Jewelry stores in Charleston, SC
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We want like to take a moment to welcome you to Colucci’s Jewelers – Charleston’s premier jewelry store for more than 60 years. We are so happy that you decided to visit our website! We hope that while you’re here, you will begin to get a sense of why so many customers choose Colucci’s Jewelers over other jewelry stores in Charleston, SC.
In an industry known for snobby salespeople and overpriced items, Colucci’s Jewelers brings warm smiles and affordable prices to jewelry shoppers in the Lowcountry. Unlike other jewelers in Charleston, the Colucci team focuses on providing customers with an unmatched jewelry experience, from the moment they pull into our parking lot to the minute they leave our showroom. We believe our customers deserve special attention, and our goal is to provide them with friendly, personalized service every time they visit.
The Colucci Difference
As a certified jeweler with more than 50 years in the industry, Stefan Colucci has built his reputation on excellence and execution. With a wealth of knowledge and a passion for precision, Stefan pours his heart into every custom-made piece of jewelry, repair, restoration, and appraisal that he completes at Colucci’s Jewelers. With consistent craftsmanship and impressive attention to detail, Stefan’s ability to cater to all your jewelry needs will exceed your expectations every time.
While Stefan focuses on creating unforgettable custom jewelry for you or your loved one, his wife Summer specializes in customer service. Kind, patient, and knowledgeable in her own right, Summer will take all the time necessary to answer your questions and guide you through the jewelry selection process. Whether you’re stressed out looking for the perfect diamond engagement ring or need to restore a priceless family heirloom, Summer will make sure you receive the attention you deserve.
When you shop at Colucci’s Jewelry, understand that we will never try to pressure you into a purchase or provide you with lackluster service if you’re “window shopping.” We treat each of our customers with the same exceptional care, whether they are repeat clients or new faces.
Colucci’s is a name you can trust – there’s a reason we were voted Best Jeweler in 2019 by Readers Choice!
We offer several different jewelry styles and services in Charleston, from breathtaking engagement rings to extensive repairs. Keep reading to learn more about a few of our specialties.
Diamond Engagement Rings in Charleston
Proposing to the love of your life is one of the most beautiful, memorable moments that two people will ever share as a couple. An engagement ring symbolizes love and acceptance; it epitomizes trust and commitment. While no two proposals will ever be exactly the same, there is one constant that will always remain true: the diamond engagement ring you choose from Colucci’s Jewelers will give you a lifetime of pleasure and contentment.
We understand that choosing the right engagement ring is one of the most important decisions you can make. That is why we pair the finest engagement jewelry in Charleston, SC, with one-on-one showings and helpful advice – to ensure that you discover dazzling rings at an affordable price. With the Colucci team by your side, we take second-guessing out of the equation, so you can focus on popping the question with confidence. After all, a diamond engagement ring is meant to be cherished for a lifetime!
Factors to Consider Before Buying an Engagement Ring
We find that taking the time to give our clients as much information as possible makes their experience easier and more enjoyable. Before you visit our store in person, consider the following factors when choosing an engagement ring:
- Ring Size: Knowing your fiancée’s ring size is crucial, especially if you’re planning a surprise without her knowing. Borrow one of her rings and bring it to Colucci’s Jewelers, and we will measure free of charge. For the perfect fit, we can also resize her ring when the time is right.
- Jewelry Preference: Sapphire? Ruby? Emerald? Diamond? At Colucci Jewelry, we have a wide range of gemstones to choose from which to choose, as well as settings and metal types. Ask your fiancée’s friends or family for tips, or better yet, ask her yourself if you can do so without spoiling the surprise.
- 4 C’s: The four C’s represent color, clarity, cut, and carat weight. If you’re just starting your search, this system might be foreign to you, but it is a trusted grading system used throughout the world. We recommend you visit Colucci’s Jewelers for a quick education on this system, so you can find a quality diamond at a price that fits within your budget.
