Monthly Archives: November 2009


MJSA features promotion of a new wedding song.

This article was originally posted on Novell’s wedding ring blog:

The October 2009 issue of MJSA Journal highlights Novell’s promotion of a new wedding song by folk-pop artist Jacqui Naylor. “Celebrate Early and Often” is featured in the Inspired Thinking-Success Strategies column:

To help raise Internet awareness of Rahway, New Jersey–based Novell as a bridal brand, the company’s marketing director Rick Mulholland turned to music. Instead of competing head-to head with other jewelry manufacturers and e-tailers populating search engine results with key jewelry terms such as “wedding bands” and “engagement rings,” Mulholland decided to promote the song “Celebrate Early and Often” by Jacqui Naylor. It’s featured on Novell’s website as a perfect wedding song for couples looking for something a little non-traditional and unique.

“We really needed a way to stand out to consumers that are planning their weddings, and to do so without spending any money,” says Mulholland. “Thanks to our online press releases (www.novelldesignstudio.com/new_wedding_song.php), I was able to earn high-ranking organic search engine results.”

“People looking for song ideas may not have purchased their wedding bands yet. So if they come across the song on our website, there’s a good chance that they’ll be curious about Novell’s prod¬ucts and start to look around.”

And Mulholland’s prediction has proven itself: He reports that web traf¬fic spiked earlier this year to the tune of about 20,000 unique visitors reading the press releases and/or visiting the webpage featuring the song, with “a nice overall click-through.” And that’s music to Novell’s ears.

Please visit www.novelldesignstudio.com/newweddingsong.php to hear a sample and download “Celebrate Early and Often.”

MJSA featured an article about a new wedding song for a new wedding generation.

MJSA featured an article about a new wedding song for a new wedding generation.

Learn more about the album  You Don’t Know Jacq.


New platinum engagement ring debuts in LA Times.

This article was originally posted on Novell’s wedding ring blog:

American wedding band manufacturer Novell Design Studio will soon be releasing a brand new line of platinum bridal jewelry. Platinum is the metal that can last a lifetime, so your engagement ring or wedding band can stand the test of time. Novell firmly believes that platinum is the best metal choice for your wedding band and engagement ring. To learn about the benefits of all metals commonly used in the jewelry industry, please download “Choosing the Ring Metal for Your Bridal Jewelry.”

One of Novell’s new platinum engagement rings makes its debut to the general public in the September 9, 2009 edition of the LA Times. The style also recently appeared to the trade in JQ Magazine as well. Our new line of platinum bridal jewelry should be readily available to most Novell retailers by 2010. We hope you are as excited as we are about our latest jewelry styles.

If you are a consumer looking for more information about Novell’s upcoming platinum bridal jewelry line, please have an authorized Novell wedding ring retailer contact us on your behalf. They will be happy to obtain all pricing and manufacturing options.

New platinum engagement ring highlighted in LA Times.

New platinum engagement ring highlighted in LA Times.

View more details about the featured platinum engagement ring.

Novell’s new platinum engagement ring is also highlighted on PreciousPlatinum.com.

Download the LA Times special advertisement to present to a jeweler.


Novell and The Jewelry Book start the “Jewelry Made in America” initiative.

American wedding ring manufacturer Novell Design Studio, in co-operation with jewelry industry trade publication The Jewelry Book, announces a new and forward-thinking initiative – “Jewelry Made in America.” The focus of “Jewelry Made in America” is to help promote designers and manufacturers that can proudly claim that their products are fabricated in the United States, and not imported as finished goods from abroad.

Read more in “The ‘Jewelry Made in America’ Initiative.”


Online news resource highlights Novell wedding bands.

Trans World News, an online news and social community, recently featured Novell Design Studio in one of its company profiles. The article’s headline was recently included in Google News under the keywords “wedding rings,” and it links to all of Novell’s wedding band and wedding ring online news stories, website and more.

Read about Novell wedding bands on Trans World News.


Brides features Novell platinum wedding bands.

This article was originally posted on Novell’s wedding ring blog:

The September/October 2009 issue of Brides magazine featured Novell platinum wedding band styles NQP157-6GPCX and P1800-4LC. Platinum is the metal that literally can last a lifetime.

Engraved platinum wedding bands as featured in Brides magazine.

Engraved platinum wedding bands as featured in Brides magazine.

Download a PDF of this platinum wedding band feature.


Wedding band retailer named one of 2009’s Coolest Stores in America!

This article was originally posted on Novell’s wedding ring blog:

One of Novell’s authorized wedding  band  retailers, Patronik Designs Jewelry in Burlingame, CA, has been named one of trade publication In Store Magazine’s Coolest Stores in America for 2009. Featured in the “Coolest of ‘Em All – Small Store Category,” Patronik Designs Jewelry first opened in 1996 and underwent extensive renovation in 2003, combining intriguing interior design with an exterior jewelry “factory” motif to reinforce the fact that they do a lot of custom jewelry work on premise.

An authorized Novell wedding band retailer earns award as one of America's coolest stores.

An authorized Novell wedding band retailer earns award as one of America's coolest stores.

Novell would like to congratulate Patronik Designs Jewelry for their selection as one of America’s coolest jewelry stores.

Here’s what a few of the judges said about Patronik Designs Jewelry:

“This is a store about visual excitement.” – Tim Malone (The Malone Resource Group)

“…the owners are an inspiration in their commitment and dedication to meeting and servicing their customers.” – Steve Samaras (owner of 2008’s Coolest Store in America winner Zachary’s Jewelers [small store category])


New platinum engagement ring debuts in JQ.

