Novell


About Novell

Novell Design Studio has prided 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 manufacture 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.


Tips for Planning a Wedding Long Distance

Planning a wedding can be a wonderful and chaotic experience at the same time. You are marrying the love of your life, which is great. Good for you. That is why this should be a happy occasion, when you and the people who are close to you are celebrating your love. However, since this is a complex event to begin with, it tends to be pretty stressful. And all that stress magnifies by a hundred if you are planning a wedding long-distance.

Long Disgance Wedding Planning

So, you definitely need help. But, you also need to talk to yourself and your significant other. Both of you must adjust your expectations to the reality of the situation, no matter how perfect you want everything to be. We have prepared some guidelines for you so you know what the crucial tips are for planning a wedding long-distance.

What Should You Know Before You Start Planning a Wedding Long Distance?

One of the first questions to ask is when you should start planning a wedding long distance. There is no specific answer to this question, but generally – the sooner the better. It all depends on how far away you are from the wedding location and how often you can visit it. But, whatever the case, you and your significant other should figure out some things before you start the actual planning. And we are not talking about deciding which side of the bed is whose.

What ypou should know when planning a long distance wedding
Planning a long-distance wedding requires great organization and professional help

Important questions regarding the planning of the wedding:
• When do you want to get married and how much time you have to prepare everything?
• How many people you want at your wedding and who are the most important ones?
• What are the crucial things you want at your wedding, and what can you live without?
• How big is your budget for the wedding and honeymoon?

When you to sit down and discuss these important topics together, you will be able to resume the wedding planning with reduced stress. Because, if you can’t compromise on what you want your wedding to look like, who to call and how much you are willing to spend – how do you expect to make compromises further on in life?

Do Your Research On Time

Right after you establish the main course of your wedding, you must start researching. Answering the basic questions of who, what, when, where and how much will play a great role further on. It is an excellent thing that we live in a modern age, when you can find out almost everything you need to know about any subject online. So, get down to business – you have a lot of work to do. Especially if you haven’t spent your whole life imagining your wedding day.

You will need ideas, from what kind of wedding bands you want, to what songs you want to play at the reception. Also, you will need inspiration and some advice from the people who have experience in the subject. That’s when friends, family, relatives, and coworkers will be able to help.

Hire a Wedding Planner at Your Wedding Destination

If the wedding is happening in your hometown, you can probably get some help from your closest family. However, that is probably not going to be enough. And if you are planning a wedding long-distance, you definitely need the help of professionals. A wedding planner at the location is going to be a real lifesaver. That is someone who will do everything for you. Again, it’s a good thing we are in the era of technology, so you can be present online throughout most of the activities. Use all the apps you can to stay informed, and you will be on top of the situation, no matter how far you are.

How to plan a long distance wedding
A wedding planner can help you choose the venue and almost everything else.

Some people think they can do everything by themselves, so they want to save money and not hire a wedding planner. But think about this. If you and your future spouse are currently in different locations, after the wedding, one of you will need to relocate to the location where the other person is, right? And in that case, you will hire assistance for your long distance relocation from a professional moving company because they have the expertise and you can rely on them to be quick and punctual. So you won’t spare money, right? Well, it is the same with a wedding planner. If you want to make sure that everything goes smoothly and without delays, you should definitely hire one.

Make Time for Visits and Arrange Transportation and Accommodation Well in Advance

As online apps aren’t always enough to make decisions, when you are planning a wedding long distance, you should set aside some time for visits to the wedding destination. That way, you can do all the work you couldn’t over the phone. You can try out the menu, the cakes or listen to bands and sign papers, whatever is necessary. Use that time to make arrangements for the accommodation and transportation of your guests, so you can be certain that everyone important is taken care of before the big day.

Buy What You Can Where You Are

If you don’t want this wedding to turn into a living hell, you should do everything you can where you are currently. Don’t try to buy your wedding dress from a remote location or online because, no matter how beautiful it is, you really need fittings. So, look for it at your current location. If you want to create the perfect custom rings, you should also do it somewhere nearby. The less stuff you outsource to your wedding planner and family members, the more you will be in control. However, you can choose flowers from where you are, so some things can definitely be done long-distance. The less stuff you outsource to your wedding planner and family members, the more you will be in control.

Long distance wedding planning - shop for everything but the dress.
Some tasks can be outsourced, but buying a wedding dress isn’t one of them.

Arrive at the Destination a Week Prior to the Wedding and Enjoy

It is a great thing to have a wedding planner and family members to help. However, you should be there for the photo-finish. Make the arrangements to arrive at the wedding destination at least a week before the wedding. That way, you will be able to make changes or put the final touches to anything you like.

If you follow these tips for planning a wedding long-distance, you will come to realize that it’s not so hard. Even though it is complicated, with a lot of moving parts and variables, it is still doable. So, whatever happens next, just remember there is no such thing as a perfect wedding or life. You did your best to make it the most wonderful wedding and now it’s time to enjoy. The best part is yet to come since the wedding is merely the beginning of the mutual adventure called life. So, make sure you relax and enjoy it.


6 Tips for Reducing Wedding Planning Stress

Reducing Wedding Planning Stress

When you only have a few months to plan what’s likely the biggest event of your life, it can be easy to feel like you’ve got the whole world on your shoulders. From venues and catering to decor and entertainment, there are so many things to get on top of to make your day go right. So, how do you do it all while keeping your sanity in check? Read on to find out.

Learn How to Say “No”

The planning process is stressful in and of itself; add social obligations to the mix and you’ll wonder how you’ll ever get anything done. It’s normal to want—or even feel obligated—to spend time with family coming in from out of town, or your bridesmaids that are traveling miles just to see you, but you also need to know when enough is enough. After all, asking for some alone time will come across far better than reaching a breaking point and saying something you shouldn’t.

Do Something You Enjoy

So what do you do when you have your alone time? It’s simple: do something you enjoy. Read a book, catch up on your favorite Netflix series, go to the spa, whatever helps you keep your sanity in check. Taking one day off will work wonders for alleviating stress tied to wedding planning; you’ll come back feeling fresher and more rejuvenated.

Seek Some Alone Time with Your Significant Other

Ironically, couples often forget to spend quality time with each other once planning gets underway. In fact, according to a recent survey by Zola, 43 percent of couples admit that planning put a strain on their relationship. But don’t forget the very reason why you’re doing all the prep in the first place! Nurture that relationship by spending time alone with your significant other. You might even find them to be the best therapist since they likely understand what you’re going through better than anyone else.

Cut Back if Necessary

When it comes to wedding planning, one of the biggest areas of contention is how much money is being spent. Perhaps you’ve had your eyes set on some extravagant venue since day one, or perhaps there’s a 5-piece band that you can’t imagine your reception without. Well, as nice as all of those things are, they come at a lofty price tag; one that may have you feeling a bit reluctant about spending so lavishly. It’s important to realize where exactly to draw the line. Your wedding budget will be the biggest indicator of where that line is. Therefore, abiding by your budget is the surest way to reduce spending apprehension. To create more room in your budget, there are also alternatives to building your savings rapidly and at no cost.

Eat and Sleep Right

You wouldn’t feel your best if you weren’t eating and sleeping right on a normal day, and you certainly wouldn’t feel your best if you aren’t whilst wedding planning. As simple as it sounds—and yet, as difficult as it can be to pull off—you need to be getting the full 7-8 hours of sleep per night and maintaining a proper diet for your mind and body to function optimally. During moments of stress, many people turn to food for comfort. However, forming a habit out of this will end up costing you in the long run. To make matters worse, junk food can also increase feelings of irritation, reduce energy levels, and impair cognitive function. So, as the old saying goes, eat an apple a day to keep bridezilla at bay!

Know When to Ask for Help

You might have known exactly what type of wedding you wanted since childhood. Or perhaps you haven’t even thought of your wedding until the moment you said, “I do.” Regardless of your starting point, don’t try to be a Jack, or in this case, a Jackie of all trades (terrible joke, I know). Sometimes, delegating responsibilities to a bridesmaid with more experience, a family member, or even an expert can be an instant cure for your stress. A wedding planner is a great example of this. By hiring one, you can relax knowing that most of the calling and booking will be done for you. Looking for a more affordable option? A wedding coordinator will work with the venue and vendors you’ve already booked to make sure your wedding ceremony goes to plan, so you can focus on what matters most: enjoying your big day!


See Novell at Upcoming Wedding Band Events

It’s that time of year! Wedding season is upon us!

