlueNile.com brings the best of their diamond shopping experience to your mobile device. Read More
 
CNBCBlue Nile's App Is a Girl's Best Friend (And Maybe a Boy's Too) September 16, 2010
Blue Nile CEO Diane Irvine says she wants to be "a disruptive force" in the jewelry industry, and she just may have the killer app to do it. Read More
 
Fast CompanyCreating a Two-Horned Dilemma September 8, 2010
Blue Nile's disruptive potential probably comes from its engineering of the classic competitive dilemma, coined "The Innovators Dilemma"... Read More
 
Fast CompanySelling Information, Not Diamonds September 1, 2010
Looking back through the company's history and observing Blue Nile's customers' behavior, we see this company is engineered to educate, rather than push diamonds. Read More
 
Fast CompanyBlue Nile Sparkles August 30, 2010
This leading online retailer of diamonds and fine jewelry has taken over the industry and recently reported financial results for its second quarter with net sales increased by 9.7% to $76.6 million. Read More
 
NPRDigital Bling: Diamonds for Sale Online February 14, 2010
NPR's Wendy Kaufman explores the growing popularity of purchasing a diamond online from Blue Nile. Listen to the broadcast or read more online.
 
Kiplinger.comGet A Diamond Deal Online December 1, 2008
"The best online jeweler is Blue Nile..." Read more
 
ForbesBlue Nile Diamond Deals November 23, 2009
"Forbes talks to Blue Nile's CEO, Diane Irvine, to understand how the company has become one of the largest sellers of diamond engagement rings." Read more
 
CNBCSparkling Holiday Season November 19, 2009
"Blue Nile CEO, Diane Irvine, discusses her expectations for a glittering holiday season on CNBC's Closing Bell." Read more
 
Wall Street JournalBlue Nile Gets Makeover to Please the Ladies September 1, 2009
"Blue Nile Inc. is expected to unveil a major overhaul of its Web site Tuesday as the online jeweler tries to broaden its appeal, especially to women." Read more
 
MarketWatchGet the Most Sparkle from Your Diamond Buy November 26, 2008
Diane Irvine, chief executive officer of Blue Nile, explains to MarketWatch's Stacey Delo how consumers can get the best possible value when shopping for engagement rings and other fine jewelry. View
 
BusinessWeekBlue Nile: A Guy's Best Friend May 29, 2008
"When Web entrepreneur Jason Calacanis was ready to pop the question to his girlfriend, he turned to his computer. Blue Nile (NILE), the leading diamond jewelry marketer on the Net, helped him bone up on such factors as color, cut, clarity, and carat—the famous Four Cs" Read more
 
The EconomistInternet jewellers: A boy's best friend March 19, 2008
"'MEN are intimidated when they go into a jewellery store to buy their first diamond,' says Diane Irvine, the chief executive of Blue Nile. Creating a website that looks good and makes it easy for men to learn about diamonds before buying has turned Blue Nile into the leading online seller of jewellery, confounding predictions that luxury and e-commerce would never mix." Read more
 
Seattle TimesOnline Seattle jeweler sparkles, traditional jewelers bristle December 22, 2007
"As the chief executive of Seattle-based Blue Nile, Vadon has created an Internet diamond retailer that emerged from the dot-com bust of seven years ago to become one of the nation's biggest sellers of engagement rings — and perhaps the most formidable threat to traditional jewelers this holiday season." Read more
 
FortuneBlue Nile CEO engages with his customers May 10, 2007
"In 1998, Mark Vadon, then a 28-year-old management consultant, walked into a Tiffany store to buy an engagement ring only to leave empty-handed - intimidated and frustrated by what he felt was snooty service." Read more
 
 
Forbes MagazineForbes: Blue Nile Redefines the Diamond Industry November 1, 2004
"Mark Vadon stands next to a small vault, transfixed, and begins to unfold delicate, blue-and-white tissue paper revealing a flawless, 3 Carat Asscher cut diamond." Read more
 