This article was originally posted on Novell’s wedding ring blog:

The July/August 2009 issue of JQ Magazine  featured brand new Novell platinum engagement ring style E2485-LC. This design will appear in a variety of Platinum Guild International advertisements in 2009 and 2010, and also be a highlighted selection from Novell’s upcoming bridal line.

Keep up to date with everything new about Novell by visiting the Novell News section on www.novelldesignstudio.com.

New platinum engagement ring from Novell makes its debut in JQ Magazine.

New platinum engagement ring from Novell makes its debut in JQ Magazine.

Download this platinum engagement ring article.


PGI re-launches PreciousPlatinum.com – Novell wedding bands are featured.

This article was originally posted on Novell’s wedding ring blog:


Platinum Guild International, the jewelry industry’s leading authority on platinum wedding bands, wedding rings and engagement rings, has recently re-launched their consumer website – PreciousPlatinum.com. The newly redesigned site not only features cutting-edge updates to many of PreciousPlatinum.com’s most popular online components such as the Design Gallery, but now also features brand new innovative tools to help retailers and designers reach their target consumer and ultimately grow their businesses.


PreciousPlatinum.com highlights several of Novell’s wedding band and engagement ring styles that have been included in recent consumer advertisements for platinum. They are:

PGI re-launches new platinum website and feature platinum wedding bands from Novell.

PGI re-launches new platinum website and feature platinum wedding bands from Novell.

Please visit an authorized Novell wedding band retailer to learn more about our platinum designs.


Wedding band retailer says “thank you” to Novell.

This article was originally posted on Novell’s wedding ring blog:

K-Jon’s Fine Jewelers – one of Novell’s most reputable and forward-thinking wedding band retailers – recently thanked Novell for our ability to almost always say “yes” to their consumers’ special wedding band customization requests. This gesture is greatly appreciated, and it is a nice opportunity to share what Pam M. at K-Jon’s had to say:

Dear Novell staff – I wanted to write and thank you all for the wonderful service we get whenever we call. It is such a pleasure to work with such helpful and fun people! As the person who does most of the ordering for the store, I know this is not always the case when working with vendors. I also really appreciate that when we have the most unusual requests – you all never have said “no!” So thank you – all of you at Novell!

Pam M. and the K-Jons staff

Well, Pam. Please let  Novell take the time to give a big THANK YOU to you and all of your staff at K-Jon’s Fine Jewelers as well. It is great to know that your jewelry store has taken advantage of what literally has built Novell – our ability to customize a wedding ring to the customer’s specifications, so that their wedding ring can be just the way that they desire it to be. Retailers such as yours allow Novell as a brand to continue to grow year after year. Thank you so much for your business.

K-Jon’s Fine Jewelers in located in Atascadero, CA.

Thank_you 


Considering palladium for your wedding band?

Ever wonder about palladium? Or are you currently considering palladium for your wedding ring purchase? If so, here are a few answers that may help you with your decision. After all, an educated consumer is the jewelry industry’s best customer.

 

New palladium wedding bands by Novell.

New palladium wedding bands by Novell.

 Read more about palladium at TransWorldNews.com.

 This post about palladium was inspired by this feature on WeddingPlanningandAcessories.com.


Wedding bands featured on the baby blog “Me, Myself & Baby I.”

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This article was originally posted on Novell’s wedding ring blog:

The new baby blog Me, Myself & Baby I, Lainie Friedman-Gutterman’s daily account about being pregnant for the first time, highlights classic Novell wedding bands which are currently being featured on the new wedding website BridalCanvas.com. Lainie had recently purchased a Novell palladium wedding band for her husband, and her comments about the wedding band are included in Novell’s profile. The testimonial previously appeared on the Engagement 101 Magazine wedding blog as well.


Classic Novell wedding bands featured on new wedding website.

This article was originally posted on Novell’s wedding ring blog:

BridalCanvas.com, a new and innovative online wedding portal, is currently featuring a variety of Novell wedding bands, company information and a testimonial from a new bride who recently purchased a Novell palladium wedding band for her husband.

We love the ring. I think it screams, “I’m strong, stable, solid and forever – just like the man wearing it!” Lainie Friedman-Gutterman

The website’s unique visual applications are expected to be utilized by an estimated 150,000 future brides per quarter.

Read more about Novell wedding bands being featured on BridalCanvas.com at TransWorldNews.com

New wedding website features classic wedding bands by Novell. Novell wedding bands can be made wider, narrower, in different metals and more.

New wedding website features classic wedding bands by Novell. Novell wedding bands can be made wider, narrower, in different metals and more.

Download this classic wedding band article.


Classic platinum wedding band featured in Modern Jeweler.

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This article was originally posted on Novell’s wedding ring blog:

The April 2009 edition of Modern Jeweler magazine highlighted classic Novell platinum wedding band style P1589-7GC in the Bridal Style Guide feature about wedding rings.

Novell, an American wedding  band manufacturer which specializes in wedding band customization, has always emphasized the philosophy that platinum is the superior metal choice for both men’s and women’s wedding bands. Yet for each individual, the same metal can also be symbolic of very different things. For her, platinum represents the pure expression of love shared. It is precious, rare and eternal. For him, platinum is a magnificent, distinguished and resilient mineral that separates the man wearing it from those that do not. No other precious metal offers the same level of excellence.

Classic platinum wedding band featured in Modern Jeweler.

Classic platinum wedding band featured in Modern Jeweler.

Read more on TransWorldNews.com

Download this platinum wedding band article.


Award winning palladium wedding band featured in “Best of the Best: JCK Jewelers Choice Awards.”

