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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.

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.

David Yurman Bracelet | Graduation Gift Ideas

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.

Petite Wheaton Bracelet | Designer Jewelry Indianapolis

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.

David Yurman Earrings | Indianapolis Jewelry Store

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.

Petite Albion Necklaces | Designer Jewelry

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.

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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Nina Nguyen Earrings

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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.

Michele, just in time for Spring!

 
We received a variety of new watches from Michele today! Stop into G. Thrapp Jewelers, jewelry store Indianapolis, to see our selection or call Lauren at 317-255-5555 for more information.

 

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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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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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New Arrivals at G. Thrapp…

 

We received several great pieces from Lauren K – just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Lauren K handpicks gemstones that are truly one-of-a-kind. This collection is bold, feminine and in-line with the latest fashion trends. Her pieces feature rich gemstones like agates, labradorites, rainbow moonstone, raw polished diamonds and opals. These pieces will make a great addition to your Valentine’s Day Wish List!

Lauren K Designer Rings | Jewelry Store Indianapolis

Lauren K Necklace | Designer Jewelry

Lauren K Rings | Fashion Jewelry Indianapolis

Lauren K Earrings | Indianapolis Jewelry Store

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Lauren K Designer Rings Indianapolis

Lauren K Designer Necklace Indianapolis

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”.

 

 

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.

Cartier Watch | Estate Jewelry Indianapolis

Estate Rings | Estate Jewelry Indianapolis

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!

Cynthia Ann Designs | Designer Jewelry Indianapolis

 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.”

Samantha Louise Jewelry | Jewelry Stores Indianapolis

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.

Bebe & Tay Bracelet | Indianapolis Jewelry Store

Heather B. Moore

“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.

Heather B Moore Charms | Indianapolis Jewelry Store

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!