If you are planning your wedding, then it’s also time to start shopping for wedding bands.

Novell will be present at ten wedding band events that take place in February, March and April.

And the list may keep growing!

If there’s not a Novell representative present, there will at the very least be an expanded selection of merchandise.

So, take advantage of our presence!

A huge selection of Novell wedding bands will be at the following stores:

February 27 – March 2, 2019
David Gardner Jewelers
911 University Drive East
College Station, Texas 77840
(979) 268-0800
Get directions

February 28– March 2, 2019
Firth Jewelers
2435 Military Rd.
Niagara Falls, NY 14304
Get directions

March 8 – March 10, 2019
Steve Quick Jeweler Lincoln Square
4710 N Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
Phone: 773-751-0034
Get directions

Barmakian Jewelers
496 Cochituate Roda / Route 30
Framingham, MA 01701
Phone: 508-872-5454
Get directions

Barmakian Jewelers
300 Daniel Webster Highway
Nashua, NH 03060
Phone: 603-888-7800
Get directions

Mann’s Jewelers
2945 Monroe Ave.
Rochester, NY 14618
Phone: 585-271-4000
Get directions

March 31, 2019
Andrews Jewelers
4715 Transit Rd.
Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: 716-630-7091
Get directions

April 11 – April 13, 2019
Zadok Jewelers
1749 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056
Phone: 713-960-8950
Get directions

Van Cott Jewelers
2433 Vestal Pkwy E.
Vestal, NY 13850
Phone: 607-729-8700
Get directions

April 12 – 14, 2019
Diamonds Direct Charleston
1911 N Hwy 17
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Phone: 843-606-2558
Get directions

May 3 – May 5, 2019
Diamonds Direct Richmond
11131 W Broad St.
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Phone: 804-967-0500
Get directions

Here’s more about Novell:

Thirty-one years of award winning wedding band designs – trending and changing like the people who wear them.

Novell Select represents the very best and most popular work we’ve done by combining bands from our Max Patrick, Z*ART, NQP, and core Novell Collections.

With over 20,000 wedding band designs in our catalogue of work, we’ve streamlined the selection process by cherry picking styles and creating groups.

Here they are:

INSIDE OUT bands are one color on the inside and another on the outside. For example, signature designs for men are typically rose gold on the inside and white gold or platinum on the outside. This ever-expanding category is one of our most popular and offers designs from uncomplicated to intricate. For manufacturing and plating reasons, INSIDE OUT bands are only available in precious metal.

COLORS is a blend of designs that are popular in yellow, rose, two- or three-tone gold. Everyday jewelry is being redefined in bursts of color. And wedding bands are no exception. This is our fastest growing category!

DIAMOND bands bring stone to precious metal. Whether understated or serious-statement designs, somewhere in this collection is a band for that distinctive men’s diamond band customer. Many of the DIAMOND designs are available as alloy or silver samples.

ORGANICS are hand-forged-background textures that can be put on Novell precious-metal bands. From sand to lava, tree bark to ravine, supple to severe, organics speaks to those who identify with one of the many moods of Mother Earth

CIRCLES bands are stackable in groups or used as spacers. Shapes and textures are made by machine and by hand with over thirty choices and so many combinations that you – or your customer – will never really have to make up their mind. Diversity is a state of jewelry.

• Our TOP 20 wedding band designs literally never go out of style. See a design but want it in a different width? How about a different finish? Or maybe even add diamonds, change them or take them away? Just ask! Almost all wedding band designs can be made in platinum, palladium or gold.

TRENDING are the top selling designs in the SELECT Collection. As real-world trending of styles changes, so does this collection, although a lot of our most popular designs stand the test of time. Excellence is always in fashion.

Not available in stores quite yet, ALTROm is a special alternative metal collection and the result of our affiliation with HEAVY STONE RINGS in Utah. It includes bands made from diverse materials such as wood, cobalt, carbon fiber, titanium, etc., often combined with precious metal.

Check back again to see when and where ALTROm rings will be sold.


A Chance to Win Silver LOVE Bracelet for Valentine’s Day


Get a chance to win Custom Shop’s silver handmade LOVE bracelet. Featuring 14kt solid rose gold accents, the LOVE bracelet has a retail value of $175. It’s also not available in stores.

Enter our silver handmade LOVE bracelet contest

To participate, all you have to do is earn points by following our simple social media sharing list featured below. The more sharing options you complete – the more points you earn. The three top participants with the most points win (i.e. three winners chosen). Remember to like and share as much as possible!

But hurry! Contest ends February 6, 2019 at 5:00 PM EST. No purchase necessary. Must be 19 or older and a United States resident. See official rules for more information. Prizes will be delivered before February 14, 2019.

Even if you miss Custom Shop’s silver handmade LOVE bracelet contest, check the Custom Shop Instagram account regularly. Custom Shop runs contests regularly.

Please note: If you have won a contest by Custom Shop or any other Novell Group divisions (Robert Manse Designs, Novell Design Studio, Lieberfarb or Wright and Lato) in the past 90 days, you are ineligible to win.

Contest by Rewards Fuel.

What is Novell’s Custom Shop?

Novell Group is extremely excited to introduce our new Custom Shop division, where our state of the art manufacturing facility brings the independent retail jeweler an easy way to say – “Yes, I can custom make that for you.”

Custom Shop offers 3D printing, so your customers can try on their jewelry before it’s put into production. Here are more Custom Shop capabilities:

• We provide price quotes and CAD renderings within forty-eight hours for customer approval.
• Finished pieces are delivered within three to four weeks.
• Every creation is 100% made in America, so there’s no waiting for your order to arrive from overseas.
• Our domestic manufacturing muscle, with casting facilities, an extensive machine shop, and a skilled hand fabricating staff, gives our authorized retailers a clear path to market advantage.
• Some of our other technologies include casting, mold making, machine fabricating, finishing, setting, jewelry work, restoration, engraving, braiding and plating.

Interested retailers can call 888-668-3551 for more information.

Are you a consumer wanting to have a piece of jewelry custom made? Please contact one of our authorized retailers and tell them you want Custom Shop to make your jewelry dream come true.

Make it easy on your jeweler, and give them a copy of our informative brochure.

Below are actual designs specially created by Custom Shop.

Thirty-one years of award winning wedding band designs – trending and changing like the people who wear them.

Novell Select represents the very best and most popular work we’ve done by combining bands from our Max Patrick, Z*ART, NQP, and core Novell Collections.

With over 20,000 wedding band designs in our catalogue of work, we’ve streamlined the selection process by cherry picking styles and creating groups.

Here they are:

INSIDE OUT bands are one color on the inside and another on the outside. For example, signature designs for men are typically rose gold on the inside and white gold or platinum on the outside. This ever-expanding category is one of our most popular and offers designs from uncomplicated to intricate

COLORS is a blend of designs that are popular in yellow, rose, two- or three-tone gold. Everyday jewelry is being redefined in bursts of color.
And wedding bands are no exception. This is our fastest growing category! Many of the COLOR designs are available as alloy or silver samples.

DIAMOND bands bring stone to precious metal. Whether understated or serious-statement designs, somewhere in this collection is a band for that distinctive men’s diamond band customer.

ORGANICS are hand-forged-background textures that can be put on Novell precious-metal bands. From sand to lava, tree bark to ravine, supple to severe, organics speaks to those who identify with one of the many moods of Mother Earth.

CIRCLES bands are stackable in groups or used as spacers. Shapes and textures are made by machine and by hand with over thirty choices and so many combinations that you will never really have to make up your mind. Diversity is a state of jewelry.

• Our TOP 20 wedding band designs literally never go out of style. See a design but want it in a different width? How about a different finish? Or maybe even add diamonds, change them or take them away? Just ask! Almost all wedding band designs can be made in platinum, palladium or gold.

TRENDING are the top selling designs in the SELECT Collection. As real-world trending of styles changes, so does this assorted, although a lot of our most popular designs stand the test of time. Excellence is always in fashion.

Not available in stores quite yet, ALTROm is a special alternative metal collection and the result of our affiliation with HEAVY STONE RINGS in Utah. It includes bands made from diverse materials such as wood, cobalt, carbon fiber, titanium, etc., often combined with precious metal.

Check back again to see when and where ALTROm rings will be sold.


Stacklable Rings – The Future for Wedding Bands

Brides are beginning to stray from typical wedding bands as stackable rings are becoming increasingly popular.

Because of this, Novell has jumped head first into the stackable ring market.