This article was originally posted on Novell’s wedding ring blog:

Novell palladium wedding band style LNQP118-6GCX was featured in “Best of the Best: JCK Jewelers Choice Awards,” a supplement which accompanies the April 2009 issue and is also bound into the JCK Las Vegas Show Guide. This style recently earned 3rd place in the Palladium Jewelry/Under $2,000 category for this annual jewelry industry contest. Other finalists were Diaco Diamonds and Simon G. Over 16,000 retailers participated in the voting!

Classic palladium wedding band style is recognized by the jewelry industry.

Classic palladium wedding band style is recognized by the jewelry industry.

Learn more about choosing palladium for your wedding band.


Jewelry industry – meet Facebook! Facebook – meet the jewelry industry!

This article was originally posted on Novell’s wedding ring blog:

Facebook_logo JCK Magazine’s Mark Smelzer wrote about the jewelry industry beginning to embrace Facebook. Since I have a pretty strong opinion on this subject, I have a lot to say and posted a response to the online article. However, my comments formatted into one giant blob-of-a-paragraph. The message is there, but it’s not easy to follow.

So, in case anyone is interested, below are the relevant parts of Mark’s article, and my response – formatted so it’s easier to read.

The Facebook Era Arrives
By Mark Smelzer — JCK-Jewelers Circular Keystone, 3/1/2009
I’ve just returned from Tucson, Ariz., where I attended the Centurion show and the AGTA show. As always, the warmth of Tucson (figuratively and literally) was a terrific escape and the trip was a chance to see our friends in the industry. Topic No. 1, of course, was the economy and its continuing negative impact on the jewelry industry.

Amid the concerns, there were several fascinating topics of conversation, the most interesting being the rise of Facebook. Suddenly, everyone in the industry is talking about the hugely successful networking site and its impact on their personal and professional lives.
For an industry that once lagged behind the population as a whole with regard to the Internet, it seems we’re finally catching up. JCKonline.com’s traffic numbers continue to boom, with 162,000 unique visitors (individual persons) visiting our site in the month of January alone, our highest monthly traffic ever!

There is a particular sense of a watershed moment with regard to Facebook. It’s one thing for members of our industry to recognize the strategic importance of the Web. It’s quite another for them to incorporate the Internet into their daily personal lives. Through the use of this site and others, we’re finally realizing the role that the Internet plays for millions.

What does this mean to you, the retailer or manufacturer? It means that once again the paradigm has shifted (recall the shift from weekly magazines like Life to television), and once again you need to position yourselves where the traffic is.

Step 1 should be creating personal and business Facebook pages. Once you have a personal page, you can create a page for your business as well. As your network of friends grows on your personal page (you’ll be astonished at how quickly the numbers add up), you can invite them to become a “fan” of your business page as well. As your business fans grow, you’ll have a ready-made list of persons to e-mail on a continuing basis, to inform them of events, charity involvements, trunk shows, new product arrivals, etc.

None of this takes the place of your store or business’s actual Web site. In fact, you want to place as many links (and reasons to link) to your Web site as possible on your business Facebook page. Think of a Facebook page as plopping yourself in the middle of a busy freeway, in the hope of diverting traffic to your site. Go where the traffic is!

Read more at http://www.jckonline.com/article/CA6640742.html.

My response:
The Facebook era not only has begun, but it probably can be said that it started a while ago, and it’s pretty much just now starting to be talked about in the jewelry industry. This is a good thing. Maybe even a great thing!

In an age where people like me are asked to either greatly reduce, reserve or even eliminate budgets, tools like Facebook are very valuable. Yes – it’s where the traffic certainly is. However, it should be noted that connecting with the right audience may take quite a bit of work. One page alone may not attract customers to your door automatically.

Novell put up a Facebook page about three weeks ago (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Novell-Design-Studio/45691939078). Over the next few months, I anticipate that I will have to put in a decent amount of time to really get it noticed. In fact, I may even say that promoting Novell wedding rings through a variety of social media channels (blogs, message boards, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Digg, Flickr and many other news and linking websites) will be a big – if not the biggest – part of my job. If you wanna catch a lot of fish, then you definitely have to put your boat where the most fish are. And, of course, have the right bait. 

I am very happy to be hearing buzz within the jewelry industry about Facebook and social media in general. I look forward to the day when more manufacturers and retailers make an active presence known to existing and future customers alike. Personally, I want to be next to my competitors on many platforms. That way, consumers can easily compare and choose the manufacturer, product or even metal that’s right for them.

People like to use the term “branding,” but often I wonder if many of those who throw the term into conversations really truly know what “branding” is. At least with Facebook, your message needs to be clear and focused for it to have a chance to work. Even with my page, I know that I have a lot of tweaking to do as well. It looks to be a fun – and educating – journey to take.

“Good-bye” to relying on print ads and glossy brochures alone. “Hello” to more focused and multi-channeled messages.

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Marketing Director talks about new wedding song.

Novell’s Marketing Director Rick Mulholland explains the reasoning behind helping to introduce “Celebrate Early and Often.”

As seen on Daylife.com (March 5, 2009):

“I think it’s time for some newer wedding song ideas. Therefore, Novell is happy to help introduce ‘Celebrate Early and Often’ to the wedding world at large. It’s a new wedding song for a new generation – and for the new times.”

Read more about “Celebrate Early and Often.”


Bride endorses new wedding song.

SImnger Jacqui NaylorOver on TheKnot.com’s bridal message boards, future brides have been chatting about new wedding songs and making suggestions. And one gives “Celebrate Early and Often” – a new wedding song for a new wedding generation – a ringing endorsement.

She writes (as of March 4, 2009):
“Hello Everyone! I heard this song and fell in love with it – “Celebrate Early and Often.”
 I thought it was cool that the artist wrote it for her own wedding! It kicks into the perfect feeling after about a minute into the song and I can picture myself dancing to it with my soon to be hubby. 7 months to go! …Michelle

Read more about, listen to and/or buy the song “Celebrate Early and Often.”


