Forsythe Jewelers Magazine 2019

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on Hilton Head Check Out Our Gift Guide!

Located on Hilton Head Island in The Shops At Sea Pines Center. Gate pass always cheerfully refunded.

Sixth Edition

Trend Alert: How to Stack Rings What Relaxed Luxury Means to Us

of the Year Winner

38 years Marking

on Hilton Head Store Owner Andrea Bragg

Celebrating 38 years in 2019, Forsythe Jewelers continues to bring the world’s best designer jewelry and gifts to Hilton Head. Carrying the most popular designer brands, this family-owned business provides an unhurried, small-town shopping experience to every customer who enters the store. Over the past three decades, the store has established itself as an island landmark and its name is synonymous with shopping on Hilton Head. In fact, the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce recently named Forsythe as its “Small Business of the Year.” Storeowner Andrea Bragg keeps Forsythe on-trend by traveling the world to meet personally with designers and see firsthand where and how the items she chooses for the showcases are made. As a member of The American Gem Society, Forsythe takes pride in being part of a small percentage of jewelry stores in the world dedicated to high standards of professional ethics and education. For many locals, Forsythe is their “neighborhood” jewelry store where they are warmly greeted by name. For first-time visitors, the shop is the perfect backdrop for choosing a gift to remember their Hilton Head vacation. For returning visitors, shopping at Forsythe is as much a part of their vacation as an evening bike ride or walk on the beach…it’s an event they’ve been anticipating since their last trip to the island. Forsythe allows customers to slow down and shop at a pace that only a vacation can provide…no rushing or compromising; they’re now on “island” time.


inside Thank You for Being a Part of the Forsythe Family We Want to Keep You Sparkling What Relaxed Luxury Means to Forsythe Jewelers Roberto Coin Wine at Nine Welcome to Hilton Head Island LAGOS How to Stack Rings Marco Bicego John Hardy

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The Sea Pines Resort Beach Inspired Jewelry Naledi Collection Gabriel Gurhan MacKenzie-Childs Local Gems of Wisdom Gift Giving Made Easy! The Shops at Sea Pines Center Directory Upcoming Events

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Sitting (L to R): Andrea, Lindsey Standing (L to R): Rebecca, Barb, Keith, Laurie, Katelin, Jimi The Shops At Sea Pines Center 71 Lighthouse Rd., Suite 311 | Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 Gate pass always cheerfully refunded Phone: 843-671-7070 | E-Mail: Web: Mon.-Fri., 10 AM - 5:30 PM | Sat. 10 AM - 5 PM | Closed Sunday (Hours are subject to change seasonally) 3

Thank You for Being a Part

of the Forsythe Family! Thank you for being a part of the Forsythe Family and for trusting our familyowned store to share in your family’s special occasions. In addition to celebrating the big events in your world, we invite you to think of Forsythe Jewelers for your everyday jewelry care and gift-giving needs as well.

Let Forsythe Jewelers Be Your First Choice For: Watch Battery Replacement

We can change batteries for most types of watches... often while you wait!

Jewelry Restoration & Repair

Let our bench jeweler make your family heirlooms appear brand new. Ring sizing, adjustments, retipping of prongs, and head replacements are routine procedures.

Pearl Restringing

Our pearl stringer will restore your necklace to “like new” condition with tight, discrete knots between each pearl.

Custom Design

There’s nothing like designing a custom creation of your own! We can help you redesign an existing piece of jewelry, or create an original design. 4


We Want to Keep You

Cleaning your jewelry is important...but the process can seem daunting. Fear not! We turned to the jewelry cleaning experts at The Kingswood Company to simply tell us “what not to do.”

