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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.


Ask to See Novell at These Diamonds Direct Holiday Designer Showcases

Although a Novell representative won’t be at these locations, be sure to ask to see our wedding bands at these other Diamonds Direct Holiday Designer Showcases in Birmingham, Raleigh, Virginia Beach, Frisco, Dallas, and Cleveland.

Save up to 20% on your purchase. See stores for information.

See Novell wedding bands at iamonds Direct Holiday Designer Showcase.

Here are more details:

Diamonds Direct Birmingham
2800 Cahaba Village Plz.
Birmingham, AL 35243
Tel: (205) 201-7400
Get Directions
Hors d’oeuvres provided by Seasons 52 – served on Friday from 5:00PM to 7:00PM.

Take a trip over to Cahaba Village in Mountain Brook for the Holiday Designer Showcase. Diamonds Direct Birmingham may be the only place in the South where Auburn and Alabama fans can coexist. They absolutely love supporting both teams.

Diamonds Direct Raleigh
4401 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27612
Tel: (919) 571-2881
Get Directions
Hors d’oeuvres served on Friday from 5:00PM to 7:00PM.

Located outside Crabtree Valley Mall, Diamonds Direct has called Raleigh home since 2008. Whether you’re shopping for the perfect fashion jewelry designs, or popping the question to the love of your life, their diamond experts have you covered!

Diamonds Direct Virginia Beach
4452 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Tel: (757) 837-0288
Get Directions
Enjoy refreshments provided by The Butchers Son on Friday night (5:00PM to 7:00PM).

Diamonds Direct Virginia Beach has the best selection and diamond experts that Hampton Roads has ever seen. They’ll make sure you leave knowing you’ve gotten the very best for your budget. Ask about their heroes in uniform discount.

Diamonds Direct Frisco
8440 State Hwy 121, Building A
Frisco, TX 75034
Tel: (469) 850-4270
Get Directions
On Friday (from 5:30PM to 7:30PM), enjoys sips and snacks sponsored by Banfi Wines and EG Steak.

Visit Diamonds Direct in Frisco to shop their latest arrivals and exclusive selection of diamond and fine jewelry. Stay tuned for promotional events, designer showcases, and more!

Diamonds Direct Dallas
8127 Preston Rd.
Dallas, TX 75225
Tel: (972) 342-6663
Get Directions
Hors d’oeurves provided by Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse. Drink wines provided by Banfi Wines (Friday – 5:30PM to 7:30PM).

Be the Star of the show at your next event after shopping with Diamonds Direct at their Preston Hollow location. Whether you’re looking for the perfect way to say “I love you” or upgrading your already stunning set, they have the right selection to keep you happy. Hang out long enough and you may see someone from America’s Team!

Diamonds Direct Cleveland
2101 Richmond Rd.
Beachwood, OH 44122
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Tel: (216) 273-2812
Get Directions

Refreshments provided by The Captain Grille on Friday (from 5:00PM to 7:00PM)

One of the newest Diamonds Direct locations, check back regularly for information about all the events Novell will be present.


Our Wedding Band Guru’s Last Appearances for 2019

As 2019 comes to a close – why not get started on ring shopping for your 2020 wedding? It’s never too soon!

Our Wedding Band Guru Howard will be making his last bridal show appearances at Diamonds Direct in San Antonio and Charlotte.

Novell wedding bands our Wedding band Guru will have on display!

We sometimes all need advice, so feel free to ask about choosing the right metal for your wedding band, making changes to our styles and anything else you may have on your mind.

Don’t be afraid. It’s not every day that there’s a real, true Wedding Band Guru at your disposal.

Diamonds Direct Charlotte
4521 Sharon Road
Charlotte, NC 28211
(704) 532-9041
Get directions
Visit the Diamonds Direct Charlotte Facebook page

On Friday (from 5:30PM until 7:30PM), enjoy complimentary hors d’oeurves courtesy of 5Church Charlotte. With specially paired wines poured by Sophia’s Lounge.

Event hours:
Friday, November 22 – 10:00AM until 8:00PM
Saturday, November 23 – 10:00AM until 8:00PM
Sunday, November 24 – 12:00PM until 6:00PM

The Diamonds Direct flagship location in South Park is a hidden gem nestled on the first floor of the Porter Building – just across from the Cheesecake Factory.

These Panther-loving bridal jewelry experts are excited to help you find the ring of your dreams!

For eight consecutive years Diamonds Direct Charlotte has been voted Charlotte Magazine‘s Best of the Best Fine Jewelry Store.

Diamonds Direct San Antonio
15900 La Cantera Pkwy
The Shops at La Cantera (Building 18)
San Antonio, TX 78256
(210) 247-9197
Get directions
Visit the Diamonds Direct San Antonio Facebook page
Show date: December 6 – 8, 2019

Visit their beautiful showroom at the Shops at La Cantera to find your perfect wedding band. Grab your beloved and visit during one of their many events throughout the year.

For more information, just keep an eye on the Diamonds Direct website and social media for more details.

Stop back soon. This page will also be updated as more details become available.

