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Blue Nile Adds Sloane Street and Lisa Jenks to Designer Collective

SEATTLE, Oct. 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Blue Nile (Nasdaq:NILE), the original online jeweler, has added Sloane Street and Lisa Jenks to the Blue Nile Designer Collective. Both designers' styles are currently available at www.bluenile.com.

Sloane Street

Founded by Frances Gadbois, former designer and co-founder of JudeFrances, and her daughter Charlotte, the mother-daughter team brings two exclusive collections to the Blue Nile Designer Collective. The Sloane Collection, designed by Frances, appeals to a classic audience and is set in 18k gold featuring rubies, sapphires and other precious and semi-precious stones. The Sage by Sloane Street Collection, designed by Charlotte, is inspired by her eclectic and youthful style, and includes diamonds, pearls, and her signature "rough diamond," which appears in every piece. Both collections appeal to trendsetters of all ages, and include earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. Prices range from $225-$2,095.

Lisa Jenks

Critically acclaimed designer, Lisa Jenks, has been honing her distinctive, modern style for over 20 years. Believing that every beautiful object has a story to tell, her designs are inspired by a broad cultural landscape, referencing multicultural patterns and architectural details. Using pearl and sterling silver to create necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, Lisa's versatile designs epitomize wearable treasures and each is handcrafted in her New York City workshop. Prices range from $125-$995.

"Sloane Street and Lisa Jenks are two of the most talented designers creating jewelry today, and both bring, fresh, artistic, and matchless style," said Blue Nile Chief Merchandising Officer Julie Yoakum. "Our customers choose Blue Nile because of great style combined with superior quality and these designers are a perfect fit."

Launched in March 2014, the Blue Nile Designer Collective is an extension of the company's partnership with designers. In October 2012, Blue Nile launched Monique Lhuillier Fine Jewelry, a curated collection of engagement rings and wedding bands from the internationally renowned bridal designer. The line was expanded in October 2013 to include earrings, necklaces, and pendants. In October 2014, the company announced a partnership with internationally celebrated fashion designer, Zac Posen, to create an exclusive collection of engagement rings and fine jewelry.

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: For more information or to request hi-res product images and headshots, please contact: Josh Holland Blue Nile, Inc. 206-336-6773 joshh@bluenile.com

Source:Blue Nile, Inc.