Custom wedding bands = wedding bands by Novell.

Custom_wedding_bands_by_Novell Have you ever looked inside a jeweler’s showcase at wedding bands, and viewed a selection of styles that were close to what you have pictured in your mind, but not quite what you were envisioning? American wedding band manufacturer Novell can help solve that problem.

Almost all Novell wedding bands can be made wider, narrower, in different metals (platinum, palladium or gold), with different finishes, and much more. Their customization capabilities set them apart from nearly all other companies vying for a more visible position within the wedding band industry landscape. Your wedding band can literally be made your way, and just for you in a relatively short period of time. So when you think of the word “custom” and are looking for a wedding band with that special touch – think of Novell. Why settle for ordinary?

Need a wedding band that is wider than what you see? No problem.

Desire a wedding band style in another metal? Or white instead of yellow? No problem.

Want the edge from one wedding band style, but the braid from another? And a finish that is similar to yet another? Still no problem!!! Custom wedding bands are Novell’s specialty.

See actual wedding band customization examples by visiting Novell’s “Customize Your Wedding Ring” webpage on www.novelldesignstudio.com.

To discuss all pricing and manufacturing options, please visit an authorized Novell wedding band retailer in your area.

View EngagementMag101.com’s layout illustrating Novell’s customization capabilities.


Wedding band company embraces alternative ways to “get the word out.”

Squidoo_wedding_band_lense Is your time limited? Need the facts, just the facts and nothing but the facts about wedding bands? If so, then Novell has built several easy to read Squidoo lenses for a variety of wedding band topics.

For those who don’t know, a Squidoo lens is an easy-to-build, single web page that can feature a company’s products, point to blogs, feature favorite links, RSS feeds, Flickr photos, Twitter feeds, Amazon books or music, and so much more. That way, when someone is looking for recommended information fast, a lens can get them started and sent off in the right direction. Novell’s collection of Squidoo lenses include basic facts about precious metals, new products, popular styles, and other helpful links to aide a consumer’s purchasing decision.

Here’s a quick listing:

Choosing The Right Metal For Your Wedding Band
A New Wedding Song
Novell Wedding Bands Can Be Custom Made – Just For You!
Big and Bold Max Squared Wedding Bands


Platinum Emboldens Inspiration: Discussing the state of platinum in today’s challenging economy.

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“In This Challenging Economy,
Jewelers Want To Sell Products
That Capture The Consumer’s Jewelry Budget.”
– Bruce Pucciarello

This article first appeared in the jewelry industry trade publicationThe Jewelry Book:

There’s no metal that better signifies love and commitment—or strength, purity, luxury and longevity. Since 1975, Platinum Guild International (PGI) has recreated a passion for platinum jewelry by supplying information, practical advice, support and expertise to educate jewelry manufacturers, retailers and consumers about the superior qualities of this metal. As PGI evaluates the market, they get the word out about platinum and help businesses tap the endless power of the platinum brand. PGI-USA has chosen to highlight some of the leading manufacturers of platinum jewelry. For the first in a series about the industry’s most inspired leaders, The Jewelry Book spoke with Bruce Pucciarello of Novell Design Studio.

by Jessica Teisch for The Jewelry Book

Platinum has captivated Bruce Pucciarello, owner of Novell Design Studio, since he was eighteen years old. At that time, he was working at a big New Jersey manufacturer working in the precious stone cutting department, crafting bridal products on the precision-engineered, Swiss machinery. “I liked the designing and technical expertise that go into the manufacture of a quality product,” says Bruce. “It’s a wonderful combination of art and engineering, with always something new to learn.” In 1986, after gaining further experience as a designer and machinist (and following a side career as a professional musician), Bruce joined forces with Victor Novogrodsky and founded Novell Design Studio in New Jersey. Today, Novell, a high quality, made in America jewelry manufacturer specializing in bridal jewelry and bands, is renowned for its flexible customization capabilities.   
 
Novell started to specialize in platinum in 1988—and this metal soon defined the company’s core. Novell first designed some 18 karat gold rings with platinum inserts, which increased the average men’s band profit. “Our retailers liked that and so did we,” says Bruce. “Once we started making jewelry in platinum,” he continues, “there was never a good reason for us to stop.” After two decades of experience, platinum has become the hallmark of Novell’s manufacturing facility. “As we became more adept at working in platinum,” Bruce explains, “we realized that any time we develop a new design or concept, we had to make sure that it works in platinum.” Novell works platinum into every style and discipline, from machine-made to hand crafting and casting. Novell has distinguished itself so greatly in platinum that its craftspeople prefer to work with this metal over any other.

Because of the superior qualities of platinum and its success using it, Novell remains firmly committed to this metal—not only for its purity, durability and strength, but also for the market it continues to generate. “Technology makes platinum more viable than ever,” Bruce explains. “It doesn’t matter whether platinum costs $800 or $2300 an ounce; there’s a strong market for platinum jewelry, especially bridal.” When important retailers respond to consumer’s desire to purchase platinum, they sell more and increase profitability. “In this challenging economy,” Bruce stresses, “retail jewelers need to sell products that capture every penny from a consumer’s jewelry budget.” Platinum, unlike other metals, “helps smart stores get at that profit.” Manufacturers also benefit from platinum sales: they become better manufacturing facilities because they have to improve their overall level of expertise in order to craft finer platinum jewelry.
 
