Vintage Zia Cuff
Vintage License Plate, 18K and 22K Gold, Egyptian Turquoise Cuff by Kit Carson. This handsome Zia cuff features two gold charms; one crown and a musical note. The focal point is the round turquoise stone set in 22K with gold bead trim. It is further embellished with an inscription of Taos and Santa Fe on the sides. The cuff measures 5 3/8″ x 1 7/8″ with a 1 1/4″ 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. Each piece is one-of-a-kind-out-of-my-mind.