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Join Novell wedding bands on Facebook.

This is just a reminder that Novell has a Facebook page. Please feel free to join us – or “like” our page – to keep up with new products, upcoming Facebook-online promotions and much more. One of the highlights is the Novell video that demonstrates our customization capabilities. Take a peek, and share with your significant other!

Novell Facebook page.Facebook logo - visit the Novell Facebook page.


For Novell wedding band retailers – WhereToGetEngaged.com.

WhereToGetEngaged.com 

A note from Novell’s Marketing Director Rick Mulholland:

Novell has recently added a profile to a great up-and-coming bridal website – WhereToGetEngaged.com. I am a big fan of this website as it is much less cluttered than TheKnot.com or Brides.com, and they really seem to understand what an advertisers needs are as far as tools for social networking. I have added the top wedding bands that Novell will be promoting over the next year. The latest and greatest Novell products, such as TATU wedding bands and our new bridal jewelry collection, will also be added in the near future as well. One nice feature is that retailers can also create a profile, link to Novell as a vendor, and even have the ability to highlight products that are for sale. For these reasons, I encourage every one of Novell’s referred retailers to link to us on WhereToGetEngaged.com, as well as our Facebook page, too.

Here are the links:

Novell on WhereToGetEngaged.com – http://www.wheretogetengaged.com/m22005-Novell-Design-Studio.html  

Novell on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Novell-Design-Studio/45691939078  

Retailers needing more information can go right here – http://www.wheretogetengaged.com/frontpage/referral/22005

WhereToGetEngaged


Affordable platinum wedding bands on popular wedding website.

Novell Design Studio, an American wedding band manufacturer that specializes in both customization and platinum design, introduces its latest entry level platinum wedding bands on WhereToGetEngaged.com. Entry level platinum wedding bands are best defined as being styles that are affordable yet have all the superior benefits of platinum. For many years, Novell has emphasized platinum as being the superior metal for jewelry that literally can last a lifetime.

What is WhereToGetEngaged.com?
WhereToGetEngaged.com is an engagement and wedding social network which provides men with a powerful resource for the engagement planning process and connects brides-to-be with local wedding vendors and the finest ring manufacturers. Novell recently added a video illustrating its customization capabilities, images of popular wedding band designs and a link to the company Facebook page to their WhereToGetEngaged.com profile.

Platinum wedding bands by Novell (entry level).

Jewelry manufacturers and retail jewelry stores can join the WhereToGetEngaged.com wedding planning community by following this link:
WhereToGetEngaged


JCK Show News – See New Wedding Bands at JCK Show.

Wedding bands and rings by Novell.

Debuting at the 2010 JCK Show in Las Vegas – Novell’s TATU wedding bands.

As featured on TransWorldNews.com:

The future for wedding bands will arrive at this year’s JCK Show in Las Vegas!  Novell  will be unveiling a very original concept for wedding bands and jewelry in general – designs inspired from actual tattoo themes. Rings in the new TATU Collection are created in stainless steel or palladium, and a select few have been fashioned especially in platinum. Additional wedding band styles produced with sterling silver and black diamonds will also be available. TATU wedding bands will be offered through authorized Novell retailers over the summer.

The JCK Show is a jewelry industry-only event that will take place June 4 through June 7. Jewelry industry professionals can visit Novell at booth 5081. View other wedding bands and bridal jewelry that Novell will be featuring at the 2010 JCK Show in Las Vegas.


Wedding bands in the Jewelry Made in America section of The Jewelry Book.

Novell wedding bands.

The Winter 2010 issue of The Jewelry Book featured new Novell engagement rings and wedding bands in a special section dedicated to the Jewelry Made in America initiative.

See the latest edition of The Jewelry Book online.


The Weddings and Honeymoons Online Bridal Expo.

Online bridal expo.

This past weekend, Novell participated in Weddings and Honeymoons’ Online Bridal Expo. While the first two days allowed for interactive conversations with future brides-to-be, this unique online bridal expo will remain available for viewing until July 31st, 2010. The Novell booth featured a few of our video brochures that show a wide variety of wedding bands and engagement rings, and there are also a couple of additional pamphlets that are available as a free PDF download. In particular, Novell offered the Choosing the Right Metal for Your Bridal Jewelry brochure, which helps the average consumer research the metals that are most commonly available for wedding bands and bridal jewelry in general – platinum, palladium, gold, tungsten and titanium.

If you did not have a chance to visit the Weddings and Honeymoons Online Bridal Expo, sign up for free RIGHT HERE. It is definitely worth it!