Bruce finds that with platinum, success and customer satisfaction go hand-in-hand. “As long as we can make available almost any piece of jewelry in any kind of metal, we will continue to lead with platinum,” says Bruce. In this economy, that’s no mean feat. With its cutting-edge technologies and ingenuity, Novell “wrote a new list of rules, Bruce explains, which dispelled many myths about platinum, such as its difficulty to work with and its high cost. All our rules start with the words – we can. . .”
 
That attitude, Bruce stresses, is key to succeeding in this difficult economy—as are other factors. The new economy will demand better customer service, quality products and a price that makes sense.  Bruce sees creating jewelry in platinum as a great foundation for the successful manufacturer in this new business world. Unfortunately, Bruce laments, “there will be no rescue plan for the jewelry industry. We need to work it out”—that is, we must strengthen local American companies and communities, with fair work and fair pay—“and not a bail out.” Instead of the Golden Rule (“he, who makes the gold, makes the rules”), Bruce posits the Platinum Rule as a guiding principle: “He who works effectively, and labors to make a durable product that is also an object of beauty, will thrive. That is the future of American jewelry manufacturing, so he makes the rules. He, who has the platinum, has the tools!” For the jewelry industry, there’s no greater truth for the New Year.

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The state of platinum wedding bands in today’s economy.

The Winter 2009 issue of The Jewelry Book featured Novell platinum wedding band styles (from l. to r.) NQP157-6GPCX, P1800-4LC, PE2253-LC, NQP124-6GPCX and NQP63-6GPCX. These wedding bands were included in “Platinum Emboldens Inspiration,” an interview with Novell’s Bruce Pucciarello about the state of platinum in a challenging economy.

 

Download Platinum_Emboldens_Inspiration (The Jewelry Book)

Platinum wedding bands in as featured in The Jewelry Book.

Platinum wedding bands in as featured in The Jewelry Book.


A New Wedding Song for a New Wedding Generation.

Celebrate Early and Often (Album Version) – Jacqui Naylor

 Listen to more music by Jacqui Naylor

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Times have changed. Weddings are no longer cookie-cutter weddings of years past. Couples are bringing their own unique tastes and lifestyles and incorporating them into the most special day of their life. There are now ‘greener’ weddings, surprise weddings, best men are women, etc. Older traditions are fading away and new traditions are setting the stage for the new generation of weddings.

Sometimes long standing wedding traditions need to be refreshed a little or even given a “face lift.” Consider some of the music that is played during wedding receptions and ceremonies. What happens if your taste in music leans less towards the Top 40 and more towards varied and eclectic? Or what if timeless pop standards have just become tired to your ear? Perhaps you might be looking for something that is meaningful and classy, but with a unique, contemporary sound. If so, then custom wedding band manufacturer Novell Design Studio has a suggestion for you.

Novell is proud to feature the music of Jacqui Naylor, whose new single is “Celebrate Early and Often” from You Don’t Know Jacq, her most recent album release. “Celebrate Early and Often” was written for and sung to Jacqui’s husband at their wedding. Jacqui uses her sultry voice, a piano and an acoustic guitar on this moving track to tell her own story of falling in love. It’s a fresh music alternative to play at a wedding reception, romantic celebration or perhaps as a bride walks down the aisle. The music of Jacqui Naylor helps create a loving and romantic mood for a variety of formal and informal occasions. “Celebrate Early and Often” is THE love song for the next generation.

Jacqui Naylor’s Unique Musical Styling
You Don’t Know Jacq is Jacqui Naylor’s seventh recording and highlights new arrangements of the most popular songs from her earlier recordings plus new original music. On this recording, Jacqui showcases her signature “acoustic smashing” technique, singing jazz standards over rock classics or vice versa, like The Gershwins’ “Summertime” over The Allman Brothers’ “Whipping Post” or Rodgers & Hart’s “My Funny Valentine” over AC/DC’s “Back in Black.” Her covers of the new classics are equally represented here with a bossa nova take on REM’s “Losing My Religion,” a gospel-flavored version of The Bee Gees’ disco-era ballad “How Deep is Your Love,” and a Jamaican-infused dance interpretation of The Rolling Stones’ “Miss You.” Of course, no Jacqui Naylor album would be complete without showing her jazz chops; here she revisits the Bill Barnes classic “Something Cool” from her very first CD and writes a swing tune called “This Is The Spot” as a “thank you” to jazz radio stations across the country. Other strong new originals on this recording include the beautiful first single “Celebrate Early and Often,” the optimistic “Dreamin’ Big With You,” and “Rise Up,” which was written to inspire people to vote and is currently featured on YouTube and the Obama/Biden website.

Customization Sets Novell Wedding Bands Apart From All Others
Novell Design Studio prides itself on continually bringing innovation to the wedding band industry. The company currently specializes in customizing its wedding band designs to suit individuals’ particular needs, tastes and diverse lifestyles. Since no consumer should just have to settle for what is on the shelf, Novell can specially manufacture almost all of their wedding ring styles in many variations – wider, narrower, in different metals (platinum, palladium or gold), with different finishes, and much more. Novell wedding bands are sold at over 1,000 authorized retailers nationwide. Visit www.novelldesignstudio.com to find the authorized retailer in your area.

