Would You Wear An “Alternative” Engagement Ring?

Most of you are probably thinking, “What is an alternative engagement ring?” Those of us in the business used to say anything worn on the ring finger of one’s left hand that doesn’t involve a standard diamond (regardless of shape) set in a platinum, white gold, or yellow gold mounting. In the jeweler’s dictionary, “alternative’s” antonym would be the classic solitaire engagement ring.

Today, we are seeing more and more bridal couples favoring styles that are unique and different from the classics or more simply stated, alternative. At G. Thrapp Jewelers, bridal clients are flocking to the Megan Thorne bridal case and the Estate case in an attempt to find a one-of-a-kind piece (or at least with Megan Thorne something that sets them apart). Clients are selecting unique, more vintage settings and even checking out options featuring colored stones. These trends aren’t just occurring at G. Thrapp Jewelers, either. According to a Today article, many engagement ring shoppers are selecting anything from rough or colored diamonds to other gemstones such as morganite or pink tourmaline (Anderson, 2014).

What we’re wondering is what you think of this trend we’re currently seeing? Would you wear a vintage style engagement ring with unique rose cut diamonds? How about subtracting the center diamond from your engagement ring and swapping it out for another gemstone? Let us know!

Here are some different “alternative” engagement ring styles from G. Thrapp Jewelers’ showcases:

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Emerald and Diamond Ring from G. Thrapp Jewelers’ Estate Case
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Aquamarine Ring with a Diamond Halo
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Megan Thorne Rose Cut Engagement Ring
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Diamond and Sapphire Ring
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Sapphire Ring with Pear Shape Diamonds
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Megan Thorne’s Mosaic Flower Ring with Wedding Band
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Pear Shaped Ruby Ring with Diamonds

To inquire about one of the pieces in this blog, please contact Lauren at (317)255-5555 or at lbauer@gthrapp.com.

Source: Anderson, K. (2014, January 1). Shopping for an engagement ring? This year’s most in-demand styles are… Retrieved from http://www.today.com/style/shopping-engagement-ring-years-most-demand-styles-are-2D79795755

Round Brilliant, Emerald, Oval, Princess and L’Amour…

Most everyone has heard of diamond shapes such as round brilliant, emerald, oval, and princess cuts. But what about the L’Amour diamond? L’Amour is a never-before-seen shape, entirely new to the marketplace. Christopher Designs, one of G. Thrapp Jewelers’ bridal collections, recently introduced the L’Amour diamond, the newest member of the Crisscut family.

With 50 facets and a crystal clear mirrored reflection, the L’Amour diamond is a design masterpiece that makes a powerful and luxurious statement. The sparkle and brilliance of this diamond cut is unparalleled as light continuously bounces off the facets. The diamond is available in a range of sizes and customized styles, and features two straight sides that curve at the top and bottom. With sizing 40 to 50 percent larger than a regular emerald cut diamond, L’Amour is an ideal cut for the woman seeking a bold piece of jewelry that is classic and beautiful.

“L’Amour is such a wonderful addition to my trademark Crisscut stone and I am so thrilled to show it to the world,” said Christopher Slowinski, founder and designer at Christopher Designs. “Our original Crisscut diamond redefined just how brilliant a diamond can be, and I hope L’Amour reflects those same ideals of beauty, innovation and perfection that has become synonymous with Christopher Designs.”

L’Amour made its debut at the Las Vegas jewelry show in May, and has since arrived on the New York and global scene. Christopher Slowinski and his team have hopes that it reaches an audience that appreciates the classic Crisscut look and its unparalleled level of luxury and beauty.


If you are interested in viewing the L’Amour diamond, please contact Lauren at lbauer@gthrapp.com or at (317)255-5555.

New Designer Jewelry: Nanis Silver

Here’s a preview of some of the new Nanis Silver pieces at G. Thrapp Jewelers which have been wildly popular for the month they have been on our shelves. The marcasite and brushed silver combine to create elegant, unique pieces of jewelry. We love the style, affordability and versatility of the Nanis Silver collection. Stay tuned for videos that display the versatility of the Nanis Silver collection!

Sterling Silver Marcasite Pave Ball Plain Ring and Sterling Silver Marcasite Large Pave Oval Ring
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Sterling Silver Marcasite Drop Earring on Post
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Sterling Silver Marcasite Pave Stud Earrings
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Sterling Silver 32″ Marcasite Dangle Necklace
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Sterling Silver 7″ Marcasite Station Bracelet
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Sterling Silver Marcasite Pave Oval Ring and Sterling Silver with 2 Rows of Marcasite Oval Ring
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Sterling Silver Marcasite Pave Ball Drop Earrings
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Sterling Silver Marcasite Oval Link Ring and Sterling Silver Oval Link Ring
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Sterling Silver with One Row of Marcasite Eternity Band, Sterling Silver Brushed Hollow Band, and Sterling Silver Marcasite Pave Eternity Band
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Sterling Silver Marcasite Drop Earrings with Omega Backs
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Sterling Silver 39″ Marcasite Oval Station Necklace
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To inquire about one of the pieces in this blog, please contact Lauren at (317)255-5555 or at lbauer@gthrapp.com.

