G&F Travel Charleston: Croghan’s Jewel Box
Over a century ago, jeweler and hand engraver William Joseph Croghan opened the doors of his namesake shop in Charleston. Now, CROGHAN’S JEWEL BOX is the oldest family-owned jewelry store in Charleston featuring fine jewels, custom designs, estate treasures and antiques. Four generations later, William Croghan’s granddaughter MINI HAY is creating her very own line and legacy paved in all its gilded glory. Mini’s Goldbug Jewelry pays homage to Charleston’s unofficial mascot: the cockroach. Cockroaches may still evoke terror in the squeamish, but Mini’s gold dipped insects feel nostalgic and chic. The giddy Mini explains even the most beautiful, historic homes in Charleston are home to cockroaches, and the pests’ mainstay should serve as a reminder of all the memories and happiness within the city.