Meet the Jewel: Taft

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Meet the Jewel: Taft

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?

For a limited time, take 15% off Taft’s favorite item! Use the promo code TAFT at checkout.

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