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Meet the Jewel: Betsy

Name: Betsy Stusnick

Specialty: Store Manager

How many years have you worked at Croghan’s? 18 years.

White gold or yellow gold? Yellow…with gemstones.

What is your favorite jewelry brand? My Goldbug Pin (designed by our Mini Hay) brings me much happiness and inspires conversations so I like to wear that often. But I also love Temple St. Clair and Frederic Sage.

What is your favorite piece of jewelry you own and why? My wedding rings. The diamond band, my Father gave my Mother in the 50’s and the diamond in my engagement ring was a gift from my Grandmother when I graduated from college.

Favorite piece of jewelry you have ever sold and why? It is never about the thing I have sold…it is always about what it means to the person receiving it. I think about the high school boys I have helped with their first gift to a girlfriend…then they return for an engagement ring. We get to be part of the touchstones in people’s lives…so when I think back, I think about that!

What is the best thing about working on Wonderful King Street? The hustle and bustle. I always feel like we are smack in the middle of all the action. We have people visit our store from all over the world…then I get to walk home which is definitely a perk.

Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate

Coffee or Tea? Coffee, two cups please!

Sunrise or Sunset? Sunset, which is a total surprise because I am a morning person.

Favorite night in? A good book, my cat Scottie and Graeter’s Ice Cream (I’m from Ohio!)

Favorite night out? Charleston Grill! I have such happy memories there.

Tell us a random fact people would be surprised to know about you: My first trip overseas was to Communist Russia in 1980. It was fascinating and I’ve been traveling around the world ever since.

What are your 4 favorite items on our site and why?

Victorian Ruby Pearl and Enamel Bangle

1. Victorian Ruby, Pearl & Enamel Bangle: I love how unusual this bangle is with the enamel and the rubies.

Mizuki White Pearl and Fluid Gold Wire Earrings

2. Mizuki White Pearl & Fluid Gold Wire Earrings: I love the simplicity of Mizuki and these pearl earrings are just right.

Goldbug Collection Shining Star Pin

3. Goldbug Collection Shining Star Pin: This is the Goldbug Pin that I wear often because it brings me much happiness and inspires conversations. For every purchase of this pin, a portion of the proceeds benefits the Roper St. Francis Breast Cancer Care Center to provide breast cancer outreach, detection and care.

Temple St. Clair Double Tolomeo Earrings

4. Temple St. Clair Double Tolomeo Earrings: I love bright colors and I wear these earrings a lot. These rainbow earrings are everything!