Where Old Wives Went Wrong If you tend to use your mother’s or grandmother’s tricks of the cleaning trade, we have a few warnings regarding “old wives’ tales.” What tricks should you watch out for? Toothbrush and Toothpaste | They are great for your pearly whites, but not your pearls or really any other type of jewelry. The abrasives in toothpaste can scratch the surface of metals and softer gemstones, while a toothbrush’s long handle allows you to place too much pressure on the piece you are cleaning. Ammonia and Mr. Clean | Ammonia, denatured alcohol, acetone and other harsh cleaning agents can dull or pit the surface of softer gemstones. While ammonia or a cleaning agent like Mr. Clean can be effective in small concentrations, it is difficult to determine the correct ratio, which makes them a risky choice. Bleach | Bleach is not safe for cleaning jewelry. It can cause gold and other metal alloys to break down, irreparably damaging the piece. In fact, that is why it’s not a good idea to wear your jewelry while swimming or in a hot tub, because of the chlorine used to keep them clean.

Boiling Water | While steam is an excellent way to clean jewelry (most jewelers use a steamer), placing your jewelry in a pot of boiling water is not a good idea. Your piece will come into contact with a hot metal surface, which can weaken or misshape the metal. Lemon Juice | Lemon juice is too acidic and abrasive to safely clean jewelry, especially softer stones and silver. Vinegar | The old wives are big fans of vinegar, and it is a great cleaning agent for many things, just not jewelry. Like lemon juice, it is too acidic, which is damaging to softer stones and to metal. Baking Soda | Baking soda, also known as bicarbonate of soda, is too alkaline and can damage your jewelry. Just as acidic substances can be damaging, so can those that are alkaline. We Want to Keep you Sparkling! If you’re still unsure please bring your jewelry to Forsythe Jewelers (whether you bought it from us or not) and we’ll give it a complimentary “spa treatment” and prong check - no need to make an appointment! 5

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What Relaxed Luxury Means to Forsythe Jewelers By Mary Hall First Featured in Hilton Head Monthly November 2018 For over 38 years, Forsythe Jewelers has been refining the term “relaxed luxury.” It’s a phrase that doesn’t seem, at first, to make a lot of sense — but those who have experienced the world-class designer jewelry and service offered at Forsythe know that the term perfectly describes the store’s core. “Relaxed luxury at Forsythe means offering jewelry made of the highest quality and best craftsmanship, coupled with unmatched customer service in an environment void of pressure,” said Forsythe owner Andrea Bragg. “We’re relaxed, we’re on an island, yet our selection of jewelry and our level of customer service rivals any big-city, extravagant shop.” The natural colors and light throughout the store, located in The Shops at Sea Pines Center, are in keeping with the Hilton Head Island environment and create a warm, gracious atmosphere that works its charm on all. Far from being intimidating or “scary,” Forsythe welcomes shoppers to take their time and try on jewelry while talking with the knowledgeable staff. 6

“Our store is not a museum; we’ve removed the stigma,” Bragg said. “We want people to feel welcome to look and try on. One thing we enjoy doing is styling our clients. We love to help people pick out something that will enhance their lifestyle, whether it’s to play bridge or golf, have dinner at Truffles or go to the theater. We listen to what our clients need and serve them to our best ability.” Listening to customers is key and helps Forsythe’s staff to pick the perfect pieces for their clients. The team stays up-to-date on new styles and materials, and they’re always happy to place special orders for clients. New products come in every week and are displayed in cases that showcase the craftsmanship and design. And Bragg goes to top jewelry shows every year, meeting with designers to stay abreast of current trends. The shop carries styles from some of the top designers in the world: Roberto Coin, David Yurman, John Hardy, Marco Bicego, Lagos, Gabriel & Co. and Gurhan, for example; all pieces that are perfect for both an island lifestyle and a big-city adventure. Many visitors return again and again over the years. For example, Bragg points to one family with three generations of happy Forsythe clients. The family comes into the shop every year to purchase jewelry, ending each visit by taking a photo of the granddaughters in the store. The photos create visual mementos of the family’s growth through the years. “We are truly blessed,” Bragg said. After Hurricane Matthew in 2016, Forsythe sent an email to clients as an update on conditions on Hilton Head and how the store had fared. She said she received a great response from clients all over the country who were thinking about their neighborhood jeweler during the crisis. “Being warm and welcoming is who we are; it represents our business philosophy,” Bragg said. “We offer a no-pressure, fun environment where our customers can be on ‘island time.’ We even have people who ride up to our store on their bikes and come in to have a look. We enjoy being part of this community and developing relationships with people. We take great pride in seeing people wear our jewelry. Our clients are our Forsythe family.” 7