Wedding bands online.

 


See Novell at Weddings and Honeymoons’ Online Bridal Expo.

Novell wedding bands featured at an online bridal expo.

This weekend, a video and free brochure download about choosing the right metal for wedding bands, engagement rings and bridal jewelry will be made available at Weddings and Honeymoons’ Online Bridal Expo. This unique virtual event will be online May 1 and May 2nd from 11am until 3pm EST. At Novell’s virtual bridal booth, consumers can view specially created video brochures featuring the company’s best selling wedding band and bridal jewelry designs. Registration for this online event is free, and all you need is a computer with broadband access, the ability to view Flash animation and Internet Explorer.

Sign up for Weddings and Honeymoons’ Online Bridal Expo.

Online bridal expo - May 1 and May 2, 2010.


Novell attended The Smart Jewelry Show (in Chicago).

Well, our trip to The Smart Jewelry Show in Chicago is over!

As an exhibitor, the plus of the show is that the experience is very different from the usual trade shows, and due to the unique “bells and whistles” that are offered, the mentality of the show visitor seems to be more refreshed. I took some time to attend a seminar or two, and saw that the fellow attendees were really into the subject matter. All in all, I can say that exhibiting at The Smart Jewelry Show was a little bit like going to Jewelry School.

See what Novell was showing at The Smart Jewelry Show.


Affordable platinum wedding band included in National Jeweler.

The March 2010 edition of National Jeweler featured Novell wedding band style P1912-6G. The article focuses on how jewelry manufacturers are maintaining their platinum sales in this challenging economy.

Platinum wedding ring by Novell

Download the National Jeweler article about platinum (with links to Novell wedding bands). Or read the entire article online via the National Jeweler website.


See Novell wedding bands at David Gardner’s Jewelers wedding band event.

Logo for David Gardners Jewelers.The wedding planning season is in full swing, so David Gardner’s Jewelers will be holding their Spring Wedding Band Event on April 8th, 9th, and 10th in College Station, Texas. For these three days, David Gardner’s will be offering an incredible selection of wedding bands from all the leading designers – including Novell wedding bands. Just be sure to call 979-268-0800 for your appointment. Let David Gardner’s Jewelers uniquely qualified staff help you with these last big steps before your wedding day.

Dates: April 8th, 9th, and 10th, 2010
Hours: 10am-6pm.
Location: 911 University Drive East in College Station, TX
Contact: 979-268-0800 and www.davidgardnersjewelers.com

More about Novell Wedding Bands
Novell Design Studio has prided itself on continually bringing innovation to the wedding band 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 are sold at authorized retailers nationwide. If you live outside of College Station, Texas, then visit www.novelldesignstudio.com to find the Novell wedding band retailer in your area.


New platinum wedding bands added to Novell website.

Recently added to Novell’s wedding band website are several new platinum wedding bands that are designed to be affordable.

Platinum is a naturally white metal that can potentially last the test of time. A platinum wedding band or engagement ring can literally become a piece of heirloom jewelry that can remain in your family for generations. When you scratch platinum, you don’t really remove much metal, so you can have your platinum wedding bands refinished to look like new over and over. Keep in mind that nearly all jewelry will show signs of wear and tear over time in some manner.

Platinum wedding band with diamonds P1909-5GC

Platinum wedding band with diamonds P1909-5GC

 

Platinum wedding band with diamonds P1910-5GC

Platinum wedding band with diamonds P1911-5GC

Platinum wedding band P1912-6G

Platinum wedding band P1912-6G

Platinum wedding band P1913-6G

Platinum wedding band P1913-6G

Platinum wedding band P1914-6G

Platinum wedding band P1914-6G

Platinum wedding band P1915-6G

Platinum wedding band P1915-6G

Platinum wedding band P1917-6G

Platinum wedding band P1917-6G

Platinum wedding band P1919-6G

Platinum wedding band P1919-6G

Platinum wedding band P1920-6G

Platinum wedding band P1920-6G


Novell wedding bands featured on the Reis Nichols jewelry website.

Reis Nichols jewelry website

Reis Nichols, an Indianapolis-based jewelry store that has been voted Best Jewelry Store by Indianapolis Woman Magazine, has just created a new web page dedicated to some of Novell’s best wedding band sellers. The retailer features some of the leading jewelry designers in the industry, and has their own line of jewelry as well. As one of Novell’s authorized retailers for many years, Reis Nichols is a trusted name in Indianapolis jewelry. They also feature some great website jewelry specials.

Visit the Reis Nichols jewelry website.

