• llyn strong fine art jewelry moonstones greenville sc The History of Moonstones

    Moonstone History Moonstone is best known for its pearly sheen, or schiller effect, where light reflects off of the two types of feldspar that make this stone, orthoclase and albite. These two minerals grow together in alternating layers, and a phenomena named adularescence happens whenever light hits this play of orthoclase and albite. No matter […]

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  • llyn strong fine art jewelry fathers day Greenville SC The History of Father’s Day

    The History of Father’s Day The nation’s first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, in the state of Washington. However, it was not until 1972–58 years after President Woodrow Wilson made Mother’s Day official–that the day honoring fathers became a nationwide holiday in the United States. Father’s Day 2019 occurs on Sunday, June […]

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  • mothers day llyn strong fine art jewelry greenville sc The History of Mother’s Day

    Mother’s Day Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms throughout the world, and Mother’s Day 2019 occurs on Sunday, May 12, in the United States. The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. Jarvis would later […]

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  • An Engagement Ring's Tale - llyn strong An Engagement Ring’s Tale

    An Engagement Ring’s Tale Selecting an engagement ring is a long-lasting purchase decision for a couple. One of the first things to consider is selecting the type of stone. Should it be traditional or embrace some¬thing? As it turns out, what Americans think of as traditional when it comes to engagement rings depends on how […]

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  • custom jewelry, spring collection, fine jewelry, llyn strong Custom Jewelry : llyn strong Spring Collection

    Featured in the April TOWN Magazine, these beautiful spring custom jewelry pieces glow like a pearl in the sunlight.    View Products Here. The first necklace, which is titled “Gold Flowers”, consists of a modullyn™ necklace and clasp embedded into the design. A strand of 274.43ctw, hand cut rondelle shaped rutilated quartz beads, with 18k [...] Continue Reading
  • llyn strong Fine Art Jewelry Doc of Rocks

    The team at llyn strong fine art jewelry would like to invite you to join us for the first of our Facebook Live events. Our goal is to make these as entertaining as they are informative. We welcome your questions and comments as we introduce and discuss various topics with each event. For our opener […]

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  • Paraiba Tourmaline: The Color of Paradise

    Raw columnar and large faceted Paraiba tourmaline: intense blue! (Source) Appearing to glow from within, the Paraiba tourmaline is an incomparable gemstone. Nearly three decades ago, this vivid blue stone captivated the world! This tourmaline quickly became one of the most sought-after gems in history. Biannually, we invite gemstone expert and vendor James Alger to […]

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  • The Perfect Custom Engagement Ring: A Gemologist’s Love Story

    The Perfect Custom Engagement Ring: A Gemologist’s Love Story Sydney Strong is our resident Graduate Gemologist. She’s the daughter of our namesake artist, llyn strong, and a fantastic jewelry designer in her own right. (Check out her jewelry line, SS) Last fall Sydney got engaged to the love of her life, Michelle, on top of […]

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  • “Heart of Gold” Customer Giveaway

    We’re celebrating our customers with a huge giveaway! “Heart of Gold” is a necklace from llyn strong’s Unbreakable Heart collection. Made of sterling silver, rusted iron from Greenville, SC, 18k yellow gold, and a 9.7mm South Sea golden pearl on a brown stainless steel chain. Valued at $2,000. Our customers are all amazingly unique, but […]

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  • Valentine's Day Jewelry by llyn strong in Greenville free chocolates Locally Made Valentine’s Day Gift: Jewelry + Chocolates

    Valentine’s Day purchases from llyn strong fine art jewelry include complimentary fine chocolates. In our opinion, the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day should include more excitement—less shopping around. So we’ve partnered with LaRue Fine Chocolate to help you get everything you need in one easy step. Pictured: Turquoise and Blue Diamond Arch Ring and Garnet and […]

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  • Fine Arts Center Students Visit the llyn strong Studio

    A Glimpse into the Business & Art of Jewelry Making Last month, we were pleased to host Katy Cassel and her two metals classes from the Fine Arts Center (FAC). Twenty art students from Greenville, SC joined llyn in our showroom/gallery to see her finished work and hear her story. She also gave the students a picture […]

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  • three quarters view of mens fashion column ring with tourmaline on white plexiglass The Column Ring: a Custom Men’s Fashion Ring

    Dan’s custom Column Ring is the perfect example. A local business owner, Dan worked with llyn strong to design an original 18k gold ring crowned with a bicolor tourmaline. It all began as a loose gemstone and a concept sketch. Designing a Custom Men’s Ring From Scratch The ring was built around a central focal point: […]

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  • Walking Through the Custom Process

    One of the truly unique services offered at llyn strong fine art jewelry is the opportunity to work one on one with llyn or any member of her team in order to create a piece of custom jewelry exactly how you want. Every year we complete over 100 pieces of custom jewelry, each one specially […]

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  • A Short History of the Gemological Institute of America

      Our manager, Sydney Strong, is currently finishing her graduate Gemologist degree at the Gemological Institute of America, a program that focuses on how to identify and grade precious stones. For our blog this week, we’re going to take a look at the history of the GIA and their role in the gemstone industry. The […]

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  • Preview of October’s Opal Show

    Every now and then, at llyn strong fine art jewelry, we like to give one gemstone the attention it deserves and this October we are bringing opals into the spotlight. In conjunction with our opal dealer, Hopkins Opal, we’re planning an educational show for October 26-28 of 2017, where attendees will get the chance to […]

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  • New Line by Kate Worthen Hits Shelves

    Today on the blog we have an artist spotlight on Kate Worthen, our CAD (computer assisted design) tech, who recently finished her first full line of jewelry. Kate has been working with llyn since she was 21. She studied metals at the Governor’s School for the Arts and continued her education at Furman University. She […]

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  • Discover the Lotus Garnet

    llyn strong is excited to announce the arrival of a rare new gemstone that will be available soon for custom jewelry. The gemstone is the Lotus Garnet, a beautiful, rare form of orange-pink garnet similar in color to Morganite or Imperial Topaz. Lotus Garnet is a member of three garnet families, Pyrope, Spessartine, and Alamndine […]

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  • Strong Personalities: Erin Stuart

    Our goldsmith, Erin Stuart, has released a line of jewelry for sale in our shop. Erin is a Greenville native who graduated with a BFA in sculpture and jewelry from Winthrop University. After graduation, she decided she didn’t want to work at a normal jewelry store, instead opting to find a place where she could collaborate […]

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  • Father’s Day Jewelry Made from Meteorite

    This year at llyn strong, we’ve designed some truly unique pieces with men in mind. And now that Father’s Day is coming up, it seems like the perfect time to give some attention to our meteorite line. These pieces are all made from the same meteorite and include shirt studs, cufflinks, and brooches with a […]

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  • The American Artisan Festival Returns this Father’s Day Weekend

    This June, the American Artisan Festival returns to Nashville after a 4-year hiatus. Started by Nancy Saturn 43 years ago, the free-to-attend festival was organized to celebrate the best of American arts and crafts. Now, Nancy’s daughter Samantha Saturn has moved back to Nashville from New York City to revive the festival and continue the work […]

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