Guess who wants to give you a present? Is it Santa? A Tomten? An errant elf who looks uncannily like Will Farrell?
No. Blue Nile, the preeminent online diamond jeweler in the United States. Long known for what we might call their diamond-ring configurator. I confess to having played with it, day-dreaming of engagement rings. An age-independent activity, by the way.
The company now wants to generate awareness for their lower-priced offerings. Their designs are good. Clean. I believe that (as Duchesse has pointed out in the comments here) you can always tell when there’s talent working behind the scenes at a mainstream brand. It has happened at Jessica Simpson, for example, at Sperry, and now Blue Nile.
So here’s what we have for you.
Their silver infinity bracelet. It comes boxed and bowed, with kisses.
Quite pretty. The company sent me two – one for me and one for a reader. They gave me two options to choose between, each silver. As you may recall, allergies mean I can’t wear the metal. But my daughter can. Guess who chose our prize? And who may be less than surprised at one of her presents this Christmas? Close your eyes, honey!
I like some of Blue Nile’s other moderately priced pieces too. For example, had my daughter not been collecting wrist silver, we would have been talking about this necklace.
I also like these, as the rose gold takes them just above ordinary.
And these, as the facets act similarly.
And these, because diamonds are diamonds, no matter how small.
But I digress. Funny how sparkles distract. I’ll announce the winner next Monday, December 9th. Let’s continue the tradition of story-telling, if you would be so kind. Leave us your comment about a specific gift of jewelry, given, received, or hoped-for-and-unrealized. We celebrate imagination more than acquisition, right?
And thanks to Blue Nile. Their brand always reminds me of this song, from the 80s. “Stay, and I will understand you.” Not inappropriate. I think, for gifts of jewelry.