We want like to take a moment to welcome you to Colucci’s Jewelers – Goose Creek’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 Goose Creek, 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 Goose Creek, 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!
Diamond Engagement Rings in Goose Creek
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 Goose Creek, 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 Goose Creek
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 Goose Creek, 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 Goose Creek, 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 Goose Creek
Sell Your Jewelry in Goose Creek
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 Goose Creek, 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
Latest News in Goose Creek
PPP Loans Benefited Goose Creek Businesses
Goose Creek, SC Patch
GOOSE CREEK, SC — Applications for the federal Paycheck Protection Program have closed after benefiting more than 11.8 million pandemic-stricken businesses, including many in Goose Creek. The Paycheck Protection Program started in April 2020 as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), and was extended until May 31, 2021. There were 90,624 PPP loans approved in South Carolina in 2021 alone, according to the Small Business Administration. The total 2021 amount approved was $3,058,629,335. ...
GOOSE CREEK, SC — Applications for the federal Paycheck Protection Program have closed after benefiting more than 11.8 million pandemic-stricken businesses, including many in Goose Creek.
The Paycheck Protection Program started in April 2020 as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), and was extended until May 31, 2021.
There were 90,624 PPP loans approved in South Carolina in 2021 alone, according to the Small Business Administration. The total 2021 amount approved was $3,058,629,335.
Loan applications were processed through banks and other traditional lenders, with the SBA backing the resulting loans. Around $800 billion in loans were approved nationwide under the program.
The loans are forgivable if borrowers meet certain criteria, including spending at least 60 percent of the money on payroll costs and maintaining employee compensation levels.
Below are some Goose Creek businesses that benefited from the program according to the SBA. Check here for a full, searchable database.
PEGASUS STEEL LLC
O.L. THOMPSON CONSTRUCTION CO. INC.
PEGASUS STEEL LLC
C R HIPP CONSTRUCTION INC
C2G, LTD CO.
QUALITY ELECTRIC OF THE COASTAL CAROLINAS INC
QUALITY ELECTRIC OF THE COASTAL CAROLINAS INC
ALLSTATE CRANE RENTAL, INC.
BIG RED INC
BIG RED, INC
Nationally, the accommodation/food service industry received the largest share of loans in 2021, with 15 percent of the total.
Around 87 percent of the loans approved in 2021 were for $50,000 or less, and they accounted for a third of the total approved amount. The average loan size was $42,000.
The program wasn't without controversy. Banks tended to prioritize large, established businesses, according to a New York Times analysis. Congress raised fees for small loans in December to encourage lenders to make small business loans, and rules were changed in February to allow unprofitable solo businesses to qualify.
Several large companies drew public ire after it was revealed that they took PPP loans instead of relying on traditional capital-raising activities. The outcry prompted the SBA to review all loan applications over $2 million and issue guidance that the program was intended for businesses that lacked access to other cash-raising methods.
Editor's note: This list was automatically generated using data from the SBA for approved loans of $150,000 or more, although some loans ultimately were not made. Business owners can contact the SBA if information about a loan isn't correct. SBA data occasionally contains duplicate entries. Other feedback can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moratorium could put hold on auto-related business development in Goose Creek
GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCBD) – The City of Goose Creek is considering a temporary moratorium on automotive-related businesses in two specific areas. It comes amid a plan to beautify the city and grow new business. There are currently more than 20 auto-related businesses in these specific areas – a zone north of the railroad tracks, mainly along St. James Avenue, and a zone south of the railroad tracks along Red Bank Road. Goose Creek city officials want to use the moratorium time to enact a plan for growth and new devel...
GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCBD) – The City of Goose Creek is considering a temporary moratorium on automotive-related businesses in two specific areas. It comes amid a plan to beautify the city and grow new business.
There are currently more than 20 auto-related businesses in these specific areas – a zone north of the railroad tracks, mainly along St. James Avenue, and a zone south of the railroad tracks along Red Bank Road.
Goose Creek city officials want to use the moratorium time to enact a plan for growth and new development for these areas.
“The first thing to realize is that this is not a city-wide moratorium. This is for two specific areas,” said Frank Johnson, Goose Creek Information Officer. “We recently conducted a very thorough comprehensive plan with the help of our residents, and this is a result of that.”
Residents said they wanted more sit-down restaurants, retail, and technology businesses. But there are currently several auto-related businesses – like body shops and used car lots – in these areas.
“These are very important businesses to us. There is an important part of the deal here; if there weren’t any of these businesses within these areas, we would be looking for incentives to get them here,” Johnson explained. “As it stands, there are 21 of these businesses just in these two specific areas that we’re looking at.”
Goose Creek City Council is considering a moratorium on any new auto-related businesses within the zones over the next year or so.
The city planning department will spend that time creating new design standards of how they want businesses to look in the future.
“It’s going to be a year, maybe even less,” Johnson said. “It’s going to be up to conceivably 18 months.”
Current businesses or businesses already in the process of opening in the area will only be impacted if they are planning to expand during the moratorium. New auto-related businesses would not be able to open during the moratorium.
