Meet the online jeweler making diamonds and engagement rings more affordable

It’s a special moment being on the receiving end of a small jewellery-shaped box, especially if it’s your partner asking that all-important ‘big’ question. Yet, diamonds and fine jewelry aren’t just for proposals, they’re also the ultimate meaningful way to mark a birthday, anniversary or one of life’s memorable moments.

And no longer does gifting jewelry have to cost the earth. Disrupting the market since 1999 with their direct-to-consumer model, online jeweler Blue Nile offer high-quality, ethically sourced, and customizable rings, necklaces and bracelets without the traditional mark-ups.

What sets Blue Nile apart is they prioritize transparency, ensuring their customers get the most competitive prices without compromising on quality. They even have a price match guarantee, so rest assured you’re always getting the best value possible.

No wonder Blue Nile is now the world’s leading diamond jeweler online for engagement and wedding rings. With a wide selection of sparklers to suit all tastes and budgets, you’ll find natural diamonds as well as more affordable lab-grown stones to help you take some of the financing pressure off.

Lab-grown diamonds don’t just offer excellent value, they also make a sustainable and ethical choice for those looking to purchase diamonds that have not been mined. You won’t be able to distinguish between Blue Nile’s lab diamonds and earthed stones, as they are made up of the same chemical components. Making them as ‘real’ a diamond as those naturally formed with the same durability, sparkle and shine.

Blue Nile also know what a stressful decision it can be to find that forever-piece. After all, the style and fit of an engagement must be perfect so it can be worn for a lifetime, and even be passed on to the next generation. That’s why they have diamond experts always on hand for that personal

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A Harry Winston Diamond Ring Could Fetch $1.9 Million at Auction

If you’re looking for a piece of jewelry that’ll really dazzle, Bonhams has got you covered.

The auction house’s New York Jewels sale on June 6 will be led by a Harry Winston stunner: a 29-carat diamond ring from 1967, set to hammer down for $1.3 million to $1.9 million. The center stone, a marquise-cut type IIa diamond of D color and VVS2 clarity, is surrounded by tapered-baguette cut diamonds.

“We are privileged to present such a wonderful offering in the New York Jewels sale, led by the spectacular collection from a distinguished European family,” Caroline Morrissey, the director and head of jewelry at Bonhams, said in a statement. “To have such exceptional designs and stones from the golden age of Harry Winston throughout the auction is a rare phenomenon, and Bonhams is honored to share the legacy of these collectors with the world.”

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A 28-carat diamond ring, estimated at $1.2 million to $1.8 million

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Known as the king of diamonds, Harry Winston was founded in 1932, and it has sourced incredible jewels for the likes of royalty, Hollywood stars, and more. Among the 177 lots on offer by Bonhams are even more magnificent pieces from the brand: A 25.5-carat sapphire and diamond ring from 1968 is expected to fetch $250,000 to $350,000, and a crossover diamond bracelet from 1963 has been given an estimate of $180,000 to $280,000.

Elsewhere, the other big-ticket item is a 28-carat diamond ring whose center emerald-cut stone is similarly type IIa, D color, and VVS2 clarity. That piece is set to bring in some $1.2 million to $1.8 million. A 12-carat fancy deep brownish pinkish orange

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Nathalie Emmanuel Fronts Only Natural Diamonds Spring Issue

Nathalie Emmanuel stars on natural-diamonds-debuts-print-magazine-gabrielle-union-lily-james-1235662393/” data-ylk=”slk:Only Natural Diamonds;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas” class=”link “Only Natural Diamonds third print edition magazine for spring 2024.

“Nathalie Emmanuel’s star has been on a constant ascent since delivering iconic roles as Missandei in ‘Game of Thrones’ and Ramsey in the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise,” said Sam Broekema, Only Natural Diamonds editor in chief. “A feminist warrior, Emmanuel’s personal romantic punk style has been passed down from her grandmother and perfectly expresses those modern heirlooms we want now.”

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The issue centers around the theme of heirlooms, both personal and historical, while exploring the timeless allure and emotional resonance of real natural diamonds. “Whether you have inherited a collection of vintage jewelry or are at the start of the magpie’s odyssey, you can be sure that the natural diamonds in all these pieces have sparkled for generations before you and will continue to shine for generations to come,” he said of the issue heirloom theme.

Photographed by Andrés Jaña and styled by Alexandra Mandelkorn, the striking cover sees Emmanuel looking powerful while donning unique mix natural diamond jewelry from Maria Tash, Mindi Mond, Tiffany & Co., Sorellina, Hype Park Jewelers and Ten Thousand Things. “As Maggie Morris wrote in her profile of Emmanuel in the issue, she has unequivocally earned her position as a crown jewel among today’s iconic stars,” Broekema said.

Other stories in the magazine include an in-depth look at rare, exceptional diamond provenances throughout history, the transformation and global impact of the natural diamond industries of Botswana and the Northwest Territories of Canada, and, as always, some of the most dazzling diamond jewelry trends of the season.

