Top Picks & Stacking Tricks: Beverley K

 

 

Want bands that add something different to your look? Like the multiple band, stacked look? This is the blog for you. We present to you our Beverley K Top Picks & Stacking Tricks…

One of our favorite vintage inspired lines of engagement and wedding bands, Beverley K, will be making a big appearance at this Saturday’s bridal party. Our staff is in love with the collection because there is nothing else quite like it within the industry. A graceful femininity embraces the entire collection; from lacy, vintage filigree to elegant, modern design, Beverley K offers a variety of rich textures and finishes. This collection has something fitting for everyone’s personal style.

Whether you are looking to add some jazz to your engagement ring, start a stack for a different finger or on the right hand, or mix a variety of metals for an everyday look – this is the designer for you! We love to incorporate Beverley K to add a little mixed metal look when framing the engagement ring or stacking on the right hand. Nearly every band comes in white, yellow, rose gold and platinum, and some come with fun colorful stones. Interested to know what some of our favorite looks are? Check out some of the staff pics below:

 

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Sales Associate, Kathy Giles loves the center, alternating size circle band because its simple but elegant and very unique!

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Sales Associate, Mary Leppert loves both of these modern stacks with diamonds and blue sapphires.

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Marketing Director, Lauren Bauer loves the dainty yellow gold stack because it mixes art deco with a more modern look.

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Head Buyer, Dana Friedman loves all of the mixed metal stacked looks, especially with rose gold accents. The criss cross band looks fabulous framed by the other rose gold bands in this stack! Dana loves to wear a stack of four or more styles next to her ring.

Remember to stop into G. Thrapp Jewelers THIS Saturday, April 19th from 11-3 to enjoy our bridal party and collections like Beverley K.

For more details about our Bridal Party, visit gthrapp.com/bridal.

What’s an Ear Cuff?

 

We’ve all heard of earrings and cuffs, but what in the world is an ear cuff? An ear cuff is best described as an earring that travels up or down the curve of the ear, and one thing is for sure… it’s a trend. It’s clear that the ear cuff trend is here to stay –  we’re seeing ear cuffs all over the red carpet this year on celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Watson, Sienna Miller, Demi Lovato, Vanessa Hudgens, Victoria Justice, Jessica Alba and Jennifer Connelly. Ear cuffs have been featured in magazines like Lucky, Glamour, Vogue and Cosmopolitan.

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It wasn’t long ago that we saw ear cuffs popping up on the runway and it’s clear that they are much more than a fad. “What’s the difference between a fad and a trend though?” you say.  Trends take a long time to burn out and they impact several different industries, whereas fads are here today and gone tomorrow and typically only affect a single industry. Clients have been coming into G. Thrapp Jewelers asking if we can show them a few styles for galas, black tie events and other occasions. Ear cuffs encompass many of this year’s jewelry trends: bigger and bolder looks, more colorful and exotic color combinations, as well as vintage and geometric looks.

Ear cuffs come in all shapes and sizes depending on what kind of look you are going for, they can be dainty or statement pieces. The best part is, they don’t all require pierced ears and they’re the perfect way to spice up your outfit for an upcoming cocktail party. Here are a few of the  most popular looks…

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Since G. Thrapp Jewelers is always on the cusp (or cuff haha) of new trends, we HAD TO purchase at least one pair of ear cuffs during the Smart Show in Chicago. The pair we purchased were designed by Meira T, one of the designers we already feature at G. Thrapp Jewelers, and we are in LOVE with them. Take a look at our new ear cuffs Dana is modeling below:

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Nina Nguyen’s Golden Beginning & Bright Future