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Designer Gowns & Blue Nile Rings to Match   Bridal Guide   May 23, 2014
 
5 Graceful, Understated Engagement Rings for Girls Who Prefer Low-Key Bling   Glamour.com   May 23, 2014
 
Mother's Day gift guide sparkles with splendid ideas   Asbury Park Press   May 10, 2014
 
As smartphones spread, retailers scramble to ring up sales   Seattle Times   April 12, 2014
 
With Engagement Rings, Love Meets Budget   New York Times   January 31, 2014
 
7 of the Hottest Engagement Rings Right Now   Bridal Guide   January 29, 2014
 
The 4 Engagement Ring Styles Everyone Will Be Coveting in 2014   Glamour.com   January 7, 2014
 
Procrastinators rejoice! Last-minute gift ideas   TODAY Show   December 23, 2013
 
Blue Nile Goes Responsive, Pop-Up to Sell More Bling   Mashable   December 15, 2013
 
Nordstrom, Blue Nile say ‘I do’ in bridal experiment   Seattle Times   December 8, 2013
 
Blue Nile's Cyber Monday Strategy   Bloomberg | Money Moves   December 2, 2013
 
Monique Lhuillier Launches New Diamond Fine Jewelry Collection for Blue Nile   Philadelphia Magazine   October 17, 2013
 
Blue Nile’s Online Sales Disrupt the Diamond Market   Bloomberg | Market Makers   September 25, 2013
 
3 Things to Watch for as Retail Evolves   The Motley Fool   August 21, 2013
 
Blue Nile's Five Most-Pinned Engagement Rings   Glamour.com   August 8, 2013
 
Diamond rings add gleam to Blue Nile results   Seattle Times   June 2, 2013
 
All That Glitters   CNBC | On the Money   May 5, 2013
 
Gold’s Price Drop on Jewelry Sales   Fox Business | Markets Now   April 24, 2013
 
Blue Nile benefits from drop in gold   Seattle Times   April 20, 2013
 
This Company Combines the Best of Amazon and Tiffany's   The Motley Fool   April 16, 2013
 
Bling it On! Celeb-Inspired Engagement Rings   Celebuzz   March 7, 2013
 
Get the Grammy Look   Celebzter   February 11, 2013
 
Engagement Ring Tricks & Trends   You and Me This Morning   February 6, 2013
 
Diamonds 101   Ebony   January 14, 2013
 
Interview with Monique Lhuiliier   SheKnows   January 11, 2013
 
Hottest Engagement Ring Trends of 2013   Glamour.com   January 9, 2013
 
Blue Nile CEO on Futures Now   CNBC   December 4, 2012
 
Blue Nile Starting to Sparkle   CNBC   November 26, 2012
 
Shine Bright Like a Diamond   The Street   November 26, 2012
 
Monique Lhuillier's New Engagement-Ring Collection   Brides Magazine   October 22, 2012
 
Monique Lhuillier-Designed Rings   Glamour.com   October 22, 2012
 
New Engagement Rings By Monique Lhuillier!   The Knot   September 5, 2012
 
Classic Engagement Rings   Brides   June 18, 2012
 
"Charming" Gifts Your Bridesmaids Will Adore! (Celebs Are Loving This Trend!)   Glamour.com   May 31, 2012
 
How to Pick a Wedding Band That Works With Your Engagement Ring   Brides   May 31, 2012
 
Red Carpet Spotlight: Brooklyn Decker   People   May 15, 2012
 
Mother's Day Gift Ideas   NBC New York   May 4, 2012
 
'Biggest Loser' Lovers Sam Poueu & Stephanie Anderson Wed!   OK! Magazine   April 29, 2012
 
Great Monogrammed Jewelry and Accessories   Real Simple   April 17, 2012
 
Bespoke Basics- How to Customize Your Style   Mint.com   April 5, 2012
 
2012 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards: What the Stars Wore   US Weekly   April 1, 2012
 