“We want it to look great and we want it to have a diverse selection of businesses. Restaurants, retail opportunities- that’s true in these districts they were specifically looking at and it’s true for the entire city, frankly.”
Goose Creek City Council has passed the first reading of this. They will vote on implementing the moratorium in August.
Fourth of July Guide in + around Charleston, SC
We’ve got the 411 on all of the 4th of July events going on in the Lowcountry this weekend: Stars & Guitars – Reunited | Fri., July 2 | 5:30 p.m. | Boone Hall Plantation, 1235 Long Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant | $59+ | A Lowcountry summer tradition of country music...
We’ve got the 411 on all of the 4th of July events going on in the Lowcountry this weekend:
Stars & Guitars – Reunited | Fri., July 2 | 5:30 p.m. | Boone Hall Plantation, 1235 Long Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant | $59+ | A Lowcountry summer tradition of country music concerts featuring Dustin Lynch, Travis Denning, Tenille Arts, and Taylor Castro.
Red, White, Bluegrass & Boot, Scoot, Boogie | Fri., July 2 | 6-8 p.m. | The Great Lawn, 100 Greeting House Rd., Summerville | Free | A party with live music from The Lowhills + a performance by the Boot Boogie Babes.
Holy Rolly at Cane Bay 4th of July Fest | Sat., July 3 | 5-9 p.m. | 207 Buttercup Ln., Summerville | Free | We scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream + the Fourth of July festivities.Outdoors with Jesus | Sat., July 3 | 5-9 p.m. | Riverfront Park, 1061 Everglades Ave., North Charleston | $30+ | Celebrate the 4th ofJuly with Grammy award winning artist, Tasha Cobbs-Leonard — lawn chairs permitted.
Carnes Crossroads Summer Barn Jam Concert Series | Sat., July 3 | 4-7 p.m. | Carnes Crossroads, 513 Wodin Pl., Summerville | Free | Summer is here + so are the vibes — enjoy live music from East Coast Party Band and food from local food trucks.
Oh Yah BBQ | Sat., July 3 | 1-8 p.m. | Freehouse Brewery, 2895 Pringle St., North Charleston | Free | Start the holiday weekend right with barbecue, live music by Greg Winkler + drinks.
Moncks Corner Fourth of July | Sat. July 3 | 9 p.m. | Moncks Corner Regional Recreation Complex, 418 E. Main St. | Free | View fireworks from your vehicles or take out the blankets + lawn chairs to enjoy the festivities.
Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence | Sun. July 4 | 9 a.m. | Old Exchange Building, 122 E Bay St. | Free | This public reading will take place in the same spot the declaration was read to citizens in 1776.
Edmund’s Oast Restaurant July 4th Ice Cream Social | Edmund’s Oast, 1081 Morrison Dr. | Sun. July 4 | 2-5 p.m. | Entrance is free | Indulge in a selection of frozen treats like Italian ice, ice cream floats, + ice cream sandwiches — no reservations needed.
4th of July at Riverfront Park | Sun., July 4 | 7-10 p.m. | Riverfront Park, 1001 Everglades Dr., North Charleston | Free | The largest fireworks show in the Lowcountry — bring lawn chairs, blankets, water, and snacks.
Patriots Point Fireworks Blast | Sun., July 4 | 6-10 p.m. | Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, 40 Patriots Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant | $20 parking fee | There will be local food trucks and guests are invited to bring folding chairs + picnic blankets.
2021 Fireworks and Freedom Fest | Sun., July 4 | 5:30-9:30 p.m. | Gahagan Park, 184 W. Boundary St., Summerville | Free | Live music from the 17 South Band + great food — attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and small coolers.
Fabulous Fourth in the Creek | Sun., July 4 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Goose Creek Municipal Center, 519 North Goose Creek Blvd., Goose Creek | Free | The Creek is welcoming everyone to enjoy music from local cover band Calhoun’s Calling, food + family fun.
If you already have weekend plans, but are looking for things to do for the rest of the month, be sure to check out our July Planahead.
FAFSA Completions Down In SC: How Goose Creek Area Schools Compare
GOOSE CREEK, SC — Applications for federal college financial aid are notably lower this year, and that could mean fewer freshmen when classes begin this fall. Prospective college students can fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to qualify for subsidized student loans and other forms of aid. FAFSA applications declined 5.8 percent nationally this year compared with the same time last year. About 1.72 million students completed the application as of June 25, compared with 1.83 million in 2020, according to an Ass...
GOOSE CREEK, SC — Applications for federal college financial aid are notably lower this year, and that could mean fewer freshmen when classes begin this fall.
Prospective college students can fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to qualify for subsidized student loans and other forms of aid. FAFSA applications declined 5.8 percent nationally this year compared with the same time last year. About 1.72 million students completed the application as of June 25, compared with 1.83 million in 2020, according to an Associated Press analysis of FAFSA data.
As of February this year, FAFSA applications were down 10 percent from last year. But the completion rate increased in the spring, when schools could hold more in-school FAFSA help events that were canceled last year because of the pandemic.
