Jewelry stores in Mount Pleasant, SC
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We want like to take a moment to welcome you to Colucci’s Jewelers – Mount Pleasant’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 Mount Pleasant, 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 Mount Pleasant, 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 Mount Pleasant, from breathtaking engagement rings to extensive repairs. Keep reading to learn more about a few of our specialties.
Diamond Engagement Rings in Mount Pleasant
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 Mount Pleasant, 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 Mount Pleasant
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 Mount Pleasant, 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 Mount Pleasant, 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 Mount Pleasant
Sell Your Jewelry in Mount Pleasant
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 Mount Pleasant, 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
Mount Pleasant’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.
Latest News in Mount Pleasant
Edisto reef addition features eclectic mix of structures, including Mount Pleasant water tank
What do a barge, a deconstructed water tower, shipping containers and a shark sculpture have in common? They’re all elements of a new addition to an artificial reef off the coast of Edisto Island.Although SCDNR biologists have been constructing artificial reefs for more than 40 years, this year marked a particularly large project with a new partner: Mount Pleasant Waterworks.The water utility donated the water tower from the Old Village area of Mount Pleasant. The tower, built in 1934, was dismantled on July 20. It hadn&r...
What do a barge, a deconstructed water tower, shipping containers and a shark sculpture have in common? They’re all elements of a new addition to an artificial reef off the coast of Edisto Island.
Although SCDNR biologists have been constructing artificial reefs for more than 40 years, this year marked a particularly large project with a new partner: Mount Pleasant Waterworks.
The water utility donated the water tower from the Old Village area of Mount Pleasant. The tower, built in 1934, was dismantled on July 20. It hadn’t held water since 1991 after it was replaced with ground storage tanks. There were community discussions as to whether to fix the tower or dismantle it. However, the structure required massive repairs with an estimate of about $1.2 million to make it safe so the decision was made to take it down.
“Repurposing our Old Village Water Tank as an artificial reef allows us the opportunity to fulfill our mission of protecting the environment,” said Mount Pleasant Waterworks General Manager Allan Clum. “We all have something at stake when it comes to water, and we’re grateful for our partnership with SCDNR as we work together to protect our natural resources.”
Clum said all the structures, including the water tank undergo a rigorous cleaning process to ensure they’re safe to sink as part of a reef.
Onlookers enjoyed low seas and an east wind on September 14 while watching the 250-foot retired barge sink beneath the waves to its new home on the seafloor. It took six hours for the barge to completely submerge.
Within half a year or so, marine life will begin to colonize the barge and fish will school in the area.
“The variety of structures will provide habitat for a diverse array of species,” said Robert Martore, longtime head of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources’ (SCDNR) artificial reef program. “The open spaces of the container boxes provide a cave-like interior that larger species like snapper and grouper prefer, while the pieces of the water tower create low relief habitat that provide refuge for smaller species and juveniles.”
Artificial reefs play a similar role in the ocean as coral reefs. Manmade structures that are typically placed on areas of seafloor with little natural relief, artificial reefs improve habitat and spawning grounds for fish and marine life – in turn attracting recreational divers and anglers. The environmental benefits of artificial reefs are twofold, as they recycle materials that would otherwise be destined for landfills in addition to expanding critical habitat for offshore fish.
The reef addition also marked another successful project with the Coastal Conservation Association South Carolina, which has provided support for 15 reef projects to date. CCA SC and their longtime partner Sea Hunt Boat Company donated 12 container boxes that were placed on the barge and funded half the costs of the barge itself and towing to the reef site.
The barge was also decked out with a life-sized concrete sculpture of a white shark created by SCDNR biologists. In-house concrete structures are nothing new to the program, which has experimented with creating different shapes and sizes to benefit different fish species over the years.
“But this time, we decided to get creative and create a photo op that scuba divers would enjoy,” Martore said.
About 10 nautical miles offshore, the Edisto 60-foot reef (also known as PA-30) is already a well-developed artificial reef spot popular among anglers and divers. Over 20 structures have previously been submerged there, including a large ship, military vehicles, and rubble from the old Cooper River Bridge.
