Carla Caruso was born in New York City. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1987 with a BFA in glass sculpture, Carla moved to the hilltowns of western Massachusetts where she lived in a hippie-esque community, sometimes in a teepee. Over the years she worked with several glass artists, including a collaboration on a line of glass jewelry. Jonesing for the bright lights, Carla moved back to New York City and spent a few years slinging drinks and waiting tables in the early days of Williamsburg's hipster migration. But the call of small town living led Carla back to western Massachusetts. Deciding between pastry chef and jeweler, Carla found her creative outlet in the latter. Totally self-taught, she founded Carla Caruso Jewelry in 2001.
For years Carla made jewelry in a converted garage behind a rented house outside Northampton. Now finally returned to the beautiful Hilltowns, she lives in a farmhouse in Ashfield with her faithful pup Birdie, works in a studio above her garage, and continues to make each and every piece by hand.
Wear this necklace to make a joyful statement about mixing things up! Reflective sterling silver discs are paired with a delicate 14k cable chain, resulting in a delightful, affordable mixed-metal necklace. The eight silver discs of varying size are stationed organically around a 17" gold chain with a...
Slinky and sinuous, the diamond bar necklace adds a subtle sparkle to any outfit. The three faceted diamond beads are suspended between sparkly 18k gold cable chain * 18k yellow gold + grey diamond beads* 16" chain* Handmade in Ashfield, MA - Carla Caruso
This lustrous shield cut pyrite stone will add a little glamour to your life. Not to mention, pyrite has long been valued for its protective properties against negative energy. Bad vibes, be gone! * 16" 14k yellow gold chain * 1/4" pyrite stone* Handmade in Ashfield,...
Playfully understated, these medium polkadot stud earrings look great with everything. * 14k gold with a satin finish* Approx. 1/4" in diameter* Handmade in Ashfield, MA - Carla Caruso Jewelry
For those who prefer all black everything, this is our favorite way to sparkle. Slinky and sinuous, this necklace offers a perfect combo of black diamond beads and dark rhodium plating. * 18k gold chain with rhodium plating + three faceted black diamond beads* Measures...
Very glamorous, the slinky short chains necklace create a sinuous line of sparkling gold, adding a sophisticated edginess to any outfit. The cluster of three 18k yellow gold chains measures 3/4" at the center suspended on an 18k black rhodium chain. - Carla Caruso
* mini heart measures ⅜” wide and tall * 16" 14k gold chain
The moon is a striking symbol of feminine power. This crescent moon, cradled on the breastbone and suspended by its points on our signature cable chain, evokes an almost mythical force. Wear it as a shield. Wear it as a badge. No one will be...
With lovely vintage styling, this necklace features a delicate eight-pointed star. The beveled edges create subtle shadows and highlights to emphasize the starburst. * 14k yellow gold* .02ct diamond* 16" chain* Handmade in Ashfield, MA - Carla Caruso Jewelry
This itty bitty necklace features a teeny tiny hand-hammered circle with an even teenier tinier diamond set into it. Wear it every day or layered with your other favorites. * 14k yellow gold* 1.4mm white diamond (.0125ct)* 16" chain* Handmade in Ashfield, MA - Carla...
Lightweight and elegant, no doubt an everyday go-to earring. Handmade in 14k gold, the ribbon hoops are crafted from a single piece of wire that is hand shaped and hammered. * 14k yellow gold* Approx. 1/2" x 3/4"* Handmade in Ashfield, MA - Carla Caruso Jewelry
A lightweight bangle you will never want nor need to take off. Graceful and elegant, this bracelet features a flush-set tiny, brilliant diamond on slim (yet sturdy) hand-formed gold wire. The hook closure loops through a teardrop opening and locks in place with a satisfying...
The random itty bitty bracelet features six tiny hand-hammered circles randomly spaced along the chain. The most subtle adornment to a baby cable chain (truly, we're not kidding when we call it itty bitty!), it's captivating in its simplicity.* 14k yellow gold* 7" chain with...
Lightweight and elegant, no doubt an everyday go-to earring. Handmade in 14k gold, the ribbon hoops are crafted from a single piece of wire that is hand shaped and hammered. * 14k yellow gold* Approx. 3/4"x1"* Handmade in Ashfield, MA - Carla Caruso Jewelry
Playfully modern, these mini polkadot cluster stud earrings look great with everything. * 14k gold with a satin finish* Measure approx. 1/8" tall and wide* Handmade in Ashfield, MA - Carla Caruso
Five tiny gold tags hang from each strand, fluttering in the breeze and playing with the light. Each tag is hand-cut, each earring hand-assembled. Eye-catching and timeless. * 14k yellow gold* Measure approx. 1" long* Handmade in Ashfield, MA - Carla Caruso
This sweet everyday necklace features eleven tiny hand-hammered circles randomly spaced along the chain. The most subtle adornment to a baby cable chain, it's captivating in its simplicity. Wear it every day or layered with your other favorites.* 14k yellow gold* 16" chain* Handmade in...