If you’re a couple who is leaning toward marriage, you may want to push off your engagement for a couple of weeks, at least until May rolls around. What happens in May? A partnership between Blue Nile and the acclaimed Colin Cowie, which will debut a selection fine jewelry with a special focus on engagement rings. Cowie is television’s ‘nuptial’ expert, having appeared on talk shows such as Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres, to name a few. He has also hosted the Lifetime TV series Get Married for nearly a decade. Between planning celebrity parties, it seems he also likes to dip his fingers into the fine jewelry side of the design pool.
In this upcoming partnership, for which he will act as Blue Nile’s official spokesperson, Cowie admits to having “a passion for jewelry, and [he is] in the business of romance, which go hand in hand.” Although no pictures are currently available, Blue Nile has released a description of the variety that will be offered. Pieces in the collection will be made of one of three materials: 14 karat white gold, 18 karat yellow gold, or platinum. Design options include a few of the most popular engagement ring styles: solitaire (a single stone mounted atop an otherwise bare ring), halo (a stone accompanied by a bejeweled band), and the three stone form (a single larger gem sandwiched between two smaller stones). This commission expects to produce a sizable assortment, enough to feed four separate jewelry collections — three women’s lines and one for men.
If you’re not ready to walk down the aisle, don’t feel disappointed. In addition to wedding related creations, Blue Nile’s newest production will include necklaces and bracelets, as well as earrings and a few pendants. No matter the reason upcoming nuptials, some other milestone, or simply a desire to freshen your inventory make sure to check out Blue Nile’s May release.