The practice of giving has existed since the beginning of human civilization. It may even predate it. Researchers believe that cavemen gave presents of unusually shaped rocks to strengthen social connection and show their appreciation to others. As social structures developed, the gifts became more elaborate and decorative. A few important and notable gifts in history are:
- 1772: The 189 carat Orlov Diamond was given to Russian Empress Catherine the Great by her lover Count Grigory Orlov.
- 1968: The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona was given to Paul Newman by his wife, Joanne Woodward.
- 1972: The 69 carat Taylor Burton Diamond was given to Elizabeth Taylor by Richard Burton.
Giving gifts is a meaningful and essential way to connect with the people that we care about and show them that we value and appreciate them. It lets them know that you understand who they are and can create a sense of joy and excitement, both for the giver and the receiver, as it symbolizes a shared experience and connection.
With the holidays in full swing, a message we constantly see this time of year is that we must give thoughtfully. Selecting the perfect gift sometimes seem like an impossible challenge. At llyn strong fine art jewelry, in Greenville, SC, we specialize in working with you to create the perfect gift of custom jewelry for your loved ones. During an initial consultation we discuss unique aspects of the person you are creating a gift for. After learning more about your loved one we create and incorporate imagery representing those aspects into the finished piece of custom jewelry that will become uniquely theirs.
For those of you that prefer instant gratification at llyn strong fine art jewelry in Greenville, SC we have a large selection of one-of-a-kind jewelry and art. With our complementary gift wrapping, leaving with the perfect tree-ready gift is easy.
For the person in your life that has everything: “Munsteiners Wald Am See” (german for Munsteiner’s Forrest by the Lake) is a sculpture that includes an amethyst ring, a pair garnet and citrine earring jackets and a green tourmaline pendant that are removable and wearable for a night on the town or everyday wear!
For the fine art lover: “Encaustic Paintings” by llyn strong.
For the art glass lover: Hand blown champagne or wine glasses by Minh Martin or glass art vases and sculpture by various other artists are available in store only.
A well thought out gift speaks volumes without having to say a word and is a manifestation of a thought to make another human feel happiness. Please see llynstrong.com or visit us in store at 1322 E. Washington St., Greenville, SC to view our vast array of thoughtful gifts.