I love Light Years! Even though this location is not as large as their Franklin Street location in Chapel Hill, they carry a wide variety of jewelry (especially earrings) made out of a variety of materials, including semi-precious stones such as garnets. The prices are reasonable and the things are of high quality. They also carry a trendy selection of purses and belts, and are a great place to find special occassion/prom jewelry as well. They have funny gift-type items too. The staff is friendly, though it's not a store that you need much help in. I definately recommend checking out the jewelry here before you settle for cheap, cookie cutter places like Claire's.