 
One of our favorite parts about the Smart Show this weekend was talking with Nina Nguyen and ordering pieces of her newest jewelry. Nina’s world travels and life experiences inspire her creation of intricate, colorful, and artistic jewelry. Read below for more information on a truly inspiring designer, and check out some of the incredible pieces you can find at G. Thrapp Jewelers, just in time for Spring and Summer!Nina Nguyen Jewelry | Jewelry Stores IndianapolisNina used to help her mother trade gold in her hometown of Pleiku, Vietnam. On Sunday, her mother would set up her little table, and workers from the nearby river who’d panned for gold would line up to sell my mother their gold. Nina’s uncle used to make the beautiful sparkly gold dust into rings. As a girl growing up in war-torn Vietnam, Nina loved to help him with this process in his jewelry casting foundry. It was her job to bike to the market to deliver the gold. The gold rings were fastened on a chain for her to easily disguise under her clothes. This was to evade the communists’ eyes and ears on her parents. Being able to work closely with her family is a major part of her designing process.

After relocating to the United States, Nina continued to design jewelry as a hobby, using stones that are unique, mineral and fossilized, and can’t traditionally be found in jewelry stores. Lately, she’s incorporated stones such as druzy and geodes in her pieces. Now, she has a very successful line of jewelry that has been featured in magazines and jewelry stores all over the world. Not to mention, her jewelry has debuted on famous artists such as Miranda Lambert! Each of her pieces is designed in her Colorado studio and then handcrafted by artisans in Nina Nguyen Designs’ very own Women’s Co-Operative. The women employed at the Co-Op are given professional training, higher-than-average wages, full benefits, as well as education for their children. Nina holds the same high standards for their work conditions as she does for the beauty and quality of her products. Nina remarks,”I think all products should be made in a manner that benefits everyone involved. People should always be concerned with where the things they purchase come from, who made them, where the materials are from, and what will become of it when its life is over.”

Want to hear more about her story and inspiration? View her bio for more information.

 

Here are a few of the pieces we purchased from Nina at the Smart Show in Chicago!

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Visit G. Thrapp Jewelers to see more of Nina’s collection or browse her page on our website gthrapp.com/. Please call Lauren at 317-255-5555 if you have any questions about pieces mentioned in this blog.

Michele, just in time for Spring!

 
We received a variety of new watches from Michele today! Stop into G. Thrapp Jewelers, jewelry store Indianapolis, to see our selection or call Lauren at 317-255-5555 for more information.

 

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Martin Flyer’s Bridal Party Preview

 

 

Since you’ll be browsing the largest selection of Martin Flyer inventory we’ll have in store this year at our Bridal Party on April 19th, we thought you might like to know some information about the brand, and of course, view some photos of their incredible engagement rings.

Martin Flyer opened its doors more than 65 years ago and is one of the most recognizable names in the jewelry industry today. Now based in a 10,000 square foot facility in Manhattan’s diamond district, the family business continues to carry out the Flyer tradition of providing customers with the highest quality products, competitive prices, and first class service.

Martin Flyer’s FlyerFit line was created in 2006. FlyerFit rings seek to eliminate “the dreaded gap” that exists between the engagement ring and the wedding band so the two rings fit together perfectly.

Martin Flyer engagement rings are broken down by five categories: Three Stone, Solitaire, Shared Prong, Micro Pave and Channel in order to simplify the buying process. Pick your favorite! There are images of all five categories below.

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Martin Flyer’s Three Stone Engagement Ring

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Martin Flyer’s Solitaire Engagement Ring

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Martin Flyer’s Shared Prong Engagement Ring

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Martin Flyer’s Micro Pave Engagement Ring

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Martin Flyer’s Channel Engagement Ring

Find these engagement rings and more at G. Thrapp Jewelers. Join us for our Bridal Party on Saturday, April 19th from 11-3 to find a huge selection of engagement rings from designers such as Martin Flyer, Sylvie, and Beverley K. For more information about our bridal party, visit gthrapp.com/bridal.  If you like something we featured in this blog, please call Lauren at 317-255-5555.