Fashion is changeable. It is whimsical. Style is not. Style is part of us, of our life, in every moment and every expression. —Roberto Coin

TIMELESS CRAFTSMANSHIP Roberto Coin was born in the city of Vicenza. Like a woman’s beauty magnified by jewels, this magical place is also called the City of Gold, a source of infinite design inspirations and ancestral know-how. Taste and experimentation turn each creation into an unedited example of style and innovation that soon catches the attention of the jewelry world, placing the brand among the most renowned Italian jewelers and at the top of international studies on creativity and quality. Each piece, by Roberto Coin, is the result of a thorough process, a journey among different cultures and multi-ethnic influences, through the world of nature, between echoes of the past and future projections. The capability to transfer the most varied experiences, dreams and perspectives into the jewels, characterizes the brand’s collections with an unmistakable mark of identity and uniqueness.

THE RUBY Roberto Coin signs each one of his pieces with a small ruby casted inside the jewel, in direct contact with the skin of who wears it. This magical signature, surrounded by an antique halo of legend, represents the message of good wishes that Roberto Coin dedicates to his passionate clientele. The world of fashion recognizes Roberto Coin as the author of many of the most interesting trends in the jewelry world over the last decades. His tireless instinct to always bring something inedited to life pushes him to create over 600 new models a year, which satisfy the needs of the most diverse international markets. Roberto Coin’s collections can be found today in over 1000 shops, scattered in over 60 countries worldwide. Many creations are chosen each year by fashion celebrities and movie stars to accompany them on the most popular and prestigious red carpets. 8



The Roberto Coin “Pop-up Shop” at Wine at Nine



at Nine

Forsythe Jewelers hosts a Roberto Coin “Pop-up Shop” during the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing. For the past 51 years Hilton Head has rolled out the “plaid carpet” to welcome thousands of visitors to the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing. This annual event, which takes place each April, has been played at the Harbour Town Golf Links in Sea Pines since 1969 and is the only PGA TOUR event in South Carolina. Since 2009, Forsythe Jewelers has teamed up with Roberto Coin to host a “pop-up shop” during the event. The “shop” offers the latest designs and collections from the Italian designer and is located in the tournament’s newest venue, Wine at Nine. Situated under the pines between the first and ninth holes, Wine at Nine is an upscale destination where tournament attendees can enjoy a premium glass of wine while watching the action on the video board. The area provides the right atmosphere to sit, sip and shop during the tournament.


Welcome to

Hilton Head I sland

HILTON HEAD ISLAND - SOUTHERN CLASSIC Enter a world on the pristine South Carolina coast where nature’s beauty and resort luxuries co-exist like nowhere else on earth. On Hilton Head Island, rich Lowcountry culture is yours to explore. Spectacular natural beauty, lush greenery, magnificent live oak trees and breathtaking sunsets create scenic inspiration for relaxation and renewal.

A VACATION PACKED FULL OF ISLAND ADVENTURE Enjoy America’s favorite beach and over 60 miles of bike and nature trails. Get a little taste of everything with more than 250 Hilton Head Island restaurants. Take a Southern culinary tour and sample fresh local seafood and coastal cuisine. Enjoy the local cultural scene with its lively festivals, local crafts and music, dance and theater performances. Discover the vibrant, centuries-old Gullah culture at the heart of the Lowcountry. Play on one of the 24 Hilton Head Island world-class golf courses that have been designed by golf’s preeminent architects. With over 200 stores, shops and boutiques, the Island is a shopper’s delight, providing a vast selection of choices for that perfect island souvenir. Our array of Hilton Head Island vacation home and villa rentals and hotel offerings will suit every traveler’s lifestyle and budget. Welcome to Hilton Head Island – we invite you to enjoy all that we have to offer on America’s Favorite Island. Visit or download our Island Compass App for more information. 12

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year traveling to source gems and to uncover

spring/summer, I was inspired by the deep,

new and interesting trends across many creative

saturated colors and bright gold hues that


are reflective of the summer sun. The new Maya styles for spring are pure, raw color.