Long Point Schoolhouse officially moves into Snowden community
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — Friday was a monumental day for the Snowden community.“We have an amazing, huge project probably bigger than anything else is going on in America,” said Josh Wright, President of the African American Historic Settlement Commission.The Long Point School has been a fixture in Mount Pleasant since 1872 on Long Point Road. It now has a new home in the Snowden community.“This is almost in the center of Snowden, you know, and this is the community that was served by this bu...
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — Friday was a monumental day for the Snowden community.
“We have an amazing, huge project probably bigger than anything else is going on in America,” said Josh Wright, President of the African American Historic Settlement Commission.
The Long Point School has been a fixture in Mount Pleasant since 1872 on Long Point Road. It now has a new home in the Snowden community.
“This is almost in the center of Snowden, you know, and this is the community that was served by this building,” said Michael Allen, partner of the settlement association.
It was once a school for the African American community in Snowden for almost 50 years. Now the Long Point Schoolhouse will now be turned into a Cultural and Educational Center to reflect the history of the area.
“It's a recognition that this is an important site in the American experience, in the African American journey, and it needs to be protected, preserved and interpreted in this ground,” Allen said.
The Long Point Schoolhouse has a new purpose in a new location, but it still has the same memories for some of these community members.
“Just about everybody in this neighborhood has ties to the school. You know, their parents or grandparents,” Claudia Holmes Mazyck said.
The Holmes family has had generations grow up next to this building.
“We grew up in that house, we played in that house, our entire life,” Doris Holmes Brunson said.
In fact, Flora Small Holmes, the grandmother of this family, had the land of the Long Point Schoolhouse passed down to her.
Her grandson Michael said he made it into a home decades ago.
“I lived there for about 1981 to '86 out. Then after that, he just rented it out to family members and people in the area,” Michael Holmes said.
As the family and other community members watched the building move down the street Friday, the wheels started turning and the conversations started flowing.
“In the summertime, as kids when school was out, our grandmother would come take care of us,” Michael said.
John Wright is an army veteran who served two tours overseas but says. Today, he said, trumps all of that.
“This school is bigger than those two conflicts and anything I think I’ve ever done in my entire life. This is probably the biggest initiative on the biggest project that I’ve ever been involved with,” Wright said.
It’s a day that this community says will leave an impact for years to come.
“From this day forward, a pathway has been set, a course has been laid out, that we will protect, preserve and honor the legacy of those who are here,” Allen said.
Renovations on the school are said to take around a year. The center will hopefully be up and running by 2023.
Charleston County home to Lowcountry’s only school to receive Blue Ribbon honors
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCSC) - A Charleston County elementary school is the only Lowcountry school in the state to receive National Blue Ribbon Schools honors for 2021.U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona recognized five South Carolina schools nominated by state Education Superintendent Molly Spearman for the honor, which is based on schools’ overall academic performance.The five South Carolina schools recognized in Cardona’s announcement are:“The entire Belle Hall Elementary School community takes...
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCSC) - A Charleston County elementary school is the only Lowcountry school in the state to receive National Blue Ribbon Schools honors for 2021.
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona recognized five South Carolina schools nominated by state Education Superintendent Molly Spearman for the honor, which is based on schools’ overall academic performance.
The five South Carolina schools recognized in Cardona’s announcement are:
“The entire Belle Hall Elementary School community takes great pride in this prestigious recognition,” Principal Kevin Conklin said. “For over three decades, the teachers, parents, staff, and community members have collaborated to create this extraordinary environment for students. Over the years, we’ve upheld our reputation of ‘Rigor and Relationships,’ which features high expectations and support for all learners bolstered by adults working together closely every day.”
Belle Hall Elementary School is the first school in the Charleston County School District to receive this award since Buist Academy in 2017.
“We are extremely proud of these five South Carolina schools that have been honored nationally for their academic excellence,” Spearman said. “This award is testament to the hard work of students, teachers, staff, and families in these communities. These five schools are models of excellence for our entire state and nation.”
The five South Carolina award winners were recognized in the “Exemplary High-Performing Schools” category, meaning they are among the state’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests.
The National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content, the state’s education department says.
The program, now in its 39th year, has given nearly 10,000 awards to more than 9,000 schools, with some schools winning multiple awards. Schools are eligible for nomination after five years.
