New Trend: Lockets

A new trend has made its way into the fashion jewelry scene; Lockets are making a come-back. We are not simply referring to antique lockets, the lockets that hold momentos pictures of loved ones; we are also referring to some popular designer jewelry necklaces that have all of the locket “characteristics” (i.e a hidden compartment that holds special memories or meaning). A Wall Street Journal article on this subject remarks that in a world of no secrets due to things like social media, these lockets are special because they carry special meaning only known to the wearer (Quick 2014).
At G. Thrapp Jewelers, we have a variety of locket-esque jewelry derived from both our Estate collection and our designer jewelry cases.




14KY C1909 Oval Engraved Locket from G. Thrapp Jewelers’ Estate Case $1,675



14KY Oval Locket with Center Pearl 9.87 DWT from G. Thrapp Jewelers’ Estate Case $1800




Although this necklace is actually a designer piece, it holds a certain “old world” charm that is a perfect for a lover of Estate pieces.
14K Gold Filled Medium Locket 18 Inch 14kt Chain with White Quartz Pendant Necklace by Just Jules $915




Designer Cynthia Ann’s newest collection revolves around the “locket” concept. Each of her new pieces has a compartment either in the front or back of the pendant which opens to unveil a cross or another religious symbol. These lockets have been a popular sequel to her line of antique crosses and ancient and olds metals.
Rhodium Plated Silver/14KY 0.71CTW Zircon 0.33CTW Diamonds Queenston Butterfly Pendant $4750 with Baby Rolo Chain by Cynthia Ann $500



New to G. Thrapp Jewelers is a designer jewelry collection by the name of S&R Designs. Their “perfume” bottles come complete with a screw-off top which comes off of the base of the bottle. Connected to the top is a small bar which can be engraved paper writings with the wearer’s name, birth date, or other special dates, names or symbols.
18KY/ Sterling Silver/Blck Small Square Bottle with Diamond Bail at0.15ct/t@20.00 Pendant $1800 with 18 Inch Wheat Chain $280

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

Quick, Harriet (2014, Dec 5) “Lockets: Jewelry That Keeps A Secret” The Wall Street Journal. 2014, Dec 19.

Our Picks for “Gifts Under $500”

Looking for luxury without the luxury price tag? Want all the blink without spending all of those hard-earned “bucks”? G. Thrapp Jewelers has approximately 10 designer collections that boast a variety of items at a reasonable price point. Our staff members have each selected two gift ideas from those collections that fall below the $500 mark.

Whitney’s Picks:
“The tourmaline chain is perfect for everyday wear because it features a variety of colors in one piece. I, personally, love the gold accents too!” -Whitney
Nina Nguyen Spectrum Gold Necklace with Tourmaline $295

Michele Rose Gold Tahitian Jelly Bean Watch $395

Mary’s Picks:
Samantha Louise Yellow Gold Halo Studs $440

“This bracelet is by far one of our best sellers- We can’t keep enough in stock. I love how well it stacks with other bracelets.” -Mary
David Yurman Oval Chain Link Bracelet $295

Ida’s Picks:
David Yurman Hampton Ring $450

“Tiffany and I both love these necklaces. So dainty and feminine. Perfect for everyday wear!”-Ida
Dana Rebecca White Gold and Yellow Gold Bar Necklaces (White Gold $220, Yellow Gold $250)

Tiffany’s Pick:
“What could be better than a necklace that can be transformed into a bracelet!” -Tiffany
Nina Nguyen Grace Chain in Emerald $245

Dana’s Picks:
“The Edgy bracelets are unlike anything in the market- amazing present for ecclectic jewelry lovers and anyone that wants a unique piece to add to their bracelet stack”-Dana
Edgy Python Mykonos Blue Leather Bracelet ($62) with Silver Crystal Pave Oval ($196)

Bebe&Tay Labradorite Necklace with Vermeil Spacers $395

Julie’s Picks:
“Lauren & Gracia is one of our newest designer collections. I love the look of the silver mixed with the black leather. It’s a great gift at an amazing price point.” -Julie
Lauren & Gracia Black Leather Sterling Silver Bracelet $445

Thin Pink Reindeer Leather Braided Wrap Bracelet $100

Lauren’s Picks:
Halcyon Days Black and Gold Agama Bangle $165

“I love how you can wear this piece several different ways- you can wrap it around twice or even three times. My favorite thing about this chain though would have to be that you can add an enhancer or pendant to it and completely transform the look.” -Lauren
David Yurman Beaded 60 Inch Chain Necklace $450

To inquire about jewelry in this blog, please contact Lauren at (317)255-5555 or

Holiday Hours Begin

Plan your holiday shopping for your loved ones. We have now posted our Holiday Hours for 2014.

Cynthia Ann Trunk Show

Be styled by Designer Cynthia Ann in her latest collection, and hear the stories behind each of her medals.

Friday, November 20th and Saturday, November 21st: 10AM – 7PM

David Yurman Trunk Show

David Yurman invites you to a David Yurman Charity Event benefiting the Art Therapy Program at Riley Hospital for Children.

Preview a special collection of the latest David Yurman designs.

Friday November 7th 10am – 7pm
Hors D’oeuvres & Cocktails

RSVP to 317-255-5555 or

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 free grammar checker 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:

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

Source: Anderson, K. (2014, January 1). Shopping for an engagement ring? This year’s most in-demand styles are… Retrieved from

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 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

Trunk Show

On October 16th & 17th, join G. Thrapp Jewelers for a trunk show featuring new jewelry collections from Samantha Louise, Heather B. Moore and Lauren K.  A representative will be present from each of the designer collections to help with styling clients.

The Heather B. Moore collection will only be in store on the 16th, but the other two collections will be available for purchase all day, both days.

Please call (317)255-5555 with questions or if you would like to RSVP.

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.