Get directions to Reis Nichols.


Wedding bands with rounded edges featured on MarthaStewartWeddings.com.

MarthaStewartWeddings.com featured N’Oval wedding bands by Novell. N’Oval wedding bands are Novell’s answer to the plain band, but with a twist. All edges are rounded on each side for a natural and more comfortable fit.

From MarthaStewartWeddings.com:
Pass the Rings, Please

“Here’s a touching ritual you can add to your wedding day. Pass a length of ribbon through the rows, and during the ceremony, have your rings threaded along the ribbon by your guests so each can bless the marriage before you slip them on. Rings by Novell.”

MarthaStewartWeddings.com features wedding bands


K-Jon’s Fifth Annual Ladies Night is a success.

K-Jon's Fine Jewelers.

Recently, California jewelry store and authorized Novell wedding band retailer K-Jon’s Fine Jewelers held their 5th Annual Ladies Night. The charity event raised awareness for both The Susan G. Komen Foundation and Hospice Partners of The Central Coast. Novell donated handmade “love knot” bracelets, which are specially created with Argentium Sterling Silver. Congratulations to K-Jon’s for hosting such a successful evening for worthy causes.

Bracelet winner.

Showing off Novell's "love knot" bracelet.


RSS for Jewelry Blogs features the Novell wedding band blog.

Sometimes shopping for wedding bands can be an uneasy task, especially if you do not know where to start. Novell’s wedding band blog is a featured blog on a new Squidoo lens – RSS from Jewelry Blogs. RSS from Jewelry Blogs collects feeds from some of the leading regional jewelry blogs and connects to them in one convenient place. It’s just a simple page with links that can be a useful tool for the future bride or groom that needs a good place to start.

Visit RSS for Jewelry Blogs.


Freedman Jewelers of Boston hosts wedding band show.

The Wedding Season has officially begun! So Freedman Jewelers of Boston cordially invites you to attend their 8th Annual Wedding Band and Engagement Ring Show. Come browse Freedman Jewelers’ extensive selection of diamond, platinum, gold, palladium and tungsten carbide wedding bands. And of course there will be a beautiful selection of new Novell wedding bands for you to view and try on your finger!

Dates: March 18th, 19th and 20th
Hours: Freedman Jewelers will be open on Thursday March 18th until 8PM, Friday March 19th until 6PM and Saturday March 20th until 5PM.
Location: 333 Washington Street (Suite 408) in Boston, Massachusetts

Parking is conveniently located at 33 Arch Street. If you have any questions, please call Freedman Jewelers directly at 617-227-4294. Or e-mail them via freedman.jewelers@verizon.net.


View the digital edition of Engagement 101 Magazine – online now!

Online now - Engagement 101 Magazine.

The digital edition of Engagement 101 Magazine, a leading bridal publication, is online now for viewing. Readers can easily flip pages while reading about the latest jewelry companies, wedding dress designers, travel destinations and more. Engagement 101 Magazine is a leading resource for all things related to planning a modern wedding.

View the latest issue of Engagement 101 Magazine.


Molina Fine Jewelers helps the Arizona Kidney Foundation.

The Online Boutique at MolinaUp until March 5th, 2010, authorized Novell wedding band retailer Molina Fine Jewelers will donate 10% of the net proceeds from jewelry purchases made through The Online Boutique at Molina to the Arizona Kidney Foundation. Consumers making a purchase with the charity in mind should please mention the Arizona Kidney Foundation in the gift message area of the checkout process. In addition, Derek Molina (son of Molina Fine Jewelers’ CEO Alfredo J. Molina) will be participating in the organization’s Dancing with the Stars event on March 5th at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa.

The Arizona Kidney Foundation’s Dancing with the Stars is a gala event raises much needed money to support improving the quality of life for Arizona’s children and adults suffering with kidney disease.  They provide direct financial assistance with life-sustaining medications, emergency transportation, living expenses, and educational workshops and family support groups to help families cope with the challenges associated with this illness. 

For more information about the event, view the online invitation. And visit The Online Boutique at Molina to buy jewelry and support the cause.


The $100,000 Valentine’s Day giveaway.

The $100,000 Valentine’s Day GiveawayAuthorized Novell wedding band retailer Charleston Alexander Diamond Importers (with retail locations in Bethesda, Maryland and Falls Church, Virginia) has the Valentine’s Day giveaway of all Valentine’s Day giveaways. Just take a shot at guessing the last six digits of the secret vehicle identification number (in exact order) and win a ROCK ($25,000 in diamond jewelry) and ROLL (his and her Nissan Passport vehicles) plus $20,000 in cool hard cash. If no one guesses correctly, Charles Alexander Diamond Importers will still award an “Ultimate Romantic Weekend” to whoever guesses the closest.