My wanderlust knows no limit. I’m inspired by

Color instantly creates a mood and elicits

light and color and the sights and sounds of

feeling. It provides women with even more

the places I visit each year. Sometimes I have a

ways to express their unique personal style.

design in mind and I’m hunting for the perfect gems to complete it. Other times I discover

The colors of the Maya collection are

materials and the designs follow.

complemented by the contrasting Caviar textures and the mix of gold and silver in the new High Bar collection. I love to play with the balance between gold and silver. And in High Bar, gold is clearly dominant, which creates a big, bold, versatile look. Women inspire me to create jewelry for them, they make my creations part of their life, the least I can do in return is to offer them as many options as possible to express

High Bar and Maya Collections

My LAGOS My Way.


How to Stack Rings

More is more when it comes to stacking rings! Today’s designs lend themselves to easily combining different ring styles from different designers. In fact, some rings are made with multiple bands already “stacked” together to create an “insta-stack!” How easy is that?

Here are a few of our favorite tips to get you started in stacking…

Build a stack around your favorite ring Sometimes it’s nice to choose an “anchor” ring that you can build a stack around. This is an easy way to give new life to an engagement ring. Just add one or two bands on each side of the stone and watch your traditional design transform into a trendsetting statement.


Different Styles, Metals, Widths…You Choose! Stacking different textures and designs is an easy way to create a unique and creative look on your hand. The more interesting the band design, the better! Alternating from a smoothed edge to a jagged edge or a thick width to a slim width.

How many is too many? The sky, or your finger length as it may be, is the limit! Obviously you’ll be able to stack more rings that have thinner bands, rather than those with thicker bands; however, as long as you’re comfortable, the quantity is up to you! Remember, if you’re confident with your choices the jewelry will shine even brighter!







THE SEA PINES RESORT HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE Discover the beauty, fun and excitement of the place that draws families to its shores year after year. The Sea Pines Resort’s natural setting offers an endless array of recreational offerings —golf, tennis, bike trails, Eco-Adventures, fishing expeditions, kayaking trips, horseback rides, walking tours through the Sea Pines Forest Preserve, water sports, fishing charters, sightseeing and dinner cruises. After all the outdoor excitement, treat yourself to boutique shopping and exceptional dining. ACCOMMODATIONS Located on Hilton Head Island, recently chosen as the best island in the continental U.S. by readers of Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler, The Sea Pines Resort offers more than 400 accommodations, from spacious homes and comfortable villas to the luxurious Inn & Club at Harbour Town. The award-winning boutique hotel was ranked No. 9 in Travel + Leisure’s 2018 World’s Best Awards List of “The 10 Best Resort Hotels in the South” and by Condé Nast Traveler as the No. 5 resort in the American South. In U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hotels” list for 2018 it ranked No. 12 in the in U.S., No. 1 in South Carolina and on Hilton Head Island. The Forbes Four Star, AAA Four Diamond Inn & Club at Harbour Town is a member of the Preferred Resorts & Hotels program and Southern Living Hotel Collection. DINING You will find a variety of dining options at The Sea Pines Resort, including casual fare, Lowcountry cuisine and fresh seafood specialties. The resort’s restaurants offer views that are as memorable as the menu offerings. Choose from Links, an American Grill, overlooking the famed Harbour Town Clubhouse; Coast, Oceanfront Dining; The Quarterdeck, Waterfront Dining; Fraser’s Tavern; and Ocean Lounge. GOLF With three incredible championship golf courses, there is no reason to stray from The Sea Pines Resort. The iconic Harbour Town Golf Links, home to the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing – South Carolina’s only PGA TOUR event, is irrefutably the “mustplay” venue in the region. This distinguished course underwent a series of enhancements that included re-grassing the golf course and the installation of a new state-of-the-art

