Peeking Into Charleston Mainstay Croghan’s Jewel Box



A South Carolina jewelry store grows to celebrate its centennial In the early 1900s, Croghan's Jewel Box was the enclosed porch of a 1794 Charleston home where bench jeweler/hand-engraver William Joseph Croghan worked. In the 1930s, William's daughter, Mary, turned Croghan's into a retail store. And six decades later, her daughter Mariana moved the business off the porch and into the house. "Very little changed in 80 years," says Mariana, who now runs Croghan's with her sister, Rhett. "We didn't have a cash register until 1999." Now, her daughter Kathleen is poised to join Croghan's 100-year tradition. "You have to get young blood in the store to revitalize things," says Mariana.Hitting the Big 1-0-0 Mariana: Part of reaching this milestone is our family tradition of giving back. My mother taught us the lesson from a very early age. She was always very involved in local museums, the symp
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