On-Site Jewelry Services in Charleston
With regular care and maintenance, your piece of fine jewelry from Colucci’s Jewelers will give you a lifetime of enjoyment. Whether your favorite emerald necklace needs cleaning or a small diamond in your engagement ring is loose, we are happy to help. With more than 50 years of experience as Colucci’s Jewelers’ in-house repair expert, Stefan Colucci will handle your jewelry with care and compassion. Stefan is also highly skilled at creating designer jewelry in Charleston, SC. If you have a grand idea for a custom jewelry project, Stefan will consult with you one-on-one to turn your dream into reality.
In addition to the above services, Colucci Jewelers also offers:
- Class Rings
- Cash for Gold
- Gold Dealer Services
- Consignment Services
- Custom Diamond Engagement Rings
- Luxury Watches
- Luxury Watch Repair
- Rhodium Plating
- Same-Day Jewelry Repair
- Gold Coins for Sale
Don’t risk sending your jewelry off to another state or country to be repaired by someone you can’t see or talk to – as the premier on-site jewelry store in Charleston, we will handle all of your jewelry needs in person, with hard work and a smile.
If you need to get your fine jewelry appraised for insurance purposes, Colucci’s Jewelers can help.
It’s a great idea to get your jewelry appraised periodically. As the years pass along, the value of your precious metals and gemstones can fluctuate. If your last appraisal was more than two years ago, you could run into problems with your insurance coverage. If your jewelry is insured for less than its replacement value, you could lose a substantial amount of money if it is stolen or lost.
To help prevent situations like this from happening, our on-site jeweler Stefan Colucci will provide you with an up-to-date appraisal report based on your jewelry’s current market value. That way, you can update your insurance accordingly.
We also specialize in estate jewelry appraisals, so you know exactly how much your old jewelry is worth if you are thinking of selling.
Our appraisal services include:
- Diamond Appraisals
- Insurance Appraisals
- Court Appraisals
- Estate Jewelry Appraisals
- Cash Offer for Appraised Jewelry
Jewelry Appraisal Services in Charleston
Sell Your Jewelry in Charleston
Selling jewelry from years past can be a hard experience. Estate jewelry, in particular, can have sentimental value attached and can be hard to sell. This is because jewelry is often a symbol of achievement or affection, such as your class ring from high school or your grandmother’s wedding band. At Colucci’s Jewelers, we understand the connection to old jewelry and appreciate the memories and value you have with these antique pieces.
In addition to the personal value, antique and estate jewelry can be quite valuable from a monetary standpoint. Estate jewelry is extremely popular in this day and age. Many Lowcountry locals are selling their vintage pieces to trusted jewelry stores in Charleston, SC, like Colucci’s Jewelers.
Many customers choose to sell their jewelry to Colucci’s Jewelers because we offer an intimate, honest experience – something that you will certainly not receive if you list your jewelry for sale on an internet marketplace. We will be upfront with you every step of the way to help separate personal value from monetary value, and will present you with a fair offer to consider.
If you are interested in selling your jewelry, we encourage you to visit our showroom to meet our staff and get an accurate appraisal of your jewelry’s worth.
We buy a multitude of different jewelry, including:
- Estate Jewelry
- Custom Jewelry
- Antique Jewelry
- Male Wedding Rings
- Female Wedding Rings
- Engagement Rings
- All-Things Rolex
Charleston’s Most Trusted Jewelry Store
We are proud and grateful to have served thousands of customers looking for quality jewelry and a relaxed, no-pressure atmosphere. We would love the opportunity to speak with you face-to-face so that we can learn what you’re looking for and what you love about jewelry. Whether you’re looking for a custom diamond engagement ring or need friendly advice about what looks right, we are here help.
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Fall treats in Charleston, SC
October is here, and so is the need for fall-flavored-everything. Halloween decorations come out, pumpkin aromas fill the air, and the demand for the fall-flavored drinks + treats hit coffee shops.Tidal Grounds Coffee, 1039 Hwy 41, Ste. 200. Mt. Pleasant | This seasonal menu features autumn spice lattes, cherry pie lattes, pumpkin spice lattes, and a variety of baked goods from Bakies + Brown’s Court bakery....
