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U.S. Order And Shipping Policies

These policies apply to orders to be shipped to U.S. (and APO/FPO) addresses. For orders to be shipped to other countries or regions please see our International Order & Shipping Policies

For additional information, please view our Terms and Conditions

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of our diamond and jewelry experts at service@bluenile.com or 1-800-242-2728

International Shipments

We are proud to ship to customers in many countries and regions around the globe. View our International Shipping page for the full list of countries and regions to which we ship.  

APO/FPO Addresses

We will ship orders under $25,000 to APO and FPO addresses via USPS priority mail. The arrival times listed are for U.S. addresses and do not generally apply to APO and FPO addresses. 

Payment Methods

For your convenience, we offer the following payment methods: 

Credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover. 

Bank wire: Arrange payment through your bank and receive a 1.5% discount. Bank wire payments are accepted on orders of $1000 or more. 

Other payment methods: Blue Nile Credit Card or PayPal.

Use SplitIt to break up your payments into manageable pieces. This allows you to pay less over time, keep money in your account, and avoid accumulating interest payments.

Policy On Debit Cards

A debit card is treated differently than a credit card by your bank. A debit card is much like a credit card in that it may display a credit card company logo, like Visa or MasterCard, but a charge to your debit card uses funds directly from your bank account. The biggest difference is that your bank may institute a daily charge limit on your debit card. If the price of your order exceeds a daily limit set on your debit card we will notify you, as this will prohibit us from processing your order. 

As an alternative, you can: 

Continue your order via wire transfer and receive a 1.5% discount. A wire transfer is a simple process of contacting your bank to have funds moved from your bank to ours and is available for orders of $1000 or more. It works on the same principle as your debit card, but requires some direct communication with your bank to allow for a larger transaction. We'll send you the easy instructions. It may require a few days for your bank to transfer your funds.

Continue your order using a credit card. If you order before noon, your order will begin processing today. 

Contact your bank and request a one-time waiver of the daily charge limit. 

Gift Certificate Policies

Blue Nile has discontinued the sale of gift certificates but will continue to honor the gift certificates already issued. Gift certificates are only issued in US dollars. 

Gift certificates are not redeemable for cash, cannot be returned for a cash refund, and are not transferable. Any unused portion will remain available for future purchases under the same Gift Certificate Number. Blue Nile is not responsible for lost or stolen gift certificates.

Blue Nile gift certificates are redeemable only at www.bluenile.com. Certificate cash value is, 1/10 of one cent. Gift certificates and unused portions expire on the date listed on your printed gift certificate, or the date listed in your gift certificate e-mail (does not apply to California or where prohibited by law).

Alternate Shipping Addresses

If you prefer, we can ship your order to an address other than your billing address. As a security precaution, we require that your alternate shipping address be on file with your credit card company. This step helps protect you from fraudulent charges to your credit card. 

Saturday Delivery

If you cannot be available to receive your order on a weekday, we may be able to arrange for your order to be delivered on Saturday. FedEx Saturday Service, available in the vast majority of US cities, is subject to availability. If Saturday Service is unavailable in your area, we can arrange for you to pick up your package at the FedEx World Service Center nearest you. If you're interested in these services, call 1-800-242-2728 to speak to a diamond and jewelry consultant.

Sales Tax 

Currently, sales tax is only collected on orders shipped to addresses in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington DC, Washington State, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.


To help ensure you make the right choice, we offer a very flexible return policy. If for any reason you are not satisfied, you can return any item without custom engraving in its original condition within 30 days of the date of shipment for a refund or an exchange. Read the details of our 30-Day Returns Policy.