Something Blue…

With our Bridal Party coming up on April 19th, it is important to remember your SOMETHING BLUE from the old English rhyme “Something Olde, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, A Sixpence in your Shoe.” Each of these items is meant to bring the bride good luck on her big day, and one of our designers has the perfect blue pieces for your “something blue”. Talk about luck! Since we want to give your beautiful engagement ring the spotlight, we decided not to focus on rings and instead, focus on earrings. Check out our favorite David Yurman blue topaz earrings below:

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Color Classics Drop Earrings with Blue Topaz

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Sculpted Cable Chandelier Earrings with Blue Topaz

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Chatelaine Double Drop Earrings with Black Orchid and Blue Topaz

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Cushion on Point Earrings with Blue Topaz

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Cable Wrap Double-Drop Earrings with Blue Topaz and Diamonds

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Cable Wrap Drop Earrings with Blue Topaz and Diamonds

Find this jewelry and more at G. Thrapp Jewelers! Join us for our David Yurman Trunk Show Thursday May 1st – 3rd  from 10 am to 7pm to find items like these earrings and much more David Yurman jewelry. If you like something you see featured in this blog, call Lauren at 317-255-5555.

What’s Hot Now…

 

From now until our bridal party on April 19th, we are kicking engagement posts into high gear. We are obsessed with everything that is diamond and sparkly, and of course, trendy! G. Thrapp has a variety of colored diamonds, double halo settings, mixed metals, floral detailed, twisted bands and East-West setting engagement rings, all of which were named as The Knot’s “2014 Engagement Ring Trends”. We’ve compiled pictures of rings at G. Thrapp Jewelers that match the trends predicted by The Knot. Which trend do you like the best?

Colorful Diamonds are great for a woman that is really looking to make a unique statement with her engagement ring. G. Thrapp has sold several yellow diamonds and a few pink and blue.

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Double Halo engagement settings are popular because they add a significant amount of sparkle and they make the diamond look even larger.

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Mixed-Metals are really trendy in the jewelry industry so it is no surprise that people are starting to purchase mixed-metal engagement rings. These Beverley K Collection bands come together to make a flawless stacked look. We love these rings because by combining two metals (namely gold and silver) you never have to worry about your ring matching your other jewelry!

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Twisted Bands are a nice way to add a touch of whimsical femininity to an engagement ring, and the soft lines are a great added detail.

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Floral Detailed engagement rings are perfect for the woman that wants to throw the traditional setting to the wind. They are very romantic and typically add a touch of femininity to a vintage style ring. As you can see, they are also VERY unique.

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East-West Settings actually make the diamond appear larger – this is becoming popular for marquise, ovals and emeralds cut diamonds. G. Thrapp Jewelers has custom designed several east-west rings, including the ring pictured below.

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For more engagement ring images, please visit our website www.gthrapp.com. If you’re interested in purchasing an engagement ring in the next few months, please go to www.gthrapp.com/bridal to find more information about our bridal party where we will be giving away a free one carat diamond and more!

It’s for FREE?!

 

It’s here – the moment you’ve all been waiting for, the G. Thrapp Billboard couple is finally engaged!! Since they’ve become such an asset to the G. Thrapp family we decided to throw them a proper engagement party complete with deals and FREE giveaways! To sweeten the deal even more, we invited all of our favorite Indianapolis Wedding vendors! At the bridal party on April 19th,  G. Thrapp is giving away a one carat diamond, a wedding band set and $3,000 toward a custom redesign. In addition to the G. Thrapp giveaways, each of our exclusive wedding vendors have decided to offer their own giveaways! Read more about our vendor’s discounts and raffle prizes below:

 

Bella Bridesmaids

  • Discount: 10% off your Bridal Party order
  • Raffle: $200 to Bella Bridesmaids Indy

M.H. Pomanders

  • Raffle: Satin Sash with Swarovski Crystals

Erin Young Designs 

  • Raffle: Bridal Sash

KM King Smith Events

  • $50 off a one day wedding planning session if you schedule an appointment during the party