Enter to win the $100,000 Rock & Roll Valentine’s Day Giveaway*.

*Contest is open only to the first 5,000 eligible contestants to complete and submit an entry. See Official Rules for complete details. Contest ends February 11, 2010 – so enter now!


Get a Valentine’s Day deal at K-Jon’s Fine Jewelers.

K-Jon's Fine Jewelers Valentine's Day jewelry promotion.Authorized Novell wedding band retailer K-Jon’s Fine Jewelers (located in Atascadero, California) is offering quite the sweet deal for Valentine’s Day. Just make a fine jewelry purchase* by February 15, 2010, and receive flowers, candy, dinner discount and more. You can make this year’s Valentine’s Day unforgettable. Here’s everything that a fine jewelry purchase at K-Jon’s can get you:

Flowers – Receive a beautiful bouquet from Arlyne’s Flowers and Gifts in Atascadero.
Chocolates – Give your valentine a luxurious 1-lb. box of See’s Chocolates.
Dinner – Receive a $10 gift certificate to the Guest House Grill in Atascadero.
Beauty Treatment – Luxurious treatments for your hair and skin at Brooke Nicole Studio.
Wine – FREE wine tasting from Bear Cave Cellars, plus $10 off a bottle of wine or 20% off entire purchase.
Candy – Receive a chocolate rose from The Candy Bouquet, plus $5 off any purchase of $10 or more!

Learn more about K-Jon’s special events and jewelry specials.


Win $500 For Your Engagement Ring or Wedding Band.

Wedding band contestJG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry wants to give YOU a chance to win up to $500 towards your engagement ring or wedding band purchase. All you have to do is just join their new online jewelry store and invite a few friends as well. The individual with the most online friends will win $500 to apply towards their purchase, one member with at least ten friends can win $350, and one member with at least five friends can win $250. And just by signing up, you will get $10 applied to your account plus an additional $10 for every friend that you invite when they make their first purchase. But hurry – the contest ends on Valentine’s Day (February 14, 2010).

Enter for a chance to win.

More about JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry
JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry was incorporated more than 18 years ago (1991) with anticipation for a high-end jewelry store in Medford, New Jersey. Created with customers in mind, Kronenberger’s combines exceptional jewelry with quality in-store service, care, and now a broader online experience. JG Kronenberger offers a vast selection of GIA (Gemological Institute of America) certified diamonds, bridal jewelry from the industry’s leading manufacturers, and merchandise from their own custom collection. They also offer designer earrings, necklaces, and bracelets in gold, platinum, and sterling silver; a wide variety of watches from Citizen to Raymond Weil; Waterford Crystal and other gifts.

Join the JG Kronenberger Facebook page.


Feature about Novell retailer David Arlen Jewelers.

The February 3, 2010 edition of The Burlington County Times featured a profile about one of Novell’s retailers – David Arlen Jewelers. Owner David Arlen Sendrow started following his passion for jewelry by renting out space for his jeweler’s bench in a dry cleaner with just one showcase. From such humble beginnings, David Arlen Jewelers has grown into its own location requiring a fully-trained staff of seven employees. And as it says on his logo, David regards himself as “the stress free jeweler.”

Jeweler David Arlen

Novell retailer David Arlen Jewelers as featured in The Burlington County Times.

For him, every day is a gem

By: GAIL T. BOATMAN – Burlington County Times

HAINESPORT – With Valentine’s Day approaching, love is in the air, especially in a jewelry store where the course of true love often leads.

At David Arlen Jewelers, owner David Arlen Sendrow and his staff are busy showing customers their popular diamond hearts and Pandora bracelets. After Christmas and Mother’s Day, the February holiday is their most active.

Although he could not have known it at the time, Sendrow already had taken the first step toward what would become his career when he was still in high school.

He discovered he had a passion and a talent for working with metals.

The revelation came during a class at Cherry Hill East High School.

“I loved working with my hands and I loved working with metal, bending it and shaping it,” he said during an interview at his Route 38 store.

Even today, given a choice, Sendrow would rather be at his workbench coaxing a new design out of his materials than anywhere else. Clerical work takes up time every day, but at the first opportunity he is at his bench.

His career choices did not present themselves overnight. There were detours along the way, but he was always alert to new possibilities and quick to change course when it seemed wise.