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More about Novell Wedding Bands

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.

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.

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.


Visit Our Bridal Jewelry Guru at Steve Quick’s Wedding Band Showcase (in Chicago)

When it comes to selecting your wedding band for the BIG Day – you’ve got serious options with Novell!

If you live near Chicago, come visit our Bridal Jewelry Guru Howard during Steve Quick Jeweler’s Wedding Band Trunk Show (October 18 – 20, 2019).

Not sure how to select the right wedding band? Howard will happily guide you.

Keep in mind that nearly all Novell precious metal wedding bands can be made in different metals and widths?

Howard can also show you our new collection of Altrom wedding bands – alternative metal designs created with black zirconium, meteorite, titanium and carbon fiber. Many are a mixed with yellow or rose gold for a look like no other!

So, if your wedding is next year – or just around the corner – now is the time to start shopping!

Howard is only at this event in Chicago a few times a year, so don’t miss out.

See you there!

Steve Quick Jeweler
2471 N Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 404-0034
Get directions

Can’t make it? Steve Quick Jeweler is an authorized Novell wedding band retailer. They have our best styles on display year round.

More about Novell Wedding Bands

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.

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.

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.


If It’s Your Wedding Day – Shouldn’t It Be Your Wedding Song?

YourSongmaker.com can easily create a one-of-a-kind wedding song from your vows, love letters, poems, or the memories that lead up to your special day.

Your own words – not a wedding song written for someone else. Say exactly what you want to say!

Your wedding song - YourSongMaker.com

YourSongmaker can also create the perfect father/daughter, mother/son songs for your wedding dances.

Capture that memory of your wedding celebration with a personalized wedding song – special to your family, loved ones, and friends.

Most importantly – special to YOU!

Your wedding song will be produced in a way to ensure it can be played at your ceremony or by your DJ at the reception.

Also, you can request sheet music so you can have your song performed live by a band or framed as a gift for the couple.

Want to learn more? Read the stories behind and listen to some of the proposal and wedding song ideas on the YourSongmaker featured songs page.

YourSongmaker Makes It FUN and Easy to Do

At YourSongmaker, you don’t have to know how to play any instruments or be a singer.

If you can write your thoughts out on a piece of paper, one of their many production teams can write you a fantastic custom song – just the way you’d like it.

Highly Talented Human Music Producers

YourSongmaker uses the best composers, producers and vocalists in the music business. You’re giving your words to a human being who has vast musical and producing knowledge.

In essence, you’re saying – here are my words. Make them sound like this.

And they do!

Quick Turnaround Times!

The turnaround times are FAST at YourSongmaker. Their composing teams, producers, and vocalists have many, many years of experience!

Within ten days, you get a 45 second sample of your song via email to critique for 48 hrs.

Once you’re done, just send YourSongmaker your thoughts and they finish the song 4 days later!

Two weeks is the total turnaround time. Very quick for this industry of high-quality produced music.

YourSongmaker.com is a unique, one-of-a-kind service that creates high quality, original wedding song using the stories and/or words of their clients.

Clients are everyday people, not professional musicians or writers. It’s an emotional, memorable, and impactful experience.

Their number one goal is for you to love your song. Let them sing what you want to say in any style of music you desire.

It’s an experience like no other.


Your After Wedding To Do List

Planning a wedding can be an arduous process, as much as it is nice knowing that the day of your dreams is finally arriving. Organizing such an event can be hard, however, it is worth it! Unfortunately, after the wedding is over there are still some things left to do.

A newly-wedded couple. need a to do list.

You probably already have an after wedding to-do list. Still, after reading this article you’ll be better equipped to handle all the things on your list. There are probably some things that you haven’t thought of doing, even though they probably should have been on your list. Read on to find out more.

#01 Clean Your Wedding Dress

After the wedding, you’ll want to have your wedding dress cleaned and well preserved. It’s probably a good idea to hire professional cleaners that have specialized in bridal gowns. If you don’t know any, you can ask at your salon if they can point you in the right direction. Once you’ve found the right cleaners, don’t forget to tell them which substances they shouldn’t use on your dress (if there are any).

Not only can the bridal gown-specialists clean your dress, but they can also make sure that the dress remains well-preserved in the years to come. That means that they will usually store your dress in a package that is moisture and insect-resistant. Then it’s up to you to find a dark and cool place where you’ll keep your gown.

#02 Show That You’re Grateful to Your Guests By Sending Them a Thank-You Card After the Wedding

Sending your guests a thank-you card is a nice thing to do. After all, they’ve all been there to share the happiness with you during the wedding. Part of the beauty of the wedding day is that you get to share all the positive emotions that you’re feeling.

Thank you note on your to do list.

Receiving thank-you notes will make your guests feel nice.

If you’re having a destination wedding, some people might not be comfortable with that (forgive them). They might even go through the five stages of getting invited to a destination wedding. So, send them cards in order to repay them for coming anyway. Usually, three months is the amount of time that you have to write and send thank-you cards. If it takes you longer than that, you’ll probably be seen as an impolite person.