'Hunger Games' Starlet Isabelle Fuhrman looked elegant in Blue Nile   Examiner.com   March 25, 2012
 
Tamra Barney's Engagement Ring: Get the Look   Brides   March 16, 2012
 
7 Ways To Pick The Perfect Engagement Ring Without Breaking The Bank   Business Insider   March 14, 2012
 
The Hunger Games Premiere - What the Stars Wore!   US Weekly   March 13, 2012
 
Rules of Engagement Rings: How to Save on the Bridal Bling   AOL Daily Finance   March 12, 2012
 
Would You Want an Engagement Ring With Your Birthstone? Here Are 12--One for Each Month!   Glamour.com   March 9, 2012
 
Check Out This Jaw-Dropping Ring!   Glamour.com   February 26, 2012
 
Red Carpet Arrivals   InStyle   February 26, 2012
 
Oscars 2012: The Best Dressed   Elle   February 26, 2012
 
How to Buy a Diamond on a Budget   Lucky Magazine   February 20, 2012
 
Gifts for Her Under $100: Valentine's Day   NBC Chicago   February 11, 2012
 
Brad Goreski’s Valentine’s Day Gift Guide   Lucky Magazine   February 7, 2012
 
Shopping 101: Engagement Rings   Beso.com   February 6, 2012
 
Get the Look: Blake Lively's Ring on Gossip Girl   Brides   January 31, 2012
 
The Rules of Engagement in the 21st Century   Forbes   January 26, 2012
 
Six Engagement Rings I'm Wild About!   Glamour.com   January 23, 2012
 
Dig Deep for the Right Diamond   Chicago Tribune   January 20, 2012
 
Five Tips for Buying Engagement Rings Online   Lucky Magazine   January 9, 2012
 
What to Consider When Buying Last-Minute Jewelry   USA Today   December 21, 2011
 
Slip a Diamond Under the Tree   NBC News Chicago   December 18, 2011
 
Picking the Perfect Engagement Ring   Fox News in the Morning - St. Louis   December 1, 2011
 
Helen Mirren in Blue Nile Earrings   People.com   December 1, 2011
 
Can You Help Me Find an Engagement Ring for $600?   Glamour Magazine   December 1, 2011
 
Blue Nile's Jewelry Sales Strategy   Bloomberg.com   November 25, 2011
 
Blue Nile Chairman Discusses Online Jewelry Business   CNN Money   November 25, 2011
 
Blue Nile Provides Wedding Rings to Veteran   Fox & Friends   November 12, 2011
 
Veteran Surprises Girlfriend with Live Proposal on Veteran's Day   Fox & Friends   November 11, 2011
 
Glamour Exclusive! 5 Brand New Engagement Rings from Blue Nile!   Glamour.com   November 7, 2011
 
Duchess Kate's Twinsie   Get Married Magazine   November 1, 2011
 
Trend Watch: Duster Earring   The Fashionista Stories   October 17, 2011
 
The Engagement Ring that will Light Up Your Girlfriend's Eyes   Fox San Antonio   October 12, 2011
 
Dark Days Jewelry   Newsday   October 9, 2011
 
Seven Engagement Rings Designed by Glamour   Glamour.com   September 5, 2011
 
Best Engagement Ring Trends from Blue Nile's Fall Preview   Bridal Guide   August 2, 2011
 
Engagement Ring Buying 101   Good Day Sacramento   July 18, 2011
 
Bling, Bling Check Out These Rings   NBC Philadelphia   July 14, 2011
 
Top Four Engagement Ring Trends of 2011   Glamour.com   July 6, 2011
 
President Obama Receives a Seattle Storm Championship Ring
Created by Blue Nile
  GeekWire   June 30, 2011
 