Related links: Jacqui Naylor’s MySpace, Jacqui Naylor’s website

Reviews:

“The process, which Ms. Naylor calls “acoustic smashing,” marked a turning point in her career.” Read moreWall Street Journal

‘Jacqui Naylor has brought new twists to the notion of melding jazz and pop tunes – without high-tech assistance.”  National Public Radio (NPR)

“The words are to Gershwin’s “Summertime,” but the music is Gregg Allman’s “Whipping Post… Naylor has the chops and sensitivity to pull it off.” NY Magazine

“In the never-ending ‘next big thing’ sweepstakes, bet on Jacqui Naylor to be a frontrunner. Her originals are Joni Mitchell good!” JazzTimes

“Jacqui’s ‘acoustic smashing’ of the great American songbook with the classic rock and roll songbook brings both forms to life in a way never heard before.” Ken Dashow Q-104

“Jacqui has a sumptuous voice, knack for scratchiness, and an ability to sweeten those bluesy bent notes.” Village Voice

This news has also been featured on The Wedding Ring Blog, Customize Your Novell Wedding Band, Wedding Ring Blog on TransWorldNews.com, WedNet.com and soon to be many more!


Novell wedding bands featured in National Jeweler.

This article was originally posted on Novell’s wedding ring blog:

A recent issue of National Jeweler featured new Novell wedding bands specially created in Argentium Sterling Silver. Wedding bands created with Argentium Sterling Silver are durable, affordable and resistant to tarnish.

Argetium Sterling Silver wedding bands as featured in National Jeweler.

Argetium Sterling Silver wedding bands as featured in National Jeweler.


Argentium Sterling Silver wedding bands featured in Modern Jeweler.

This article was originally posted on Novell’s wedding ring blog:

The February 2009 issue of Modern Jeweler included Novell Argentium Sterling Silver wedding bands (l. to r.) AS1977-9GEW, AS1974-8GEW, AS1971-9GEW, and AS1978-9GEW in the 2009 Spring Selections feature (on page 52).

Argentium Sterling Silver wedding bands stay bright and beautiful for years. Argentium Sterling Silver is also harder than regular sterling silver, is affordable, does not tarnish and is easy to clean.

Learn more about Argentium Sterling Silver.

Argetium Sterling Silver wedding bands as featured in a leading jewelry trade publication.

Argetium Sterling Silver wedding bands as featured in a leading jewelry trade publication.


Custom wedding band = Novell wedding band.

Almost every wedding band created by Novell can be a custom wedding band. Many Novell wedding bands can be made wider, narrower, in different metals (platinum, palladium, gold), with different finishes and much more. Your wedding band can literally be created just for you. Visit an authorized retailer for pricing and manufacturing options.

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Novell's classic braided wedding band style P1706-6GC. This wedding band is pictured in platinum, but can be made in palladium or gold as well.

Novell's classic braided wedding band style P1706-6GC. This wedding band is pictured in platinum, but can be made in palladium or gold as well.


Platinum wedding band featured in Town & Country.

This article was originally posted on Novell’s wedding ring blog:

The Spring/Summer 2009 issue of Town & Country Weddings featured Novell platinum wedding band style P1775-5LCC (18 x 0.07 round diamonds). Other brands featured in the layout include Simon G., Hearts on Fire and Yael Designs.

Novell platinum wedding band as seen in Town and Country.

Novell platinum wedding band as featured in Town and Country.


Palladium wedding band featured in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style.

This article was originally posted on Novell’s wedding ring blog:

The 2009 issue of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style magazine featured  Novell palladium wedding band style L1105-7GCC (with 6 x 0.14 princess cut diamonds). Other brands in the layout include Louis Vuitton, Storm, Porsche Design, and Apple.

Palladium wedding band with diamonds as featured in Grace Ormond Weddings.

Palladium wedding band with diamonds as featured in Grace Ormond Weddings.


Novell palladium wedding ring featured in Brides.

This article was originally posted on Novell’s wedding ring blog:

The Spring/Summer 2009 regional editions of Brides magazine featured Novell palladium wedding band style L1799-4LC (engraved wedding band with 4 x .04 round diamonds – picture on Novell’s website in platinum, but can be made in palladium).

Engraved palladium wedding band as featured in local editions of Brides.

Engraved palladium wedding band as featured in local editions of Brides.


Custom wedding bands that can be made your way.

A wedding band can be made just for you. And be as special as your wedding day. Novell can specially manufacture almost all of our wedding bands to be wider, narrower, in different metals (platinum, palladium, or gold), and much more.

 

Read more about Novell’s custom wedding bands

Novell wedding bands can be made wider, narrower, in different metals, and much more.

Novell wedding bands can be made wider, narrower, in different metals, and much more.

From TransWorldNews.com –  

Have you ever looked inside a jeweler’s showcase at wedding bands, and viewed a selection of styles that were close to what you have pictured in your mind, but not quite what you were envisioning? Wedding band manufacturer Novell can help solve that problem. Almost all Novell wedding bands can be made wider, narrower, in different metals (platinum, palladium or gold), with different finishes, and much more. Their customization capabilities set them apart from nearly all other companies vying for a more visible position within the wedding band industry landscape. Your ring can literally be made your way, and just for you within a relatively short period of time. So when you think of the word “custom” and are looking for a wedding band with that special touch – think of Novell. Why settle for ordinary?


Wedding band company joins Facebook.

Novell-wedding-ring-logo Wedding band manufacturer Novell Design Studio recently launched its company profile on Facebook. Facebook users may conveniently view popular wedding band styles, quickly browse Novell wedding band news, and view over 150 individual wedding band video brochures. The company launched its profile as an easy way for Facebook users to compare Novell to other wedding band manufacturers.

Visit Novell’s Facebook company profile (must be registered).


Palladium wedding band is a JCK Jewelers Choice Award Finalist!

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This article was originally posted on Novell’s wedding ring blog:

Novell was a finalist in the 2009 JCK Jewelers Choice Awards Contest. Our palladium wedding band style LNQP118-6GCX (shown above) placed 3rd in the Palladium Jewelry/Under $2,000 category. Over 16,000 retailers voted!