While writing, try to make every card personal. Be honest and creative. You can also mention each person’s wedding gift. Tell them how you plan to use it, and they’ll surely feel good about it. Apart from your guests, you can also send a thank-you card to your vendors as well. If they were any good, write to them and thank them. Not only will they feel accomplished, but they’ll probably try to do even better in the future.

#03 Store the Gifts That You Won’t be Needing Soon

After thanking everyone for being there and for giving you such lovely gifts, you’ll probably be overrun with a huge amount of presents. In all likelihood, you won’t have an immediate use for some of them. That’s why it’s a good idea to put them in storage until the time comes when you’ll need them. If you live in Brooklyn, we can recommend a company that will expertly handle all of your storage needs – U. Santini Moving and Storage Brooklyn. If you don’t live in Brooklyn, then you can search for good storage companies on Google or ask your friends and relatives if they’ve had any dealings with storage companies in your area.

What you’re looking for is a company that offers a high-quality service for an affordable price. It may be tempting to simply hire the nearest storage company. However, you shouldn’t do that. Do proper research and it’ll pay off. There’s no use in having a storage company right across the street from you if the quality of their service is no good. And if it is good, there’s no point in hiring such a company if it’s too expensive. So, try to find the most affordable storage unit at your disposal, while at the same time making sure that it suits all your needs.

#04 Take Care of the Wedding Registry

If you’ve expected to get the exact number of items that you have chosen upon starting a wedding registry, then you’ve probably never married before. The reason we’re saying this is because a scenario where you get the exact number of items that you’ve registered for almost never happens.

That means that, most likely, there’ll be some returns and exchanges to take care of. Maybe you’ve gotten more sets of silverware than you’ve expected, or even some items that weren’t on the registry to begin with. Actually, we’d be very surprised if that didn’t happen.

Alt text: A nicely-packed present.

Returning and exchanging gifts should be on your after wedding to do list.

Return policies vary from store to store, so we can’t give you too much information. What we can say, however, is that you should you try to do that as soon as possible. That’s because a lot of stores offer a discount on all the leftover items.

However, these discounts don’t last forever. So, if you want to buy any items by yourself, check how much time you will shave to do so.

#5 – #8

Here are some more ideas to complete your after wedding to-do-list:
• If you’ve changed your last name, you’ll need to update your driver’s license, your social security number, and pretty much all other important documents that bear your name.
• Not only should you send a thank-you card to the vendors that have done a good job, but you can also give them a good review online. Of course, if they’ve provided inadequate service, you can also give them a bad review. Maybe that’ll teach ’em!
• Make a wedding album. Arrange the pictures in the right order and choose the right layouts. Then place your order and be happy knowing that you’ll have something to remind you of your (hopefully) beautiful wedding.
• If you’ve created a website with all the necessary information about the wedding – now is the time to remove it. Otherwise, you’ll still be paying for hosting costs.

Last But Not the Least

Enjoy your honeymoon! Whether you’ll be spending it at one of the most popular US honeymoon spots, or you’ve chosen to travel to a less-known location, the message is the same – until you get back, there’s no need to worry too much about your after wedding to-do list. Relax and try not to think about your everyday obligations.

Two people clinking glasses, not thinking of their after wedding to do lists.

The honeymoon is a time of joy and happiness.

Enjoying your honeymoon won’t be good just for you. If it turns out to be as magical as one would expect, you’ll ooze happiness once you return, and that will have a positive effect on everyone that you meet. You can even start in the airplane. Smile at some of the passengers or make a flight attendant your friend. That way, you’ll begin a positive streak that may not end soon.

To Conclude

Whether you’re thinking about your after wedding to-do list in advance, or the wedding is over and the time to act is now, we hope that our little guide was helpful and that you’ve learned something new while reading.

Good luck and enjoy your marriage!


How to Create Your Perfect Beauty Routine Before the Big Day

Looking like a queen on their wedding day is the dream of almost every bride-to-be.

Following a perfect beauty routine before your wedding will not only help you look beautiful, but you’ll have peace of mind as well.

Unfortunately, exhaustion naturally starts to build up as the big day approaches. This ultimately makes it harder to look like the best version yourself possible.

Rosacea, dark under eye circles, and acne are some of the most common skin problems associated with these more grueling and backbreaking times of our lives.

This is why most beauty experts advise that brides begin thinking about their beauty routine at least six months before the wedding so that they can experiment and compare results.

The year leading up to the big day can be a busy time for the bride. Following these tips will help step up your beauty routine for wedding day confidence that is second to none.

Create a Sleep Schedule

Develop a sleep cycle as early as possible. This requires you to pick a time to go to bed, as well as a wake-up time, each day. Creating a sound sleep schedule and sticking it can help your body find its pace and settle into a routine sleep-wake rhythm.

A good sleeping schedule will also result in fewer wrinkles, less puffy eyes, and glowing skin. It should be noted that an irregular sleep schedule often leads to mood swings, poor concentration, cognitive problems, drowsiness, and irritability.

