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Zac Posen to Launch Engagement Ring and Fine Jewelry Collection With Blue Nile

NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Internationally celebrated fashion designer, Zac Posen, announced today a retail partnership with Blue Nile (Nasdaq:NILE), the original online jeweler, to create an exclusive collection of engagement rings and fine jewelry.

Launching in November, a stunning collection of Truly Zac Posen engagement rings and bridal bands will complement the designer's position in the world of weddings. In addition, a fine jewelry collection inspired by ZAC Zac Posen's contemporary fashion brand will reflect an architectural and classic assortment of earrings, bracelets, and pendants. All of the jewelry is inspired by the designer's meticulous craftsmanship, innovative designs, and is made from the highest quality metals, gemstones, and Blue Nile diamonds, which are among the finest in the world.

"I've always wanted to design jewelry because I'm obsessed with finding that perfect accessory to match and complete my clothing designs," said Zac Posen. "The collaboration with Blue Nile allows me to create stunning pieces that combine high fashion, high quality, and accessible price points."

"Zac Posen's work is renowned for its strong, feminine aesthetic which has become a favorite of style leaders and is particularly popular among the Hollywood set," said Blue Nile President, CEO, and Chairman Harvey Kanter. "His modern and glamorous designs combine perfectly with Blue Nile's superior quality, making this partnership a great fit."

Truly Zac Posen bridal jewelry and ZAC Zac Posen fine jewelry will launch in November and be available worldwide at Blue Nile (www.bluenile.com).

About Zac Posen

Zac Posen is a globally recognized, leading designer of women's fashion. His company House of Z, established in 2001, currently produces a range of products through his Zac Posen, ZAC Zac Posen, Z Spoke, and Truly Zac Posen labels including women's ready-to-wear, bridal, social occasion, furs, handbags, accessories, eyewear and fine jewelry. The collections are found in leading department and specialty stores worldwide including Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Harvey Nichols, and Seibu. In October 2013, Zac Posen entered the bridal market with the launch of Truly Zac Posen in partnership with David's Bridal. Most recently, Zac Posen was announced as Creative Director for the Brooks Brothers signature women's collection and accessories. The first collection will debut in Spring 2016 and will be available worldwide. Find us at http://www.facebook.com/officialzacposen and @zac_posen on Instagram.

About Blue Nile, Inc.

Blue Nile, Inc. is the original online jeweler. The company offers a smarter way to buy engagement rings, wedding rings, and fine jewelry by providing in-depth educational materials and unique online tools that place consumers in control of the jewelry shopping process. Blue Nile 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, Inc. 206-336-6773 joshh@bluenile.com

Source:Blue Nile, Inc.