October is here, and so is the need for fall-flavored-everything. Halloween decorations come out, pumpkin aromas fill the air, and the demand for the fall-flavored drinks + treats hit coffee shops.
Tidal Grounds Coffee, 1039 Hwy 41, Ste. 200. Mt. Pleasant | This seasonal menu features autumn spice lattes, cherry pie lattes, pumpkin spice lattes, and a variety of baked goods from Bakies + Brown’s Court bakery.
Mercantile and Mash,701 East Bay St. | Check out the golden tahini latte made with tahini, cinnamon, and turmeric, the apple chai latte, or the maple mash — a house made cold brew topped with maple-espresso cream.
Lodi Coffee, 2210 Ashley Phosphate Rd., North Charleston | Lodi has several fall drinks including 4 house made pumpkin spice options — the latte, cream matcha, cream cold brew, and a frapp. You can also opt for apple flavored beverages including a frapp, latte, cream cold brew, and matcha. The Gravedigger Frapp will hit the menu exclusively for the week of Halloween + a cranapple refresher will be available starting November 1.
Daddy’s Girls Bakery, 2021B Reynolds Ave., Ste. 102, North Charleston | This bakery is serving up Chewie cheesecake, pumpkin bread, butter pecan cake, and pecan pies.
Stuffed Cupcakes, online | Check out the caramel vanilla pumpkin spice latte cupcakes + the spooky marshmallow cereal treats.
Springbok Coffee Roasters, 708 King St. | If pumpkin spice isn’t your jam — try a Cherry Pie latte at Springbok.
Biggby Coffee, 903 St. Andrews Blvd. + 8465 Dorchester Rd., North Charleston | The autumn options include the pumpkin spice latte, sweet foam pumpkin cold brew and a “chumpkin” spice latte” which is a combination of Chai and pumpkin Spice, You can also check out the Jack-O-Lantern Latte, Black Forest Latte, and Vampire creme freeze for the spooky season vibes.
Vintage Coffee Cafe, 219 Simmons St., Mt. Pleasant | Nothing says autumn like pumpkin spice lattés + apple cider donuts.
BKeDSHoP, 99 Westedge St. + 408 Nexton Square, Summerville | BKeD has a variety of fall donut flavors including pumpkin spice, brown butter apple waffle, pumpkin cake, pumpkin apple fritter, and sprinkle and pumpkin cream cold brew. They also have pumpkin hohos on the menu.
Sugar Bake Shop, 59 1/2 Cannon St. | Sugar Bake has pumpkin pie, buttermilk pie, and apple loaves with caramel icing. They also have lots of cupcake options, including s’mores, pumpkin ginger, chai, apple spice with housemade caramel icing, apple pie filled cupcakes, and cookie dough cupcakes.
Grey Ghost Bakery, 1028 Wappoo Rd. | Molasses spice, cranberry orange, and almond toffee flavored cookies are on the menu at Grey Ghost. Pair your fall cookies with a pumpkin spice latte.
SC home sales drop for 3rd straight month in September, led by declines on coast
The South Carolina coast continues to lead the state with nearly half of all home sales, but the rush to buy near the beach cooled in September and transactions statewide dropped for the third consecutive month.Last month, residential sales across the Palmetto State dipped nearly 5 percent, mainly because buyers retreated from resort counties along the Atlantic Ocean compared to the same month last year when sales soared.In September, 9,323 homes changed hands at a median price of $282,000, up $29,000, or 11.5 percent from a ye...
The South Carolina coast continues to lead the state with nearly half of all home sales, but the rush to buy near the beach cooled in September and transactions statewide dropped for the third consecutive month.
Last month, residential sales across the Palmetto State dipped nearly 5 percent, mainly because buyers retreated from resort counties along the Atlantic Ocean compared to the same month last year when sales soared.
In September, 9,323 homes changed hands at a median price of $282,000, up $29,000, or 11.5 percent from a year ago at the same time, according to the S.C. Realtors Association.
