Hello, Gorgeous! I’ve partnered up with Blue Nile to share with you ladies the three classic jewelry pieces you need that will never go out of style- ever (I promise!). Not only are these timeless pieces any woman can use to elevate their style, but you can actually afford these pieces! I’m not kidding.
First, let me share with you why I fell in love with Blue Nile, and why I will not purchase any high end jewelry anywhere else!
ABOUT BLUE NILE
Blue Nile employees do not work on commission taking the stress out purchasing higher end jewelry pieces. When Chuck and I were looking at engagement rings the most stressful part of the entire process was the sales pitch we kept getting from jewelry store employees trying to make commission. The first time we went to a diamond store we ran out after about 10 minutes because the situation felt too stressful.
I’m also in love with their business model. You, as the consumer, can save a ton of money purchasing high quality jewelry from Blue Nile. As total #GirlBosses, and working professionals, we Blush Babes don’t mind spending a bit more money on items such as high quality jewelry that work for both work and weekend events. I also know how we work hard for our money. So why spend more if we have to?
Blue Nile keeps their margins smaller which means you can spend up to 40% LESS on the exact same quality diamond or jewelry you find at another store (I told you this company is amazing!). This brand is so confident in their quality and prices they even have a price match guarantee on their diamonds.
Oh, and did I mention that all their diamonds are conflict free?! Because they totally are!
When Blue Nile approached me about working together I did some research to ensure the brand was a good fit for Blush & Camo and for you gorgeous Blush Babes. I was blown away by their business!
*(my engagement ring is also conflict free and that was so important to Chuck and I when picking out an engagement ring.)
UNDER $500 SELECTION FOR #GIRLBOSSES
As young professionals we #BlushBosses are constantly looking for ways to elevate our style, get the most bang for our buck, and look amazing! When I was talking with Blue Nile they told me they have a selection of jewelry consisting of precious stones, diamonds, and metals ranging from $100- $500.
I was in love with Blue Nile for their business model and ethics, but then when I found this out I was like YASSSS (insert emoji praise hands here!). This company blows away the competition. Blue Nile understands that women just starting out in the professional realm are budgeting their bucks, but should still receive quality pieces that will last a lifetime.
Ladies, let me tell you- the selection is huge and hard to choose which pieces to purchase. I know you Blush Babes are going to love their high quality jewelry pieces as much as I do! So in today’s post I am sharing 3 classic jewelry pieces you should own!
3 CLASSIC JEWELRY PIECES TO OWN
Let’s start at the top (literally!).
DAINTY HOOP EARRINGS
Hoop earrings come in a variety of sizes from small in diameter to extremely large. I highly recommend adding a pair of dainty hoop earrings to your jewelry collection. This is because hoop earrings, especially in a smaller ones, are a classic jewelry item giving your overall look a little glam boost stud earrings don’t. This jewelry piece is so timeless the style will last you for a lifetime. Plus, these earrings are suitable for every season.
Blue Nile has a large variety to choose from depending on your personal to include gold, silver, and hoops incrusted with precious stones or diamonds (they are GORGEOUS!). I opted for the gold hoops since I gravitate towards gold jewelry and I love how I can wear these earrings with sweatpants or with this beautiful bell sleeve dress! I am wearing the Small Hoop Earrings in 14K Yellow Gold and they are only $85!
BONUS STYLE TIP: If hoop earrings aren’t your thing opt for a stud earrings that are bar shaped. This gives the illusion of length (like it’s dangling from your ear) while the earring is snug against your earlobe! I love the Pink Sapphire Pave Bar Stud Earrings in 14k gold.
A DELICATE, STATEMENT NECKLACE
Now you’re probably thinking “what the heck?! I thought delicate pieces weren’t supposed to make a statement.” To that I would say yes, and no. When purchasing quality jewelry items I always recommend starting your collection with dainty, delicate pieces and then incorporating pieces that are more bold.
When looking for a high quality necklace to purchase look for a delicate item with a subtle statement to it. For example, the Smile Bar necklace in 14K gold is delicate, but the bar design is thick enough to wear to work or to go out. The bar in the middle of the necklace is a subtle statement and perfect for wearing during every season!
If the bar was too thin, then you may only wear it for work. If the bar was too thick, you may only wear the necklace to go out with your friends. The subtle statement prevents the necklace from appearing too boring and allowing you the ability to style this piece endless ways.
All the Blue Nile necklaces are both delicate and make a subtle statement. This is the ideal (and very difficult to achieve) balance for high quality pieces you want to purchase and wear year after year.
AN EMBELLISHED RING
When you get engaged your left hand is forever adorned with a gorgeous diamond and band to match. Why can’t your right hand have just as much fun?!
When purchasing a high quality ring look for a delicate ring (usually 1.3-2.0 mm) adorned in diamonds or precious stones! If you’re a diamond’s girl opt for a delicate ring embellished with tiny diamonds, and on a finger that isn’t your ring finger on your right hand.
If you want to to mix things up a bit try a different metal than your wedding band and embellished with a precious stone. My favorite from Blue Nile is their Sapphire Eternity ring in 14k gold (I can’t stay away from the gold!).
Or, if you really want to add some add some glam to your right hand, look for a ring featuring a precious stone. My favorite piece from Blue Nile is the Black Onyx Beaded Ring in 14k gold. I love how simple and elegant the design is of this piece. If this ring is more your style I highly recommend opting for a precious stone in a neutral hue, such as an onyx, because you can wear this stone for every season and it’s timeless.
These are the three pieces/shopping tips I cannot recommend enough to you ladies when looking to buy high quality jewelry. I also recommend not buying your jewelry anywhere else other than Blue Nile because you won’t find better quality, prices, or jewelry anywhere else (I know I’m not buying my jewelry from anywhere else!). Go check out their under $500 collection by clicking here and seeing what pieces are best for you!
Thank you SO much for stopping by Blush & Camo!
*Thank you so much to Blue Nile for sponsoring today’s post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Sponsored posts like this help make Blush & Camo possible.
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