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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“Wearable, Luxurious, and Beautiful”- Ron Hami

 

 

Ron Hami is known for his signature orighami design that closely resembles a honeycomb-type shape – it is present in nearly all of his pieces. His goal is to create pieces that are “wearable, luxurious, and beautiful.” Not only has Ron Hami has been featured in fashion magazines such as Harpers Bazaar, InStyle, Marie Claire, and W, but his designs have been adorned by many celebrities over the years.

At G. Thrapp Jewelers, we carry both the Ron Hami fashion line and bridal line. The combination of colored stones with the traditional honeycomb look is breathtaking. We love his bridal line because his unique, bold fashion style completely transforms what could be a very traditional engagement ring into an beautifully detailed piece unlike anything else on the market.

To see more of his fashion and bridal jewelry lines, stop by G. Thrapp Jewelers or browse our Ron Hami board on Pinterest. Here are a few of our favorite fashion pieces by Ron Hami:

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Upgrade Your Look with Halcyon Days

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Is a watch part of your daily wardrobe? How about a favorite bracelet? If so, you’ll love the look a classic Halcyon Days bangle introduces into the mix. The Halcyon Days high quality, hand-decorated enamel bangles are a top seller at G. Thrapp Jewelers. They are the perfect addition to any bracelet stack because they come in a plethora of sizes, colors and designs. These timeless pieces are well priced (ranging from $135-$300) and loved by women of all ages. Stop into G. Thrapp and pick up a Halcyon Days bangle for Valentine’s Day. We put together a few looks to give you some inspiration as to how you can stack these colorful bracelets into a fashionable, arm party. We love pairing them with Michele watches and a variety of other G. Thrapp designer bracelets. Which look is your favorite?

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5 Reasons To Fill Out a Wish List

If you haven’t filled out your wish list yet, there is still time. We wanted to give you a few reasons why you should put filling out your wish list at the TOP of your priority list.

1. Make things easy for him – he will love not having to shop around and worry about coming up with a great gift idea (And you won’t end up with a washer and dryer). He’s a busy man, and with the help of your wish list, we will have him in and out of G. Thrapp in minutes!

2. You will get EXACTLY what you want. If you want a pair of diamond solitaire earrings, why have him search through our many pairs of hoop earrings, designer earrings, etc. Let us help you get that exact pair you want. If you aren’t sure what to put on your wish list, stop into G. Thrapp and one of our amazing sales associates will help you find some great pieces to add to your list!

3. He will have ideas for future special occasions if you put multiple items on your wish list. That means you’ll get exactly what you want for Valentine’s Day, your upcoming birthday, and anniversary. Not only do you list specific pieces that you love on the Wish List, but you can also include your favorite designers like David Yurman, Samantha Louise and Heather B. Moore. This will help your G. Thrapp sales associate pick out great jewelry that suits your taste for years to come.

4. You will be added to our mailing list so you will receive information about all of our upcoming events, trunk shows, special promotions and sales! Since we know exactly what you want, it will help us segment you in our list, giving you access to promotions we know you will love!

5. Oh yeah…We almost forgot to mention that he’ll get 15% off his purchase! He’ll love saving money just as much as you’ll love what he’s selected for you with the help of your wish list.

 

To help you get ideas of jewelry to put on your wish list, refer to our blog “Add These to Your Wish List”.

 

 

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Behind the Scenes…

 

Yesterday, G. Thrapp hosted our third photo shoot for our “Take A Stand” campaign. The “Take A Stand” advertising campaign is our way of showcasing philanthropic organizations throughout our community that are doing their part to make Indianapolis a better, more “radiant” place to live. G. Thrapp was built upon the premise of being civically minded, and for 30 years, we have always done our part to help out in the community whether it is with donations, attending the events, etc. We are honored to be able to lend our advertising space in both Indianapolis Monthly and Sophisticated Living to these worthy organizations in hopes that it will raise awareness about their cause and G. Thrapp’s love for our Indianapolis community. In 2013, we donated over $150,000 to local organizations including the organizations featured in our “Take A Stand” campaign.

The employees at G. Thrapp help select the philanthropic organizations we partner with and highlight each month. Yesterday’s photo shoot included Jessica Benson Cox, Board member of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and co-chair of the upcoming Promise Gala hosted by JDRF. During our chat with Jessica, she said, “as a new mother, I stress about little things like clipping my baby’s nails and I couldn’t imagine having to give my child a shot every day.” Jessica spoke passionately about how she personally is striving for a cure for Juvenile Diabetes and a world where mothers don’t have to give their children anymore shots. Find Jessica’s picture and information about JDRF’s Promise Gala in the March/April issue of Sophisticated Living and the April issue of Indianapolis Monthly!

The Indianapolis 500 Festival Queen, Allison Jacob, was also at G. Thrapp today for the photo shoot. Allison is one of 33 collegiate women that were selected to serve as ambassadors for the 500 Festival, raising awareness about all of the activities tied to the Festival throughout the month of May. Allison looked fabulous wearing the Queen’s crown which was custom-designed and hand fabricated by G. Thrapp’s Design Studio. G. Thrapp is extremely honored to be able to work with the princesses year after year as the official jeweler of the 500 Festival Princess Program. Look for Allison’s debut in Indianapolis Monthly during the month of May!

