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Round Brilliant, Emerald, Oval, Princess and L’Amour…

Most everyone has heard of diamond shapes such as round brilliant, emerald, oval, and princess cuts. But what about the L’Amour diamond? L’Amour is a never-before-seen shape, entirely new to the marketplace. Christopher Designs, one of G. Thrapp Jewelers’ bridal collections, recently introduced the L’Amour diamond, the newest member of the Crisscut family.

With 50 facets and a crystal clear mirrored reflection, the L’Amour diamond is a design masterpiece that makes a powerful and luxurious statement. The sparkle and brilliance of this diamond cut is unparalleled as light continuously bounces off the facets. The diamond is available in a range of sizes and customized styles, and features two straight sides that curve at the top and bottom. With sizing 40 to 50 percent larger than a regular emerald cut diamond, L’Amour is an ideal cut for the woman seeking a bold piece of jewelry that is classic and beautiful.

“L’Amour is such a wonderful addition to my trademark Crisscut stone and I am so thrilled to show it to the world,” said Christopher Slowinski, founder and designer at Christopher Designs. “Our original Crisscut diamond redefined just how brilliant a diamond can be, and I hope L’Amour reflects those same ideals of beauty, innovation and perfection that has become synonymous with Christopher Designs.”

L’Amour made its debut at the Las Vegas jewelry show in May, and has since arrived on the New York and global scene. Christopher Slowinski and his team have hopes that it reaches an audience that appreciates the classic Crisscut look and its unparalleled level of luxury and beauty.

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If you are interested in viewing the L’Amour diamond, please contact Lauren at lbauer@gthrapp.com or at (317)255-5555.

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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StarburstCollageLabyrinthCollageCableCoilCollageMidnightMelangeCollageStop 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.

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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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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Martin Flyer’s Bridal Party Preview

 

 

Since you’ll be browsing the largest selection of Martin Flyer inventory we’ll have in store this year at our Bridal Party on April 19th, we thought you might like to know some information about the brand, and of course, view some photos of their incredible engagement rings.

Martin Flyer opened its doors more than 65 years ago and is one of the most recognizable names in the jewelry industry today. Now based in a 10,000 square foot facility in Manhattan’s diamond district, the family business continues to carry out the Flyer tradition of providing customers with the highest quality products, competitive prices, and first class service.

Martin Flyer’s FlyerFit line was created in 2006. FlyerFit rings seek to eliminate “the dreaded gap” that exists between the engagement ring and the wedding band so the two rings fit together perfectly.

Martin Flyer engagement rings are broken down by five categories: Three Stone, Solitaire, Shared Prong, Micro Pave and Channel in order to simplify the buying process. Pick your favorite! There are images of all five categories below.

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Martin Flyer’s Three Stone Engagement Ring

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Martin Flyer’s Solitaire Engagement Ring

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Martin Flyer’s Shared Prong Engagement Ring

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Martin Flyer’s Micro Pave Engagement Ring

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Martin Flyer’s Channel Engagement Ring

Find these engagement rings and more at G. Thrapp Jewelers. Join us for our Bridal Party on Saturday, April 19th from 11-3 to find a huge selection of engagement rings from designers such as Martin Flyer, Sylvie, and Beverley K. For more information about our bridal party, visit gthrapp.com/bridal.  If you like something we featured in this blog, please call Lauren at 317-255-5555.

What’s Hot Now…

 

From now until our bridal party on April 19th, we are kicking engagement posts into high gear. We are obsessed with everything that is diamond and sparkly, and of course, trendy! G. Thrapp has a variety of colored diamonds, double halo settings, mixed metals, floral detailed, twisted bands and East-West setting engagement rings, all of which were named as The Knot’s “2014 Engagement Ring Trends”. We’ve compiled pictures of rings at G. Thrapp Jewelers that match the trends predicted by The Knot. Which trend do you like the best?

Colorful Diamonds are great for a woman that is really looking to make a unique statement with her engagement ring. G. Thrapp has sold several yellow diamonds and a few pink and blue.

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Double Halo engagement settings are popular because they add a significant amount of sparkle and they make the diamond look even larger.

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Mixed-Metals are really trendy in the jewelry industry so it is no surprise that people are starting to purchase mixed-metal engagement rings. These Beverley K Collection bands come together to make a flawless stacked look. We love these rings because by combining two metals (namely gold and silver) you never have to worry about your ring matching your other jewelry!

