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The 4 C's of Diamonds

The 4 Cs of Diamonds

Because diamonds are so valuable, it’s essential to have a universal grading system for comparing their quality. In the 1940s and ’50s, GIA developed the 4Cs and the GIA International Diamond Grading System™ to objectively compare and evaluate diamonds. LEARN MORE.
Anniversary Gift Guide

Anniversary Gift Guide

Our Gift Experts have prepared a complete anniversary gift guide based on the traditional and modern anniversary gift table. LEARN MORE .
Birthstone Guide

Birthstone Guide

Birthstones are a fun way to celebrate your birth month. Each month has its very own gemstone. Read and learn about all of the birthstones for each month, which ones are the traditional birthstones, which are the modern birthstones and more. LEARN MORE.
GIA

Gemological Institute of America

Established in 1931, the Gemological Institute of America is the world’s foremost authority on diamonds, colored stones, and pearls. GIA exists to protect all purchasers of gemstones by providing the education, laboratory services, research, and instruments needed to accurately and objectively determine gemstone quality. LEARN MORE.

AGS

American Gem Society

The American Gem Society is the country's preeminent jewelry trade organization dedicated to consumer protection. Founded by Robert M. Shipley and several other leading jewelers and gemologists in 1934, the American Gem Society is a not-for-profit trade association of over 3,500 jewelers, retailers, suppliers, individual titleholders and affiliates. LEARN MORE.
IJO

Master IJO Jeweler

Bay Street Jewelers is a member of the Independent Jewelers Organization (IJO), which offers us extensive buying opportunities, allowing us to bring the top fashions and best prices to our clients. LEARN MORE.
JA

Jewelers of AMERICA

The Jewelers of America (JA) mission is to increase consumer confidence in the jewelry industry by advocating professionalism and adherence to high ethical, social and environmental standards. A condition of membership in Jewelers of America is an annual commitment to the Code of Professional Practices. The Code of Professional Practices establishes the standards our members enthusiastically endorse in theory and practice. Jewelers of America members strive to achieve these practices throughout their day-to-day business operations. LEARN MORE.
JVC

Jewelers Vigilance Committee

The Jewelers Vigilance Committee was formed in 1912 to provide education and self-regulation to the jewelry industry. Members operate under the highest standards of business practice after pledging to comply with all laws applicable to the jewelry industry and make accurate representations about the products they sell. LEARN MORE.
IJO

Retail Jewelers Organization

Bay Street Jewelers is a member of the Retail Jewelers Organization (RJO), whose mission is to provide the premier buying experience for its members and delivers quality educational opportunities to ensure the future of the jewelry industry.. LEARN MORE.
IJO

South Carolina Jewelers Association

Bay Street Jewelers is a member of the South Carolina Jewelers Association (SCJA), which is dedicated to the education, welfare and advancement of the retail jewelers in our state. LEARN MORE.
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