Debuting on newsstands and select retailers across the U.S., London, Milan, Paris, as well as select airport lounges on June 21, the Natural

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See Aesha Scott’s Diamond Engagement Ring (PHOTOS)

Following her engagement to Scott “Scotty” Dobson, Aesha Scott is now showing off the details of her gorgeous, gleaming engagement ring

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Aesha’s boyfriend of four years proposed earlier this month, and she revealed to scott-is-engaged-to-boyfriend-scott-dobson/” data-entity-title=”https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/below-deck-meds-aesha-scott-is-engaged-to-boyfriend-scott-dobson/” href=”https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/below-deck-meds-aesha-scott-is-engaged-to-boyfriend-scott-dobson/”Us Weekly she was “totally surprised” by the proposal. Another beautiful surprise? The gorgeous diamond ring Scott procured for the Below Deck Mediterranean chief stew, which Us Weekly noted was crafted by jewelry designer Layla Kaisi

Lucky for us, Aesha showed off the sparkling stunner in a May 9 Instagram Story, opened up about the proposal, and showed off her gleaming engagement ring in the process. 

“Reporting to you live as a fiancée!” Aesha playfully exclaimed in the video, putting her gorgeous engagement ring on display.

The awe-inspiring accessory, which Us Weekly reported features a round-cut diamond center set within a medley of accent diamonds, looked dazzling. The design was also noted to represent each member of Aesha’s family, while the champagne diamond accent honors her late brother. 

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“Thank you to [Layla Kaisi Collection] for helping Scott design the most perfect, meaningful ring ever,” Aesha gushed in a May 9 Instagram carousel of images from the dreamy proposal. “I will cherish it forever, every time I look at my finger I think of all the thought that went into it

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Nordstrom engagement rings, bands and diamonds on sale: Save thousands

Whether it’s nearing time to ask that all-important question—and hope the answer is “yes”—or it’s just the perfect time to dazzle someone you care about with a new diamond, don’t wait to take advantage of these gorgeous rings that are on sale now at Nordstrom.

Savvy shoppers have potential to see savings in the thousands of dollars, with all of these sparklers 30%-40% off.

Nordstrom sales are primarily on the designs by De Beers Forevermark and Bony Levy. Rings are available in gold or platinum bands.

Visit Nordstrom’s website to see more jewelry selections, including all of their sale items.

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Delicate Icon Setting Round Diamond Engagement Ring

$4,056 (marked down from $5,795)

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Mika Diamond Ring

$525 (marked down from $875)

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Icon Setting Round Diamond Engagement Ring with Diamond Band

$4,476 (marked down from $6,395)

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Icon Setting Oval Diamond Engagement Ring

$3,776 (marked down from $5,395)

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Liora Stackable Diamond Ring

$537 (marked down from $895)

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Grouped Diamond Ring

$1,197 (marked down from $1,995)

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Delicate Icon Setting Round Diamond Engagement Ring with Gold Band

$3,916 (marked down from $5,595)

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x Micaela Simply Solitaire Oval Engagement Ring

$4,056 (marked down from $5,795)

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Center of My Universe Oval Halo Engagement Ring with Diamond Band

$2,656 (marked down from $3,795)

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Maya Diamond Cluster Ring

$690 (marked down from $1150)

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‘Colored Stones And High-End Jewelry Are Doing Well’

Despite a “difficult period” for diamonds, the organizers of last week’s GemGenève tradeshow in Switzerland, Ronny Totah and Thomas Faerber, were positive about the gem and jewelry business. In the face of record prices for gold of up to $2,400 an ounce, and volatility in the diamond market, as they opened the show the pair were reassuring on the state of the business overall.

In answer to a question about the extent to which the advance of lab-grown diamonds (LGD) has impacted the diamond market, Totah was unequivocal: “the dip in the market is not because of LGD. The discourse is changing. As long as we can distinguish between LGD and the real thing, there will still be a natural diamond market. Coloured stones and high-end jewelry are both doing well.” Faerber elaborated: “Diamonds are going through a difficult period, but don’t forget this has happened before, with the diamond crisis in 1989. I still believe in beautiful diamond pieces just as much as colored stones.”

During the four-day event, 244 jewelry and gem stands welcomed attendees from from 75 different countries. The jewelry designers present did not disappoint, showing ingenuity and excellent execution once again. Five highlights from the biggest GemGenève yet.

The Ukrainian jewelry showcase was back in Geneva, with a curation around the theme ‘Beyond Time’, celebrating the culture of the Trypillia region of Ukraine. The

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Alison Hammond breaks silence on toyboy engagement rumours after sporting ring | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Weeks after announcing she’d been awakened to romance with toyboy Russian masseur David Putman, who is 23 years her junior, Alison Hammond was spotted wearing what looked suspiciously like an engagement ring. Now the 49-year-old has broken her silence after looking visibly shocked to find her “marriage plans” had become headline news.

Earlier today, after arriving at the ITV studios, she exploded with amazement, quizzing of co-host Dermot O’Leary: “Oh my god apparently I am engaged?!” The embarrassed This Morning presenter swiftly set the record straight, admitting that there’d been no proposal and the so-called diamond ring was actually from Primark.