Read more of “For him, every day is a gem…”

Become a fan of David Arlen Jewelers on Facebook.

Get directions to David Arlen Jewelers.


See Novell wedding bands at Charles Stecher Jewelers.

Charles Stecher Jewelers

Charles Stecher Jewelers is one of Novell's authorized wedding band retailers.

Since 2002, Novell has been a featured wedding band designer at South Jersey’s Charles Stecher Jewelers.

Charles Stecher Jewelers was established in 1955 in Atlantic City, relocated to Ocean City in 1970, and now is located in Marmora, New Jersey. Stecher’s is a full service jeweler featuring engagement rings with GIA certified diamonds from Coast, Levy Creations, and Gottlieb and Sons. They carry a large selection of wedding bands from Novell, including styles created in platinum, palladium and gold. And as an authorized retailer, the store can also order any of our designs in their showcase to be made wider, narrower, in different metals (platinum, palladium and gold), with other finishes, and much more. 

In addition to Novell wedding bands, a wide variety of bridal gifts are offered at Stecher Jewelers including cake knives and servers. Bridesmaid’s and groomsmen’s gifts can be custom tailored and engraved to make your special day a complete success. So stop in to Charles Stecher Jewelers today to make your wedding plans a pleasant and memorable experience.

Charles Stecher Jewelers
41 Route US 9 South
Marmora, NJ 08223-1401
(609) 390-0010

Store hours are:
Tuesday-Friday 9:30-5:30
Saturday 9:30-4:00
Sunday & Monday CLOSED


Happy Groundhog Day! More winter!

According to Yahoo! News, the world famous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil has seen his shadow, which indicates six more weeks of winter. Sorry to say this, but spring will not arrive early this year.

From Yahoo! News:

“Punxsutawney (puhnk-suh-TAW’-nee) Phil has emerged to see his shadow before chilly revelers in Pennsylvania, meaning winter will last another six weeks.”

“German tradition holds that if a hibernating animal sees its shadow on Feb. 2 — the Christian holiday of Candlemas — winter will last another six weeks. If no shadow is seen, legend says spring will come early.”

Groundhog Day - more winter.

Sorry folks - but there will be six more weeks of winter. Punxsutawney Phil has seen his shadow.


Security Jewelers has great gifts for Valentines Day.

Security Jewelers, one of Novell’s long time and most reputable authorized wedding band retailers, is ready for Valentine’s Day. Let them help you get a jump start on the most romantic of all days with their special collection of Valentine’s Day gifts. Each featured Valentine’s Day items will ship free with guaranteed Valentine’s Day delivery when ordered by Feb. 9, 2010. But hurry! February 14th is right around the corner!

Here are a few interesting and affordable gift ideas:

Hershey's Kiss necklace - available at Security Jewelers.Hershey’s Sterling Silver Kiss Pendant with Free Chocolate
What is more symbolic for Valentine’s Day then a kiss? This perfect replica of a Hershey’s Kiss measures just over half an inch and is made from pure sterling silver with a natural diamond in the plume. The kiss hangs from an eighteen inch sturdy sterling chain. Adorn this necklace around your Valentine’s neck and you are sure to get a kiss of a different variety. And with every purchase, Security Jewelers will include a free tin of actual chocolate Hershey’s Kisses – what a sweet deal!

Give a Heart Necklace to Your Sweetheart
Since the most traditional expression of love is a heart, Security Jewelers features two specially priced hearts that are sure to make a hit this Valentine’s Day. The floating heart necklace features four diamonds and dangles from a sixteen inch sterling silver chain. This necklace, from Hot Diamonds of Britain, also includes a two inch extender. At only $100, you really cannot go wrong.

Security Jewelers’ 14kt gold diamond heart contains .15 ct of round diamonds and is an elegant choice for your loved one. At the price of $145, it truly is a great value.

Learn more about  these gifts here.

More about Security Jewelers
Security Jewelers was founded over 80 years ago by Jack and Jerome Seiler. Although Jack and Jerome are no longer with us, their children and grandchildren preserve the tradition of carrying the very finest in jewelry and gifts, along with the finest service and the best prices. Security Jewelers is located at 307 West Superior Street in Duluth, Minnesota. Visit www.securityjewelers.com for more information. And be sure to ask to see the latest Novell wedding bands while you are there.


Thoughts about choosing a tungsten wedding band.

Top online retailer Amazon.com, the extremely popular website that sells everything from books to jewelry and beyond, regularly highlights best selling items in each of it most popular categories. And as jewelry industry expert Cheryl Kremkow recently pointed out on Twitter, “…only two of twenty five items on Amazon’s bestseller jewelry list are above $50, [with the] top price [being] $59.99 for small gold hoops.” So with today’s economic condition, consumers for Amazon.com are looking to purchase moderately priced jewelry items.

