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Meet the Jewel: Laura

Name: Laura McDermott

Specialty: I am lucky to be part of our lovely sales team at the ‘Jewel Box.’

How many years have you worked at Croghan’s? I have worked at Croghan’s since the end of June 2019.

White Gold or Yellow Gold? Most of the time, I am wearing yellow gold, but I am a huge fan of mixing metals.

What is your favorite jewelry brand? One of my favorite brands is Single Stone because they bring the best of vintage and contemporary together.

What is your favorite gemstone? My favorite gemstone of the moment is Ruby.

What is your favorite piece of jewelry you own and why? My favorite piece of jewelry is a yellow gold and onyx ring that was my grandmother’s. It was given to her by her parents as a class ring, and my mother passed it on to me when I graduated from the College of Charleston.

Favorite piece of jewelry you have ever sold and why? My favorite piece of jewelry that I've sold, is definitely the Single Stone Julia Eternity Band in yellow gold with all rubies. The customer's grandmother had a ruby wedding band that she had admired since she was little, and she couldn't think of a better way to start the next chapter of her life. She chose this band to carry a little bit of her grandmother with her.

What is the best thing about working on Wonderful King Street? The best thing about working on Wonderful King Street is being a small part of helping people create new or continue traditions. 

Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate.

Coffee or Tea? Coffee, with a little bit of hazelnut creamer.

Sunrise or Sunset? It doesn’t get any better than sunsets in Charleston.

Sweet or Savory? Sweets, more specifically chocolate-covered pretzels.

Favorite night in? My favorite night in is watching New Girl on Netflix with take-out from Basil.

Favorite night out? My favorite night out is going to Revelry Brewing to watch the sunset on their rooftop, and then dinner at Minero.

Tell us a random fact people would be surprised to know about you: Something people are surprised to learn about me, is that I studied creative writing in college.  

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

Estate Sterling Silver Butter Pat Nut Dish

1. Estate Sterling Silver Butter Pat or Nut Dish: I like this because the edging is stunning and it comes in a few different sizes.

Single Stone Albany Band

2. Single Stone Albany Band: I love this eternity band because the alternating round and square-cut diamonds add a really different look to your stack.

Victorian Ruby Pearl and Enamel Bangle

3. Victorian Ruby, Pearl & Enamel Bangle: I love the combination of enamel and gemstones on this piece. You don’t see many things like it these days, and that’s what makes it gorgeous.

Victorian Diamond Pave Heart Pendant Necklace

4. Victorian Diamond Pave Heart Pendant Necklace: This piece embodies one of the reasons why I love my job. It is by far, one of the most gorgeous pieces I’ve ever seen.