We want like to take a moment to welcome you to Colucci's Jewelers - North 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 North 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 North 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 North Charleston, from breathtaking engagement rings to extensive repairs. Keep reading to learn more about a few of our specialties.
Diamond Engagement Rings in North 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 North 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 fiance'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 fiancee'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 North 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 North 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 North 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 North Charleston
Sell Your Jewelry in North 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 North 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
North 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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Runners fight to save North Charleston track
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - More than 800 people have signed a petition to save a running track that is likely to be eliminated because of new editions at a North Charleston facility.Improvements coming to the Danny Jones Athletic Facility will include a new aquatics center and a gymnasium. But with the new additions, City of North Charleston spokesperson Ryan Johnson said the footprint of the building will increase, leading to space constraints on the site, which will eliminate the track itself.Johnson said the football fi...
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - More than 800 people have signed a petition to save a running track that is likely to be eliminated because of new editions at a North Charleston facility.
Improvements coming to the Danny Jones Athletic Facility will include a new aquatics center and a gymnasium. But with the new additions, City of North Charleston spokesperson Ryan Johnson said the footprint of the building will increase, leading to space constraints on the site, which will eliminate the track itself.
Johnson said the football field currently at the site will remain.
An area running club, the Park Circle Pacers, has 300 members, including 100 active members. They practice at the Danny Jones track regularly for their Tuesday evening workouts. Members of the group say that losing the track would be a huge loss for not only them, but for the whole community.
A walking and biking trail will surround the site, but members say that’s not enough.
Member Erin Atkinson said the track provides safety features that you can’t get while running on the street or sidewalks.
“The hazards that I see every day, between sidewalks not being cleared, having debris or trash there, motorists not paying attention, or sometimes being hostile towards runners or walkers,” Atkinson said. “Having an area like this where you can just focus on your workout and getting in some fitness without having to worry about your safety is key.”
Brian Johnson is a cross country and track and field coach at Academic Magnet. To Johnson, losing the track would make it harder for his team to get to a facility to practice since the track is close to their school now.
“So many times, you have teenagers traveling to go practice somewhere,” Johnson said. “That adds a liability.”
Michelle Huntley isn’t part of the running group but lives a half mile away in Park Circle. She said when she walks or drives by the track, she sees people utilizing it morning, noon, and night.
“You just don’t see that with other recreation facilities, something that’s used so frequently,” Huntley said.
The city said the projected completion time for the project is late 2023.
“To lose this track would be a travesty,” said Lionel Adams, at-large director for the Road Runners Club of America. “We just can’t see this empowering everyone to run if this is missing.”
Members say they plan on speaking at the next North Charleston City Council meeting.
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Jackrabbit Filly owners set sights on new North Charleston restaurant near Reynolds Avenue
NORTH CHARLESTON — A new barbecue restaurant is coming to the city’s southern end, but that doesn’t begin to describe what you’ll soon find at 2029 Carver Ave., steps away from Reynolds Avenue.Char siu (Cantonese barbecue pork), Chinese sausage, roasted duck and fried cabbage are some of the dishes Shuai and Corrie Wang of Jackrabbit Filly will serve inside King BBQ, set to open in early 2023.Since turning their pop...
NORTH CHARLESTON — A new barbecue restaurant is coming to the city’s southern end, but that doesn’t begin to describe what you’ll soon find at 2029 Carver Ave., steps away from Reynolds Avenue.
Char siu (Cantonese barbecue pork), Chinese sausage, roasted duck and fried cabbage are some of the dishes Shuai and Corrie Wang of Jackrabbit Filly will serve inside King BBQ, set to open in early 2023.
Since turning their popular Short Grain food truck and pop-up into a brick-and-mortar restaurant in 2019, the Wangs have made Jackrabbit Filly a place that feels cozy and comfortable, yet dynamic and full of surprises. The restaurant seamlessly blends Chinese and American cuisine in a casual and lively setting, with dishes like karaage, dumplings, fish tartare and drunken egg noodles in ginger tomato sauce among the local favorites.
King BBQ will be different, with a menu unlike other barbecue restaurants in the Lowcountry. The restaurant’s name comes from the couple’s surname, which translates to King in Chinese. When written in Chinese, Wang is said to resemble the forehead of a tiger.
“The concept is more Chinese-style barbecue with a heavy influence of North Carolina, so mustard and vinegar ’cue,” Shuai Wang said.
That means roasted and smoked meats paired with sides that riff on classics; German potato salad and North Carolina red slaw, for instance. Diners will be invited to order at the counter and settle at a table inside the 3,000-square-foot space or outside on a covered patio, perhaps with one of several dive bar-inspired cocktails.
Shuai Wang called Kings BBQ a “Buffalo Bills bar,” so in addition to Chinese barbecue, expect the Labatt Blues to be flowing.
The restaurant is housed in a building that was once separated into two units, 2027 and 2029 Carver Ave. It previously housed several businesses, including The News & Courier’s North Area Branch Office in the 1950s.
You might recognize the building’s owner, Ed Sutton, one of nine potential running mates floated by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Joe Cunningham on July 18. Sutton owns several buildings in the Reynolds Avenue corridor, a part of North Charleston that has seen an influx of development in recent years.
“We’re kind of seeing a resurgence of interest in the area,” Sutton said. “It’s been really interesting to see this transition and renewed interest.”
Sutton will soon redevelop the 3324 Rivers Ave. space previously occupied by Gold Mine Pawn Shop, a 9,000-square-foot project he said could include a restaurant. For now, his focus is on King BBQ, a “total overhaul” that will be designed by the Wangs.
“I love the neighborhood,” Corrie Wang said, describing King BBQ’s setting. “I just think that we’re opening a friendly place that’s going to make everybody happy.”
