Croghan’s Jewel Box

Oldest Family Owned Jewelry Store in Charleston

On my recent trip to Charleston, I stopped by Croghan’s Jewel Box which is the oldest family owned jewelry store in town. It was one of my favorite stores that I visited because I got to meet the family that owns and operates this jewel on King Street. Over 100 years ago, William Croghan opened a jewelry shop in a Charleston single home and that’s how their story began. I met the sisters Mariana and Kathleen Hay who were gracious, talented and full of energy. Croghan’s Jewel Box has been featured in numerous major publications including Garden and Gun, Southern Living, Martha Stewart Weddings and much more.

You can also shop their exclusive Goldbug collection which features earrings, bracelets, necklaces + more — all designed in house by Mariana and inspired by Palmetto Bugs! And check out their Antique + Estate Collection to find beautiful pieces that you won’t find anywhere else! If you’re not located in Charleston, you can browse and shop their collections online at

Images: Kelli Boyd Photography
Location: Croghan’s Jewel Box | Charleston, SC


  • Reply Allison September 2, 2015 at 7:46 am

    What a cute shop! Would you mind sharing where your blue dress is from? It is perfect! Thanks!

    • Reply Monica Lavin September 2, 2015 at 1:30 pm

      Thanks, Allison. My blue linen dress is from JCrew. I’m not sure if they still have it online. I couldn’t seem to find it for you 🙁 But they have a chambray shirt dress available online via their factory store.

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