The winners for all categories were formally announced in the March issue of JCK Magazine. A product photo was featured in the “Best of the Best” JCK Jewelers Choice Awards supplement, which accompanies the April issue and also bound into the JCK Las Vegas Show Guide. 

Visit www.novelldesignstudio.com to find an authorized Novell retailer.

Read more about Novell and palladium.


Bridal blogs highlight wedding band giveaway.

This article was originally posted on Novell’s wedding ring blog:

Weddiquette and I Will to I Do, blogs dedicated to wedding trends and suggestions, highlighted Novell’s partnership with Platinum Guild and Allure magazine for a platinum wedding band giveaway which took place in late 2008 and early 2009. Consumers were invited to share their unique proposal story, and four lucky couples would win a set of Novell platinum wedding bands. The proposal story contest was open until January 2009.


Novell’s BOLD wedding band for the BIG commitment.

This article was originally posted on Novell’s wedding ring blog:

Wedding_rings_novell Novell Design Studio is proud to offer Max Squared Collection wedding bands – the BOLD ring for the BIG commitment. Available in platinum, palladium or gold, Max Squared rings are wider and thicker than the average wedding ring style. After all – why settle for just an ordinary wedding band when only the very best will do?

Please visit www.novelldesignstudio.com/max to download the latest product brochure and to locate an authorized Novell retailer.

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Wedding band customization featured in Engagement 101.

This article was originally posted on Novell’s wedding ring blog:

The new issue of Engagement 101 (a Wedding Dresses magazine) featured a company profile about Novell which highlights the company’s wedding band customization capabilities. Customization sets Novell apart from nearly all other wedding band manufacturers.

About Novell:
“Novell prides itself on continually bringing innovation to the wedding band industry, and specializes in customizing its designs to suit individuals’ particular needs, tastes and diverse lifestyles. Since no customer should just have to settle for what is on the shelf, Novell can manufacturer almost all of our wedding band styles in many variations – wider, narrower, in different metals (platinum, palladium or gold), with different finishes, and much more. Your ring can literally be made your way, and just for you. And all Novell products are made one at a time on premise in New Jersey.”

“So when you think of the word “custom” and are looking for a wedding band with that special touch – think of Novell. Why settle for ordinary?”

Download the Engagement 101 feature.

Wedding band customization highlighted in leading bridal magazine. Novell wedding bands can be created wider, narrower, in different metals, and more.

Wedding band customization highlighted in leading bridal magazine. Novell wedding bands can be created wider, narrower, in different metals, and more.


Novell wedding bands featured on DemetriosBride.com.

Since January 2009, banners for Novell wedding bands have been seen on

DemetriosBride.com, the official website for Demetrios wedding gowns and accessories. Two of the banners promote Novell’s platinum and palladium philosophies, and another features wedding bands from the Max Squared Collection– the bold ring for the bold new man. Each month, over 178,000 visitors view over 5 million pages on the domain. Novell banners were guaranteed to be seen over approximately 1,000,000 times, and the website’s traffic nearly doubled the promised amount of impressions.

Novell wedding bands as featured on a leading bridal website - Demetrios.com.

Novell wedding bands as featured on a leading bridal website - Demetrios.com.


Novell wedding bands featured on Engagement101Mag.com.

Since December 15th, 2009, Novell wedding bands have been featured on the recently revamped wedding website for Engagement 101 Magazine. The bridal website features 11 assorted Novell wedding band styles which can be specially created in a variety of metals (platinum, palladium, gold), widths and finishes. Novell’s wedding band gallery demonstrates the wide range of designs that the company has to offer. The featured styles are P1706-6GC, AS1971-9GEW, L1106-8GCC, L1110-7GCC, L1830-8GC, MAX3098-7GCEW, MAX3501-9WPK, MAX3505-9GW, MAX3512-10GW, NQP63-6GPCX, and NS1095-7GCEW.

Novell wedding bands as featured on a leading bridal website - Engagement101Mag.com.

Novell wedding bands as featured on a leading bridal website - Engagement101Mag.com.


As seen on Engagement101Mag.com – gold wedding band NS1095-7GCEW.

Novell wedding band style NS1095-7GCEW. This wedding band is 7mm wide and comfort fit. It can also be made in platinum, palladium or yellow gold. Please visit www.novelldesignstudio.com to find an authorized Novell wedding band retailer in your area.

White gold wedding band as featured on a leading bridal website. This wedding band can be made in platinum, palladium or yellow gold as well.

White gold wedding band as featured on a leading bridal website. This wedding band can be made in platinum, palladium or yellow gold as well.


As seen on Engagement101Mag.com – platinum wedding band NQP63-6GPCX.

Novell platinum wedding band style NQP63-6GPCX. This wedding band is 6mm wide with a satin-frost finish. It can also be made in platinum, palladium or gold. Please visit www.novelldesignstudio.com to find an authorized Novell wedding band retailer in your area.

Classic platinum wedding band featured on a leading bridal website - Engagement101Mag.com.

Classic platinum wedding band featured on a leading bridal website - Engagement101Mag.com.


As seen on Engagement101Mag.com – gold wedding band MAX3512-10GW.

Novell hammered gold wedding band style MAX3512-10GW. This wedding band is 10mm wide and has a hammered finish. It can also be made in platinum, palladium or gold. Please visit www.novelldesignstudio.com to find an authorized Novell wedding band retailer in your area. 

White gold wedding band with hammered finish from Novell's Max Squared Collection.

White gold wedding band with hammered finish from Novell's Max Squared Collection.


As seen on Engagement101Mag.com – gold wedding band MAX3505-9GW.

Novell gold wedding band style MAX3505-9GW. Thiswedding band is 9mm wide. It can also be made in platinum, palladium or yellow gold. Please visit www.novelldesignstudio.com  to find an authorized Novell wedding band retailer in your area.