Stay Active

Lifting weights and regular exercise is essential in boosting energy levels and cleansing your skin. It is advisable to join the gym or add an industry-approved machine like a seated-dumbbell press to your exercise regimen. This is an excellent way of having more toned and powerful arms, shoulders, and back.

Exfoliate

While washing your face daily can do wonders to your overall appearance, it is important to note that this won’t quicken the cell regeneration process. As we age, the body becomes even slower to get rid of old skin cells and produce new ones. The moment old cells begin to accumulate on the surface of our skin, it can leave our face looking dry, rough, and dull.

This is why proper exfoliation is needed to eliminate the multitude of dead skin cells that are blocking fresh new cells. In a nutshell, a regular exfoliating pattern will help your skin look healthy and fresh.

Create a Hair Plan

Let your stylist know your goals and have them create a hair plan to get you there. You can also start to experiment with hair treatments a few months before your wedding by combining your favorite conditioner with products that increase the silkiness of your hair.

Visit a Dermatologist

Weddings are often considered as red-carpet moments for brides. With all the anxiety and stress involved in planning, there is a great possibility that your red-carpet moment can quickly turn to a cold shoulder day. It is recommended to visit a dermatologist six months before the wedding to make sure that your skin is healthy and in perfect condition.

Are you ready for your big day? Keep our tips in mind and create the perfect beauty routine for your big day and look your absolute best.

Contributed by Elise Morgan @elisemthewriter – Elise is a freelance writer from North Carolina that regularly covers health, wellness, and stress management topics for Mattress Advisor. She is especially passionate about understanding and researching helpful tips to reducing stress and anxiety, and loves to educate others on the topic through her writing.

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See Novell at the Summer Designer Showcase in Oklahoma City and Virginia Beach

If you’re planning a wedding – you’re ready to shop for wedding bands!

Why not ask Novell for a little help?

Summer Designer Showcase wedding bands

Visit one of our Novell wedding band experts at this weekend’s Diamonds Direct Summer Designer Showcase in Oklahoma City and Virginia Beach. Save up to 20% on your purchase (see store for more information).

Wedding band expert Howard will be in Oklahoma City’s Diamonds Direct (across from Penn Square Mall) to help make your purchase a breeze.

Don’t miss delicious hors d’oeuvres served Friday night (5:30 PM – 7:30 PM) by Aunt Pittypat’s Catering. Enjoy sips of wine from Banfi Vintners as well.

If you live near Virginia Beach, Rick will be at the local Diamonds Direct to help answer all of your questions about choosing the right metal, what’s the right width for your wedding band and just about anything else you may have on your mind regarding bridal jewelry.

Friday night treat will be offered by Ruth’s Chris Steak House (5:00 PM – 7:00 PM).

Both wedding band experts will have an expanding selection of Novell wedding bands on hand. Don’t miss the opportunity to shop this special expanded collection.

Summer Designer Showcase – July 26 – 28, 2019

Diamonds Direct Virginia Beach
4452 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 837-0288
Get Directions

Diamonds Direct Oklahoma City
5521 North Pennsylvania Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
(405) 608-8802
Get Directions

Show hours:
Friday – 10:00AM until 8:00PM
Saturday – 10:00AM until 8:00PM
Sunday – 12:00PM until 6:00PM

If you live in Raleigh or San Antonio, be sure to ask to see Novell during the Summer Designer Showcase at those local Diamonds Direct stores as well.

Diamonds Direct San Antonio
15900 La Cantera Pky, Bldg 18
San Antonio, TX 78256
(210) 247-9197
Get Directions

Diamonds Direct Raleigh
4401 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27612
(919) 571-2881
Get Directions


See Novell Wedding Bands This Weekend at Diamonds Direct Cleveland

Hello, Cleveland!

Be sure to pay a visit to Diamonds Direct in Cleveland this Friday through Sunday (July 19 – 21, 2019) for their Summer Designer Showcase!

Novell’s Wedding Ring Specialist Howard will there with hundreds of Novell wedding bands on hand – most brought in just for the event.

Buy these wedding bands at Diamonds Direct Cleveland

Fantastic appetizers provided by The Capital Grille (Lyndhurst, OH) will be passed around on Friday from 5PM to 8PM.

Showroom opens Friday and Saturday from 10AM-8PM. Sunday from 12PM-6PM. Save up to 20% (ask store for further details).

Here’s more information:
Diamond Direct Cleveland
2101 Richmond Rd.
Beachwood, OH 44122
(216) 273-2812
Get Directions


Diamonds Direct Summer Designer Showcase (July 12 -14, 2019)

This weekend! Save up to 20% on your Novell wedding bands at the Diamonds Direct Summer Designer Showcase (July 12 -14, 2019).

Don’t miss out on the Friday night Happy Hour sips and treats while you shop for gorgeous bridal jewelry.

And remember – almost all Novell wedding bands are available in platinum, palladium, or gold. Want to make a change to a ring? Just ask!

