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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:

David Yurman Bracelet | Jewelry Stores Indianapolis

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!

Nina Nguyen Designs

Nina Nguyen Earrings

Nina Nguyen Necklaces
Nina Nguyen Bangles | Nina Nguyen Bracelet

Nina Nguyen CuffNina Nguyen EarringsNina Nguyen Necklace

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.

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.