Meet The Staff


Mark Stokes

Mark Stokes, Owner, Certified Gemologist (GIA)
In his spare time, Mark enjoys working on home projects, fishing and golfing, having served as chairman of the Beaufort Charities Golf Invitational. He is also a past board member on Beaufort’s Chamber of Commerce.

Together with Terri, his wife, they enjoy traveling and are members of the Baptist Church of Beaufort’s Agape Sunday school class, the Beaufort Shag Club and Gamecock Club. Avid football fans, they are now a “house divided” – their son, Brandon, graduated from Clemson University in 2010 with a degree in civil engineering.

Terri Stokes

Terri Stokes, Owner, Certified Management Professional (JA), Accredited Jewelry
Professional (GIA)
In addition to the above activities, Terri likes to read and spend time with her family. An enthusiastic member of the Lowcountry Rotary Club, Terri is a Paul Harris Fellow and Rotarian of the Year. She is also a member of the Leadership Beaufort Alumni Association.

Layla Manning

Certified Sales Associate (AGS), Pearl Stringer
A native of Charleston, Layla moved to Beaufort in 2006 after graduating from Hollins University with a degree in English and a double minor in history and art history.

She has worked at Bay Street Jewelers since 2007 as a sales associate and pearl stringer and has earned her accreditation as a Certified Sales Associate through the American Gem Society (AGS). Her favorite thing about working at Bay Street Jewelers is that there is always something to celebrate with her clients—birthdays, anniversaries, new babies. Every day is a special occasion for someone.

Teresa Stanfield, Sales Associate
Teresa is a Greenville, SC native who moved to Beaufort in 2010, and feels truly blessed to be living in paradise. She began working at Bay Street Jewelers in December 2013 as a sales associate.

Having a love for design, jewelry design is of particular interest. She enjoys working with clients to help them select the perfect jewelry piece for that special occasion.

Megan Stokes, Marketing Director
Megan is a Beaufort native and feels blessed to live among the gorgeous Sea Islands. Megan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication from the College of Charleston and a minor in Health.

Megan enjoys spending time on the boat with her husband, Brandon, trying new restaurants, blogging, and interior decorating.

Evans Simons
Evans is a lowcountry native. Born in nearby Walterboro, SC, he has lived in Beaufort for over thirty years. Most of those years were spent in the automotive business -- he managed a few local Honda dealerships for twenty-four years, and has luxury car experience with BMW and Jaguar.

Evans enjoys anything with a motor: cars, boats, motorcycles, etc.! He has been with us since July of 2014 and enjoys working with the great folks in Beaufort and our family staff.


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