We would like to thank Do-tique and Krystal Goodwine of Allier Beauty for doing an extraordinary job on Jessica and Allison’s hair and makeup! We hope our models enjoyed their day of pampering as much as we enjoyed spreading the word about their respective organizations. Here is a sneak peak of the amazing photos:

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Add these to your Wish List…

 

G. Thrapp Jewelers is making shopping extremely easy for your significant other this year. We have an online “Valentine’s Day Wish List” that you can fill out telling us what your heart desires as far as jewelry. When you submit it, we give it to your significant other with a 15% discount! But before you fill it out, we wanted to introduce you to our top Valentine’s Day gift picks in hopes that you’ll include them on your wish list! Enjoy!

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The idea of estate jewelry is romantic in itself – it’s a tiny piece of history that you get to share with someone who lived long before your time. G. Thrapp Jewelers is home to one of the best Estate collections in the Midwest – and the best part is that most of the pieces have been collected from Indianapolis families (as opposed to a trade show). These pieces are one-of-a-kind items encompassing many different time periods. Our Estate case boasts jewelry from the best design houses in the industry such as Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels and Cartier. Over the years G. Thrapp has sold a variety of Art Deco rings and bracelets, English crystals, Edwardian pins and broaches and Victorian cuff bracelets. Our case is full of unique pendants, broaches, line bracelets and rings.

We have found that pieces from this collection are perfect for the fashion forward woman who has everything. We say that because all the pieces are one-of-a-kind. Women who draw inspiration from different eras are likely to fall in love with our extensive collection of estate jewelry.

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Cynthia Ann Hearts

G. Thrapp Jewelers is Cynthia Ann’s number one account in the nation. Last November, we hosted a Cynthia Ann trunk show, and her revitalized vintage heart padlock collection was a best seller. Cynthia Ann introduced the hearts into her collection to bring forward and incorporate a touch of history (as seen in the religious medals). Originally the Antique English padlocks were worn on a bracelet and given to a loved one as a symbol of affection. Before going off to war, gentlemen would leave the bracelet locked around his loved one’s wrist and he would hold the key until his return. The heart shaped padlock was fashionable in the Victorian and Edwardian periods and Cynthia Ann has embellished the locks to bring them into today’s fashionable standards.

The locks are a perfect, one-of-a-kind gift for women of all ages. They are more than religious metals; they are also a fashion statement and a token of love. These pieces are great to layer and you can always add on a new charm to your favorite piece! Our buyer, Dana Friedman, wears her heart padlock on a short chain, and wears her Cynthia Ann religious medal on a longer chain. If you desire a complete look or already have a medal and a heart padlock, Cynthia Ann also has lovely medals, earrings, and bracelets that we adore!

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 Samantha Louise Earrings

If you’re an avid fan of G. Thrapp Jewelers, you will notice that Samantha Louise practically ALWAYS makes it onto our top gift picks. We love Samantha Louise Jewelry because she’s an Indianapolis native designer, and her collection includes pieces that are great for women of all ages. Sales associate, Mary Leppert said, “Sometimes it can be difficult to find colored stud earrings, but Samantha Louise earrings have an elegant, fresh design that incorporate colors in a way that is unlike anything else in the industry.”

G. Thrapp Jewelers carries a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colors but one thing is true of all of them – they are all simple, elegant and very wearable. Perfect for the woman who believes that “simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.”

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Bebe&Tay

Unique to G. Thrapp, Bebe & Tay is a distinctive jewelry line created by owner, Gary Thrapp’s wife, Barbi. Since most stones are unique, no two pieces are alike. Her signature line includes healing bracelets using natural stones and charms, featuring trees of life and other religious symbols. Her pieces are trendy and well-priced for those that yearn for the latest jewelry styles, but can’t afford to spend well into the hundreds.

Bebe&Tay’s blush pink pearl bracelets with a pave heart diamond truly embody the spirit of Valentine’s Day. Many wearers of her bracelets like to create a stacked look featuring her creations.

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“This collection is not about impulse jewelry; it’s about documenting all that’s important in your life and remembering what shaped you. I am so honored to have the opportunity to make heirloom pieces. And just how all treasured things are passed down through families, this is how your story will be told.” – Heather B. Moore

Whether you are purchasing jewelry for someone young or old, a mother, sister, or daughter, these pieces are great for all ages. Marketing Director, Lauren Bauer, says, “You can truly make a Heather B. Moore necklace your own. I am pretty simple when it comes to jewelry so I chose a short chain with an initial charm, a stone, and a diamond to fit my current taste. In the future, I’ll most likely want to add charms to represent those memories just like Heather B. Moore envisioned.” Like Lauren said, one of the best parts about buying a piece of Heather B. Moore’s charm collection is that you can keep adding on to it, year after year.