Introduced earlier this year, the Circles stackable collection was created as a celebration of art.

Handmade in America, Circles are meant to be collected and worn in random combination – with each intending to be stunningly unique.

With over forty interpretations in our growing collection, Circles are a fun, innovative, and affordable. It’s a product designed to energize precious metal sales.

And to shake the boredom out of the typical wedding band experience.

Have you thought about a stackable selection to surround your engagement ring? Or to wear as fashion rings? But not sure where to start?

It’s simple – just pick out your favorite designs and wear them any way you want. You can even change their order daily.

Stackable rings can transform a mundane wedding band search into a more creative process.

Need some ideas? Here are examples of how you can wear these stackable ring styles.

Notice how nicely they fit around simple engagement rings. They also sit well with almost any size diamond.

Be bold. Be creative. Let your mind go wild!

To purchase, just tell a Novell authorized retailer that you want to know more about Circles stackable rings.

Here are all styles individually (some variations may be missing – all designs can be made in white, yellow and rose gold):


Great Gift Ideas – Jewelry by Robert Manse Designs

Looking for some great gift ideas?

Christmas and Valentine’s Day – believe it or not – are creeping up on us!

Mother’s Day will be here before you know it as well.

And don’t forget special birthdays and anniversaries.

If you are by your television on Wednesday, December 12th, you can see gorgeous handcrafted jewelry by Robert Manse Designs tonight with Colleen Lopez on HSN at 7PM EST.

Great gift ideas - see Robert Manse Designs jewelry on HSN.

Handmade jewelry is one of the best gift ideas ever!

Can’t watch? Or missed the show? Just head over to www.robertmansedesigns.com to see even more styles.

Here are a few featured designs from the Robert Manse Designs Gem RoManse Collection:

In addition to the Robert Manse Designs website, you can see more jewelry on HSN.com and Amazon.com.

And check back often. Great gift ideas are needed all year long!

More about Jewelry Designer Robert Manse
A New York City native, designer Robert Manse has been captivated with jewelry since he was a young boy. His first job in Manhattan was with a diamond jewelry manufacturer in Midtown Manhattan where he learned how to enchant his customers by providing quality jewelry at attainable prices. Over the course of many years, Robert was taken under the wing of two Master Designers who taught him the art of making fine and unique jewelry in the U.S. and abroad.

With over twenty-five years of expertise, Robert has designed several successful high-end jewelry brands and his lines have been showcased at some of the world’s top luxury retailers. From glamorous red-carpet looks to exotic hand-crafted silver creations, Robert Manse has customized jewelry for and dressed many a celebrity in his unique wearable art. Showcasing his collections at retailers and TV stations worldwide, he has traveled to some of the most exotic locales in search of the most passionate and skilled craftsmen and jewelers to bring his spectacular creations to life. From India to Hong Kong and Thailand to Bali, seeking the perfect balance of world-class gemstones and metals, keeping wear-ability and comfort in mind, Robert designs fashion-forward yet classic designs with bold color or material combinations. This is his never-ending passion.


Custom Shop – Create Your Own Custom Jewelry Design

We are proud to introduce Novell Group’s new Custom Shop division, where our state of the art manufacturing facility brings the independent retail jeweler an easy way to say – “Yes, I can custom make that for you.”

Custom Shop offers 3D printing, so your customers can try on their jewelry before it’s put into production. Here are more Custom Shop capabilities:

• We provide price quotes and CAD renderings within forty-eight hours for customer approval.
• Finished pieces are delivered within three to four weeks.
• Every creation is 100% made in America, so there’s no waiting for your order to arrive from overseas.
• Our domestic manufacturing muscle, with casting facilities, an extensive machine shop, and a skilled hand fabricating staff, gives our authorized retailers a clear path to market advantage.
• Some of our other technologies include casting, mold making, machine fabricating, finishing, setting, jewelry work, restoration, engraving, braiding and plating.

Interested retailers can call 888-668-3551 for more information.

Are you a consumer wanting to have a piece of jewelry custom made? Please contact one of our authorized retailers and tell them you want Custom Shop to make your jewelry dream come true.

Please note: Custom Shop examples below are one-of-a-kind, and may not be replicated for other customers.


What’s Best for YOU – Choosing a Metal That Will Last a Lifetime

Novell is primarily a precious metal company.

Almost all our designs are available in platinum, palladium, gold and Argentium Silver.

But we also understand that there are plenty of other metal choices out there.

We’ve made the following chart to help you compare the characteristics of platinum, palladium, gold, tungsten, titanium and cobalt.

Plus, we’ve added a few other factors to consider when choosing the metal that’s right for you.

Keep in mind that precious metals can be resized and refinished. Popular alternative metals cannot.

And tungsten can also crack or shatter.

Metal chart - easily compare popular metals for jewelry.

Download our Precious Metal Comparison Brochure

Why is Platinum The Most Precious?

Quite simply, platinum is one of the earth’s rarest elements. Its naturally white color will not oxidize or decay over time.
Scarcity makes platinum highly prized, but its demanding nature also means that only the most skilled artisans can work with it. A single ounce of platinum not only requires exceptional effort to mine and refine, it involves weeks of expert handling to craft into a piece of jewelry.

A Brief Overview to Consider

Choose…

YELLOW GOLD if you prefer a yellow color metal surrounding your diamond.
WHITE GOLD if you prefer white color and don’t mind a ring that may lose its whiteness over time or due to wear.
PALLADIUM for a silvery white color that lasts, but is less treasured than platinum.
PLATINUM for an eternally white, naturally enduring metal, whose beauty and rareness will be treasured for generations

There are eight factors you should consider when you are deciding on the metal for your bridal jewelry.

INTRINSIC VALUE
This is the basic worth of a metal. Prices of all metals fluctuate according to supply in the market and demand by consumers. The more pure and precious a metal, the more limited its availability tends to be. Scarcity drives demand, making a metal like platinum more likely to maintain its intrinsic value over time.

LIFE SPAN
In addition to a metal’s ability to withstand wear and tear, life span is judged by certain practicalities. Platinum is highly durable and platinum jewelry can last for generations. Tungsten is also a highly durable metal, however, it’s not considered a precious metal, and tungsten rings cannot be resized.

PRECIOUS-METAL PURITY
How much precious metal content does your ring actually have? 14kt gold is a mix of 58% pure gold and 42% non-precious metal. 18kt gold is 75% pure. Platinum and palladium, both precious metals, are at least 90-95% pure. Tungsten and titanium are also 90-95% pure, but are not considered precious metals.

HYPOALLERGENIC
Hypoallergenic metals reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response by minimizing potentially irritating substances. Platinum is the only truly hypoallergenic precious metal.

SURFACE STRENGTH
How much metal (and consequently value) will a ring lose to scratching and denting? All metals scratch, but with gold that scratch actually removes a sliver of metal. With platinum, scratching just ripples the surface. The displaced metal can be moved back into place by polishing.

RESTORATION FACTOR
Can your ring be made to look new again? Can it be refinished, re-sized, or re-conditioned easily? Platinum performs beautifully in each case. Something that can’t be said for the other metals.

RARITY
This relates not only to the scarcity of a given metal, but to the demand for it in uses other than jewelry. For example, while
supplies of both platinum and palladium are very limited, platinum is utilized in far more ways than palladium. Platinum is 30 times more rare than gold. And the greater demand from medical and industrial interests, on an already smaller supply, makes platinum more highly prized.

FEEL
For many, the feeling a metal has on their finger is important. Platinum is twice as heavy as palladium, 60% heavier than 14kt gold, and 40% heavier than 18kt gold. In addition to a significant feeling, this weight, due to platinum’s density, is also part of what makes platinum an extremely durable metal.


Precious Metals for Your Jewelry – What to Know

Precious metals are sometimes confusing.

Yet – here you are. You are making a commitment to or marrying a partner you’ve chosen to spend the rest of your life with. If you choose to purchase commitment jewelry, like an engagement or wedding band, the following will help you quickly select the type of jewelry metal that is best suited for you and for your lifestyle.Need help with precious metals for your bridal jewelry?

 

Who should buy Platinum?

You appreciate fine quality jewelry and want to be able to pass it on to someone from the next generation. You prefer the classic white color and are willing to spend a small premium for the noblest of all precious metals.

Why should you buy Platinum?

