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:
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“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

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Michele Rose Gold Tahitian Jelly Bean Watch $395

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

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“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:
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David Yurman Hampton Ring $450

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“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:
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“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:
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“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)

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Bebe&Tay Labradorite Necklace with Vermeil Spacers $395

Julie’s Picks:
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“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

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Thin Pink Reindeer Leather Braided Wrap Bracelet $100

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

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“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 lbauer@gthrapp.com.

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Holiday Hours Begin

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

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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 events@gthrapp.com

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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

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.

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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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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

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Bebe&Tay Pearl Necklace

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 Konstantino Pearl Necklace

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 Yvel Pearl Necklace

 

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Colored Gemstones

Our David Yurman Trunk show is right around the corner, so we thought we would share some of our favorite colored gemstone pieces with you. We love these pieces because they embody the iconic cable look with an added flair. Even if you don’t wear a lot of color in your wardrobe, these gemstones are just enough to brighten your look without being too flashy. David Yurman is the perfect gift for Graduation and Mother’s Day, so give her one of these gems…

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Stop into G. Thrapp Jewelers to see our huge collection of David Yurman, or come to our Trunk Show May 1st -May 3rd to preview a new selection of pieces straight from New York.

For more information call, Lauren Bauer at (317)255-5555. To RSVP, email events@gthrapp.com.

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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.

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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!

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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

 

 

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