Ask to see our designs at the following locations:

Diamonds Direct Indianapolis
8557 North River Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46240
(317) 575-8555
Directions

Diamonds Direct Richmond
11131 W Broad St.
Glen Allen, VA 23060
(804) 967-0500
Directions

Diamonds Direct Charleston
1911 N Hwy 17
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 606-2558
Directions

Diamonds Direct Salt Lake City
196 E Winchester St.
Murray, UT 84107
(385) 388-4353
Directions

Diamonds Direct Summer Designer Showcase hours:

Friday and Saturday – 10AM until 8PM | Sunday – 12pm until 6pm


Save the Date – See Novell at These Diamonds Direct Shows

Getting married in 2020? It’s never too early to shop for wedding bands.

Even if you have an upcoming September or October wedding, there’s still plenty of time to order your bridal jewelry.

During this summer and fall, Novell will be a featured designer at select Diamonds Direct shows.

So, if you live in Cleveland, Oklahoma City and Virginia Beach, you’ll be able to take advantage of special pricing on Novell wedding bands in July (see store for more details).

Should you live near Charlotte or San Antonio, Novell will a featured designer for late Fall events as well.

Keep checking back for more details.

In addition to special pricing, a Novell bridal jewelry expert will be present as well. They’ll be able to answer all of your questions about metal selection and design specifications.

Want to create a design of your own? Ask how Novell’s Custom Shop can help bring your vision into reality.

Below are the upcoming Diamonds Direct show dates featuring Novell:

July 19 – July 21, 2019
Diamonds Direct Cleveland
2101 Richmond Rd,
Beachwood, OH 44122
(216) 273-2812
Directions

July 26 – July 28, 2019
Diamonds Direct Oklahoma City
5521 N Pennsylvania Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
(405) 608-8802
Directions

Diamonds Direct Virginia Beach
4452 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 837-0288
Directions

November 22 – November 24, 2019
Diamonds Direct Charlotte
4521 Sharon Rd Suite 101
Charlotte, NC 28211
(704) 532-9041
Directions

December 6 – December 8, 2019
Diamonds Direct San Antonio
The Shops at La Cantera
15900 La Cantera Pkwy Building 18
San Antonio, TX 78256
(210) 247-9197
Directions

More about Novell Wedding Bands

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.

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.

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.

What is Novell’s Custom Shop?

Novell 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.


Planning a Post-Wedding Move – Useful Tips

Your wedding is a big day. However, another big day is coming, too. The moving day. This means that not only do young couples stress out about the wedding, but also about the whole moving in process. However, with the right strategy, everything can go smoothly and easily. You just need to stay calm and be organized. We are going to help you with some useful tips on planning a post-wedding move, so you can enjoy your big day without thinking about moving issues.

Why Move After the Wedding?
Many couples wonder what the best time to move in together is. Some of them do it long before the moving day – they get used to each other before they say “I do”. However, other couples feel that planning a post-wedding move is more special in many ways. Even though this way is more complicated since you need to plan both the wedding and relocation – it’s much more special and romantic for the couple. If you are one of these love birds, be sure to stay organized and plan everything in advance. Also, learn how to reduce wedding planning stress and actually enjoy the whole process.

A couple hugging holding a house key during a post-wedding move
Be sure to start to planning a post-wedding move in advance, so you can
do it stress-free.

Planning a Post-Wedding Move – When to Start?
The main thing you need to remember about planning a post-wedding move is to start early. Arranging everything in advance gives you enough time and energy to parallel-organize both the wedding and the move. If you need to plan your relocation to Brooklyn, NY, you should have enough time to browse neighborhoods, find the right home, a moving company, etc. Therefore, time is everything. If you start organizing months in advance, you will do everything without delays and stress, and enjoy the most beautiful events in your life.

Extra tip: Hang a big calendar in a visible place, so you can follow your progress until the wedding and moving day. It will be much easier to do the tasks when you know how many days you have left until the big days.

Declutter Your Home
Yes, you are moving in together after your honeymoon and that’s very exciting. However, a less exciting part is decluttering your items before packing and moving. But it is a necessary step in the moving process. Go through your items and see if there are some things you don’t need or use. If you get rid of the unnecessary/broken items, you will have more space at your new home for some new things (wedding gifts included). Additionally, you can reduce the packing time and save on moving costs, too.

Inventory List is a Great Idea
Making a list of your possessions is useful in many ways. Firstly, if you and your spouse both have these lists, you can easily see what you have and compare. Furthermore, this list can be used to check the moving boxes after the moving company delivers them to your new home. After the wedding, be sure to include the wedding gifts on the list, so you can plan the storage of those items, especially valuables. Going through the wedding gifts will certainly feel good after all the wedding-planning stress.

Agree on Double Items
Before you even start packing, both you and your partner need to go through all the items and check if you have any double items. Then, you need to decide which one of these two you are going to bring to your new home. It shouldn’t matter whose items they are, but if they function properly, look better, etc. Choose the things that will serve you better in your new house, and figure out what you are going to do with the items you don’t need. You can always sell, donate or recycle them, depending on the item condition. You may have a difficult time to say goodbye to some items, but try focusing on the new life chapter in front of you.

A couple holding hands.
Moving in together means you should planning a post-wedding move together and agree which items stay and which ones should go.