Fine Platinum jewelry is usually 95% pure, certified by the stamp – PLAT. Platinum is 100% hypoallergenic and cloud white in color so there is never a reason that it needs to be plated. Platinum can be combined with other colors and types of precious metals so design possibilities are limitless. Platinum is considered to be the best precious metal to protect expensive diamonds. Like all precious metal, Platinum scratches. Unlike the other precious metals, when Platinum scratches, no metal is lost. Platinum doesn’t wear down and get thinner and lighter in weight over time so Platinum jewelry can almost always be reconstructed by an experienced platinum craftsperson. Even a century later. Platinum has a premium intrinsic value.

What to AVOID!

Strong opinions about platinum, for or against, obscure the facts and should not be relevant to your decision making. Because Platinum is such a dynamic precious metal, it isn’t available everywhere, and not every jeweler is equipped or experienced enough to work on it. Beware of jewelers who advise you against Platinum. This is easily avoided by using a reputable retailer.

Want to dig deeper? Ask us a question about Platinum.

If you are looking for a splash of color in your jewelry than Gold is your best choice. You like the tradition of Gold, the way the word rolls off of your tongue…Gold.

Why should you buy Gold?

Gold is probably the most readily available precious metal jewelry product and smart shoppers can find good value because of abundant availability. Gold is almost always mixed with less valuable metals in order to make it harder or to change the color from its natural color, which is Gold, of course, so it lends itself to a lot of different creative applications. As a whole, the jewelry industry is probably most knowledgeable about gold and can usually be counted on to give accurate advice to consumers. More bench jewelers are experienced at working with gold than Platinum or Palladium. As one of the precious metals, Gold has a premium intrinsic value.

What to AVOID!

There are so many different mixtures of gold in the different products available today it is hard to compare quality and even harder to compare value. Do not have unrealistic expectations; if you wear your Gold jewelry every day, it will wear down over time. Some Gold jewelry needs constant plating to maintain the color it is when purchased. Because there isn’t one purity for Gold, it is an easy product for dishonest people to utilize in scams. Play it safe. Do not buy Gold jewelry of any type except from a reputable retailer!

BUYER BEWARE! Gold plating products are often over sold and misrepresented in a way that might lead a consumer to think they are getting gold value. The truth is that the Gold on plated jewelry is worth pennies to dollars. That is because it also falls under the category – Costume Jewelry.

Want to dig deeper? Ask us a question about Gold.

Who should buy Palladium?

You’re a trendsetter who wants a crisp white piece of jewelry with the always white characteristic of Platinum but a better value buy. You do the research, you researched Palladium and you get it!

Why should you buy Palladium?

Palladium jewelry is almost always 95% palladium pure, certified by the stamp – PALL. Palladium is only available in white. Palladium can be combined with other colors and types of precious metals so design possibilities are limitless. Palladium is often referred to as Platinum’s kid sibling, without a real reputation of its own, but it is an unfair characterization. As a Precious Metal alternative to white Gold because it is really white and does not have to be plated, Palladium is often less expensive too. It has a funky stormy white sky hue and stones look great set in it.

What to AVOID!

Good, honest information about Palladium jewelry can be hard to separate from the marketing done for and against it. Because Palladium is such a dynamic precious metal, it isn’t available everywhere, and not every jeweler is equipped or experienced enough to work on it. This is easily remedied by using a reputable retailer that has a good Palladium supplier. Like jewelry made from Gold, Palladium scratches and wears down over time.

Want to dig deeper? Ask us a question about Palladium.

About Silver

Silver is the most affordable of the precious metals. Larger designs and even fashion accessories like belt buckles can be produced without breaking the bank. Silver is soft and even Sterling Silver (92.5% Silver/7.5% hardening metal) will not hold up to a vigorous lifestyle unless the jewelry is made very heavy. That usually doesn’t translate well into wedding and engagement jewelry. Although it can be found by a persistent customer, Silver is not readily available as wedding and engagement jewelry. Platinum and Gold have dominated this category since it became traditional.

Want to dig deeper? Ask us a question about Silver.

Now you might be thinking – “Okay. I know more about precious metals. But I don’t want to buy something just off the shelf. I want my own design.”

If that’s the case, then Custom Shop can help.

What is Custom Shop?
Novell Group is extremely excited to introduce our new Custom Shop division, where our state of the art manufacturing facility brings the independent retail jeweler an easy way to say – “Yes, I can custom make that for you.”

Custom Shop offers 3D printing, so your customers can try on their jewelry before it’s put into production. Here are more Custom Shop capabilities:

• We provide price quotes and CAD renderings within forty-eight hours for customer approval.
• Finished pieces are delivered within three to four weeks.
• Every creation is 100% made in America, so there’s no waiting for your order to arrive from overseas.
• Our domestic manufacturing muscle, with casting facilities, an extensive machine shop, and a skilled hand fabricating staff, gives our authorized retailers a clear path to market advantage.
• Some of our other technologies include casting, mold making, machine fabricating, finishing, setting, jewelry work, restoration, engraving, braiding and plating.

If you want to make your very own design, contact one of our authorized retailers and tell them what you want.


Ask To See Novell at Diamonds Direct in Salt Lake City

Visit Diamonds Direct (across from Fashion Place Mall) for this weekend’s Designer Holiday Trunk Show – Friday, November 30 until Sunday, December 2.

Wedding bands available at Diamonds Direct in Salt Lake City.

Holiday munchies and drinks will be served on Saturday from 5:30pm until 7:30pm.

Ask to see all the Novell wedding bands in their showcase.

Enjoy the 20% special savings (ask store for details).

See you there!

Event Hours:
Friday – 10am to 8pm
Saturday – 10am to 8pm
Sunday – 12pm to 6pm

Get directions via Google Maps below.

Want to create a design of your very own? Just ask Diamonds Direct in Salt Lake City about Novell’s Custom Shop division.

What is Custom Shop?
Novell Group is extremely excited to introduce our new Custom Shop division, where our state of the art manufacturing facility brings the independent retail jeweler an easy way to say – “Yes, I can custom make that for you.”

Custom Shop offers 3D printing, so your customers can try on their jewelry before it’s put into production. Here are more Custom Shop capabilities:

• We provide price quotes and CAD renderings within forty-eight hours for customer approval.
• Finished pieces are delivered within three to four weeks.
• Every creation is 100% made in America, so there’s no waiting for your order to arrive from overseas.
• Our domestic manufacturing muscle, with casting facilities, an extensive machine shop, and a skilled hand fabricating staff, gives our authorized retailers a clear path to market advantage.
• Some of our other technologies include casting, mold making, machine fabricating, finishing, setting, jewelry work, restoration, engraving, braiding and plating.

 


Ask for Novell at Diamonds Direct Designer Holiday Trunk Show in Raleigh

This weekend only – Friday, November 30 through Sunday, December 2 in Raleigh, NC.

Shop for Novell wedding bands at the Diamonds Direct Designer Holiday Trunk Show (located across from the Crabtree Valley Mall).

Raleigh wedding bands - designs available at Diamonds Direct.

Mention you want to see the showcase full of our latest and greatest wedding band designs.

Pick a style that catches your eye, then decide if you want it in platinum, palladium or gold. It’s that easy.

There’s also a special 20% savings (ask the Raleigh Diamonds Direct store for more details).

Special holiday treats will be served from 5:00pm until 7:00pm on Friday.

Event Hours:
Friday – 10am to 8pm
Saturday – 10am to 8pm
Sunday – 12pm to 6pm

For directions, see the map below.

Want to create a design of your very own? Just ask Diamonds Direct in Raleigh about Novell’s Custom Shop division.

What is Custom Shop?
Novell Group is extremely excited to introduce our new Custom Shop division, where our state of the art manufacturing facility brings the independent retail jeweler an easy way to say – “Yes, I can custom make that for you.”

Custom Shop offers 3D printing, so your customers can try on their jewelry before it’s put into production. Here are more Custom Shop capabilities:

• We provide price quotes and CAD renderings within forty-eight hours for customer approval.
• Finished pieces are delivered within three to four weeks.
• Every creation is 100% made in America, so there’s no waiting for your order to arrive from overseas.
• Our domestic manufacturing muscle, with casting facilities, an extensive machine shop, and a skilled hand fabricating staff, gives our authorized retailers a clear path to market advantage.
• Some of our other technologies include casting, mold making, machine fabricating, finishing, setting, jewelry work, restoration, engraving, braiding and plating.


Ask for Novell at Diamonds Direct Designer Holiday Trunk Show in Oklahoma City

Live in Oklahoma City? Getting married soon? Thinking about buying wedding bands?

