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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:

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.

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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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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.

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!

“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

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