Up to 420 schools may be nominated each year. The U.S. Department of Education invites National Blue Ribbon Schools nominations from the top education official in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and the Bureau of Indian Education.
Conklin said Belle Hall Elementary is beginning to plan for ongoing celebrations this school year to highlight the accomplishment.
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Great white shark finds a home at Edisto 60 reef off SC coast
Tommy Braswell Special to The Post and Courier
A great white shark is lurking in the waters at the Edisto 60 Reef. And while you might be able to hook the 11-foot giant, there’s no way you’ll be able to reel it in.The great white is a 2,800-pound replica of a shark constructed from concrete and steel that is welded to the deck of a 250-foot barge that was sunk at the reef located off the South Carolina coast on Sept. 14.The shark is one of many unique pieces affixed to the barge that soon will be attracting aquatic species for anglers and divers to enjoy. Much o...
A great white shark is lurking in the waters at the Edisto 60 Reef. And while you might be able to hook the 11-foot giant, there’s no way you’ll be able to reel it in.
The great white is a 2,800-pound replica of a shark constructed from concrete and steel that is welded to the deck of a 250-foot barge that was sunk at the reef located off the South Carolina coast on Sept. 14.
The shark is one of many unique pieces affixed to the barge that soon will be attracting aquatic species for anglers and divers to enjoy. Much of the water tower that once towered over the Old Village in Mount Pleasant also is part of the reef addition, along with container boxes donated by Coastal Conservation Association of South Carolina.
Robert Martore, who heads the artificial reef program for the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, said the shark has received a lot of positive feedback. The open spaces of the container boxes will provide habitat for grouper and snappers and other species will find safety around the other structure affixed to the barge, he said.
Martore said the shark had been under construction “for at least a year and a half” by employees who would come in and work on the giant during the COVID quarantine.
“Once they started developing it, they got pretty specific, looking up anatomical features and how they could make it anatomically correct,” Martore said of the great white sculpture. “Because it’s concrete, invertebrates will colonize it just like any other structures. It will be overgrown with corals and sponges and things like that and that’s what will attract the fish. There’s no interior space for them to live in. But you will get lots of invertebrates and juvenile life once it becomes colonized with those other marine organisms.”
Stevens Towing on Yonges Island, which does a lot of work with the reef program, had the barge – which had been used to transport reef material in the past – that was being retired. Mount Pleasant Waterworks offered the material from the old water tower. And CCA, which has worked with SCDNR on 15 other reef projects, provided the shipping containers. And since the shark was completed, well, Martore said they decided to add it to the barge to make it a little more interesting.
The old water tower had to be cut into sections for transport and no longer has the huge bowl look. All of those pieces and parts were welded into place to provide habitat for the fish.
South Carolina has 48 artificial reef sites, 45 of which are open to the public to fish and three of which are protected sites. There is the Deep Water Marine Protected Area in which the South Carolina Memorial Reef is located, where bottom fishing is prohibited but trolling for pelagics is allowed. And there are two other sites called Spawning Special Management Zones which began as research sites but now are federally protected and fishing is prohibited. They are listed on nautical charts as protected sites, Martore noted.
During the early days, South Carolina’s artificial reef program was conceived as a way to improve recreational fishing but also as “an effective means of disposing of materials which are unsightly litter when accumulated on land, according to a 1978 publication. Baled automobile tires, metal milk crates and junked steel appliances aren’t used today, but some of the materials used back then are still usable, such as old steel hulled boats and military equipment.
Martore said country singer Kenny Chesney’s No Shoes Reef Fund has donated reef ball molds and they now have eight molds that can be filled with concrete in order to form reef structures. And SCDNR employees work on their own designs, first making prototype molds from plywood. If the result is promising, they then will build steel molds that can be used over and over. But donations of larger pieces, such as the water tower, bridges that are being replaced or vessels such as the ones donated by CCA South Carolina are very much appreciated.
“People approach me and ask if this is something you’d be interested in, something you can use. Sometimes it is, sometimes it isn’t,” Martore said.