Head down to Diamonds Direct at Penn Square Mall for their Designer Holiday Trunk Show.Novell wedding bands available at Diamonds Direct in Oklahoma City.

Be sure to ask to see their collection of Novell wedding bands. Almost all Novell styles are available in platinum, palladium or gold.

It’s this weekend only – Friday, November 30th until Sunday, December 2.

Save up to 20% (see store for details).

Friday night sips and snacks provided by Aunt Pittypat’s Catering (5:30pm – 7:30pm).

For more details, directions and show hours, see our post Ask for Novell at Diamonds Direct Designer Holiday Trunk Show.

Novell wedding bands available at Diamonds Direct in Oklahoma City.


Ask for Novell at Diamonds Direct Designer Holiday Trunk Show in Charleston, SC

In the market for wedding bands? If you live in Charleston, SC, head on down to Diamonds Direct at Penn Square Mall.

It’s their their Designer Holiday Trunk Show.

Novell wedding bands available at Diamonds Direct in Charleston, SC.

Be sure to ask to see their collection of Novell wedding bands.Although there won’t be a Novell representative present, there’s plenty of styles to try on.

Keep in mind that nearly all Novell styles are available in platinum, palladium or gold.

This weekend only – Friday, November 30th until Sunday, December 2. Save up to 20% (see store for details).

Friday night sips and snacks provided by Aunt Pittypat’s Catering (5:30pm – 7:30pm).

For directions, read our post Ask for Novell at Diamonds Direct Designer Holiday Trunk Show.


See Novell at the Designer Holiday Trunk Show in Austin, TX

Hello Austin, TX!

If you’re getting married soon, be sure to stop by this weekend’s Designer Holiday Trunk Show at Diamonds Direct Austin (Friday, November 30 until Sunday, December 2).

Ask to see their collection of Novell wedding bands.

Austin wedding bands - available at Diamonds Direct.

Although one of our representatives won’t be on hand, there will be plenty to see!

Available in platinum, palladium or gold, Novell styles are also made better in the USA. Get up to 20% off your purchase (see store for details).

There will be holidays sips and snacks on Friday and Saturday from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.

For directions and more information, see our post Ask for Novell at Diamonds Direct Designer Holiday Trunk Show.

Just click on the store location to be linked with Google Maps.


See Novell Wedding Bands at Diamonds Direct in San Antonio

Attention all soon-to-be brides and grooms in San Antonio.

Our wedding band specialist Howard will be at Diamonds Direct San Antonio from Friday, November 30 until Sunday, December 2. It’s their annual Designer Holiday Trunk Show.

San Antonio wedding bands - available in platinum, palladium or gold.

Visit their beautiful showroom at the Shops at La Cantera to find your perfect wedding band.

Save up to 20% (ask store for details). Be sure to take advantage of Howard’s expertise!

If your wedding is in 2019 – it’s time to shop for your wedding bands.

Eats and drinks will be provided by Jimmy Lyn’s Event Planning & Catering on Friday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

Event hours:
Friday – 10am to 8pm
Saturday – 10am to 8pm
Sunday – 12pm to 6pm

Get directions to Diamonds Direct.

Can’t make it? Learn more about the other Diamonds Direct shows where Novell wedding bands will be present.

Diamonds Direct also has events that same weekend in Oklahoma City, Austin, Raleigh, Salt Lake City and St. Louis. So, if you have friends or relatives in those areas, be sure to help spread the word. Aside from Novell wedding bands, Diamonds Direct San Antonio has a spectacular selection of fashion jewelry and gifts.

Why Novell Wedding Bands?

If made in America is a theme that’s close to your heart, then Novell is for you. All Novell precious metal bridal jewelry is made in America. Nearly every design can be made in platinum, palladium or gold. Changes can be made to widths and finishes as well.

It’s never – what you see is what you get. What you want is what we can create. Just for you.

Want to create a design of your own? Ask how our Custom Shop division can help. Don’t be shy!

What is Custom Shop?
Novell Group is extremely excited to introduce our new Custom Shop division, where our state of the art manufacturing facility brings the independent retail jeweler an easy way to say – “Yes, I can custom make that for you.”

Custom Shop offers 3D printing, so your customers can try on their jewelry before it’s put into production. Here are more Custom Shop capabilities:

• We provide price quotes and CAD renderings within forty-eight hours for customer approval.
• Finished pieces are delivered within three to four weeks.
• Every creation is 100% made in America, so there’s no waiting for your order to arrive from overseas.
• Our domestic manufacturing muscle, with casting facilities, an extensive machine shop, and a skilled hand fabricating staff, gives our authorized retailers a clear path to market advantage.
• Some of our other technologies include casting, mold making, machine fabricating, finishing, setting, jewelry work, restoration, engraving, braiding and plating.


Ask for Novell at Diamonds Direct Designer Holiday Trunk Show

If you are getting married in the first half of 2019, then it’s time to start thinking about your wedding bands.

Should you be in a wedding band shopping mood, you can make all of your Sparkling Winter Wishes come true at the Diamonds Direct Designer Holiday Trunk Show.

Winter Event Wedding Bands - See Novell at Diamonds Direct

Save up to 20% on select brands (see store for details). Be sure to ask to see their collection of Novell wedding bands – which can be handcrafted in platinum, palladium or gold.

Many designs can be made wider or narrow. So it’s never what you see is what you get.

Although our wedding band experts will not be present at all shows, there will be plenty of Novell wedding bands on display at each Designer Holiday Trunk Show location. See below for participating location and Designer Holiday Trunk Show dates.

Our wedding band specialist Howard will be present at the San Antonio location from Friday, November 30 through December 2. Be sure to take advantage and ask him any questions about metal choices and styling.

He’s there to give you all the help you need. And make sure you pick out the perfect wedding band that’s just for you!

Want to create a design of your own? Ask how our Custom Shop division can help. Don’t be shy!

Need directions? Just click on the store location below.

November 9 – 11
Columbus, OH | Virginia Beach, VA

November 16 – 18
Charlotte, NC (1) | Jacksonville, FL (2)
Birmingham, AL (3)| Dallas, TX (4)
Indianapolis, IN (5)| Richmond, VA (6)

(1) Refreshments provided by Del Frisco on Friday from 5:30pm until 7:30pm.
(2) Refreshments provided by Fogo de Chão – Friday 5:00pm until 8:00pm.
(3) Food and drinks provided by Food and drinks provided on Friday by Ashley Mac’s (5pm – 7pm).
(4) On Friday (from 5pm until 7pm), help yourself to hors d’oeuvres Royal Blue Grocery, and wine by Banfi Vintners.
(5) Sullivan’s Steakhouse will provide holiday sips and snacks on Friday from 5:00pm until 8:00pm.
(6) Enjoy food and beverage provided by Red Salt Chophouse and Sushi on Friday from 5:00pm until 7:00pm.

November 30 – December 2
Oklahoma City, OK (1)| San Antonio, TX  (2)
Austin, TX (3)| Charleston, SC (4)
Salt Lake City, UT (5)| Raleigh, NC (6)
St. Louis, MO (7)

(1) Holiday sips and snacks byAunt PityyPat’s Catering on Friday from 5:30om to 7:30pm.
(2) Holiday sips and snacks by Jimmylynn’s Catering on Friday from 5:30om to 7:30pm.
(3) Refreshments on Friday and Saturday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.
(4) Holiday sips and snacks by Napa Mount Pleasant on Friday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
(5) Refreshments on Friday and Saturday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.
(6) Refreshments on Friday and Saturday from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.
(7) Holiday sips and snacks by Maggiano’s on Friday from from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

December 7 – 9
Kansas City, KS

Event Hours:
Friday – 10am to 8pm
Saturday – 10am to 8pm
Sunday – 12pm to 6pm

What is Custom Shop?
Novell Group is extremely excited to introduce our new Custom Shop division, where our state of the art manufacturing facility brings the independent retail jeweler an easy way to say – “Yes, I can custom make that for you.”

Custom Shop offers 3D printing, so your customers can try on their jewelry before it’s put into production. Here are more Custom Shop capabilities:

• We provide price quotes and CAD renderings within forty-eight hours for customer approval.
• Finished pieces are delivered within three to four weeks.
• Every creation is 100% made in America, so there’s no waiting for your order to arrive from overseas.
• Our domestic manufacturing muscle, with casting facilities, an extensive machine shop, and a skilled hand fabricating staff, gives our authorized retailers a clear path to market advantage.
• Some of our other technologies include casting, mold making, machine fabricating, finishing, setting, jewelry work, restoration, engraving, braiding and plating.