An interesting item to notice is a featured tungsten carbide wedding band that is selling for just $49.99. The highlighted design is 8mm wide and has a carbon inlayed center. There is a similar design with a beveled edge selling on Amazon.com for even less – $39.99. However, TungstenWorld.com has a very similar design priced at $179.00.

So maybe the question is this – what is the true value of similar tungsten wedding band products? If all of these items are truly similar (i.e. the same weight, millimeter and features), why does the price range from $39.99 to $179.00? And at first glance, weight and thickness difference do not seem to vary with the common tungsten wedding band styles being featured online today.

Precious metal wedding bands can certainly be sold at different weights or thicknesses with varying prices but not with the disparity in prices of Tungsten.


Shopping for jewelry from HIS point of view.

“It’s a Man’s World,” a recent video from the bridal publication and online wedding portal Engagement 101, provides insights and tips about shopping for jewelry from the man’s point of view. This short video is full of advice for the guy that may be nervous or unsure with a jewelry, wedding band or engagement ring purchase. “It’s a Man’s World” has practical information that any man can use.

Here’s more in-depth information from Engagement 101:

The newest episode of Engagement 101 TV is all about men. The webisode delves into several manly topics, such as who should pick out the engagement ring (the guy or the girl), what guys like about women and what they do when they want to turn on a little romance.

The video features several well-known jewelry designers, such as Rick Mulholland from Novell*, Mark Schneider from Mark Schneider Designs, Berge Abajian from Bergio and William Pung from Parade.

Shant Hovsepian from Danhov gives a little advice for clueless guys going engagement ring shopping, while Abe Abaci from Gelin Abaci talks about how he knows what women want.

The episode also includes several street interviews from average guys who talk candidly about love and making that daring step toward commitment.

*Disclosure – Novell is an advertiser with Engagement 101.


Charity bracelet benefits PAWS.

Gem Gossip, a popular fashion jewelry blog with a unique view of current jewelry trends, has created a fun and versatile bracelet to help benefit PAWS, which stands for Pet Adoption and Welfare Services. While charity usually begins at everyone’s local level, this Murphreesboro, Tennessee-based organization strives to create a safe environment for both animals and people alike. PAWS also keeps an eye on local animal laws and the overall humane treatment of our little friends.

This charity bracelet is a sexy red silk chord with a nice sized14kt gold bead, and can be adjusted to fit most common wrist sizes. It can be worn with your fancy diamonds or to compliment your favorite jeans on a sunny afternoon. Don’t forget – 10% of each bracelet sold goes to assist the furry little critters of the land.

Charity bracelet sold by fashion jewelry blog Gem Gossip. Proceeds benefit the animal organization PAWS.

Charity bracelet sold by fashion jewelry blog Gem Gossip. Proceeds benefit the animal organization PAWS.


LA Times highlights new platinum engagement ring.

New engagement ring featured in LA Times.

New engagement ring featured in LA Times.

On January 6th, 10th and 11th 2010, LA Times included several ads featuring one of Novell’s upcoming platinum engagement ring styles. Novell is extremely excited about the preview press we have been able to receive from LA Times and look forward to launching the new bridal line in the very near future. While newspaper circulation overall is suffering in the United States, longstanding titles such as the LA Times, NY Times and Wall Street Journal still have their solid audience. In particular, special Sunday supplements dedicated to weddings and events like The Academy Awards perform extremely well. The Los Angeles area can also be considered a region of trendsetting consumers, so it makes complete sense that new products should be presented to future brides and grooms in this valuable area.  This platinum engagement ring will soon be available through an authorized Novell retailer. Please contact one for all pricing and manufacturing options.

Download the January 6th placement to present to a jeweler.
Download the January 10th placement to present to a jeweler.
Download the January 11th placement to present to a jeweler.


Gold or platinum roses from Steven Singer Jewelers.

Gold roses from Philadelphia's Steven Singer Jewelers.

Gold roses from Philadelphia's Steven Singer Jewelers.

Steven Singer Jewelers, a Philadelphia-based jewelry retailer that is an authorized Novell retailer, has a special item for Valentine’s Day. The store will be selling real long-stem roses dipped in 24-karat gold for $59.95, according to a related press release. For those who want some even more pure and precious, platinum-dipped roses also are available for $89.95. It is great to see a unique jewelry item for under $100.00!

