The American Jewelry Design Council (AJDC) has welcomed three new jewelry designers to its membership: Kit Carson, Chris Davies and Rosario Garcia.
Kit Carson lives and works in the American West, and his work reflects the scenery and history that surrounds him. Kit is a trained engraver, jewelry maker, sculptor, artist and painter. His collections feature jewelry engraved with a variety of themes; skeletons, animals, Old West, etc., using a rainbow of gemstones. The beauty and humor of animals is a constant theme in his work, which has attracted a celebrity clientele. According to Robin Williams, “Kit Carson’s work is like Rene Lalique meets Dr. Seuss at the High Noon Bar.“
Chris Davies came to jewelry with a solid understanding of the historical importance of the jewelry as an art form. With a background in dressmaking and ancient civilizations, Davies developed a unique technique called “woven granulation.” These jewels take the form of nets of gold and gemstone granules intricately woven and draped around larger gemstone forms encouraging a play of light and movement.
Rosario Garcia was born in Havana, Cuba, into a family with a strong artistic tradition. Rosario’s artistic spirit was not limited by her poverty and through self-teaching her natural talent emerged and developed. Rosario’s work features natural forms and shapes in high carat gold and has been shown in magazines and exhibitions. Her jewelry receives widespread respect from clients and critics across the United States.
AJDC is a non-profit educational organization of prominent fine jewelry designers from across the US, which recognizes and promotes the appreciation of original jewelry design as art.
To that end the AJDC is committed to raising the awareness of the jewelry industry, the art community, the media and the public about the aesthetic value of artistic fine jewelry. Members of the American Jewelry Design Council are dedicated to elevating the caliber of jewelry design through educational activities and to challenging professional jewelry designers worldwide to actualize their creative potential.