Interested retailers can call 888-668-3551 for more information.

Are you a consumer wanting to have a piece of jewelry custom made? Please contact one of our authorized retailers and tell them you want Custom Shop to make your jewelry dream come true.


Robertt Manse Designs Jewelry Event on Zulily

Don’t miss Robert Manse Designs’ latest jewelry event on Zulily. Get up to 65% off select items. But hurry! This special event ends October 27, 2018.

Robert Manse Designs creates elegant sterling silver jewelry lovingly handcrafted using fine workmanship and attention to detail. Their designs range from bold statement pieces to simple everyday styles.

Buy Objects of Desire: Robert Manse Balinese Jewelry on Zulily.

Missed this event? Robert Manse Designs Balinese jewelry is available at RobertManseDesigns,com, Amazon and HSN.com.

More about Jewelry Designer Robert Manse
A New York City native, designer Robert Manse has been captivated with jewelry since he was a young boy. His first job in Manhattan was with a diamond jewelry manufacturer in Midtown Manhattan where he learned how to enchant his customers by providing quality jewelry at attainable prices. Over the course of many years, Robert was taken under the wing of two Master Designers who taught him the art of making fine and unique jewelry in the U.S. and abroad.

With over twenty-five years of expertise, Robert has designed several successful high-end jewelry brands and his lines have been showcased at some of the world’s top luxury retailers. From glamorous red-carpet looks to exotic hand-crafted silver creations, Robert Manse has customized jewelry for and dressed many a celebrity in his unique wearable art. Showcasing his collections at retailers and TV stations worldwide, he has traveled to some of the most exotic locales in search of the most passionate and skilled craftsmen and jewelers to bring his spectacular creations to life. From India to Hong Kong and Thailand to Bali, seeking the perfect balance of world-class gemstones and metals, keeping wear-ability and comfort in mind, Robert designs fashion-forward yet classic designs with bold color or material combinations. This is his never-ending passion.

Images courtesy of Zulily.com.


Robert Manse Designs Bracelet on HSN’s Today’s Special

Look for this exquisite 18kt gold dome bracelet from Robert Manse Designs as HSN’s Today’s Special this Tuesday, October 23 at 12AM, 2PM and 8PM EST. Featuring 18kt gold, sterling silver and fine gemstones, it’s a real stunner.

Choose from three gemstone combinations – Black Spinel with White Zircon, Madeira Citrine with Garnet or Swiss Blue Topaz with African Amethyst.

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You can also see Robert talk about this new bracelet during his recent Facebook Live video (right after he announces his latest contest winners).

Can’t wait? This bracelet is available RIGHT NOW on HSN.com.

More about Jewelry Designer Robert Manse
A New York City native, designer Robert Manse has been captivated with jewelry since he was a young boy. His first job in Manhattan was with a diamond jewelry manufacturer in Midtown Manhattan where he learned how to enchant his customers by providing quality jewelry at attainable prices. Over the course of many years, Robert was taken under the wing of two Master Designers who taught him the art of making fine and unique jewelry in the U.S. and abroad.

With over twenty-five years of expertise, Robert has designed several successful high-end jewelry brands and his lines have been showcased at some of the world’s top luxury retailers. From glamorous red-carpet looks to exotic hand-crafted silver creations, Robert Manse has customized jewelry for and dressed many a celebrity in his unique wearable art. Showcasing his collections at retailers and TV stations worldwide, he has traveled to some of the most exotic locales in search of the most passionate and skilled craftsmen and jewelers to bring his spectacular creations to life. From India to Hong Kong and Thailand to Bali, seeking the perfect balance of world-class gemstones and metals, keeping wear-ability and comfort in mind, Robert designs fashion-forward yet classic designs with bold color or material combinations. This is his never-ending passion.


Save the Date – See Novell at Windsor Jewelers in Winston-Salem

Are you a future bride or groom in the Winston-Salem area that’s looking for wedding bands? Or someone that is thinking about getting engaged?

If so – you’re in luck!

WInston-Salem wedding bands

Our bridal jewelry specialist Howard will be at Windsor Jewelers on Saturday, October 20, 2018 – for one day only. It’s your chance to see an AWESOME expanded collection of Novell bridal jewelry. And get personal guidance from our expert. Don’t miss out!

So be sure to save the date and visit Windsor Jewelers’ Winston-Salem location. There will be more details to follow, so be sure to check back.

More information will be loaded to this page as soon as they become available.

More About Windsor Jewelers
Windsor Jewelers has a rich history as North Carolina’s premier independent jewelry store. They have vast showrooms, coveted products and brands, the most sought-after timepieces in the world – and the ultimate service experience. Windsor Jewelers is the leader among fine Winston-Salem area jewelers.

Windsor Jewelers Winston-Salem Store
526 S. Stratford Road
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27103
Tel: 336-721-1768
Get Directions

More about Novell Design Studio
Novell Design Studio wedding bands are manufactured only in our East Coast jewelry factory. We do not import or rely on other sources for bridal jewelry product.

All merchandise is sold through nationwide authorized retailers. Wedding bands can be special ordered in platinum, palladium, 18kt gold, or 14kt gold (yellow, white or rose).

Not sure which metal is best for you? Here’s a precious metal guide that can help you.

Every style is made to order within approximately 12 working days. Novell never discontinues a wedding band that has been designed. Orders can be rushed, at no extra charge, when specified while placing the order.

Keep in mind that almost all Novell wedding bands can be custom-manufactured to your specific dimensional requirements. Novell can alter the width, height or even color of our product when requested. In many cases, aspects from several designs can be combined into one unique piece.

Novell’s Custom Shop
What if I have my own idea for a wedding band or piece of jewelry?

If you have your own idea, then our Custom Shop division can help!

Custom Shop is where Novell’s state of the art manufacturing facility brings the consumer – with help from a local independent retail jeweler – an easy way to say – “Yes, I can custom make that for you.”

Custom Shop offers 3D printing, so your customers can try on their jewelry before it’s put into production. Here are more Custom Shop capabilities:

• We provide price quotes and CAD renderings within forty-eight hours for customer approval.
• Finished custom designed pieces are delivered within three to four weeks.
• Every creation is 100% made in America, so there’s no waiting for your order to arrive from overseas.
• Our domestic manufacturing muscle, with casting facilities, an extensive machine shop, and a skilled hand fabricating staff, gives our authorized retailers a clear path to market advantage.
• Some of our other technologies include casting, mold making, machine fabricating, finishing, setting, jewelry work, restoration, engraving, braiding and plating.

Circles Stackable Rings – For Every Day Wear
Looking for some fun rings to wear as bridal jewelry or even every day? Our Circles stackable ring collection was created as a celebration of art, forged in America to be collected and worn in random combination – with each combination intending to be stunningly unique.

With over forty interpretations and growing, Circles are a fun, innovative, and affordable product designed to energize precious metal sales.

In this, our thirtieth year in business, Novell is setting the course for a new era of jewelry sales by pushing the boundaries of our ‘Made Better in America’ manufacturing system.

We lead with great products fine-tuned technology, and a passion for making jewelry, bringing our customers the latest innovations in precious metal.

Pick out your favorite designs and wear them any way you want. You can even change their order daily.

Want to see more? Just visit www.novelldesignstudio.com to see hundreds of designs.

And visit Winston-Salem’s Windsor Jewelers to get a price or for more information.


Get Married in Laid-back Beautiful Boulder at Hotel Boulderado

Boulder, Colorado has been called the “Happiest City in America” by National Geographic – and it’s easy to see why. At the foot of the Rocky Mountains and surrounded by breathtaking scenery, this university town offers the best of both worlds – exciting nightlife, a vibrant arts scene and ski slopes only 30 minutes away.

For a wedding of up to 275 people, you won’t find a better place to get married in Boulder than the gracious historic Hotel Boulderado. The hotel is at the center of everything, one block from Pearl Street Mall, the city’s downtown hub for fun. They offer a slice of history, with a sweeping cherry wood staircase and a stunning stained glass ceiling. Many couples choose to get married on the mezzanine overlooking the opulent lobby, which retains the original mosaic floor and attendant-operated Otis elevator. Even though the hotel is on the National Registry of Historic places and preserves every ounce of Victorian elegance, it’s completely updated (they won an award for recent renovations), so you can enjoy the old world ambiance without sacrificing your taste for contemporary luxury. Arrive in style in the hotel’s Rolls Royce Silver Shadow. The Rolls and a Mercedes van are also available to take your guests sightseeing within a 3-mile radius of the hotel.

