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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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  • llyn strong receives digital marketing distinction from MJSA

    “I really like this site and it’s clear that you ’get” internet marketing,” said judge Eugene Brill, vice president operations at, in comments addressed to the store. llyn’s website features images of her custom jewelry along with a blog (this blog!) and descriptions of numerous promotional events. Check out the official MJSA winners announcement here.

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  • llyn wins Designer’s award at cultured pearl competition

    llyn won the Designer’s Award at the Cultured Pearl Association of America competition with her piece titled ‘Birth of Pearl’. This beautiful, one of a kind ring is a piece of free form pink and white conch shell with an 18k rose gold rim and a 14mm round, green South Sea pearl.  Come see the […]

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  • A great article on this upcoming SC art exhibition!

    Annual Juried SC Artists Exhibition set for Saturday Remember that juried exhibition that llyn got into? Here is a great article about it! The opening reception for the Thirty Fifth Annual Juried Artists Exhibition is this Saturday evening at the Pickens County Art Museum. See you there!

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  • Jewelry is even custom made for the Big Screen!’-Mockingjay/ Custom made jewelry is an amazing way to have a piece of unique, personal jewelry.  Have you ever thought about the jewelry in movies? A lot of that is actually custom made for those movies.  The about link goes to an article about jeweler, Dana Schneider.  Schneider is an alumni of Rhode Island School of Design.  She […]

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  • llyn’s newest series has begun!

       Moths   Check out these moth stud earrings with interchangeable wing jackets! These are made of oxidized sterling silver and 18k rose or yellow gold. More coming soon! Continue Reading