Classic Cakes

  • Discount: 10% off your Wedding Cake if you schedule an appointment during the bridal party
  • Raffle: Free Groom’s Cake

Sweet & Savory Catering

  • Discount: Receive a $100 gift certificate if you schedule an appointment during the bridal party
  • Raffle: $100 gift certificate to Sweet & Savory

Do-Tique

  • Discount: 10% off services
  • Raffle: Free month of services

Evan Todd Spa & Salon

  • Free: Chokra Oils
  • Discount: $100 gift certificate is you schedule an appointment during the bridal party
  • Raffle: $150 gift certificate for spa or salon services

Conrad Indianapolis 

  • Raffle: 1 night stay at the Conrad

The Empty Vase:

  • Discount: 10% off your order if you schedule an appointment during the bridal party
  • Raffle: All of the flower arrangements at the bridal party

Allier Beauty 

  • Discounts: 10% off if you schedule an appointment during the bridal party
  • Raffle: 20% off services for an entire wedding party & eyeshadow pallet and lipgloss

Creative Video & Multimedia

  • Discount: book the day of and receive 20% off the entire project
  • Raffle: Free engagement video (interview with bride and groom + footage set to music)

505 Photo Studio

  • Discount: 10% off if you schedule an appointment for either video or photo services & 20% off if you schedule an appointment for both video and photo services

Halcyon Days

  • One set of Pale Pink/Gold Salamander and Plain Hinged bangles
  • One set of Cream/Gold Salamander and Plain Hinged bangles
  • Coral/Gold cufflinks
  • Royal Blue/Palladium cufflinks

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  • Beer Tasting offered at Bridal Party
  • Raffle prize will also be offered.

 

For additional information about the bridal party, please visit our website at www.gthrapp.com/bridal.

 

We LOVE These Jewelry Storage Ideas!

 

Sure, jewelry boxes are okay, but how about something that can brighten up your room or make for more unique jewelry storage. We went next door to Be the Boutique, and gathered any type of stand, bowl or tray we could find. We had so much fun experimenting with these brightly colored pieces. We made sure to list what we used in the making of the jewelry storage display as well as the designer jewelry photographed underneath each image. As you can see, things like mirrors, cake platters, coffee cups, measuring cups and even candle holders can make for surprisingly great jewelry holders! (This could also be a wonderful gift idea!)

Of course, after you visit Be the Boutique at 56th & Illinois for your jewelry storage purchase, be sure to stop G. Thrapp Jewelers and buy some jewelry to fill that storage!

 

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What we used: Mirror, Measuring Cups painted with colorful flowers

Jewelry pictured: bebe&tay bracelets, Michele watch, Konstantino rings, and an Estate bracelet

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What we used: Cake/ Dessert Platters of various sizes (three tiers look great as well!)

Jewelry pictured: bebe&tay bracelets, Michele watch, Konstantino rings, and an Estate bracelet

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What we used: Hot pink cake/dessert stand

Jewelry pictured: John Apel cuff, bebe&tay bracelets, and Konstantino rings

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What we used: Small blue mirror

Jewelry pictured: Michele watch, Estate bracelet, Estate pin, and Konstantino ring

 

 

Radiant Orchid by Doves

 

“Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute said, and it ”inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.” It is no surprise that Doron Paloma, Designer of Dove’s decided to incorporate it into his latest collection.

Dove’s Jewelry collections feature a range of distinct styles from classically elegant to fashion forward. Every piece is designed with detail and carefully handcrafted by Dove’s artisans, using only 18 karat gold and the highest quality diamonds. The result is exceptional beauty with a modern sensibility, creating jewelry that is timeless, stylish and wearable. Channel warm weather and Spring through your jewelry by adding a pop of purple to your wardrobe.

Find more radiant orchid inspiration on G. Thrapp Jewelers’ Pinterest board: http://www.pinterest.com/gthrapp/pantone-2014-radiant-orchid/

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