How to Choose the Right Gift for the Holidays

When picking out jewelry or accessories this holiday season, it’s largely a matter of what you or your special someone likes most.

Shopping for seasonal jewelry and accessories is more difficult because of the variety of the selection. Our 2022 Holiday Gift Guide is meant to take the guesswork out of shopping for jewelry this holiday season.

When a customer or friend asks us what makes the “perfect” holiday jewelry to give her as a gift, we reply that it’s the piece that evokes your most cherished and happy memories together.

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The Iconic Greenville Sphere

Last holiday season, we embarked on an ambitious challenge. Could we design a pendant and ornament that represented Greenville, South Carolina? What would such a pendant/ornament include? The original Greenville Sphere featured six iconic symbols from our city: the Greenville “G” logo, Liberty Bridge, the Peace Angel, a poinsettia, Greenville’s Midtown “M,” and butterflies.

The Greenville Sphere comes in both silver and yellow gold and makes the perfect gift for those who want to express the pride and delight they take in our city. Additionally, this year’s Iconic Greenville Sphere Ornament 2022 comes with an additional icon: Unity Park.

Greenville’s newest park, which just opened this year, is 60 acres of lush green landscape, with playgrounds and splash pads for the little ones, and a curving 2.5 mile trail. It is a tribute to all the makes our city great.

Nothing makes a better holiday gift for your lover of all things Greenville than our 2022 Iconic Greenville Sphere Ornament. We release a new, updated version of this piece every year, so you can collect and decorate your tree with these local artisanal ornaments as a fond reminder of holidays past.

Holiday Luxury Jewelry Gifts

If you want to make a big splash this holiday season, we offer three of our most exquisite pieces. You will notice that two of the necklaces featured below consist of black diamonds.

The fantastic thing about black diamonds is that they go with any holiday outfit you or your special somone may wear this season. Black does go with everything after all—even tinsel.

Black diamonds represent unique emotions and meaning. Like their better known white diamond counterparts, they symbolize purity, love, fidelity, and eternity. Black diamonds also symbolize power, charisma, certainty, and passion.

Casual Jewelry for the Holidays

The holidays are a time to laugh, drink, and be merry. When purchasing jewelry for her this season, you should think about the parties and events you’ll be attending this year. You want jewelry that can be worn at both the office holiday party and your neighbor’s Xmas bash.

The pieces below give her some extra flair this holiday season, but are not overly formal. We have our 18K Yellow Gold Floating Diamond Bar Necklace, which adds a brilliant accent to your most festive sweater.

When you dress up or dress down this holiday season, do it in style with our casual jewelry for the holidays and every other day of the year!

Holiday Jewelry for Gem Lovers

Not every woman loves diamonds. Gem lovers think about jewelry in a different way from diamond enthusiasts. They care about quality, craftsmanship, and the brilliance and rarity of precious gemstones.

This isn’t to say that it’s a problem if you want to bask in diamonds sometimes—we are strong advocates of luxury diamond jewelry—but you may want to think outside the box this holiday season when you’re buying gemstones for her.

The pieces below featured below are absolutely stunning. From our 13.34 carat Australian opal ring to our garnet earring jackets, you or your special someone will receive plenty of compliments over the holidays with these pieces.

Gifts for the Art Lover

What is the line between design and art? We often refer to jewelry designers, although we don’t often use the term jewelry artist. At llyn strong, we don’t believe that there is a real difference between art and design.

The work of artist llyn strong doesn’t fit neatly into any category or genre. For decades, llyn strong has devoted herself to the craft of making wearable art, such as her “Klimtastic” cuff. llyn strong’s wearable cuff was inspired by the work of her favorite artist, Gustav Klimt, the famous Austrian artist who created many so many lavish and beautiful works of art.

Ms. Strong is also a renowned painted. Give the gift of art this holiday season with one of llyn strong’s stunning “Bee” paintings. Bees are often considered the guardians of the natural world and symbolize love, romance, and magic.

What better sentiment could you possibly express this holiday season?

Holiday Gifts Under $500

You don’t have to spend big this holiday season to make a big impression. Our gifts under $500 give you options when it comes to your holiday jewelry and accessories.

From our teardrop sterling silver pendants and earrings to our designer rings, our collection of jewelry pieces priced under $500 allow you to dazzle at your holiday party without depleting your gift budget.

Holiday Shopping Reminders from llyn strong

On Friday, November 25th, we invite you to visit our store for Green Friday. What is Green Friday you might be asking? Well, Green Friday reminds us to support Greenville’s local artists and shops with holiday purchases.

While you’ll see many Black Friday deals offered online or at big box stores, Green Friday is more about coming together as a community of Greenvillians to support the economic backbone of our city—local businesses.

We look forward to seeing you this holiday season, whether you’re buying one of the items from our gift guide or simply want to browse our hundred of custom jewelry pieces.

Happy Holidays from llyn strong fine art jewelry!

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