Trunk Show

Join G. Thrapp Jewelers and the women designers of these lines for a trunk show. A portion of the proceeds will benefit a women’s organization. (The women’s organization is TBD).

October 16-17

Summer Sale July 15-19

G. Thrapp Jewelers will be having their summer sale on July 15th – 19th with discounts up to 60%. Read more about our Summer Sale.

Introducing: Dana Rebecca Designs

At G. Thrapp Jewelers, we pride ourselves on introducing the newest upcoming designer jewelry lines to the Indianapolis market. We set our sights on finding niche lines to assure that we are constantly on the cusp of fashion jewelry trends. With that, we’d like to present to you a designer jewelry line worn- and adored- by the likes of Chrissy Teigen, Mila Kunis, Jennifer Garner, Emma Stone, Jessica Alba, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lopez and more… Dana Rebecca Designs.

Designer Dana Rebecca is inspired by creating jewelry that can be worn everyday rather than only on special occasions. The simple elegance of her pieces reflect her goal perfectly. Indianapolis, prepare to fall in love with our first shipment of Dana Rebecca jewelry. Now available at G. Thrapp Jewelers.

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Dana Rebecca Designs | Jewelry Store Indianapolis

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Dana Rebecca Designs | Jewelry Store Indianapolis

Dana Rebecca Designs | Jewelry Store Indianapolis

Dana Rebecca Designs | Jewelry Store Indianapolis

Dana Rebecca Designs | Jewelry Store Indianapolis

Dana Rebecca Designs | Jewelry Store Indianapolis

Dana Rebecca Designs | Jewelry Store Indianapolis

Dana Rebecca Designs | Jewelry Store Indianapolis

To inquire about a piece shown in this blog, please contact Lauren at (317)255-5555.

New Samantha Louise Jewelry..

We are in love with the new Samantha Louise jewelry! We are particularly fond of her rose gold pieces as rose gold is a current trend according to InStyle magazine. Samantha Louise’s designs are always extremely popular with our clients, and we are confident her new collection will be, too. To inquire about one of the pieces shown in this blog, please call Lauren at (317)255-5555.


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G. Thrapp Jewelers is now hiring an Inventory Controller. Responsibilities consist of all inventory matters as well as all shipping and receiving duties. Jewelry experience is preferred, but not required to apply. The position is full time.

If you are interested in applying for the Inventory Controller position, please email your cover letter, resume, etc. to Tyler Giles at tgiles@gthrapp.com.

Every woman needs a strand of….


You guessed it: Pearls- the birthstone of June and classic, timeless jewelry accessory. Whether dressing for an interview, a formal event, or simply accessorizing your favorite outfit, pearls are a staple jewelry piece. A piece that’s often overlooked, pearls have the power to transform an outfit, and we are HUGE fans of the Old Hollywood glam look.

When envisioning pearl jewelry, most people picture the traditional strand of white pearls worn by icons such as Coco Chanel and Grace Kelly. But the size, shape and color of pearls can vary greatly depending on where the pearl was grown. Below you will see images of both uniform strands (all pearls are approximately the same size and shape) and graduated strands (shape of the pearl will vary). To learn more about pearls, visit the American Gem Society’s website.

We suggest that if you don’t have a set of pearls- earrings, bracelet, necklace, etc.- that you head to the jewelry store nearest you (unless it doesn’t happen to be G. Thrapp Jewelers because who are we kidding.. we want you to shop here). At G. Thrapp Jewelers, there’s no shortage of pearl designer jewelry. Pearls are incorporated into the elaborate collections of Bebe&Tay, Yvel, Konstantino, Mizuki and more.

To inquire about any of the pieces in this blog, please contact Lauren at (317)255-5555.

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Estate Pearl Necklace

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Pearl Necklaces and Pearl Stud Earrings

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Mazza Pearl Bracelet and Earrings


Bebe&Tay Pearl Necklace

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 Bebe&Tay Pearl Necklace

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 Mazza Pearl Necklace

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 Bebe&Tay Pearl Necklace

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 Konstantino Pearl Necklace

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 Yvel Pearl Necklace


Cynthia Ann


At G. Thrapp Jewelers our cases are always full of the best designer jewelry in the industry. But finding the best jewelry requires work… which is why we are currently in Las Vegas. Ha. Rather than spending our time in the casinos or at the pool, we are viewing our current designer’s newest collections of jewelry and searching for new vendors to add to our esteemed designer collections. At G. Thrapp Jewelers we are all about the client, whether we are in our brick and mortar store in Indianapolis or in Las Vegas, which is why we want to take you on our buying journey.


Our first appointment yesterday was with Cynthia Ann Jewels. As many of our clients know, Cynthia Ann is our best-selling designer line, and G. Thrapp Jewelers is Cynthia Ann’s number one retail account in the nation. Her religious medals have been more than a hit in our neighborhood store. This year Cynthia Ann unveiled a new set of religious medals that open up to reveal a religious symbol, and we LOVED them . She also created a line of interchangeable earrings that can be put into different frames or transformed into pendants. Take a look below at some of our favorite pieces. Look for our next blog tomorrow about our meeting with Ron Hami and to see a sneak peak of a NEW designer line at G. Thrapp Jewelers. To follow our adventures on Instagram search #gthrappdoesvegas.