Forty-eight percent of all sales occurred along the coast, but with every beachfront market reporting a dip in buyers, the decline affected the overall state rate, even though some metro areas reported higher sales.
Sales in the four-county Charleston area, the largest in the state by volume in recent years, fell nearly 10 percent while the growing Myrtle Beach region reported a nearly 5 percent decline.
Two smaller markets down the coast — Hilton Head Island and Beaufort — reported home sale plunges of 30 percent and 17 percent, respectively.
Inland metro areas of the state fared better. Sales in Columbia surged 11 percent while Greenville’s transactions ticked up more than 3 percent.
Morris Lyles, president of the S.C. Realtors group and an agent with ERA Wilder Realty in Columbia, said a drop in statewide home sales was inevitable when compared to last year’s record-setting pace.
“We are definitely starting to see the normal cycles of real estate coming into play,” Lyles said. “It’s also the time of year that it typically slows down because people don’t like to move their children around after school starts back in the fall.”
Compared to last year’s home-buying binge, Lyles said, “The market is still strong.”
For the year, home sales across the state are up almost 15 percent to 85,011. The median price is now 14.5 percent higher at nearly $275,000.
Every region of the state reported higher median home prices last month with many of them in double-digit percentages.
Hilton Head continued to the lead the state with a median price of $394,000, up 1.3 percent in September over the same month last year.
Charleston is the second most expensive area with a median price of $340,000, or more than 13 percent higher last month. The Rock Hill region near Charlotte showed a median price increase of more than 10 percent to $330,000.
The least expensive areas of the state to buy a home are in the Central Carolina and Pee Dee markets, which stretch from Orangeburg to Florence, with median prices ranging from $167,000 to $185,000 in September.
Mortgage interest rates have ticked up slightly recently, but the pace of sales continues to be brisk with homes staying on the market last month an average of 38 days, down from 72 days a year ago.
SHaPE SC task force to discuss environmental, health frameworks Tuesday
A group convened to evaluate the overall infrastructure in South Carolina for health and environmental services will soon be drawing up its final report after a Tuesday meeting.The Task Force to Strengthen the Health and Promote the Environment of South Carolina (SHaPE SC) is holding its final meeting 1-4 p.m., Oct. 19, at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.Created April 8 by the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) with app...
A group convened to evaluate the overall infrastructure in South Carolina for health and environmental services will soon be drawing up its final report after a Tuesday meeting.
The Task Force to Strengthen the Health and Promote the Environment of South Carolina (SHaPE SC) is holding its final meeting 1-4 p.m., Oct. 19, at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.
Created April 8 by the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) with approval from its board, the group is composed of experts from colleges, health organizations and leaders from advocacy groups and nonprofits across the state. The task force began with two central goals:
“We are honored to have enlisted the service of some of the most intelligent, innovative, and thoughtful minds South Carolina has to offer,” said DHEC director Dr. Edward Simmer, in a press release. “Together, they have thoughtfully identified what we as a state are doing well when it comes to providing health and environmental services, as well as core areas for improvement.”
SHaPE SC is split into three subcommittees that have been meeting separately and together since April, with each one covering specific areas and bringing nuanced recommendations to the table.
The Behavioral Health subcommittee during its most recent meeting Aug. 4, put forth seven detailed recommendations to address a number of shortcomings, gaps and critical challenges, including lack of coordination in housing and employment opportunities, gaps in workforce development for behavioral health professionals and stigma associated with receiving behavioral health services.
The Environmental Protection subcommittee at its most recent meeting Aug. 24 noted that while it had no formal recommendations toward what it called a “Bright Tomorrow,” a few possibilities have come to light for realignment and restructuring existing agencies. No consensus had yet been reached.
The Health subcommittee similarly did not share formally proposed recommendations during its most recent meeting Aug. 31, opting instead to share reports and findings at a full task force meeting at a later date.
The task force will review and discuss its final recommendations to improve the future of health and environmental services in the Palmetto State during Tuesday’s full task force meeting. Then, SHaPE SC will provide a report of its recommendations to the DHEC board for review and approval before submission to the legislature and Gov. Henry McMaster.
