Blue Nile starts selling engagement and wedding band collection of designer Monique Lhuillier

Online diamond jeweler Blue Nile reports that as of this week it has officially started selling the engagement and wedding band collection created exclusively for the Seattle-based company by international fashion and bridal designer Monique Lhuillier.

Inspired by the designer's couture bridal creations, the Monique Lhuillier Fine Jewelry collection is available in four styles that represent romance, tradition, antiquity and modernity. The assortment of engagement rings and wedding bands for sale are made with platinum, set with Blue Nile diamonds, and range in price from US$1,800 to US$5,000. Each piece is adorned with a pink sapphire, representing Monique Lhuillier's trademark accent color and symbolizing a blushing bride.

"Our partnership with Monique Lhuillier underscores the commitment we've made to evolving the Blue Nile brand and broadening its awareness among young women," says Engle Saez, Blue Nile Chief Marketing Officer.

Additional Monique Lhuillier pieces, including earrings, necklaces and pendants will be unveiled in time for Valentine's Day.