Love and Loren team to give sweet and shiny surprises to customers; a holiday giveaway to remember

12/01/2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Sharon Arnold, Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold Marketing and PR, 239-275-5758, sarnold@gravinasmith.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Dec. 1, 2010) – It’s hard to imagine that boxes of Norman Love Confections could get any sweeter but they will during the month of December when Norman Love and Mark Loren partner for the second annual 12 Gems of Christmas giveaway.

Through Dec. 24, customers of Norman Love Confections could discover a piece of Mark Loren Designs’ jewelry worth $300 to $3,500, or a NLC gift certificate hidden in a box of chocolates. Chocolate certificates are in the quantities of $25, $50 or $100.

“It’s such a pleasure partnering with my friend, business associate and fellow artisan, Mark Loren,” said Love. “It’s our hope to make the holidays merrier and brighter for the lucky recipients.”

The jewels and gift certificates will be placed in Love’s signature boxes throughout the Chocolate Salon through Christmas Eve. Prices range from $13 for a 5-piece box to $95 for a 50-piece box.

Customers purchasing or receiving Love’s signature chocolates may find one of the following creations from Loren:

  • 14k diamond and blue sapphire star pendant with chain
  • Platinum 18k gent’s ring with .55cts diamonds
  • 14k gold ring channel-set with 1.65ct sapphire
  • 18k .30cttw diamond and South Seas pearl earrings
  • 14k gold hoop earrings set with .55cts diamonds
  • 14k turquoise and Mabe pearl earrings
  • Sterling silver and 14k 2.70cttw PS garnet earrings
  • 14k gold cross set with .75cts diamonds and chain
  • 14k gold pendant set with pink Druzy and moonstone
  • 18k gold star pendant set with .55cts diamonds with chain
  • Carved Burmese black jade bangle
  • Freshwater white pearl bracelet

“I really enjoy working with Norman to hide my gems in his famous green signature boxes,” added Loren. “We take great pleasure in giving back to the community. How exciting it would be to give or better yet receive a box of Norman Love Confections with an extra-special holiday surprise!”

Jeweler Mark Loren has been offering custom designed jewelry, repairs and recreations of sentimental heirlooms for 25 years in Southwest Florida. Mark Loren Designs has consistently earned him high praise by leaders in the jewelry industry. Loren was named one of 39 of the world’s top jewelry artists in the recently published book, Gemstones Masters: Major Works by Leading Artists. The artists in this juried collection were selected by jewelry curator, designer and president of the American Jewelry Design Council, Alan Revere.

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His other recognitions include the International Spectrum Design awards, bestowed by the American Gem Trade Association and are considered the Oscars of the jewelry-design industry. Loren and his design team have won several over the years for “outstanding jewelry design incorporated colored gemstones.” They have also taken home two Platinum Honors prizes and won the International Pearl Design contest. Examples of his work can be found online at www.marklorendesigns.com.

Love’s handmade chocolates have been lauded numerous times by a leading consumer ratings magazine, which repeatedly names them among the nation’s best. Most recently, Love was honored as a Top 10 Chocolatier in North America and was featured in the December 2009 issue of Dessert Professional Magazine.

Founded in 2001 by Norman and Mary Love, Norman Love Confections creates and distributes ultra-premium, handcrafted artisanal chocolates. Based in Fort Myers, the corporate headquarters encompasses both production and retail operations. The Chocolate Salon is a stylish retail shop with an intimate ambience in which customers may purchase chocolates or linger over house-made pastries, gourmet coffees, lattes and smoothies.

For more information or to place an order, call 239-561-7215, toll free 866-515-2121, or visit www.normanloveconfections.com. The Chocolate Salon is located at 11380 Lindbergh Boulevard, east of I-75, off Daniels Parkway in Fort Myers, and is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.