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  • Power and Mindfulness of Gifting The Power and Mindfulness of Gift Giving

    The Power and Mindfulness of Gift Giving   “The best givers are those who honestly care about the recipient and who thrive on hearing their stories. And they know that in the act of giving, both the giver and the receiver experience true joy.” –Kathy Staples   Each year gives us so many opportunities—both public […]

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  • topaz custom jewelry llyn strong fine art jewelry Topaz Lore and History

    Topaz 10CT STRAW TOPAZ A sterling silver pendant featuring one bezel set square shaped straw topaz on a 16 inch silver chain.  This necklace was designed and made by Sydney Strong.   Topaz is an aluminum silicate containing fluorine and has a chemical formula of Al2(F,OH)2SiO4. It is formed by fluorine-bearing vapours given off during the […]

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  • Custom jewelry, opal, llyn strong fine art jewelry, Greenville SC Opal Gemstone History and Lore

    Moth Brooch and Pendant – deisgned and made by llyn strong   OPAL Writers have compared opals to volcanoes, galaxies, and fireworks. Admirers gave extraordinary opals poetic names like Pandora, Light of the World, and Empress. In ancient Rome, this gem symbolized love and hope. The Romans gave it a name—opalus—that was synonymous with “precious […]

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  • the history of diamonds llyn strong fine art jewelry Diamond Gemstone History

    Multi-colored diamond strand necklace and 18K white gold ring with rose cut yellow diamond flanked with white diamonds. Designed and made by llyn strong Diamond Gemstone History The diamond is more than just aesthetically beautiful—it’s an enduring symbol of love, romance, and commitment. The stone’s name is derived from the Greek word adamas, which translates […]

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  • Peridot Gemstone

    Image Credit – https://www.gia.edu/peridot Peridot Gemstone History Peridot is a gemstone with a fascinating history, both in nature and culture. It is one of the oldest known gemstones, with ancient records documenting the mining of peridot from as early as 1500 B.C. It is a gem especially connected with ancient Egypt, and some historians believe […]

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  • ruby rubies gemstone history Llyn Strong fine art jewelry Greenville SC Ruby Gemstone History and Symbolism

    Ruby Many cultures have long considered ruby a stone of kings. Not surprisingly, ruby symbolism and lore have many associations with power and wealth. Possessing a ruby purportedly benefited and protected the owner’s estates and assisted in the accumulation of wealth. Notably, this gem would help its owner acquire more gems.   The bright red […]

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Artisphere 2017 Check Us Out at Booth 24!

    It’s May in Greenville, which means Artisphere is just around the corner. If you’re new to the area, Artisphere is an annual festival that has been going strong on main street in Greenville for 13 years with the aim “to create a nationally recognized Fine Arts festival that enhances Quality of Life and Economic Vitality […]

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  • druzy feature

    Here at llyn strong, we’ve just completed the process of remerchandising. All of llyn strong’s original modular jewelry has been recombined into new looks and all of the floor cases have been changed. If you haven’t been by the shop recently, this is the perfect time to come see what’s new. We are featuring druzy […]

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  • The Sirenusas

    In the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of the vertical city of Positano, Italy, is a small archipelago containing three islands: Gallo Lungo, La Castelluccia, and the circular La Rotunda. A myth has followed these islands since 1 AD when the Greek geographer Strabo marked them as the home of three sirens. These sirens took […]

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  • custom made jewelry near Greenville SC New Online Store

    With the arrival of our new website, we’re also opening our online store. For the first time customers will be able to browse our entire inventory on our website and place orders for delivery. The online inventory will be kept up to date with our in-store inventory, providing a real time look at what we […]

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