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Now that you have heard all about our favorite jewelry pieces for Valentine’s Day, you can go fill out your very own Wish List!

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For the Whimsical Woman…

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It is no surprise that Megan Thorne has been featured in Vogue, Brides and Lucky. Her creations are instantly recognizable because they combine whimsical, antique and contemporary design into a truly unique piece. Because of the intimate size of the operation, Thorne touches every piece and she enjoys connecting with every couple as their personal stories shape the design of their rings. It is this intimacy with her craft and materials that brings forth the integrity of every piece.

Her bridal collection is perfect for women who have an appreciation for art and intricacy. She is not afraid to go against the grain and break the rules of the “traditional” engagement rings. The wearer of a Megan Thorne ring wants something that is uniquely her own.

Sales associate, Julie Wilson said, “Women are really drawn to Megan Thorne, they love her pieces and they tend to come back looking to add to their collection. Most of the pieces we sell at G. Thrapp are yellow or rose gold.”

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Sales Associate, Michelle Farmer loves Megan Thorne’s designs because they are so incredibly unique. Her favorite ring is the emerald cut, picture frame ring because of its feminine, unique setting. It doesn’t look like anything else in the market.

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Sales Associate and Watch Specialist, Joshua Shanafelt said, “I love the style of Megan Thorne’s engagement collection. Surprisingly enough, a few of my clients have reset their original diamond into a Megan Thorne ring and worn it as a right hand ring. They usually will then purchase a larger carat weight diamond for their original engagement ring.”

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To see more Megan Thorne pieces, view her engagement ring and wedding band collections online, or stop into G. Thrapp Jewelers at 56th & Illinois!

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Designer Jewelry that Doesn’t Break the Bank

What comes to mind when you hear the word “designer”? High quality? Trendy? A certain brand name? Probably so. But perhaps the word people most associate the word designer with is the word “expensive”. That nine letter word has the power to deter shoppers from both shopping at G. Thrapp Jewelers and shopping for designer jewelry in general. But what some shoppers don’t realize is some of our designer collections at G. Thrapp Jewelers are extremely well priced despite the high quality materials and designer label attached.

Since we are getting down to the holiday “crunch time”, we wanted to share a few of our favorite designer collections with pieces that fall under $200. Since we stand by the quality of all of our jewelry, regardless of price, I will detail the materials used in the pieces as well as some additional facts about why it’s a remarkable choice for a Christmas gift.

Leather Wrap Bracelets

Our handmade bracelets made from reindeer leather and pewter with antler details have been a hit this Christmas. A portion of this craze derived from the bracelets’ debut in Indianapolis Monthly’s “Wanted” section this Fall/Winter season. We love them because of their wear ability and versatility. They look fabulous stacked with a large combination of other bracelet styles. Whether it’s a Michele watch and some David Yurman bracelets or some costume jewelry you’ve collected over the years, this bracelet will add style to any stacked, arm party look.

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Halcyon Days

Halcyon Days bangles are designed to fit together seamlessly. The bangles come in a wide range of colors and stylish designs. Shoppers can choose between classics in black and decorated in gold or trendy fashion statements for the season. Halcyon Days bangles are simply the perfect accessories for any occasion, day or night. Wear them as a single item or stacked and mixed for maximum impact. The bangles are available in the 4cm statement cuff and the 2cm bangle at G. Thrapp Jewelers. We always have lots of colors and styles to choose from!

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 Bebe & Tay

The last designer we are featuring is one of our absolute favorites- Bebe & Tay. Created by Gary Thrapp’s wife Barbi “Bebe” and their granddaughter, Taylor “Tay”, the pieces are especially meaningful. Barbi uses natural stones as you can see in the pictures below. We suggest this jewelry line for gifts because each piece is unique and very popular among all age groups. Her bracelets have been one of our best sellers this holiday season. Aside from her wide array of bracelets, Barbi also has necklaces and earrings that fall under $200!

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Hopefully the myth that “ALL designer jewelry is too expensive” has been debunked after viewing this blog post. When it comes to designer jewelry, G. Thrapp Jewelers has something to satisfy every price point. Stop by G. Thrapp Jewelers today to browse these designer collections and more!

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Get to know Dana Friedman…

Dana Friedman is a jewelry industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience within the industry. During college Dana started working part time at a jewelry store on the north side of Indianapolis. After a couple years working part time Dana made the decision to make jewelry her career. In 1999 Dana started working at G. Thrapp Jewelers and the rest is history. Her passion has always been sales, networking, buying, and merchandising.
To find out more about Dana read the Q&A below!

Q: What is your favorite designer jewelry line at G. Thrapp?
A: John Apel, specifically his cuffs.

Q: Name two essential pieces of jewelry to every wardrobe.
A: Diamond studs and a statement cuff, like those designed by John Apel

Q: What is your go to necklace?
A: David Yurman Logo Chain

Q:If you could have any piece of jewelry in the store what would you choose?
A: One-of-a-kind Cynthia Ann medal with a diamond bezel.

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