A decline in the FAFSA completion rate could be a harbinger of lower enrollment in the fall. The class of 2020 had 3.7 percent fewer FAFSA applications than the class of 2019; postsecondary enrollment dropped 6.8 percent between the class of 2020 and 2019, according to the National College Attainment Network.
In South Carolina, 22,364 FAFSA applications were completed as of June 25, compared with 23,422 completions at the same point last year. That is a 4.5 percent decrease. (See how Goose Creek area high schools compare below.)
The decline is steeper among Title 1 high schools, meaning those where low-income students make up at least 40 percent of enrollment. Title 1 high school completions dropped 8.83 percent, compared with a 3.86 decrease for non-Title 1 schools.
In South Carolina, completed applications dropped 5.8 percent from Title 1 schools, compared with a 5.2 percent drop for non-Title 1 school applications as of June 25.
Here is how schools in the Goose Creek area are doing with FAFSA completion as of June 25. See more Goose Creek area high schools here. Note: Percent changes can be affected by a relatively small difference in completions, especially for smaller schools. FAFSA data only counts students who are no older than 19.
School: Stratford High
District: Berkeley 01
Municipality: Goose Creek
School: Goose Creek High
District: Berkeley 01
Municipality: Goose Creek
The FAFSA application for the 2020-21 academic year closes June 30 at 11:59 p.m. CT, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Many states and colleges set their own deadlines for aid applications. There has been a push in recent years to have students fill out the FAFSA earlier in their senior year.
Editor's note: This list was automatically generated using FAFSA data analyzed by the Associated Press. Federal high school counts don't include students over the age of 19. Information isn't available for all schools. Schools with fewer than five completions are omitted from the data. Please report any errors or other feedback to email@example.com.
Fort Dorchester’s Zolten Osborne tops list of returning quarterbacks
David Shelton Special to The Post and Courier
With the high school football season just around the corner, the Post and Courier will preview and highlight top returning players at each position, starting with quarterbacks. As experience goes, there are only a few quarterbacks in the area with significant game playing time entering the 2021 high school football season. That’s not to suggest that other area programs will not have solid play at the quarterback position, but experience certainly is an advantage. There are three leading quarterbacks in the area thi...
With the high school football season just around the corner, the Post and Courier will preview and highlight top returning players at each position, starting with quarterbacks.
As experience goes, there are only a few quarterbacks in the area with significant game playing time entering the 2021 high school football season.
That’s not to suggest that other area programs will not have solid play at the quarterback position, but experience certainly is an advantage.
There are three leading quarterbacks in the area this fall, two juniors and one senior. The top returning signal caller is Fort Dorchester junior Zolten Osborne.
Osborne was a first-team All-Lowcountry selection as a sophomore after passing for more than 1,600 yards and 17 touchdowns in the Patriots’ 7-2 season. After throwing two interceptions in the season opener, Osborne did not throw another over the final seven games.
Osborne saw significant playing time as a freshman as well, splitting time with senior DeAndre Sabb. He has worked hard to add bulk and muscle to his 6-2 frame, gaining 30 pounds since last season and playing at a comfortable 200 pounds. He also dropped his 40-yard dash time from 5.1 seconds to the 4.7 second range.
“I really focused on putting on good weight and getting stronger and I feel really good where I am right now,” Osborne said. “I feel like I have increased my arm strength, and I am working on being more mobile to be able to make plays with my feet if needed.”
Osborne has had a busy summer, showcasing his skills at prospect camps. He attended camps at North Carolina, N.C. State, Wake Forest, South Carolina and Coastal Carolina. He has yet to receive a scholarship offer, but he knows there is time for that.
“I’m not worrying about that,” he said. “I just play ball and let it happen. The Lord has blessed me with the ability to play, so my focus is on playing and trying to be a leader.”
The other junior who returns as a starter is Goose Creek’s Drew Moore, a 6-2, 175-pounder with a strong arm. Moore threw for 1,700 yards and 18 touchdowns last year. He is blessed to have a solid receiving corps returning as well in seniors James Levine and Khyon Smith.
In the senior class, the top two returners are playing with different schools this fall. Colby Shirey, a two-year starter at Summerville, will be playing at Oceanside Collegiate under his former coach at Summerville, Joe Call.
Shirey accounted for nearly 2,000 yards (rushing and passing) and 20 touchdowns in 2019. His numbers slipped to about half of that in the shortened season of 2020.
The S.C. Independent Schools Association (SCISA) has released its all-state soccer lists for the 2021 season. Six area boys and nine local girls were selected as all-state.
Porter-Gaud landed three boys on the all-state team. Those selections included William Finnegan, Jack Barnes and James Hill. Shayne DaRe and Jay Diffley were selected from Pinewood Prep, along with Christian Hermann of Northwood Academy.
On the girls team, selections from the Class AAA state champions, Pinewood Prep, were Jessica Osborne, Riley Cox, Lauren DaRe, Maggie Rollins and Jordan White. Grace Kammerer and Lily Stock were selected from Porter-Gaud, along with Mia Fowler and Izzy Hagen of Charleston Collegiate.