The honeymoon suite is included with all wedding packages, but for your guests, the hotel has 160 rooms. Some have charming turn-of-the-century decor, while others in a newer wing have “Mountain Modern” appointments. All of the rooms have the latest amenities, complimentary Wifi, Aveda toiletries and great views. If you want to be more private, there is also a meticulously restored 1900s carriage house across the street that sleeps 15.

One of the major highlights is the food. Their cuisine is unpretentious and fresh, featuring regional, seasonal ingredients. There are two restaurants onsite, a speakeasy style bar on the lower level, and a coffee bar in the lobby. Their signature restaurant, Spruce Farm & Fish, is unfussy, offering creative versions of traditional dishes. The Corner Bar, their casual restaurant, is open 365 days of the year from 11 a.m. to midnight. Atmospheric License No. 1 bar specializes in drinks from the Prohibition era and has a pool table, dual dartboards, a jukebox, and a photo booth. There is ample seating in the lobby and Boxcar Coffee switches to small bites at Happy Hour, making it a relaxing communal space for hanging out.

As you whirl around the ballroom for your first dance, imagine all of the fabulous parties Hotel Boulderado has thrown since that first gala they held to introduce the hotel to the world on December 31st, 1908.

Call the Hotel Boulderado Sales Department at (303) 440-2880 to learn more about their customizable wedding packages.

**Contributed by Emily Polsby.


Retailers – See Novell at The Select Jewelry Show in Maryland

American bridal jewelry company Novell Design Studio invites East Coast jewelry retailers to visit them at Booth# 23 during the upcoming Select Jewelry Show. The Select Jewelry Show will take place on October 14 and 15 at Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor (Oxon Hill), Maryland.

It’s an ideal Fall show that’s just before the holidays. Industry attendees can network and have fun at the same time.

Who is Novell Design Studio?

Made better in America for over 30 years, Novell’s award winning bridal jewelry styles and state of the art manufacturing are among the industry’s best of the best.

On display with be some of their amazing new ideas – including stackable rings (great for either bridal or fashion), inside-out styles (gold on the inside – platinum on the outside), and innovative plain ring packages. Retailers are also encouraged to ask about creating a unique branded program especially for their showcase.

In addition, Novell’s Custom Shop division opens a fantastic American-based facility to established jewelry retailers for all their design and manufacturing needs, so they can focus more on what’s most important – their business.

Introducing Circles – Unique Stackable Rings

Having made its debut earlier this year, the Circles stackable ring collection was created as a celebration of art, forged in America to be collected and worn in random combination – with each combination intending to be stunningly unique. With over forty interpretations and growing, Circles are a fun, innovative, and affordable product designed to energize precious metal sales.

Consumer reaction to Circles has also been strong. A recently featured stackable ring post quickly earned over 450 LIKEs on Facebook (and growing).

Are you an interested jewelry retailer? Make a Select Jewelry Show appointment by contacting Sales Manager Phil Edelstein via email – phil@novellgroup.com. Or call 888-668-3551 (ext. 8311).

Merchandise from Novell Group’s Lieberfarb and Wright & Lato divisions will be on display as well.

Need more details about the Select Jewelry Show?  The benefits to attend this terrific event include:

• Complimentary room stay for qualified retailers – get in touch with us to learn more!
• $10,000 raffle giveaway at each show for retailers to spend on the buying floor.
• $500 travel voucher for any retailer who flies into the show.
• Breakfast and lunch Sunday and Monday with cocktail party overlooking the Potomac on Sunday night – great networking opportunities!
• Marketing and educational seminars on Sunday and Monday morning – wine served at 2:30pm.
• Additional information can be found on www.selectjewelryshow.com.

If you are a consumer wanting to see Novell bridal jewelry, just contact an authorized retailer in your area.

Circles

Classic Novell Wedding Bands

Lieberfarb Ladies Diamond Bands

Lieberfarb Semi-Mount Engagement Rings

Novell Colors Collection

Lieberfarb Retro Collection (Classic Wright & Lato styling)

See Novell at The Slect Show


Don’t Miss Robert Manse Designs Jewelry Event on Zulily

Don’t miss this week’s Robert Manse Designs jewelry event on Zulily. Get some of his best designs at up to 60% off. Plenty of gorgeous bracelets, rings, pendants, earrings and more.

But hurry – it ends Wednesday Sept. 19th at 8am!

Robert Manse Designs creates elegant sterling silver jewelry lovingly handcrafted using fine workmanship and attention to detail. Styles range from bold statement pieces to simple everyday styles.

 

Jewelry from Robert Manse Designs

Images courtesy of Zilily.com.

Did you miss this jewelry event? Check back often, as a Robert Manse jewelry event happens every so often. We frequently post in our news section and social media.

More about Jewelry Designer Robert Manse
A New York City native, designer Robert Manse has been captivated with jewelry since he was a young boy. His first job in Manhattan was with a diamond jewelry manufacturer in Midtown Manhattan where he learned how to enchant his customers by providing quality jewelry at attainable prices. Over the course of many years, Robert was taken under the wing of two Master Designers who taught him the art of making fine and unique jewelry in the U.S. and abroad.

With over twenty-five years of expertise, Robert has designed several successful high-end jewelry brands and his lines have been showcased at some of the world’s top luxury retailers. From glamorous red-carpet looks to exotic hand-crafted silver creations, Robert Manse has customized jewelry for and dressed many a celebrity in his unique wearable art. Showcasing his collections at retailers and TV stations worldwide, he has traveled to some of the most exotic locales in search of the most passionate and skilled craftsmen and jewelers to bring his spectacular creations to life. From India to Hong Kong and Thailand to Bali, seeking the perfect balance of world-class gemstones and metals, keeping wear-ability and comfort in mind, Robert designs fashion-forward yet classic designs with bold color or material combinations. This is his never-ending passion.

Check out Robert Manse Designs jewelry.


Want to Elope? Here are Awesome Places to Get Married Fast in California!

In a previous article, we broke the news about getting married on the Mendocino Coast of Northern California. Just three and a half hours north of San Francisco, this paradise-on-the-Pacific has miles of pristine shoreline, forests of ancient redwoods, award-winning wineries and quaint inns and resorts. Mendocino is known for laid back elegance, with haute cuisine and fine wines served up without the hauteur or the inflated prices.

But what if you want to get married really fast? Without all of the all-consuming planning?

If you crave the simplicity of an elopement with everything prearranged so you can relish the beauty of nature together, here are three Mendocino properties – all with spectacular ocean views – that offer terrific elopement packages:

Former Vogue editor André Leon Talley says the Brewery Gulch Inn is one of his favorite hotels in the world. Travel + Leisure just named them the #2 Best Resort in California and one of the top 15 resorts in the Continental US – and for $1,000 you can be married in this dreamy inn. They handle everything – from ceremony and celebrant to photos and flowers. For $1,600 they also provide the cake, hair and make up, Roederer sparkling wine, and a couples’ massage. The ambiance is like staying in the elegant Arts and Crafts country home of a dear friend, with fluffy feather beds and soft throws in front of the fireplace in your room. Their Executive Chef only cooks for guests and hand made pastries are always on offer by the front desk. Accommodations are extra and you will savor selecting from one of their delightful rooms – they only have 10, the better to treat each guest like a VIP. Room prices start at $335.

Just down the coast you will find the Little River Inn, a mini-resort surrounded by rolling lawns that connect to uncrowded Van Damme State Park. In addition to a chef-driven restaurant (they are awarded “Best Crab Cakes on the Coast” year after year), they have an Audubon-certified 9-hole golf course, regulation tennis courts and a full service salon and spa. This property has been the same family for five generations and couples who have been married there sometimes come back for decades to celebrate their anniversaries. The Inn’s elopement package starts at $2,300 and includes Champagne or sparkling cider and memory glasses upon arrival, an hour with a professional photographer, officiant, cake, flowers, a three-course dinner with hand-selected wine, breakfast in bed, and up to five hours consultation with their events coordinator. You pay for your room separately but you have many choices. They have 66 rooms, starting at $180 a night and running all the way up to the stand-alone seaside Mallory House with a private view hot tub on your deck.

