Variscite, 22 and 14K Gold, Sterling Silver, Peridot, Diamond and a Vintage License Plate Cuff by Kit Carson. This distressed vintage aluminum license plate cuff features an almond-shaped variscite stone with a 22K bezel and eight decorative balls. It is further enhanced by a silver crown charm as well as a small diamond and faceted peridot. It measures 6 1/8″ x 1 5/8″ with a 1 1/2″ gap.
Santa Fe Artist: Kit Carson
Art and I met up at an early age of about 9, says Kit Carson. By 18, I knew the path, and by 25, I was in the business.
Kit Carson’s jewelry profession continued to grow, adding sculpture and painting along the way. His specialty is engraved jewelry with a rainbow of gemstones, including high grade turquoise. The beauty and humor of animals is a constant theme in his work. Kit’s design style has an Art Nouveau filter that smooths out his line.
His current line of jewelry is called Romantic Rust. This on-going series includes cuffs from license plates, chains, and bolo ties with hood ornaments.