For additional information or to purchase online, please visit www.ihatestevensinger.com. Or read the entire article about Steven Singer’s long-stem roses on the National Jeweler website.

Steven Singer Jewelers
739 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
1-888-IHATESTEVENSINGER
ssj@stevensingerjewelers.com


Jewelry blog features Jewelry Made in America article.

Gem Gossip - a leading fashion jewelry blog.

Gem Gossip - a leading fashion jewelry blog.

Gem Gossip, a popular fashion jewelry blog with a unique view of current jewelry trends, highlights The Jewelry Book’s special feature – “Jewelry Made in America.” Novell has for a long time believed that the “Made in America” theme has a pronounced and longstanding value for domestic jewelry manufacturers as a whole; it is an important issue and a strong selling point in an age of inferior imported jewelry products. “Made in America” should without a doubt equate to quality jewelry for consumers that may be battling through a tough economy.

You can read the entire article entitled “The Jewelry Book: all for ‘Made in America’” on Gem Gossip.

Along with Novell, the blog posting also mentions fellow American jewelry designers/manufacturers Alex Sepkus, Mark Patterson and Jack Abraham. The entire issue of The Jewelry Book and be viewed online or downloaded in a PDF version.


Wedding band video shows Novell’s customization abilities.

This item was originally included in our Novell News section on www.novelldesignstudio.com.

Novell Design Studio, an American wedding band and bridal jewelry manufacturer with over 22 years in the jewelry industry, is proud to announce the launch of its latest online video brochure. This brand new video illustrates Novell’s unique customization capabilities with several wedding band morphing segments set to original music. Any average consumer looking to purchase a wedding band can learn about what makes Novell different from nearly all other manufacturers; the ability to make almost all of their wedding band designs wider, narrower, in different metals (platinum, palladium or gold), with different finishes, and much more. Why settle for ordinary, when only the best American-made wedding bands and bridal jewelry should do?


Video shows that tungsten wedding bands can not be sized.

Have you been looking into choosing tungsten for your wedding band? Well, if you are, then you might wish to take a look at this demonstration video.

The  video illustrates that precious metals will indeed bend. Therefore, should you need you ring resized down the road, then this can be accomplished. And let’s face it – most Americans tend to gain or lose weight over their lifetime, and some may fluctuate quite a bit. So if you like to remove your wedding band but gain a few pounds over time, a precious metal wedding band can be adjusted. And precious metals can be refinished to look close to new as well.

Tungsten can not bend, although it can shatter. You can not size your tungsten wedding band. This is such a shame due to the fact that history shows that trends change quite a bit in the jewelry industry, and the manufacturer of the tungsten wedding band that you purchased may or may not be around in five or ten years. The same goes for any online wedding band website that may have sold you the ring. You should ask yourself a simple question – who will honor their exchange policy (if they have one) should I need a new tungsten wedding band in the future?

Wedding bands are symbolic of love that should last forever. And shouldn’t you be able to keep that original symbol of your love on your finger forever? A lot of consumers choose to upgrade their wedding bands over time, but many decide to keep their original wedding band on their hand for as long as possible. So protect your wedding band investment, and perhaps choose one created with a precious metal. After all, love is precious, and so should wedding band.

If price is really an issue during this tough economic time, then you may wish to consider palladium for your wedding band. Palladium is a naturally white metal that currently costs much less than white gold. While platinum is the premium metal for jewelry, palladium is a strong choice if platinum is not an option.

Should the relative price point of a tungsten wedding band be attractive, then why not consider Argentium Sterling Silver? Argentium Sterling Silver is easy to care for and does not tarnish easily. It is an attractive – if not somewhat new – option for your wedding band when looking for something that costs even less than palladium, but might be priced similar to the tungsten wedding bands seen on many popular websites (starting at $149.00). Spending a little more now is definitely beneficial over the long haul.

Need more help with choosing the right metal for your wedding band? Download our free PDF brochure – “Choosing the Right Metal for Your Bridal Jewelry.”


Platinum engagement ring in Glamour.

The December 2009 edition of Glamour highlighted Novell’s new platinum engagement ring style E2485-LC (pictured with a 3mm platinum wedding band). This design is part of Novell’s upcoming line of new platinum bridal jewelry, and has also been featured in JQ, LA Times, In Style and on PreciousPlatinum.com.

Platinum engagement ring as featured in Glamour magazine.

Platinum engagement ring as featured in Glamour magazine.


New platinum engagement rings and ladies wedding bands.