 

The Inn at Newport Ranch sits high atop rugged cliffs and has panoramic views across the ocean. Built in 2015 to be one of the most atmospheric properties on earth, this architectural wonder is set on 2,000 exclusive acres with 20 miles of private trails and beaches at your disposal. Other highlights include a view hot tub on an old water tower, whispering sweet nothings in their enormous walk through fireplace and feasting on “ranch comfort” cuisine. Their elopement package starts at $2,750 and includes a two-day adventure in this serene, untouched wilderness, complete with fresh flowers and chocolate-covered strawberries when you arrive, an ATV ride to select a perfect, perfectly romantic spot to say your vows, three-course dinners the night before and the night of, photos, cake, officiant, sparkling toasts, and more. Choose among rooms in five fabulous buildings, including the Grove Suite, which has floor to ceiling redwood trees and sweeping views over the Pacific. Rooms at the Inn at Newport Ranch start at $350.

**Contributed by Emily Polsby.


Jewelry Contest: Chance to Win Two Handmade Silver Bracelets

Prize for our new jewelry contest!

This jewelry contest is back by popular demand!

Get a chance to win a set of classic handmade silver bracelets with gold accents – courtesy of Custom Shop and Novell Design Studio.

All you have to do is earn points by following our simple social media sharing list featured on ther official contest page (see below). The more sharing options you complete – the more points you earn. The participant with the most points wins.*

A combined $500 retail value, our handmade silver bracelets have been a company staple for over a generation. Bracelet design 125, with its classic hook-and-eye styling, features yellow gold accents. Bracelet design 173, a best seller for years, has rose gold accents (see official contest image for reference). First made exclusively for a legendary New York-based retailer, these made in America styles are truly a part of jewelry industry history.

Contest ends August 30, 2018. No purchase necessary. Must be 19 or older and a United States resident. See official contest rules below for more information.

Please note: If you have won a jewelry contest by Custom Shop or any other Novell Group divisions (Robert Manse Designs, Novell Design Studio, Lieberfarb or Wright and Lato) in the past 90 days, you are ineligible to win.

 

Contest by Rewards Fuel.

What is Custom Shop?

Novell Group is extremely excited to introduce our new Custom Shop division, where our state of the art manufacturing facility brings the independent retail jeweler an easy way to say – “Yes, I can custom make that for you.”

Custom Shop offers 3D printing, so your customers can try on their jewelry before it’s put into production. Here are more Custom Shop capabilities:

• We provide price quotes and CAD renderings within forty-eight hours for customer approval.
• Finished pieces are delivered within three to four weeks.
• Every creation is 100% made in America, so there’s no waiting for your order to arrive from overseas.
• Our domestic manufacturing muscle, with casting facilities, an extensive machine shop, and a skilled hand fabricating staff, gives our authorized retailers a clear path to market advantage.
• Some of our other technologies include casting, mold making, machine fabricating, finishing, setting, jewelry work, restoration, engraving, braiding and plating.

Interested retailers can call 888-668-3551 for more information.

Are you a consumer wanting to have a piece of jewelry custom made? Please contact one of our authorized retailers and tell them you want Custom Shop to make your jewelry dream come true.

More about Novell Design Studio
Novell Design Studio wedding bands are manufactured only in our East Coast jewelry factory. We do not import or rely on other sources for our product.

All merchandise is sold through our nationwide authorized retailers. Our wedding bands can be special ordered in platinum, palladium, 18kt gold, or 14kt gold (yellow, white or rose).

Not sure which metal is best for you? Here’s a precious metal guide that can help you.

Every style is made to order within approximately 12 working days. Rarely do we discontinue a wedding band that we have designed. Orders can be rushed, at no extra charge, when specified while placing the order with an authorized retailer.

Keep in mind that almost all Novell wedding bands can be custom-manufactured to your specific dimensional requirements. We can alter the width, height or even color of our product when requested. In many cases, aspects from several designs can be combined into one unique piece.

*In the event of a tie, the winner will be selected randomly from those with the same amount of points.


Coastal Mendocino – California’s Secret Wedding Wonderland

If you like the dramatic cliffs of Half Moon Bay –  and the foodie charm of Napa – but don’t want your destination wedding to be a budget buster for your guests, you should check out the coast of Mendocino County. Just north of the rolling vineyards of Sonoma and a three and a half hour drive from San Francisco, Mendocino has award-winning wineries of their own, a generations’ old tradition of hyper-local cuisine, and most of all, miles and miles of pristine coastline with sweeping views of the Pacific. Uncrowded, with a friendly casual atmosphere, Mendocino has been a favorite secret destination for couples who love the outdoors for many years.

Activities abound. Hike through some of the oldest redwoods on earth, explore sea caves and gentle rivers on a kayak, wine taste without the fees, or just stroll the quaint Victorian village of Mendocino and browse art galleries and boutiques.

You won’t find big chain hotels on the Mendocino Coast but you will find inns with charm to spare and experienced wedding planning staff.

Here are two Mendocino inns that have particularly attractive packages for weddings of up to 200 or 99 people, respectively:

You can host up to 200 at The Little River Inn, the Mendocino Coast’s only full service resort. The original inn is a stunning wedding cake Victorian overlooking the Pacific that has been augmented with more modern buildings tucked around it. The property has 66 rooms at every price point – every single one with views of the ocean. Run by the same family for five generations, the Inn is extremely geared to families and kids – they even welcome the family dog. Amenities include an onsite spa and salon, an award-winning restaurant, and Ole’s Whale Watch Bar, where you can do just that over a locally brewed beer and a chat with a crusty local. Packages start at $6,000. Options include the fun Game Day package that takes advantage of the inn’s regulation tennis courts and golf course (for up to 80; starts at $11,500). Or select the elegant Mallory Cliff Top, (starts at $24,000 off-season for 200 people) with a romantic bluff-top ceremony, an additional catered event, and four nights use of a stand-alone seaside cottage complete with two private ocean-view hot tubs.

For a more intimate affair, the Inn at Newport Ranch is an elite playground on a 2,000-acre private preserve where you can have a wedding of up to 99. The recently built inn oozes rustic chic – from the Main Inn with a walk through fireplace to the Fireside Spa in a grove of redwood trees. The fascinating buildings were handcrafted with the object of bringing the stunning outdoor setting inside and the property is totally unique. It has the ambiance of a 5-star resort and much of their “ranch comfort” cuisine comes from their own organic gardens. There are 20 miles of trails, empty beaches, stands of ancient trees, and 50-mile panoramic views across the sea from their 7-person hot tub on a re-purposed water tower. You can explore on foot, horseback, or via an ATV-tour. Because the wild and wonderful experience is why you come to this wind-swept corner of the world, all of the packages require you to reserve all of the property, which sleeps 34. Kids are only permitted with a buyout of the property and pets must be left at home – the inn is adjacent to a working ranch. Weddings for 6-34 people start at $20,000. At the upper end, the Coastal Bluff wedding for up to 99 starts at $55,000 and includes three full days of events for your guests – from your rehearsal and welcome reception the night before overlooking the Pacific to the full ranch breakfasts the day after your ceremony.

**Contributed by Emily Polsby | Images used with permission.


Novell Wedding Bands – What You Need to Know (Made in USA)

Novell wedding bands are manufactured only in our East Coast jewelry factory. We do not import or rely on other sources for our product.

All merchandise is sold through our nationwide authorized retailers. Our wedding bands can be special ordered in platinum, palladium, 18kt gold, or 14kt gold (yellow, white or rose).

Not sure which metal is best for you? Here’s a precious metal guide that can help you.

Every style is made to order within approximately 12 working days. Rarely do we discontinue a wedding band that we have designed. Orders can be rushed, at no extra charge, when specified while placing the order with an authorized retailer.

Keep in mind that almost all Novell wedding bands can be custom-manufactured to your specific dimensional requirements. We can alter the width, height or even color of our product when requested. In many cases, aspects from several designs can be combined into one unique piece.

What if I have my own idea for a wedding band or piece of jewelry?

If you have your own idea, then our Custom Shop division can help!

Custom Shop is where Novell’s state of the art manufacturing facility brings the consumer – with help from a local independent retail jeweler – an easy way to say – “Yes, I can custom make that for you.”

Custom Shop offers 3D printing, so your customers can try on their jewelry before it’s put into production. Here are more Custom Shop capabilities:

• We provide price quotes and CAD renderings within forty-eight hours for customer approval.
• Finished custom designed pieces are delivered within three to four weeks.
• Every creation