Have a Moving Budget
You may have a wedding budget – you need to find the perfect venue, dress, decoration, without breaking the bank. The same goes with the moving process. It’s good to have a moving budget and follow the plan. This way you will avoid unexpected costs and unpleasant surprises.

Money bank - save money with good post-wedding move planning.
Moving and wedding budget are very important part of the organization.

Find the Right Assistance
Moving is a complicated process. But if you are doing it right after your wedding day – it’s even more overwhelming. That’s why you should ask for some assistance for your household relocation and get the work done by professionals. Finding a reliable moving company should be one of the most important tasks on your moving to-do list. This way you can trust them all the moving work and enjoy your wedding without worrying.

Do the Packing Right
If you are packing by yourself, be sure to do it wisely. This way you will save a lot of time when unpacking, avoid damage and additional costs and be more efficient in the post-wedding period. When packing for a post-wedding move, be sure to:

Pack your items by room, so it is easier to unpack and find certain items later on.
Label all the boxes – write what’s inside each box and mark boxes with fragile items.
Put heavier items on the bottom – lighter on the top.
Don’t overpack the boxes – too heavy boxes are difficult to carry and more prone to damage
Use quality packing supplies – you ‘ll need sturdy moving boxes, a lot of tape, bubble wrap, scissors, markers.
Pack valuables carefully – pack your expensive and fragile items by yourself, and move them with you. Moving companies usually avoid transporting these types of things.

Enjoy Your Day
After all everything is about your big day and enjoying this beautiful chapter of your life. That’s why planning a post-wedding move should be a breeze. Make sure you don’t stress out about small things and take your time to enjoy this period with your spouse. Make this the best time of your life and look forward to your honeymoon!


See Novell This Weekend at Diamonds Direct Richmond

Spring is the perfect season for bridal jewelry shopping! See a HUGE selection of Novell wedding bands at this weekend’s (Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 5) Perfect Pair Designer Showcase at Diamonds Direct in Richmond.

Richmond wedding bands - see Novell at Diamonds Direct in Richmond

Located in West Broad Village, their showroom is just a short drive from downtown.

Save up to 20%* (see store for details). Want to design a ring of your own? Ask our resident wedding band expert Howard how Novell’s Custom Shop can help.

He’s only in Richmond for this event. So take advantage!

Diamonds Direct Richmond
11131 W Broad St.
Glen Allen, VA 23060
(804) 967-0500
Get directions

Event hours:
Friday – 10AM – 8PM
Saturday – 10AM – 8PM
Sunday – 12PM – 6PM

Hors d’oeuvres provided on Friday by The Wine Loft (5PM – 7PM).

In historical Richmond, it’s only natural you’d want to make your own history with the one you love. Diamonds Direct is always there to help with any occasion you’re shopping for.

Additionally to Richmond, Novell wedding bands will also be seen at the following Diamonds Direct locations. Just ask to see us!

If you a reading this post and the show is over – no worries! Novell is available at these stores all year long!

Diamonds Direct Austin
The Domain
11104 Domain Dr.
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 691-9950
Get directions

Diamonds Direct Raleigh
Crabtree Valley Mall
4401 Glenwood Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27612
(919) 571-2881
Get directions

Diamonds Direct Salt Lake City
196 E Winchester St.
Murray, UT 84107
(385) 388-4353
Get directions

Diamonds Direct St. Louis
11619 Olive Blvd.
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
(314) 942-3777
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Diamonds Direct San Antonio
The Shops at La Cantera
15900 La Cantera Pkwy Building 18
San Antonio, TX 78256
(210) 247-9197
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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.

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.

*Valid in store only. Discount excludes certified diamonds and price protected lines. Cannot be combined with other offers.


How to Find the Perfect Venue for Your Wedding

Wedding venue with flowers

 

There are few things as important as the venue when it comes to organizing a wedding. Actually, the importance of the venue might even be on par with finding the perfect dress. After all, your wedding day is not simply one thing – it is an amalgam of the tiny perfections you’ve chosen that celebrate your love. And a venue is definitely key for the most important day. However, choosing a venue can also prove to be quite stressful and daunting. But, with the right preparation, the perfect venue is certainly not unattainable. So, here are some tips on how to find the perfect venue for your wedding.

To Find the Perfect Venue for Your Wedding – Talk to Your Planner

Finding a venue is one of the most important steps of planning your wedding. But, it is best if you consult a wedding planner before you start choosing. You need professionals who will be able to see what can be done with the venue you like. Remember, this is their job, and they’re much more equipped to deal with the “messy practical bits” of wedding preparation. They will be able to see whether your dream venue can actually support your dream day. Talk to them about what you want and what you dream of. They will be able to tell you whether it is achievable.

Let Your Imagination Run Wild

These days, there are wedding ideas basically everywhere. And yes, the perfect wedding in a chateau is certainly astonishing. Marrying in a place where once kings and queens resided is truly exciting. But it is also technically challenging. And what about marrying in a foreign country, on a sandy beach somewhere? While it may truly be a miraculous event, planning a long distance wedding is not that easy. It’s not impossible, but it’s also quite stressful.