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Twisted Bands are a nice way to add a touch of whimsical femininity to an engagement ring, and the soft lines are a great added detail.

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Floral Detailed engagement rings are perfect for the woman that wants to throw the traditional setting to the wind. They are very romantic and typically add a touch of femininity to a vintage style ring. As you can see, they are also VERY unique.

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East-West Settings actually make the diamond appear larger – this is becoming popular for marquise, ovals and emeralds cut diamonds. G. Thrapp Jewelers has custom designed several east-west rings, including the ring pictured below.

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For more engagement ring images, please visit our website www.gthrapp.com. If you’re interested in purchasing an engagement ring in the next few months, please go to www.gthrapp.com/bridal to find more information about our bridal party where we will be giving away a free one carat diamond and more!

It’s for FREE?!

 

It’s here – the moment you’ve all been waiting for, the G. Thrapp Billboard couple is finally engaged!! Since they’ve become such an asset to the G. Thrapp family we decided to throw them a proper engagement party complete with deals and FREE giveaways! To sweeten the deal even more, we invited all of our favorite Indianapolis Wedding vendors! At the bridal party on April 19th,  G. Thrapp is giving away a one carat diamond, a wedding band set and $3,000 toward a custom redesign. In addition to the G. Thrapp giveaways, each of our exclusive wedding vendors have decided to offer their own giveaways! Read more about our vendor’s discounts and raffle prizes below:

 

Bella Bridesmaids

  • Discount: 10% off your Bridal Party order
  • Raffle: $200 to Bella Bridesmaids Indy

M.H. Pomanders

  • Raffle: Satin Sash with Swarovski Crystals

Erin Young Designs 

  • Raffle: Bridal Sash

KM King Smith Events

  • $50 off a one day wedding planning session if you schedule an appointment during the party

Classic Cakes

  • Discount: 10% off your Wedding Cake if you schedule an appointment during the bridal party
  • Raffle: Free Groom’s Cake

Sweet & Savory Catering

  • Discount: Receive a $100 gift certificate if you schedule an appointment during the bridal party
  • Raffle: $100 gift certificate to Sweet & Savory

Do-Tique

  • Discount: 10% off services
  • Raffle: Free month of services

Evan Todd Spa & Salon

  • Free: Chokra Oils
  • Discount: $100 gift certificate is you schedule an appointment during the bridal party
  • Raffle: $150 gift certificate for spa or salon services

Conrad Indianapolis 

  • Raffle: 1 night stay at the Conrad

The Empty Vase:

  • Discount: 10% off your order if you schedule an appointment during the bridal party
  • Raffle: All of the flower arrangements at the bridal party

Allier Beauty 

  • Discounts: 10% off if you schedule an appointment during the bridal party
  • Raffle: 20% off services for an entire wedding party & eyeshadow pallet and lipgloss

Creative Video & Multimedia

  • Discount: book the day of and receive 20% off the entire project
  • Raffle: Free engagement video (interview with bride and groom + footage set to music)

505 Photo Studio

  • Discount: 10% off if you schedule an appointment for either video or photo services & 20% off if you schedule an appointment for both video and photo services

Halcyon Days

  • One set of Pale Pink/Gold Salamander and Plain Hinged bangles
  • One set of Cream/Gold Salamander and Plain Hinged bangles
  • Coral/Gold cufflinks
  • Royal Blue/Palladium cufflinks

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  • Beer Tasting offered at Bridal Party
  • Raffle prize will also be offered.

 

For additional information about the bridal party, please visit our website at www.gthrapp.com/bridal.

 

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

 

 

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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G. Thrapp Jewelers is proud to be part of the 25th Anniversary of the Indianapolis Art & Antique Show

Looking for a unique gift. Estate jewelry is a specialty of G. Thrapp Jewelers. We have exquisite estate pieces from the early 1900s to the 1990s. Stop by our booth – 305 – at the Indianapolis Art & Antique Show, March 9-11 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Of course, you can also browse our estate collection anytime in our store at 56th and Illinois Street, here in Indianapolis. Gary Thrapp is one of the featured vendors in this video about the event. We look forward to seeing you there!