Kristie Carson’s career has always been focused on bringing style into people’s lives. As an expert in interior design, she spent her early professional years styling RV interiors for Family Motor Coach Association. Her designs were featured on HGTV before she brought her expertise to JTV where she got her start developing jewelry brands. However, her fashion know-how was in demand and she soon became JTV's Style and Trends reporter.
Kristie has reported from trade shows around the world including JCK in Las Vegas, the Tucson Gem & Mineral show and the Gold Italy show in Tuscany. Her on-camera skills quickly transferred to her role as a show host, presenting jewelry to over 80 million homes. Kristie has built a huge fan base and customers love her keen sense of style and relatable personality.
What is your favorite gemstone?
Turquoise is like your favorite pair of blue jeans. It just feels so comfortable and the various blues just make you feel so good.
What is your go-to travel jewelry?
Before heading to one of my favorite vacation spots, I make sure to pack a pair of hoop earrings, a classic band ring, a must-have bangle and anything Bella Luce.
What are your go-to gifts from JTV?
Anything black spinel! It’s like your favorite pair of black shoes, pants or handbag. It works with everything!
How did you get your start in the jewelry business?
I started at JTV (formerly ACN) in October 1994. I worked on air as a call center rep, in fulfillment and in shipping. Yes, all in the same day! I’ve grown up in the business and really appreciate and value all things beautiful. I truly love making all our JTV friends feel beautiful.
What are the most meaningful items in your jewelry collection?
My favorite piece of jewelry is a sterling silver bangle my grandmother gave me for my 21st birthday. My favorite gemstone item is a set-of-three aquamarines that I purchased as loose gemstones. I had them set in jewelry and wore them to my daughter’s wedding.
What comes to work with you every day?
My insulated cup with hot water and lemon.