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Friday, September 14, 2012


Renowned bridal designer celebrates brides with fine jewelry collection

Monique Lhuillier Designs for Blue Nile.
 {Photo Courtesy of Blue Nile}
Internationally renowned fashion and bridal designer, Monique Lhuillier, announced today an exclusive partnership with Blue Nile (NASDAQ: NILE), the premier online jeweler, to create an exclusive bridal jewelry collection.

Monique Lhuillier Fine Jewelry will launch in October with an impressive assortment of engagement rings and wedding bands. Inspired by the designer’s romantic, couture bridal creations, the collection embodies the sophistication, elegance and femininity that define the brand. Reflecting Monique Lhuillier’s uncompromising standards, each piece will be set with Blue Nile diamonds, among the finest in the world, and the highest quality platinum. “There is no symbol of love more permanent or meaningful than an engagement ring,” said Ms. Lhuillier. “To know that I continue to touch the lives of so many brides is a very special feeling.”

Monique Lhuillier
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Monique Lhuillier is internationally recognized as one of America’s foremost couture bridal and ready-to-wear brands.  Established in 1996 by Monique Lhuillier and her husband, Tom Bugbee, the Company is considered one of the leading fashion houses and continues to produce its couture collections in the United States in its downtown Los Angeles headquarters.  Monique Lhuillier’s signature design sensibility has led to the launch of licensed products, transforming the company into a luxury lifestyle brand. Licensed products include: tabletop, bridesmaids dresses, stationery, home fragrance and ML Monique Lhuillier, a diffusion eveningwear collection.  Monique Lhuillier products are distributed through Monique Lhuillier stores, premium department stores, and specialty stores throughout the world, including the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia.

Available worldwide exclusively at Blue Nile (, Monique Lhuillier Fine Jewelry will launch in October with engagement rings and wedding bands ranging in price from $2,000 to $5,000. For Valentine’s Day, additional pieces, including earrings, necklaces and pendants will be unveiled. “When it comes to prestige, youth, and a compelling design vision that inspires today’s brides, no other designer compares,” said Blue Nile CEO and President Harvey Kanter. “We are proud to partner with Monique and bring this exclusive bridal collection to our customers and the world.”

Blue Nile, Inc. is the leading online retailer of diamonds and fine jewelry. The Company delivers the ultimate customer experience, providing consumers with a superior way to buy engagement rings, wedding rings and fine jewelry. Blue Nile offers in-depth educational materials and unique online tools that place consumers in control of the jewelry shopping process. The Company 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, and

Personally, I could not be more excited for this partnership between Monique Lhuillier and Blue Nile.  Lhuillier’s designs are classic and loved by many worldwide.  This Philippine born fashionista has dominated the Couture Bridal market for years and a step into fine bridal jewelry is absolutely the correct next step for her.  Her bridal jewelry collection will join her already existing ready-to-wear, evening gown, bridal, bridesmaids, linens, tableware, fine paper and home fragrance collections. Lhuillier has dressed famous A list stars for years including Gwyneth Paltro, Reese Witherspoon, Kristen Steward, Drew Barrymore, Hilary Swank, Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Catherine Zeta- Jones, and more.  Congratulations to Blue Nile, a company with local headquarters in Seattle, for establishing such a fine partnership.
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Maile is a founding partner of Cabral Edwards Management, C.E.M. She blogs for Girl Power Hour ( managing their Celeb Buzz Seattle blog. She also freelance writes for Dlist Magazine ( Cabral Edwards Management is a boutique Public Relations and event management company. Follow Maile on twitter at @MailePRMedia and @CEMManagement. .



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  2. Monique Lhuillier is launching a new Designer Fine Jewelry collection with premier online jeweler Blue Nile. This new business collaboration is just the start of great things happening for the designer.

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