Best of the Northwest   Seattle Times   June 12, 2011
 
A Jewel of a CEO   Seattle Times   June 12, 2011
 
Rings of Bling!   New Day Northwest   June 6, 2011
 
Blue Nile Facebook Page Reaches 100,000 Likes!   Facebook   May 19, 2011
 
Seattle Storm Gets Some Bling, Partners with Blue Nile on Championship Ring   GeekWire   May 4, 2011
 
Jewelers Feeling Blue and That's a Good Thing   CNBC   February 4, 2011
 
America's Consumer: Where the Deals Are This Weekend   Good Morning America   January 28, 2011
 
20 Companies That Know How to Pamper Their Customers   Business Insider   January 21, 2011
 
It's Cyber Monday All Week as Retailers Extend Deals   CNBC   November 30, 2010
 
Blue Nile CEO: More Shoppers Saying 'I Do'   CNBC   November 29, 2010
 
Shopping On A Phone Finds Its Customer   Wall Street Journal   November 26, 2010
 
Blue Nile iPhone App   App Smile   October 7, 2010
 
Blue Nile's App Is a Girl's Best Friend (And Maybe a Boy's Too)   CNBC   September 16, 2010
 
Creating a Two-Horned Dilemma   Fast Company   September 8, 2010
 
Selling Information, Not Diamonds   Fast Company   September 1, 2010
 
Blue Nile Sparkles   Fast Company   August 30, 2010
 
Digital Bling: Diamonds for Sale Online   NPR   February 14, 2010
 
On Web, Workshops to Create One-of-a-Kind Gifts   New York Times   December 22, 2009
 
Blue Nile Diamond Deals   Forbes   November 23, 2009
 
Sparkling Holiday Season   CNBC   November 19, 2009
 
Blue Nile Gets Makeover to Please the Ladies   Wall Street Journal   September 1, 2009
 
Are Diamonds Still A Girl's Best Friend?   Forbes.com   April 17, 2009
 
Blue Nile CEO: Diamond Prices Fall in March   Fox Business News   April 1, 2009
 
Blue Nile CFO: "I Like Innovative, Disruptive Businesses"   CFO Magazine   February 1, 2009
 
Questions for Diane Irvine, CEO of Blue Nile   Puget Sound Business Journal   December 19, 2008
 
Get A Diamond Deal Online   Kiplinger.com   December 1, 2008
 
Blue Nile CEO Diane Irvine on CNBC   CNBC   December 1, 2008
 
Blue Nile Featured In SmartMoney's Holiday Gift Guide   SmartMoney   December, 2008
 
Get the Most Sparkle from Your Diamond Buy   MarketWatch   November 26, 2008
 
A Dot.com That's a Diamond in the Rough   The Street.com   November 5, 2008
 
Blue Nile introduces Bill Me Later option   Seattle Times   September 22, 2008
 
How Strong is the U.S. Consumer?   BusinessWeek   July 14, 2008
 
Blue Nile sees triple-digit int'l growth this year   Reuters   June 18, 2008
 
The Boss: Cross-Country Journeys   New York Times   June 8, 2008
 
Blue Nile: A Guy's Best Friend   BusinessWeek   May 29, 2008
 
Diamonds Are Forever   Irish Independent   March 27, 2008
 
Internet jewellers: A boy's best friend   The Economist   March 19, 2008
 
Foreigners' Spending Boosts U.S. Retailers   US News & World Report   February 5, 2008
 
Blue Nile adds dozen overseas markets   Seattle Times   February 5, 2008
 
Blue Nile to ship jewelry to Asia-Pacific, Europe   Reuters   February 4, 2008
 
Blue Nile quarterly revenue up 24 pct; shares rise   Reuters   January 14, 2008
 
Online Seattle jeweler sparkles, traditional jewelers bristle   Seattle Times   December 22, 2007
 
Retailers Explore New Ways of Being Paid   New York Times   November 19, 2007
 
Online Retailers Plan More Perks For the Holidays   Wall Street Journal   November 13, 2007
 