That is why you should think about yourself and your partner first and foremost. Ask yourself what feels right to you as a couple. Will you both be having fun on that day? Does this venue reflect your relationship?

Wedding venue with smiling couple
Ask yourself whether the venue reflects your relationship.

While doing research online for a theme, as one does, try to select ideas here and there. Some may fit you better than others. Then blend these ideas with something that you have envisioned. Once you know your theme, choosing the perfect venue will be a piece of cake.

Deal With the Practical Side

Wedding preparations can pass in quite the haze. It is not uncommon to forget that, sadly, there are practical issues that need to be addressed. When trying to find the perfect venue for your wedding, make sure to first sit down and put some things on paper. There are issues like the budget and the guest list that need to be dealt with. And they are essential for selecting your dream venue. So, here are some of the practical things you should consider when you’re trying to find the perfect venue for your wedding.

Make a List of Necessary Factors

This will make your job later on much, much easier. With clear factors, you will be able to look at the places you’ve selected (somewhat) objectively. First and foremost, set a budget for your venue. A good rule of thumb is that the price of the venue should not exceed 50 percent of the total amount paid for the wedding.

Wedding venue may cost you
Set a budget for your wedding.

Then, you should consider the size, which correlates to the number of your guests. Talk with your partner about the guest list. You should at least have a ballpark number of guests at this point. This will also help when you’re considering the budget, since some of the costs depend on the number of people.

Then, you should choose the location of the wedding. If you have any out-of-state guests, then you should find a venue relatively close to a hotel. In addition, think about the facilities of the venue. If you want to find the perfect venue for your wedding, it should have everything you need. For instance, it should have a ceremony location if you will be getting married there. Also, if it’s out of town, it should have enough parking places.

Go Online and Select a Few Venues

When you’re browsing the Internet, select at least five venues that you find appealing. Remember, they don’t have to be perfect, but they do have to show potential! Work with your wedding planner. You will be able to get a better “read” on some places with the help of a professional. One of the things people neglect to look at is the reviews on the pages of the venues. And they are quite important, as they tell you a story about someone’s perfect (or possibly ruined) wedding day.

Now, there is one thing that should be mentioned. If you find a perfect venue that your heart is set on, but there is a slight issue, always try to discuss with the wedding planner whether that issue can be overcome. After all, if the problem can be fixed, definitely try! For instance, if you like a venue, but it lacks space, there are other ways to solve the problem. If you see that a venue has no room for wedding gifts, but it’s perfect in any other regard, short term storage solutions can be your best option. That way, you get the perfect venue for your wedding and the extra space you need! With a little know-how, small issues like these are a thing of the past!

Wedding venue research
Go online to find the perfect venue for your wedding.

Call the Venue(s)

Now, when you’ve selected the five venues, make sure to ask them for dates of availability. Some of the venues can even send you a list of available dates. Your options will be much more extensive if you have several dates in mind for your wedding. Once you’ve done that, try to compare them objectively. Of course, if your dates are not available, then those venues are out of the picture. The ones that remain should be put under scrutiny. Check whether the venues fulfil most of the conditions you’ve set. Then rate them accordingly. Select the top two or three and get ready for the next step.

To Find the Perfect Venue for Your Wedding – Visit and See for Yourself

There is truly no better way to find the perfect venue for your wedding but to go there and see for yourself. You will be given a tour of the place. This is then when you should let your imagination run wild. Imagine what you can do with the place. But, most of all, imagine your actual wedding day. If you can envision yourself getting married there and enjoying yourself with your loved ones, then that’s it. You’ve found your perfect place!


Novell at Van Cott’s Annual Wedding Band Show and Sale

Novell wedding bands available at Van Cott Jewelers.

Visit our wedding band guru Michael during Van Cott Jewelers’ Annual Wedding Band Show and Sale. This weekend – from Thursday, April 11th through Sunday, April 14th in the Town Square Mall! It’s the largest selection of wedding bands in the area all year. Also get a chance to win a set of his/her wedding bands (and other special offers – see store for details).

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.


See Novell at Zadok Jewelers’ Wedding Band Weekend

Novell will be a featured designer at Zadok Jewelers’ annual Wedding Band Weekend – this Thursday through Saturday – April 11-13. You’re sure to find your perfect ring in Zadok’s Bridal Salon. Don’t miss out on their Buy One – Get One at 50% Off special offer (see store for details). This weekend only.

Zadok Jewelers
1749 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056
Tel: 713-960-8950
Get Directions

Event Hours:
Thursday – 12PM until 7PM
Friday – Saturday 10AM until 6PM
More Information

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.


Most Popular US Honeymoon Spots in 2019

Ah, how priceless is that moment when your wedding ceremony and reception are finally over, all the guests have left and you are about to board the plane and depart for your honeymoon. There is nothing that beats that feeling, especially if you were lucky enough to afford some luxurious destination. But, to enjoy the tropical paradise and romantic spots, you don’t have to leave our great country! Instead, forget about the wedding planning stress that you have been faced with in the last few months, and book your room in some of the most popular US honeymoon spots in 2019. And no – not all of them will break the bank, so stay tuned!

