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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

 

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!

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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Philip Stein Watches

We are thrilled to announce the newest addition to our watch family- PHILIP STEIN. Thanks to the Natural Frequency Technology inside every Philip Stein watch, customer testimonials include stories of better sleep, less stress and overall improved well being. Come in today to see the stylish selection of feel good watches!

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.