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irrigation system. Heron Point by Pete Dye also features highly regarded course layouts. The all-New Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III, winner of the National Golf Course Owners Association’s 2018 “National Course of the Year Award,” is a complete reconstruction of the resort’s historic Ocean Course. Love Golf Design, which includes Davis and his brother, Mark, as well as lead architect Scot Sherman, fashioned entirely rebuilt holes to accommodate modern shot values and frame scenic corridors. All three of these courses abound with majestic, centuries-old hardwoods, lagoons and saltwater marshes. TENNIS Under the direction of U.S. Open and Wimbledon champion Stan Smith, The Sea Pines Racquet Club has grown into a premier resource for tennis enthusiasts. With its wide selection of instructional programs, it’s easy to see why TENNIS magazine ranked this world-class tennis resort as one of America’s top destinations. HARBOUR TOWN YACHT BASIN Located in the heart of The Sea Pines Resort and ideally situated on captivating Calibogue Sound, Harbour Town is recognized for its premier offerings and is undeniably Hilton Head Island’s most famous marina. The Harbour Town Yacht Basin features a new covered pier, along with modern facilities and a full range of marina services. Visitors and guests enjoy water sports, fishing charters, sight-seeing cruises and much more, all amidst the spectacular backdrop of the Harbour Town Lighthouse. WORLD-CLASS AMENITIES Just as it has set the standard in the past, the resort has raised the bar for discerning guests with its magnificent array of facilities available for all to enjoy. The Plantation Golf Club features a beautiful atmosphere that is striking, yet timeless, stunning golf views, and Fraser’s Tavern, offering a relaxed setting to enjoy unique tavern-inspired fare made with locally sourced ingredients. The famed Harbour Town Golf Links Clubhouse honors the history of the resort while taking it in a bold new direction, maintaining the course’s legendary reputation through such amenities as Links, an American Grill, a 1,900-square-foot pro shop and a breathtaking 4,000-square-foot locker room suitable for everyday players and professionals alike. But the family-favorite highlight of The Sea Pines Resort’s new era is without a doubt the Sea Pines Beach Club. Featuring all of the premium beach amenities that visitors have come to expect, the Sea Pines Beach Club elevates the oceanside experience with several popular dining options, including Coast and Ocean Lounge. CONTACT To contact The Sea Pines Resort regarding accommodations, dining or activities, please visit or call 1 (800) SEAPINES.


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It was more than 20 years ago that Gurhan first experienced the beauty of 24K gold. Captivated by its depth, warmth and sensuality, the designer was inspired to build an entire brand around this precious metal. With his usual passion and determination Gurhan studied the techniques of ancient goldsmiths and then refined them into designs for today’s woman. In fact, Gurhan is widely recognized for pioneering the revival of 24K gold and reintroducing it into the modern fine jewelry market. Over the years the brand expanded and also offers collections in sterling silver, all with the signature hand-hammered finish that is instantly recognizable. Devoted to his design, Gurhan continues to oversee the company’s factory workshop in Istanbul where each artisan is chosen and individually trained by Gurhan himself. With this passion and dedication, Gurhan often refers to his jewelry as “heartmade”. In fact, Gurhan can often be found at his workbench, envisioning his next new collection or putting the finishing touches on a One-of-a-Kind design. It is this intimate connection with his craft and unwavering commitment to quality that has made GURHAN an internationally recognized brand. GURHAN is a favorite among celebrities such as Angelina Jolie and Sandra Bullock and has received numerous awards and accolades … he was even commissioned to create an entire collection for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The company is currently headquartered in New York City where Gurhan oversees operations along with his wife Fiona Tilley who is President and CEO.




Retailer Roundtable at the MacKenzie-Childs Farm

In November 2018, Forsythe Jewelers’ owner, Andrea Bragg, was one of only a handful of retail partners invited to the MacKenzie-Childs farm and headquarters located in Aurora, New York for a “Retailer Roundtable”. Andrea spent two snowy days with fellow small business owners to share and learn about the role MacKenzie-Childs plays in their stores. “I was so inspired by the people I met,” explained Andrea. “It was a roundtable discussion at its truest…we shared ideas, helped each other and ultimately got reenergized about the future of this very special brand!” Andrea also spent time touring the working farm and production studio with Rebecca Proctor, Creative Director, who, along with her team, is responsible for coming up new designs each and every season. Rebecca even shared her inspirations for new collections, where she sources certain materials from, and how her ideas are developed from start to finish. Although it was a magical trip to Upstate New York, Andrea admitted that she was happy to return to her island home.