Current Jackrabbit Filly chef Brandon Olson will lead the King BBQ kitchen as chef de cuisine. The promotion is an example of the Wangs giving employees opportunities for growth — a Jackrabbit Filly server will take on King BBQ’s general manager role, while a bartender will be promoted to bar manager.
Ahead of King BBQ’s opening, the Wangs will harken back to their Short Grain days by popping up at Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co. every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (or sold out). The first pop-up will take place Aug. 23.
If it’s anything like those Short Grain events, we recommend visiting early and often.
Manufacturer, Agribusiness To Invest Over $94M In South Carolina Expansions
In response to the growing market demand for its autoinjector product portfolio, SHL Medical will invest $90 million to build a new manufacturing site in North Charleston, SC. The decision stems from SHL’s strategic assessments in extending its production to North America.“Demand for SHL’s products has increased significantly. Therefore, we are speeding up our plans for a new plant in the U.S.,” said Chairman and CEO Ulrich Faessler. “Similar to our upcoming European site in Zug, Switzerland, the U.S. sit...
In response to the growing market demand for its autoinjector product portfolio, SHL Medical will invest $90 million to build a new manufacturing site in North Charleston, SC. The decision stems from SHL’s strategic assessments in extending its production to North America.
“Demand for SHL’s products has increased significantly. Therefore, we are speeding up our plans for a new plant in the U.S.,” said Chairman and CEO Ulrich Faessler. “Similar to our upcoming European site in Zug, Switzerland, the U.S. site will be a state-of-the-art, fully automated site. This expansion signifies SHL’s pledge to our advanced manufacturing strategy that will support our sustainability goals; and, at the same time, risk-mitigate supply chain disturbances through closer production with our customers, in light of various global events from the past two years. This further supports our customers with one-stop-shop capabilities, providing high-quality drug delivery systems to the end-users – the patients.”
The new facility will include approximately 270,000 square feet of space, and is expected to create an estimated 165 local employment opportunities. Operations are expected to launch by 2024.
The South Carolina site will be an advanced facility with medical device injection molding and fully automated assembly capabilities. Together with SHL’s current final assembly, labeling, and packaging operations in Deerfield Beach, FL, the expanded manufacturing capabilities in the U.S. will further fortify SHL’s offerings in delivering comprehensive services to its partners.
In 2019, SHL developed a long-term strategy in response to the growing autoinjector demand and to meet future manufacturing needs. The announcement of the new U.S. operation aligns with the company’s ongoing expansion, including a new Swiss site. The new U.S. production site will offer fully automated production facilities and a flexible supply chain with reduced distance to main markets.
City Roots Expands In Richland County
In Richland County, City Roots, a family-owned urban farm and agribusiness destination, will invest $4.4 million and create 60 new jobs over the next five years.
“City Roots is excited to expand its organic farm and greenhouse production in Richland County,” said City Roots Co-Founder Eric McClam. “The new facility will be highly efficient, sustainable and will continue to employ and feed people here in our local community.”
Established in 2009, City Roots serves top restaurants, chefs, grocery retailers and food distributors across the Southeast. From microgreens to baby herbs, City Roots produces fresh, organic vegetables locally. Known for sustainable farming, City Roots strives to educate the community through farm tours – incorporating the benefits of environmentally friendly farming practices.
Located in Columbia, City Roots’ expansion to a new site will allow the company to create a microgreen-integrated production facility. The operation will include a state-of-the-art greenhouse structure, which will be open for agricultural tours and workshops for new and beginning farmers. The site will also include a solar farm that will provide energy for the facility’s needs.
“City Roots is another testament that agribusiness in South Carolina continues to flourish,” commented Governor Henry McMaster. “We are proud that a family-owned business such as City Roots continues to grow in Richland County, and we congratulate them on their $4.4 million investment and the 60 new jobs that they will create.”
The expansion is expected to be complete by spring 2023.
FBI warns families of ‘sextortion’ scams
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The FBI is working to protect children from online predators.“What is happening very commonly is your minor children that are getting enticed to send inappropriate images of themselves to someone that they think is a romantic interest,” FBI supervisor Christopher Garrett said, “but they’ve never met that person. They don’t know who they really are, and next thing you know, they’ve now sent the images of themselves to someone that is now going to use those images...
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The FBI is working to protect children from online predators.
“What is happening very commonly is your minor children that are getting enticed to send inappropriate images of themselves to someone that they think is a romantic interest,” FBI supervisor Christopher Garrett said, “but they’ve never met that person. They don’t know who they really are, and next thing you know, they’ve now sent the images of themselves to someone that is now going to use those images against them.”
The practice is a form of blackmail known as “sextortion.”
“Now,” Garrett said, “they’re going to say, ‘Hey, I have a list of all your contacts and Instagram, I’m going to blast out all of these images that you’ve taken of yourself. I’m going to do this, or I’m going to send it to your school, Unless you find a way to give me $500, $1000, $2000.’”
Garrett says “sextortion” is very prevalent in the Lowcountry.
“It’s a complaint I think we see in my office about two to three times a week,” he said, “and those are people who are voicing it. More than likely, you know someone that has been through this with their child.”
Now, he wants to provide families with a plan to prevent their children from being targeted.
“Having those conversations with your kid is probably the first step,” Garrett said. “Second step is maybe having some rules about how children and minors are allowed to have access to your smartphones, your tablets and your laptops. Make sure the kids don’t ever send any money. If someone’s asking you for money to do this, don’t do it.”
Henry Grace of the Latin Exchange Club says Wednesday’s presentation is sure to be informative.
“The things that they’re going to show you and talk about might surprise you,” Grace said. “They really put on a good presentation on a variety of subjects, but you will walk away a little changed. I guarantee it.”