Daily Archives: November 25, 2009


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.

 

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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.