The Forsythe Jewelers and MacKenzie-Childs Partnership Forsythe Jewelers has carried the MacKenzie-Childs brand for over 30 years and is one of only a select number of retailers to hold that distinction. Owner Andrea Bragg continually fills the store with the newest pieces for our loyal MacKenzie-Childs collectors to enjoy as well as for the visitors who may be experiencing the brand for the first time. 33

LOCAL GEMS OF WISDOM What’s your favorite place for seafood on Hilton Head or Bluffton?


Sea Grass Grill

Charlie’s L’Etoile Verte






Barnacle Bill’s Fresh Seafood

Lindsey Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks

Keith Benny Hudsons

Jimi Sea Shack

Katelin Captain Woody’s


Gift Giving Made Easy! Of course Forsythe Jewelers is your first stop for all of your designer jewelry needs‌but did you know that we also carry a large selection of gifts for everyone on your list, no matter the occasion! Housewarming & Hostess A. MacKenzie-Childs Royal Check enamel tea kettle B.

MacKenzie-Childs Periwinkle welcome mat


MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check double wine tote



D. MacKenzie-Childs feather canape knives (set of 4) E.


MacKenzie-Childs Royal Check enamel recipe box



Wedding & Engagement E

A. MacKenzie-Childs Royal Check bistro apron B.

MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check ice bucket


MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check cocktail shaker


D. MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check bar tools set E. B

MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check enamel frame



Just Because A. Mer-Sea Sea Pines bagged candle B.

Goody Goody grandiose jellyroll


MacKenzie-Childs / Scout The Preps Cool Ikat Pink Bag







Baby & Child


A. MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check sippy cup set B. Jellycat Peek a Baby book


C. Bunnies by the Bay Kiddo Buddy Blanket D. Jellycat Bashful Beau Bunny ring rattle E.

MacKenzie-Childs toddler dinnerware set


Jellycat Bumbly Bear



Pets A. MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check enamel pet dish



MacKenzie-Childs Canine cookie jar


MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check pup placemat

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The Shops at


The Shops at Sea Pines Center has been nestled in the heart of Sea Pines Plantation for over 30 years. Its merchants offer a variety of unique and custom services to all who visit. The fabulous Sea Pines Center Farmer’s Market is open 10 AM to 2 PM each Tuesday from late spring to late fall. For more information on the friendly merchants at The Shops at Sea Pines Center visit By Hand, Ink C’est Bon CSA Community Center Forsythe Jewelers Giuseppi’s Heritage Classic Foundation JLK Studios Joseph Adams Designs Le Spa Lighthouse Realty Legacy of Golf, Shops & Museum Lowcountry Produce Market & Cafe Low Country Golf Hall of Fame Memory Lane Portraits 38

Palmettoes Peddling Pelican Plantation Station Premier Island Properties Pyramids RBC Wealth Management Sea Pines Fitness Center Smith Sterns Tennis Academy Sea Pines Liquor Store The Back Door The Club Group, LTD. Truffles Café United States Postal Service Vivid

2019 Events


FEBRUARY 21-23 Custom Redesign Event MARCH 22 & 23 LAGOS Trunk Show APRIL 17-21 Roberto Coin Pop-up Shop at Wine at Nine MAY 3 & 4 New York Designers Trunk Show JUNE Gabriel Month JULY 5 & 6 John Hardy Trunk Show

AUGUST 2 & 3 New York Designers Trunk Show SEPTEMBER Gurhan Month OCTOBER 31-Nov. 2 Roberto Coin Trunk Show NOVEMBER Marco Bicego Month DECEMBER 6 & 7 LAGOS Trunk Show

Visit for additional details on the events listed.


The Shops at Sea Pines Center 71 Lighthouse Road • 843-671-7070

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