There are ICBMs (intercontinental ballistic missiles) filled with concrete on South Carolina reefs. There are missile cradles, some M60 battle tanks, howitzers and armored personnel carriers. The New York City Transit Authority donated nearly 250 subway cars. Companies have donated concrete culverts and concrete utility boxes that didn’t pass inspection for their intended use.
“Many years ago, a porcelain company sent down a shipment of toilet bowls. Porcelain is a nice hard structure that can be colonized, and it actually turned out pretty functional,” Martore said.
“The big thing is can it be used at a reasonable cost. For example, all those military vehicles needed a very thorough cleaning. Because they were vehicles, the engines had to be removed, the transmissions, the fuel tanks. That was something the military did themselves. The same thing with the subway cars. They did the cleanup and we got them completely free.
“It always comes down to cost benefit. Is it worth spending money on? Is someone else willing to do the work?”
The East Cooper and Sea Islands chapters of CCA South Carolina will hold their annual Celebrating Conservation Banquet and Auction at 6 p.m. Oct. 15 at Omar Shrine Auditorium in Mount Pleasant. Call Jay Brown at 843-224-0028; J.R. McCroskey at 843-906-2431; or the CCA State Office at 803-865-4164 or visit ccasouthcarolina.com.
#Whoyouwhit fishing tournament
The #Whoyouwhit Benefit fishing tournament, fished in honor of Whit Nelson, will be held Oct. 23 at The Marina at Edisto Beach. Proceeds will benefit The National Institute of Mental Health and Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing.
America’s Boating Club
America’s Boating Club Charleston will hold boating safety classes Nov. 6, Dec. 4 and Jan. 15 at 1376 Orange Grove Road, Charleston. Classes begin at 9 a.m. and end around 4 p.m. Successful participants earn the S.C. Department of Natural Resources Boater Education Card. The cost is $25 for adults and youth 12-18 are free. Call 843-312-2876 or email email@example.com.
The East Cooper Outboard Motor Club will hold its annual turkey shoot Nov. 3-24 from 6:30-10 p.m. at Goldbug Island in Mount Pleasant. Last year the event donated $30,000 to Lowcountry charities and since the shoot began in 1997 it has raised $483,500 for charity.
Mount Pleasant-Area Unemployment Rate Decreases In August: Feds
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The Charleston County unemployment rate improved somewhat during the late summer.MOUNT PLEASANT, SC — The U.S. posted its weakest job recovery month of the year in September, with just 194,000 non-farm jobs added to the economy.The September jobs report was even worse than that in August, when 366,000 jobs were created, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.The national unemployment rate dropped 0.4 percentage points to 4.8 percent despite the September disappointment.The latest available local ...
The Charleston County unemployment rate improved somewhat during the late summer.
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC — The U.S. posted its weakest job recovery month of the year in September, with just 194,000 non-farm jobs added to the economy.
The September jobs report was even worse than that in August, when 366,000 jobs were created, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The national unemployment rate dropped 0.4 percentage points to 4.8 percent despite the September disappointment.
The latest available local unemployment figures are for August; that rate improved since July in the Mount Pleasant area and continues to be lower than it was the beginning of the pandemic.
The Charleston County unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in August, down from 3.9 percent in July. That reflected some improvement from August 2020, when the unemployment rate stood at 6.0 percent.
The August unemployment rate in Charleston County was lower than the South Carolina rate of 4.2 percent, according to the latest local figures from the BLS.
Nationally, 17.4 million jobs have been added back to the economy since April 2020. Still, the country is down 5 million positions (3.3 percent) from pre-pandemic levels.
The jobs report is based on survey data from mid-September, which may have skewed negatively due to several crises in the country, according to The Washington Post. At the time there were 150,000 coronavirus cases per day in the country; the number has since dropped by nearly half.
Parts of the country were also recovering from the devastating Hurricane Ida, and California is still dealing with the effects of ongoing wildfires.
Average hourly wages continued to climb in September, with a 17-cent gain to $30.85. Hourly wages have grown for six months in a row as employers look to fill vacant positions.
Employees have been more willing than ever to leave their employers. A record 4.3 million employees quit their jobs in August, according to the BLS.
The leisure/hospitality and professional/business service industries led the way for September job gains with 74,000 and 60,000 jobs, respectively. Retail trade jobs increased by 56,000 jobs after two months of little change.
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