A final report will be published online, and the meeting proceedings will be open and available to the public online, meetiing ID 481-349-756, and by phone at 1 (864) 558-7311. A recording of the meeting and minutes will be available after its conclusion.
SC Ports Authority says it can’t support current plan for Charleston flood wall
A representative of the State Ports Authority said a proposed hurricane surge wall for downtown Charleston conflicts with the agency’s plans for two properties on the Cooper River.One of them — Union Pier, is where cruise ships used to dock before the coronavirus pandemic and where SPA is working on a redevelopment plan that will eventually put the land in private hands.The other, Columbus Street Terminal, is used to export Volvos and BMWs that are built in South Carolina and holds $600 million in autos at any given...
A representative of the State Ports Authority said a proposed hurricane surge wall for downtown Charleston conflicts with the agency’s plans for two properties on the Cooper River.
One of them — Union Pier, is where cruise ships used to dock before the coronavirus pandemic and where SPA is working on a redevelopment plan that will eventually put the land in private hands.
The other, Columbus Street Terminal, is used to export Volvos and BMWs that are built in South Carolina and holds $600 million in autos at any given time.
Jordi Yarborough, senior vice president of external affairs at SPA, made the comments Sept. 22 at the public meeting of a committee convened to give input on the $1.1 billion wall plan from the Army Corps of Engineers. Yarborough was protesting a proposed path for the wall that would leave the terminal and pier on the outside.
“As it stands now, we can’t be supportive of this,” Yarborough said.
The comments are some of the most significant opposition to the plan so far as the Corps has slowly refined it for the past year and a half. They also underscore the challenges of placing a wall around a city where many businesses rely on access to the water, even as sea level rise and hurricanes pose a persistent threat.
The Corps’ plan, designed to protect Charleston from the surge of ocean water that comes with a cyclone, includes a wall that rises about 8 feet past the point where the city floods from tides. It would wrap around the city for 8 miles, include dozens of gates that would stay open during dry times and 10 pumps to evacuate rainfall when those gates are closed to rising tides.
Yarborough also said during the meeting she hasn’t been able to get a clear answer on whether the agency could convince the Corps to move the wall later if the city proceeds with the plan and engineers start a more detailed design.
Dale Morris, Charleston’s chief resiliency officer, responded that the wall’s path can be moved in that next design phase, preconstruction engineering and design, also referred to as PED.
Corps spokeswoman Jaclyn Pennoyer confirmed this in an email, and said the wall could be moved because of new building technology, the results of further engineering analysis, buried cultural resources, buried utilities or situations where the Corps can’t secure the land it needs to build.
But there are significant challenges for where to put a wall at the ports’ sites, Morris added.
Right now, the wall would run landward of SPA’s facilities, along Morrison Drive and East Bay Street west of the Columbus Street Terminal, and along Washington Street west of Union Pier.
Moving it into the water, on the opposite side of the terminal and pier, would likely spur strong objections from state and federal agencies that regulate the environment, Morris said. (Indeed, those groups objected last year when parts of the wall were placed in water or marsh.) Building in water can also be three times more expensive than building on land, Morris and Pennoyer said.
In an interview after the meeting, Morris said it’s a goal of the city to protect the ports’ sites, especially Union Pier, where there could one day be a mixed-use development of housing and commercial space. A better option might be a wall that crosses the sites at the high water lines, he said, leaving some of the facilities protected but avoiding the issues with building in the Cooper River.
“The port’s concerns about being outside of the structure are legit, and we’re with them,” Morris told the Post and Courier.
Yarborough did not respond to a follow-up phone message after the meeting.
In an email, SPA spokeswoman Liz Crumley wrote, “SC Ports will continue working with the City of Charleston and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide input on the sea wall proposal to ensure no adverse impacts to marine terminal operations on the peninsula.”
The committee where Yarborough made her comments was convened in the spring and includes residents, businesspeople, and members of the environmental and preservation communities in Charleston. It is due to give Charleston City Council a recommendation on whether to pursue the wall plan this autumn, though the date for that presentation has been pushed a few times.
