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Name: Taft Atkins
Specialty: Custom Master Jeweler
How many years have you worked at Croghan’s? 2 years 3 months
White Gold or Yellow Gold? Platinum
What is your favorite jewelry brand? Besides mine, Aaron Henry, he is a close friend.
What is your favorite gemstone? Spinel
What is your favorite piece of jewelry you own and why? My Raw Aquamarine Ring crafted in Palladium, which is one of my award-winning pieces and it was worn by Ke$ha.
Favorite piece of jewelry you have ever sold and why? An Imperial Topaz Necklace I built for a friend.
What is the best thing about working on Wonderful King Street? All the amazing history.
Chocolate or Vanilla? Twist
Coffee or Tea? Coffee
Sunrise or Sunset? Sunset
Sweet or Savory? Both
Favorite night in? Steaks on the grill in my backyard
Favorite night out? Shrimp Grits at 82 Queen
Tell us a random fact people would be surprised to know about you: I was a state champion sabre fencer in college and fenced in NCAA for 3 years.
Tell us a funny moment at 308 Wonderful King Street that still makes you laugh out loud: Probably shouldn’t share that story.
What is your favorite item on our site?
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