Our staff is knowledgeable and participates in continuing education courses through the American Gem Society, Jewelers of America and the Gemological Institute of America. We, with the right knowledge and expertise in hand, are able to better serve you!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.