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Meet the Jewel: Ellen

Name: Ellen Tuttle

Specialty: Inventory

How many years have you worked at Croghan’s? 7 years

White Gold or Yellow Gold? Both, mainly yellow gold.

What is your favorite jewelry brand? Single Stone

What is your favorite gemstone? Emerald

What is your favorite piece of jewelry you own and why? A locket with my daughter’s photo in it and the pieces my grandmothers passed down to me.

Favorite piece of jewelry you have ever sold and why? I love it when a lady admires a piece of jewelry, only for her husband to quietly motion for us to put the item aside when she’s not looking. Croghan’s keeps the best secrets.

What is the best thing about working on Wonderful King Street? The shopping! And the new, but also the familiar faces that you get to see every day.

Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate, all day every day

Coffee or Tea? Tea

Sunrise or Sunset? Sunset

Sweet or Savory? Sweet

Favorite night in? A good glass of wine and Vivian Howard.

Favorite night out? Dinner at FIG followed by a show at the Charleston Music Hall with great friends.

Tell us a random fact people would be surprised to know about you: I’m soon to be a mother of 2.

Tell us a funny moment at 308 Wonderful King Street that still makes you laugh out loud: The look on a new “runners” face when we ask them to grab an item from the “icebox” or from storage in the bathtub on the third floor.

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

Antique English Sapphire and Diamond Ring

1. Antique English Sapphire & Diamond Ring: This ring will stop you in your tracks. The hue of the sapphire is stunning and the Old European cut diamonds sparkle like no other.

Art Deco Diamond and Platinum Ring

2. Art Deco Diamond & Platinum Ring: I love antique jewelry and this is the perfect Art Deco ring you will never want to take off your finger.

Victorian Pocket Watch Style Gold-Filled Locket

3. Victorian Pocket Watch Style Gold-Filled Locket: Everyone needs a beautiful locket to hold your loved ones close.

Mizuki Petal Pearl Hoop Earrings

4. Mizuki Petal Pearl Hoop Earrings: A contemporary take on the traditional pearl earring, these are great for everyday wear or a fun night out.