City Council is also expected to vote on whether to pursue the wall plan into the more-detailed PED step by the end of the year. If it does so, it will have to certify that Charleston can pay for its part of the project, about $384.5 million.
On Sept. 22, several members of the advisory group said there was still more investigation needed before making a recommendation on the plan, and that it had been hard to get answers on details of the wall and how the city of Charleston will fund its portion of the work.
“The answers that we’re getting are ‘Don’t worry, it will be handled in PED,’ ” said Dan Battista of real estate developer Lowe. The company is helping SPA prepare plans for Union Pier.
“Under the current due diligence, a lot more needs to be done,” Battista added. “I don’t want to be rushed to have to make a decision.”
But Morris said that without moving forward into the next step in the engineering process, Charleston would never get an answer on whether there is a wall alignment that would work in complicated settings such as around the SPA terminals.
MUSC predicts 2-month COVID cycle, says percentage of people being hospitalized declining
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Officials at the Medical University of South Carolina say the COVID-19 pandemic has settled into a 2-month pattern, based off the peaks and troughs of the virus over the past year and a half.Data from the MUSC COVID-19 Tracking Team shows the first wave of COVID began in June 2020 and came down months later in August. Then, the next major wave started in November and eventually began to fall again in January.It’s a trend, Dr. Michael Sweat—the leader of the COVID tracking team—says wi...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Officials at the Medical University of South Carolina say the COVID-19 pandemic has settled into a 2-month pattern, based off the peaks and troughs of the virus over the past year and a half.
Data from the MUSC COVID-19 Tracking Team shows the first wave of COVID began in June 2020 and came down months later in August. Then, the next major wave started in November and eventually began to fall again in January.
It’s a trend, Dr. Michael Sweat—the leader of the COVID tracking team—says will likely continue.
“When the numbers go up, we have history that shows they’ll come down again,” he said. “When they come down, people need to be aware that they will often come back up again. We’ve been through this several times where the numbers sort of drop pretty quickly and many people think it’s gone and it’s over with. So that’s something to be aware of that these waves sort of can come quickly. I would just encourage people to remain vigilant.”
Sweat predicts another wave in the coming months.
“As we approach winter, I do think there’s a significant risk we’re going to see an increase in the number of infections,” he says. “When you just look around the country right now, where the highest rates of growth are and the highest number of cases are occurring are in cold places: Alaska, Minnesota, Wisconsin, the Dakotas, Colorado. All of those people are seeing increases right now.”
Being proactive about behaviors that prevent the spread of the virus is important to stay on top of the 2-month patterns, according to Sweat.
“It’s shown very clearly in the science that what matters most for slowing these peaks is to implement reductions and behaviors early, as it’s climbing,” he says. “When the numbers are going up rapidly, that’s when people ought to be particularly careful about being inside crowded places with poor ventilation and with wearing masks. Often what’s happening is these numbers shoot up and they shoot up very quickly and by the time people realize that the spread of the virus has really gotten out into communities and it’ll play out.”
Sweat says there is, however, some good news. The percentage of people diagnosed with COVID who end up in the hospital is declining.
“It was 25 percent in the first wave, then in the winter wave it was around 15 percent—maybe lower,” he said in a release. “And then in this current wave, we’re down here around 10 percent. It’s all suggesting that immunity is starting to have an effect.”
Sweat says these numbers mean the vaccine and immunity within the community are starting to have an effect.
Data from the COVID tracking team shows COVID’s impact on the Charleston has been reduced from “severe” to significant. That data is based on the number of reported cases per day per 100,000 people. Sweat says the rate has dropped to about 22 cases per 100,000 people, which is the lowest it’s been since July, according to MUSC.
“I do want to emphasize the best way we can get to high levels of immunity and stop this epidemic going to be vaccination,” Sweat says. “And also people who have been infected, it’s been demonstrably proven that getting a vaccine after you’ve had an infection is absolutely an important thing to do and it actually puts those people in a position of having some of the best protection of anybody.”
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