White gold wedding band featured on a leading bridal website - Engagement101Mag.com. This wedding band can also be made in platinum, palladium or yellow gold.

White gold wedding band featured on a leading bridal website - Engagement101Mag.com. This wedding band can also be made in platinum, palladium or yellow gold.


As seen on Engagement101Mag.com – gold wedding band MAX3501-9WPK.

Leading wedding website Engagement101Mag.com featured Novell white gold wedding band style  MAX3501-9WPK . This wedding band is 9mm wide with 14kt pink gold accent. It can also be made in platinum, palladium or all yellow gold. Please visit www.novelldesignstudio.com to find an authorized Novell wedding band retailer in your area.

Gold wedding band from Novell's Max Squared Collection.

Gold wedding band from Novell's Max Squared Collection.


Brand New Wedding Band Blog Hits 100th Post.

Novell Design Studio, a leading American wedding band manufacturer that specializes in product customization, has recently launched a blog component to its main domain – www.novelldesignstudio.com. The new blog will highlight Novell’s appearances in the press, general company philosophy, education about the metals commonly available for wedding bands, authorized Novell retailers, and much more. Still in its infancy stage, Novell’s wedding band blog should be fully updated within a few weeks.

“A blog is a great way to engage your potential customer in a different way other than with just a run-of-the-mill website or ordinary advertising,” reports Novell Marketing Director Rick Mulholland. “ I can use it to quickly highlight a recent news item, new wedding band and bridal jewelry products, or even one of our retailer’s upcoming events. Blogging is simply an efficient way to get the ‘word out,’ and I welcome visitors to make comments of any kind. Without initiating open conversation, we’re just another company that’s trying to preach our message. Novell’s wedding band blog component is also the very first step in a new approach to Internet marketing that will be unique to the jewelry industry. I am very excited about the future.”

Visit Novell’s new wedding band blog at www.novelldesignstudio.com/blog/.

More about Novell Wedding Bands
Novell Design Studio prides itself on continually bringing innovation to the bridal jewelry industry. The company currently specializes in customizing its designs to suit individuals’ particular needs, tastes and diverse lifestyles. Since no consumer should just have to settle for what is on the shelf, Novell can specially create almost all of their wedding band styles in many variations – wider, narrower, in different metals (platinum, palladium or gold), with different finishes, and much more. Novell wedding bands and engagement rings are sold at over 1,000 authorized retailers nationwide. Visit www.novelldesignstudio.com to find the authorized retailer in your area.


As seen on Engagement101Mag.com – hammered wedding gold MAX3098-7GCEW.

Leading wedding website Engagement101Mag.com featured Novell white gold wedding band style MAX3098-7GCEW. This wedding band is 8mm wide and has a hammered finish. It can also be made in platinum, palladium or yellow gold. Please visit www.novelldesignstudio.com to find an authorized Novell wedding band retailer in your area.

Hammered white gold wedding band as featured on a leading bridal website.

Hammered white gold wedding band as featured on a leading bridal website.


As seen on Engagement101Mag.com – palladium wedding band L1110-7GCC.

Leading wedding website Engagement101Mag.com featured Novell palladium wedding band style L1110-7GCC. This wedding band is hand-braided, 7mm wide and has 108 x .01 diamonds. It can also be made in platinum or gold. Please visit www.novelldesignstudio.com find an authorized Novell wedding band retailer in your area.

Palladium wedding band with diamonds. Palladium is an affordable white metal that will not tarnish.

Palladium wedding band with diamonds. Palladium is an affordable white metal that will not tarnish.


As seen on Engagement101Mag.com – palladium wedding band L1106-8GCC.

Leading wedding website Engagement101Mag.com featured Novell palladium wedding band style L1106-8GCC. This wedding band is 8mm wide with 23 x .10 diamonds. It can also be made in platinum, all palladium or gold. Please visit www.novelldesignstudio.com to find an authorized Novell retailer in your area.

Palladium wedding band with pink gold and diamonds.

Palladium wedding band with pink gold and diamonds.


Argentium Sterling Silver wedding bands in the December 2008 issue of National Jeweler.

This article was originally posted on Novell’s wedding ring blog:

The December 2008 issue of National Jeweler featured new Novell wedding bands specially created in Argentium Sterling Silver. Wedding bands created with Argentium Sterling Silver are durable, affordable and resistant to tarnish.

Argentium Sterling Silver wedding bands as featured in National Jeweler.

Argentium Sterling Silver wedding bands as featured in National Jeweler.


Wedding bands featured on Engagement101Mag.com.

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www.engagement101mag.com. The site will includes over a dozen assorted Novell wedding band styles which can be specially created in a variety of metals (platinum, palladium, gold), widths and finishes. Novell’s gallery demonstrates the wide range of designs that the company has to offer. The website re-launched December 15th, 2008. Please visit www.novelldesignstudio.com to find an authorized retailer in your area.

This article was originally posted on Novell’s wedding ring blog:

Novell wedding bands are featured on the recently revamped wedding website for Engagement 101 Magazine

More about Engagement 101 Magazine:

Engagement 101 Magazine – a pull out supplement to Wedding Dresses Magazine since 1998 – became a newsstand title of its own in 2006. The first consumer publication ever to target the 2.4 million couples who are about to get engaged every year, Engagement 101 includes tips on how to propose, relationship advice, expert research, real life couples, buying guides, product options, party planning and nearly everything else needed for the organization of a wedding. In 2009, the Engagement 101 print issue was completed by an interactive portal online – www.engagement101mag.com– and an original web-tv series – Engagement101 TV.