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.
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
With lovely vintage styling, these stud earrings feature a delicate eight-pointed star. The beveled edges create subtle shadows and highlights to emphasize the starburst. * 14k yellow gold with soft satin finish* Approx 3/8" across* Handmade in Ashfield, MA - Carla Caruso Jewelry
Perfect for special occasions or a fun night out, these cascading earrings are a sophisticated and versatile piece that belongs in everyone's collection. The draping, layered chains practically drip with glamour and are a sexy addition to any outfit.• 14k yellow gold with a satin...
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
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...
The dainty necklace is utterly simple and yet so covetous! A 6mm pearl slides along a delicate chain, accented by a sparkling .02ct white diamond set in a bezel charm. It looks lovely on and layers beautifully with your other favorites. • Handmade in conflict free...
This sleek wedding band has a low profile and a light feel. The scale and comfort fit makes this a great choice for anyone. Handmade in 14k gold with a satin finish, the gently domed band measures 3mm wide. * 14K Yellow Gold, 3mm Wide* Size 9 -...
Who says bling can't be subtle? These square-stock studs are a simple, effortlessly wearable take on the micro-pavé trend. Handmade in 14k gold with a satin finish • 14k yellow gold with a satin finish + six white diamonds• Earrings measure approx. 1.25mm x 7mm•...
Three delicate chains hang from a tiny gold square, creating an elegant tassel appearance. Lightweight with lovely movement. • 14k yellow gold• Earrings measure approx. 1" long• Handmade in Ashfield, MA - Carla Caruso Jewelry
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
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...
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! * 14k yellow gold + pyrite stones* Hang approx. 1/2"* Handmade in Ashfield, MA...
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
The small kite studs have a nuanced character, combining simple geometry with a hard-edge look. These tiny studs go from sophisticated at the office, to an edgy look out on the town!• Handmade in 14k yellow gold with a satin finish• Approximately 1/8" x 1/4" -...
Simple and sophisticated, tiny polkadots arc in a line around your finger. The delicate proportions and low profile make it ideal for stacking. • 14k yellow gold with a matte satin finish• Band measures approx. 1.6mm wide• To order this ring in your size please contact...
This little necklace is like wearing a cute heart emoji. It doesn't get any sweeter than this wee heart! * mini heart measures ⅜” wide and tall * 16" 14k gold chain -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
The moon is a striking symbol of feminine power. These teeny tiny crescent moons are hand shaped and hammered out of a single piece of gold wire. * 14k yellow gold* 1/4" wide* Handmade in Ashfield, MA - Carla Caruso
So close they’re nearly kissing, these side-by-side diamonds are a sweet and sparkly symbol of affection. * 14k yellow gold* 16" chain* Two .015ct white diamonds (set in 2.6mm diameter dots)* Handmade in Ashfield, MA - Carla Caruso Jewelry
Ten tiny gold tags hang from each strand, fluttering in the breeze and playing with the light. This style is the big sister to our 1" Flutter Strands. Each tag is hand-cut, each earring hand-assembled. Eye-catching and timeless. • 14k yellow gold with a soft...
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...
The epitome of understatement, the single fringe earrings are crafted from wire that is hand tapered, shaped and hammered. Featherweight and fabulous, you'll forget you're wearing them… if it weren’t for all the compliments you’re sure to get. • Handmade in recycled 14k gold with...
Smooth lines and flat, matte-finish planes make the teardrop earrings shimmer in the light. Handmade in 14k yellow gold with a satin finish, these earrings hang approximately 1/2" from the earwire. - Carla Caruso Jewelry