Susan Brady
A.J.P. , G.I.A.
serving York County, SC
gia certified

 *Personal Consultation/Evaluations:

A thorough evaluation of your jewelry will be conducted privately and professionally,  with the greatest concern for your safety. Under no circumstances would your valuables need to be removed from your sight. The tools and gemological equipment I use are portable, so you may choose to have your jewelry evaluated in your home or at my office. Appointments are approximately an hour and half.

GIA blue heart ring

What does an Evaluation entail?
* A thorough evaluation of your jewelry, colored gemstones and pearls.
* Gemstones and pearls can be identified using the latest Gemological tools.
*  Gemstones can be weighed and measured. 
The total weight of gem set in mounting can be estimated.
*  The design style and time period of each piece can be identified.
* Instruction on the proper care and maintenance of your jewelry will be provided.

*Color Consulting:

Whether your taste runs towards trendy or traditional, as your jewelry consultant I can create colorful jewelry that will enhance any fashion design, taking in one’s features. Your favorite color may be blue; but what is the best blue on your skin tone? All colors have undertones that may not be apparent to most people.  As your jewelry consultant I can correctly identify which undertones are compatible. As your jewelry consultant, I understand the psychology of color, I know how to achieve the highly desirable and harmonious color flow you seek for your style. Colors look different under different lighting conditions. As your jewelry consultant, I consider this an important factor and I will make sure that the romantic red you pick does not end up looking orange.

Pantone’s Spring Colors 2018

2018 spring colors

*Custom Design
Using my design skills and knowledge of jewelry manufacturing, I invite you to consider my services as a jewelry designer/communicator of your creative ideas for a special one of a kind piece of jewelry. Custom jewelry is the perfect gift for any occasion.
Create a one of a kind treasure: consider a Mother’s ring, a Sweetheart ring or pendant, updating into custom wedding bands, mark a milestone with a custom necklace, or choose custom earrings with interesting colored stones for a thoughtful birthday gift. 

*To set an Appointment or Questions, email me at:

Jewelry Consulting by Susan Brady A.J.P., GIA
serving York County, SC

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February Birthstone: Amethyst

Amethyst was as expensive as ruby and emerald until the 19th Century, when Brazil’s large deposits were discovered. It was believed to prevent intoxication—amethystos means “not drunk” in ancient Greek. Today, as the most valued quartz variety, amethyst is in demand for designer pieces and mass-market jewelry alike, and its purple to pastel hues retain wide consumer appeal.


Amethyst is the purple variety of the quartz mineral species. It’s the gem that’s most commonly associated with the color purple, even though there are other purple gems such as sapphire and tanzanite. Its purple color can be cool and bluish, or a reddish purple that’s sometimes referred to as “raspberry.”

Amethyst’s purple color can range from a light lilac to a deep, intense royal purple, and from brownish to vivid. Amethyst also commonly shows what is called color zoning, which in the case of amethyst usually consists of angular zones of darker to lighter color.

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Amethyst is the birthstone for February and the gem for the 6th and 17th wedding anniversaries.