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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

 

 

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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He Finally Proposed…. But Stay Tuned.

 

Just when we thought our girl in the Broad Ripple text billboard was about to lose it on her boyfriend for not proposing… They got engaged!! Their relationship, spanning the past year and a half, has had many ups and downs that commuters in Broad Ripple and clients at G. Thrapp have gotten to experience. Our goal in making a “G. Thrapp Couple” was to connect with our viewers in a realistic way and show that we are a relatable store with a sense of humor. If you haven’t gotten a chance to drive by the billboard every two weeks for the past year and a half, chances are you have missed pieces of their text conversation. The entire text billboard saga is pictured below.

BUT do not be fooled just because there was a proposal… we have a surprise for you coming up in the next few weeks…here’s a hint: It has something to do with a party. To be Continued..

 

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What’s Inside David Yurman’s New Cable Mailer….

Did you get our David Yurman Cable Mailer yet? Here are some of our favorite colorful pieces from the mailer that we also have in stock at G. Thrapp Jewelers!

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Yvel Trunk Show

Designer Jewelry Indianapolis | YvelMeet creator and head designer Isaac Levy

Friday, November 30 &
Saturday December 1st.

Join our event on Facebook – Yvel Trunk Show 

 

SCHOLDT Bridal

Art. Beauty. Emotion. When inspired design meets incomparable craftsmanship the result is memorable. Our rings, designed to be unique works of art, are custom made to order. Master jewelers create each piece by hand, using perfected methods and exacting standards. Each ring is better than perfect. It’s art.

Lika Behar Spider Earrings and Ring

Diamond and 18K White Gold Spider Earrings and Ring by Lika Behar!!

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.