Blue Nile's Bountiful Quarter   Forbes.com   November 7, 2007
 
Earnings: Profits flowing at Blue Nile   Seattle Post Intelligencer   November 7, 2007
 
Blue Nile CEO Mark Vadon interview   CNBC Powerlunch   October 12, 2007
 
Blue Nile's future sparkles like -- well, you know   Seattle Post-Intelligencer   June 24, 2007
 
A little rosé, please, on the rocks   Seattle Times   May 25, 2007
 
Blue Nile to sell colored diamonds on Web site   Reuters   May 22, 2007
 
Blue Nile's in the pinks, yellows   Seattle Post-Intelligencer   May 21, 2007
 
Blue Nile is doing jolly well in shipping sparkle to Great Britain   Seattle Times   May 11, 2007
 
Blue Nile CEO engages with his customers   Fortune   May 10, 2007
 
Blue Nile's expert customer service team to the rescue   Seattle Times   February 11, 2007
 
When Buying a Diamond Starts With a Mouse   New York Times   January 7, 2007
 
Blue Nile leads as groups look to promote women   Seattle Post-Intelligencer   November 16, 2006
 
Kiplinger names Blue Nile their best e-tailer   Kiplinger's Personal Finance   November 14, 2006
 
Blue Nile ranks 10th on BusinessWeek's list of 100 Fastest Growing Companies   BusinessWeek   June, 2006
 
Forbes: Blue Nile Redefines the Diamond Industry   Forbes Magazine   November 1, 2004
 
Retail Notebook: Online retailers gear up for the holiday season   Seattle Post-Intelligencer   November 1, 2003
 
Chicken Fingers, Creative Talent & Ring Shopping for Men   Entrepreneur   November 1, 2003
 
Dot-com double take   CNET   April 24, 2003
 
Blue Nile revenues jump 112% in quarter   Seattle Post-Intelligencer   April 24, 2003
 
The Fast 50: The Power of Persistence
These founders, CEOs, and presidents are building their companies for the long haul
  Fast Company   March 1, 2003
 
The Web Is Finally Catching Profits   Business Week   February 17, 2003
 
Online jeweler Blue Nile is busily engaged these days   Seattle Post-Intelligencer   January 25, 2003
 
Shoppers made the 2002 holiday season the best ever for Internet retailers   Puget Sound Business Journal   January 17, 2003
 
Online holiday retail sales jump   USA Today   January 6, 2003
 
Online Retailing Finds Its Legs   Business Week   December 20, 2002
 
Internet retailers report big jump in holiday sales   Seattle Post-Intelligencer   December 7, 2002
 
Upscale shoppes doing quite well   Seattle Post-Intelligencer   November 23, 2002
 
Local online retailers recognized as among the best   Puget Sound Business Journal   November 15, 2002
 
Best Websites for Business   TIME   November 4, 2002
 
Clicks and bricks: Holiday season will smile on dual strategy   Puget Sound Business Journal   November 1, 2002
 
Venture Capital: A few gems rise out of the
dot-com slag heap
  Seattle Post-Intelligencer   May 31, 2002
 
First-quarter Family relationships: USA Weekend's Dennie Hughes   USATODAY.com   May 6, 2002
 
Blue Nile's jewelry sales soared in emotional aftermath of Sept. 11   Puget Sound Business Journal   December 14, 2001
 
Blue Nile Challenges FOX Affiliate to Compare Blue Nile to Traditional Jewelers — and Comes Out Ahead   Fox Chicago   February 13, 2001
 
E-tailers bust sales records; profits another issue   Bizjournals.com   January 5, 2001
 
Getting Connected   Bizjournals.com   August 28, 2000
 
Site of the Week   ProfessionalJeweler.com   June 13, 2000
 
Blue Nile No Diamond in the Rough   BusinessWeek   May 9, 2000
 
The Internet: Retailers' New Challenge   Professional Jeweler   August 24, 1999
 
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