Honeymoon spots are nice with an ocean view
After joining your lives in holy matrimony, the time is right to celebrate!

Hawaii Graces All the Lists of the Popular US Honeymoon Spots in 2019

Year after year, Hawaii never ceases to amaze. This tropical paradise has been one of the best honeymoon destinations for a long time, and it isn’t highly likely that it will be taken off its throne any time soon. Moreover, Hawaii is not only a popular honeymoon destination for US citizens. Quite the contrary, people all over the world save for months, some even years, in order to afford this amazing destination. Now, we do have to admit that this is a pricey option, and it won’t be easily affordable for everyone. It will be especially difficult to afford a honeymoon in Hawaii after all the wedding costs you just had. But, should you be lucky enough to manage to do it, here are some of the top spots in Hawaii to consider:
Kauai
Oahu
Lanai
Maui

How exotic do these names sound? If you can’t afford to honeymoon in Hawaii, don’t exasperate. There will be plenty of time to visit it in the future. For now, you have a plethora of other, more affordable options!

Sarasota, FL is an Affordable Option for Everyone’s Enjoyment

Have you always pictured your honeymoon on some tropical beach? Would you like to lay around all day long on a white sandy beach, overlooking the turquoise waters and working on your tan? Well, if you add beautiful sunsets in cotton candy colors to that description, you get Sarasota, FL. With an average nightly hotel price being $162, and with slightly over 50,000 residents, this Florida city will amaze you with its livelihood, as well as affordability. And that’s more than enough for Sarasota to become one of the best destinations for honeymooners in US.

Honeymoon spots like Sarasota have sunsets, beaches and palm trees.
The sunsets in Sarasota, FL are truly a marvelous sight!

While you get to bask in the glorious sun during the day, you will get a chance to lead a rich social and cultural life after the sunset. From ballets to jazz concerts and theatrical performances, the life in Sarasota will amaze you. So, what are you waiting for? Don’t dwell too much on packing, and just throw in a few floral shirts, your bathing suit, and some comfy shoes. That’s all you’ll need to enjoy your days in this piece of heaven that is right at your fingertips.

Cape Cod Can Never Disappoint


Admit it – never in a million years would you think that Massachusetts could be a great honeymoon destination. But, the fact is that this state has plenty to offer, starting with Cape Cod. Granted, the beaches here may not be something you see only in movies and travel magazines, but you are trying to have a romantic getaway while being on a budget. And for that purpose, Cape Cod will be perfect. Feel the serenity that only a place such as this one can offer, and enjoy the beautiful restaurants that grace the streets.

And if you ever get bored during those ten days of your honeymoon, you can always take a field trip. Ever heard about the majestic city that Boston is? Well, it will certainly provide you with plenty of fun, and plenty of places to see. But, beware – you wouldn’t be the first family to consider relocating to Massachusetts after visiting it. This state is simply too good to pass, and you might find yourself faced with a dilemma at the end of your vacation.

Seneca Falls is a Romantic Destination – Guaranteed to Capture Your Heart

According to data, New York is the most expensive place to get married in the US. So, if you are an NYC resident, we have some good and some bad news. Your wedding reception will be expensive, but your honeymoon doesn’t have to be! You have Seneca Falls to enjoy after tying the knot. Named for the 11 lakes that spread around the area, Seneca Falls is a beautiful and romantic getaway for couples of all ages. There is a good reason why it is considered as one of the most popular US honeymoon spots in 2019. It’s due to its affordability and beautiful scenery that Seneca Falls has landed on this list.

Honeymoons spots can also feature great wineries and tasty wine
Beautiful wineries are just one thing to enjoy in the most popular US honeymoon spots in 2019.

While Seneca Falls is a perfect summer destination, you do need to be a bit more careful during the winter. As you know, the temperatures in NYC can get out of hand. The key to packing correctly is being prepared on time. Although, preparedness in a timely manner is the key to almost all things in life. Trying to plan a wedding? Start on time! Planning to move to your spouse’s house down the block? Then you better prepare in advance for your local relocation. Wanting to pack the best outfits for your honeymoon in Seneca Falls during the cold days? Be prepared by watching the weather forecast.

Charleston Could Be the Most Surprising Spot on the List

But, if you think about it, it makes perfect sense. This city in South Carolina is so charming that it promises to leave no one indifferent. Walk the cobblestone streets while holding hands with your new partner for life and enjoy the beautiful vistas. If you want to take things up a notch, treat yourself to a carriage ride. Now, nothing screams romance quite like a carriage ride on a romantic summer evening, in a city with beautiful lighting.

As the last piece of advice, we would just like to tell you to enjoy it while it lasts. Soon after the wedding and honeymoon are over, you will have to go back to your ordinary lives. And then, instead of having the pleasure of reminiscing on your time spent in one of the most popular US honeymoon spots in 2019, you will be sorry you didn’t let all of your worries go to waste. And now is the perfect time to forget about the world and focus on the two of you, and this new life you are embarking on together.


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