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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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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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 Yvel Pearl Necklace

 

Mother’s Day: Thank Her with David Yurman

It’s not May yet, but Mother’s Day is going to be here before you know it. Thank your mother, wife, daughter, sister, etc. for all that she does with a piece of David Yurman this Mother’s Day.  Whether she is looking for an everyday pendant or more of a bold, statement piece – we have the perfect gift to make her feel special, just as she deserves. To help you choose which piece is best for her, we’ve compiled pictures of the collections that are most popular among mothers at our store- all of which we’ll have fully stocked during our David Yurman Trunk Show this Thursday, Friday and Saturday! Here are a few of our favorite, top sellers:

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

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.

Graduation Gift Ideas

 

Trying to find a special graduation gift for the young woman in your life? David Yurman is the perfect designer to start off her jewelry collection – his pieces are timeless and wearable, making them perfect for an every day look. We have picked some of our most popular styles in an effort to help you select the perfect graduation gift:

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The medium oval link bracelet is the #1 seller at G. Thrapp Jewelers. It is popular among women of all ages and it comes in silver, gold and two-tone. This bracelet looks great paired with a watch and one of the tradition cable classics bracelets.

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David Yurman Bracelets | Graduation Gift Ideas

Bracelets are the go-to accessory this year. Everyone is wearing a stack of bangles, cuffs or wide models with clasps. This bracelet was David Yurman’s very first design in 1983. It’s no surprise that it was an immediate success, and is still one of the world’s most beloved jewelry designs. It comes in a wide variety of sizes and you can finish it off with just about any gemstone.

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Petite Wheaton Ring | Designer Jewelry IndianapolisThe Wheaton collection is another top seller among ladies (18-25) because it offers a little bigger, more modern look than the petite albion. The gemstones are larger but the price point is still very affordable. Both the bracelet and the ring come in a variety of different gemstones so you are sure to find a ring or bracelet that is perfect for your Grad.

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David Yurman Earrings IndianapolisStuds are an ideal to accent minimalist looks, as well as a fave among the younger generations because you can wear them every single day and add a pop of color to your outfit. David Yurman earrings are versatile, wallet friendly and available in many different designs.

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Petite Albion Rings | Designer Jewelry

The petite albion collection is also popular among women 18-25. The pieces are classic and they go with just about everything, you can wear them to work or to a formal event!

Mark your calendar for the David Yurman Trunk Show on May 1st, 2nd and 3rd or visit G. Thrapp Jewelers before or after the event to view our collections in our David Yurman room. Call Lauren Bauer at 317-255-5555 with any questions about the items featured.

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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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.

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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Samantha Louise Tells All

 

In most cases, simply seeing a piece of jewelry doesn’t trigger that irresistible need to have it. In most cases, the desire stems from learning about the piece and the designer who created it. We had the chance to speak with designer and founder of Samantha Louise Jewelry, Samantha Louise Larkins, and receive an insight into what inspires her to create the breathtaking pieces that make up her collection..

GTJ: When did you realize you had a passion for jewelry?

SL: I knew at a young age. My grandmother’s jewelry box was irresistible and I was hooked.  My creative genes guided me into an art degree from the University of San Diego and then on to GIA.  I have loved every moment of my journey in the jewelry industry.

 

 

GTJ: From where do you draw your inspiration? 

SL: I find that each design informs the next.  I am constantly striving to push the limits of what I create by analyzing what I have created in the past. I try to make it better, easier to wear, bolder, or more versatile. I am inspired by color, art, fashion and more than anything, women.  I strive to create work that women love to wear, that can become a part of their identity, history, and memories.

 

 

GTJ: What is your favorite piece you have created?

SL: Oh my gosh that is such a hard one….I have a new favorite every week. This is one that I love and that I will always be proud of… 18K yellow gold, diamonds and moonstone. Truly spectacular in person, the photo hardly does it justice.

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GTJ: Who do you envision wearing your jewelry? What is she like?

SL: She is simple, clean, and classic. She is a mom, a business women, and a runner.  She is comfortable in jeans and a teeshirt, or a little black cocktail dress…..I guess she is me.  I make jewelry that I would love to wear and hope that if I love it others will too!

 

 

GTJ: Tell me about some of the new pieces you are working on? What are you plans for SLJ in the future? 

SL: The coolest new thing we are doing in 2014 is the “Its a Wrap” collection.  They are high end European leather wraps with awesome 18K elements. I LOVE them and I cannot wait to debut the collection spring. Here is a little sneak peek.

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GTJ: What is your favorite part about working with G. Thrapp Jewelers? Why did you. choose them as a retailer?

SL: G. Thrapp is home. I have never walked into a store where I feel more welcome or at ease and its not just because I am from Indianapolis.  G. Thrapp was the first retailer in the nation to take a chance on me and my work.  I have grown, learned and evolved because of my partnership with G. Thrapp Jewelers.  It is a relationship that I know will continue to flourish in the coming years.

 

Check out more of her pieces on our Samantha Louise Pinterest Board!

“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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