“Oh I have put this on the wrong finger. Let me swap it over to stop these rumours!” She then giggled while teasing: “It is just a cheap ring from Primark. It’s nice isn’t it?!”

Will Best then joked that he himself had intended to pop the question. When the laughter died down in the studio, a flustered Alison got down to announcing that day’s major news stories, after clarifying that she had no intention of tying the knot just yet.

Her age gap romance has sparked uproar online, receiving support from the likes of fellow ITV star Denise Welch but allegedly falling flat with David’s religious mum, who is reportedly keen for her son to settle down with a woman his own age.

A source told The Sun: “Olga’s traditional values don’t sit well with their relationship.

“She’s told him in no uncertain terms that he must end it. Olga raised her children in the Orthodox Church. This kind of relationship doesn’t fit her beliefs.”

They added that the apparently ultra-traditional mum has been upset and “uncomfortable” over her son being with a woman who has “so much more financial power” than he does.

The pair reportedly

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Florida woman mysteriously finds ring in mailbox

A ring appeared in her mailbox. She didn’t order it and it wasn’t from anyone she knew. What would you do?

FRUIT COVE, Fla. — The package in Taylor Felvey’s mailbox looked a lot like a bag from Amazon. And since she orders things from the online retailer “all the time” she didn’t think anything of it

But upon closer inspection of the package, she realized it definitely was not from Amazon and she didn‘t order it.

She opened the bag and inside was a red box. In the red box was a diamond ring – or it at least looked like one.

“My first thought was, ‘oh this is interesting,'” she said. “I went ‘Wow’ who would send me this in the mail?'” 

It was her birthday, so she thought maybe her husband sent her the ring. “He’s overseas and that was an awkward conversation because he said it was not him,” she said. 

It turns out, it wasn’t from anyone she knew. 

There was just a dummy return address to nowhere, no business name. Just a card inside saying the gem in the ring was a lab grown diamond, and there was a QR code to scan. 

That’s when the red flags went up for Felvey. 

“So I did my best research, which was to put it on Facebook,” she said. “And in 15 minutes I found out it was a scam.”

Turns out this is a type of scam called brushing. 

In this scam, someone sends out a package with a product and a QR code. The request is that the recipient scans the QR code to fill out a review of the product. 

But when you fill out the review, the scammers are able to get some of your personal information.

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Diamond Dallas Page Says He’s Looking Forward To Seeing Britt Baker Back In The Ring

Diamond Dallas Page gives an update on Britt Baker.

Fans haven’t seen Britt Baker on AEW TV since September 2023 as she’s been sidelined with injury. She is remaining active though, recently working out with Diamond Dallas Page at the DDP Yoga studio.

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“She’s been off TV for a while because of injury. She’s coming back, she looks amazing. Her body looks great and she was blown away by the pump that she got. She was live and ready to go. She was a little intimidated by the cold plunge, as most everybody is who has never done it. She got in there. It’s all mental. Within a minute, she owned it. She stayed for three minutes. It’s like 41 degrees,” DDP said on Busted Open Radio, noting that Britt did the cold plunge and worked out on the mat and with weights. “It was a great day all around. Just talking about the business, what she wants to do when she comes back and all of that. She’s a top talent. You’re looking at men and women, you’re looking at Britt. What she’s done as a character, as a promo, and what she’s done in the ring. I’m looking forward to seeing her get back.”

It is unknown when Baker will return to the ring.

Fightful will update fans on her status when more is known.

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Jennifer Aydin’s 9-Carat Engagement Ring Was an Upgrade

When Bravo fans first met Jennifer Aydin in Season 9 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, we quickly learned she had a strong appreciation for the finer things in life. That appreciation included a massive engagement ring and diamond wedding ring, which she wore on her left ring finger.

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Watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey Sundays at 8/7c on Bravo and stream next day on Peacock.

Fast forward to Season 11, and Jennifer upgraded her marriage bling even further when her husband, Bill Aydin, gifted her a 9-carat canary yellow diamond for their 18th anniversary. 

That ring truly deserves a moment in the spotlight.

Why did Jennifer Aydin get a new, larger engagement ring from her husband Bill?

Jennifer and Bill celebrated their 18th anniversary with a lavish dinner at home in the company of three of their four children, which was shown in Season 11 Episode 13 of RHONJ in May 2021. During the dinner, Bill surprised Jennifer by upgrading her engagement ring with a jaw-dropping 9-carat canary yellow diamond ring.

Not only did the ring have a dazzling center stone, it was also surrounded by a diamond halo and a diamond-studded triple-shank.

“Small present,” Bill joked as he presented his wife with the gift. “Half a carat per year.”

“No f-cking way,” Jennifer gasped as her husband opened the ring box. “I’ve always wanted a yellow diamond.”

Jennifer Aydin’s Previous Engagement Ring

Jennifer’s previous engagement ring was nothing to sneeze at.

Before she got her yellow diamond ring, Jennifer wore a large, square-shaped diamond on her left finger. The main stone was also set in a diamond halo and had another diamond on each side. She paired it with a pave wedding ring with large diamonds. 

Bill Aydin

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