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Diamond Visualization: Worth the Wait
loosedia_herogroup0412_blog Some things are just too good not to share, and our new 360° Diamond View happens to be one of them.
How to Decipher a GIA Report
loosediamond_gia_cert_hero_a_070816_soc_blog It’s a point of pride and one of our founding principles: When researching which round brilliant diamond to purchase at Blue Nile, you’ll find one of two reports from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA): a Diamond Grading Report (DGR), generally for diamonds weighing 1 carat and above, and a Diamond Dossier for diamonds less than 1 carat. That way you know exactly what you’re buying.
Top 3 Benefits to Shopping at a Blue Nile Webroom
img_4343_blog-rev Blue Nile was born in 1999 and spent the next 16 years bringing a superior shopping experience to online consumers. In 2015, we brought that experience into a non-traditional brick-and-mortar concept: a Webroom at Roosevelt Square mall in Long Island. It’s non-traditional because Webrooms don’t have inventory to buy and take home that day—all transactions are still done online. It’s the new concept in the world of retail and our customers love it.
Ask An Expert: Engraving Tips
1200x627_40262_hero_a_091616_so_alt1c_with_engravingWith 16 years in the engraving industry (and a number of years in the printing industry before that) engraver Eric Quinn certainly has a keen eye for (and a strong opinion on) how words and fonts look on our engraveable jewelry. Here are a few of his observations, in his own words.
Ask an Expert: What to Look for in an Engagement Ring
48188_hero_c_bench_101015_fi We asked one of our experts, Quality Assurance Inspector Ruthann Grazier, what the hallmarks of a high quality engagement ring are and what customers should keep in mind while shopping for one. A quick takeaway: Quality. Value. Lifestyle.
Beyond the Birthstone: Tourmaline
41814_hero_a_052016_socOpal, October’s go-to birthstone shares the spotlight with tourmaline—a popular gemstone known for its unrivaled parade of shades and colors.
How To Prepare For The Holidays Now
1200x627_0002_20458_52745_43047_48289_48290_43046_hero_a_102215_wintersocWe 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 (and receiving). With all that shopping headed your way, it’s never too early to start prepping for the season. Here are some of our favorite ways to get holiday-ready without the headache, so all you have to think about is making the most of your moments.
Love in the Moment: The Couples
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.
Blue Nile Couple: Kaitlin and Daniel
Kayla Nicole Photography A romantic proposal in the Blue Ridge Mountains led to a beachside engagement session.
Translating Jewelry Speak – Part Two
BLOG_276_1200x627_33202_56934_HERO_A_070716_SOCFor some people jewelry lingo can prove almost as challenging as deciphering the 4Cs. Those in the know tend to throw around words such as “bezel” or “halo” with the assumption that everyone inherently knows what those terms mean. We know that’s not the case, so we’re here to clear a few things up.
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