LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Internationally renowned fashion and bridal designer, Monique Lhuillier, announced today that her highly-anticipated engagement and wedding band collection is now available exclusively at Blue Nile (Nasdaq:NILE), the premier online jeweler ( www.bluenile.com ). Inspired by the designer's romantic, couture bridal creations, Monique Lhuillier Fine Jewelry comprises a thoughtfully curated assortment of engagement rings and wedding bands that reflect the sophistication, elegance and femininity of the Monique Lhuillier brand. The collection is made with premium quality platinum and set with Blue Nile diamonds, among the finest in the world. Each piece is adorned with a pink sapphire, representing Monique Lhuillier's trademark accent color and symbolizing a blushing bride. "Engagement rings and fine jewelry are natural extensions of the Monique Lhuillier brand. Expanding into relevant and meaningful categories is a key initiative of the company," said Monique Lhuillier. "I'm thrilled to be partnering with Blue Nile on this new venture." "Our partnership with Monique Lhuillier underscores the commitment we've made to evolving the Blue Nile brand and broadening its awareness among young women," said Engle Saez, Blue Nile chief marketing officer. "More than any other bridal designer, Monique Lhuillier captures the essence of today's modern bride, and when combined with Blue Nile's reputation for using only the highest-quality diamonds, brides-to-be can create a look that's nothing short of remarkable." Monique Lhuillier Fine Jewelry includes engagement rings and wedding bands ranging in price from $1,800 to $5,000, and is now available worldwide exclusively at Blue Nile ( www.bluenile.com ). The collection is available in four unique styles:
Romance Inspired by Monique Lhuillier's lace wedding gowns, this style features interlacing bands of pavé-set diamonds that complement a floral motif. Tradition Simple, yet elegant, this style's pieces offer luxurious interpretations of traditional profiles that make them unique, yet timeless.