Novell is proud to preview selections from our upcoming bridal line. These featured engagement rings and ladies’ wedding bands are pictured in all platinum, but can also be specially created in palladium or gold as well. And like all Novell wedding band products, all styles in the new bridal collection are Made in America. Individual images with product details will soon be added to Novell’s consumer wedding band website and also to our retailer business-to-business section for 24 hour pricing availability and online ordering. Stay tuned!

Coming soon from Novell - new engagement rings and ladies' wedding bands.

Coming soon from Novell - new engagement rings and ladies' wedding bands.


Novell wedding bands presents The Jewelry Book.

Novell Design Studio, an American wedding band manufacturer that specializes in wedding band customization, is proud to present the latest digital edition of The Jewelry Book. Both consumers and retailers can learn about a wide variety of jewelry designers and manufacturers that are either well established within or relatively new to the jewelry industry. The Jewelry Book also includes interesting articles about such topics as why platinum is a top seller for bridal jewelry, and the new “Jewelry Made in America” initiative.

Enjoy the digital edition of The Jewelry Book. Readers can also download a PDF version to print out images, articles and other information that may be helpful when shopping for jewelry.

Read the digital version of The Jewelry Book, or download a PDF version.

Read the digital version of The Jewelry Book, or download a PDF version.


Choosing the right metal for your wedding band or wedding ring.

Today, there is a lot of confusing information about the metals that are commonly used for wedding bands and wedding rings – platinum, palladium, gold, tungsten and titanium. For this reason, Novell created a special PDF brochure and accompanying video (see below).

Choosing the Right Metal for Your Bridal Jewelry is designed to help the average consumer decide which metal will be the best choice for their wedding or engagement ring, as these rings are not only a symbol of love and celebration, but can also be assets to be treasured in the years ahead. This video’s soundtrack features “Center of My Heart,” a selection from composer Paul Schwartz’s latest album – State of Grace III. From modern pulsing rhythmic tracks to small acoustic ensembles and broadly orchestrated numbers, State of Grace III features a wide range of musical styles to mirror Novell’s ample array of wedding ring styles.

Almost all Novell wedding rings can be specially created wider, narrower, and in platinum, palladium or gold. Visit www.novelldesignstudio.com for more information.


New video shows wedding band customization.

Novell Design Studio, an American wedding band and bridal jewelry manufacturer with over 22 years in the jewelry industry, is proud to announce the launch of its latest online video brochure. This brand new video illustrates Novell’s unique customization capabilities with several wedding band morphing segments which are set to original music. Any average consumer looking to purchase a wedding band can learn about what makes Novell different from nearly all other manufacturers; the ability to make almost all of their wedding band designs wider, narrower, in different metals (platinum, palladium or gold), with different finishes, and much more. Why settle for ordinary, when only the best American-made wedding bands and bridal jewelry should do?


Brand New Wedding Band Blog Hits 145th Post.

This article was originally featured on TransWorldNews.com:

American wedding band manufacturer uses a blogging platform to increase outreach to potential consumers.

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

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

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

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


Brand new engagement ring featured in LA Times.

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

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

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

View more details about the featured platinum engagement ring.

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

New platinum engagement ring makes its debut in LA Times. Platinum lasts a lifetime.

New platinum engagement ring makes its debut in LA Times. Platinum lasts a lifetime.

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


Platinum wedding bands featured in Allure.

Back in June 2009, Allure magazine featured Novell platinum wedding band styles NQP157-6GPCX and P1800-4LC. These rings were given away to four sets of engaged couples for  Platinum Guild’s 2009 Platinum Proposal Contest.

Engraved platinum wedding bands featured in Allure Magazine.

Engraved platinum wedding bands featured in Allure Magazine.


MJSA features promotion of a new wedding song.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


New wedding bands added to Novell’s website.

Novell has recently added eleven new wedding band images to NovellDesignStudio.com:

Learn more about Argentium Sterling Silver.

View all wedding rings in Novell’s Max Squared Collection.

For pricing and manufacturing inquiries, please contact an authorized Novell retailer in your area. And keep up to date with everything that’s new from Novell by visiting the Novell News section on NovellDesignStudio.com.


Online news resource highlights Novell wedding bands.

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

Read about Novell wedding bands on Trans World News.


Brides features Novell platinum wedding bands.

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

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

Engraved platinum wedding bands as featured in Brides magazine.

Engraved platinum wedding bands as featured in Brides magazine.

Download a PDF of this platinum wedding band feature.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


New platinum engagement ring debuts in JQ.

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

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

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

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

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

Download this platinum engagement ring article.