Category Archives: Makers


Ana Cabral

With the company since the age of 19, Ana has


Joey Rodrigues

If you want a laugh just go see Joe. In the Tubbing Dept, Joe gives a friendly welcoming to any of our visitors. With 6-12 Tub processes running at a time, we can see how Joe has to keep up!


Simao Correia

[RoyalSlider Error] Incorrect RoyalSlider ID or problem with query.




Simao was drawn to the company “because of the high quality product we produced.” Having been with the company for 28 years, Simao has worked in many positions, but his most recent position is where his heart is. He is a problem solver and likes the idea of having to work with his hands to make something work everyday.

Before Nicholas DeCristofaro Sr. started Carla Corporation, he was a prominent member in silver jewelry manufacturing as a cofounder of Beaucraft. A hard working toolmaker and craftsmen by trade, Nicholas wanted to start a gold jewelry company that offered high quality products with the best service to both large and small retailers. He believed it was important that small businesses were afforded the same quality service and opportunities as large retailers. It is with this belief that Carla Corporation was founded.

In January of 1965 Nicholas established Carla Corporation with his son in law Ralph Fleming joining him shortly after in 1968. The company started buying and selling finished product as well as making its own findings and finished jewelry to distribute to the small independent retail Jewelers. The company grew rapidly and soon became one of the leading earring manufacturing companies in the US. It was quality and service the company was founded on, and that is how we continue today.

So here we are: a small company in a small state with a big passion.

We take pride in everything we do and hope you can see our passion in each of the products we make.



Pamela Woods

Raw Materials
Pamela & Cathy seem to be partners in crime when it comes to humor & sass, but that’s what we love about them. With 37 years of experience with us, Pam consistently works hard at each of her duties. “The quality of jewelry we make & the fact that we stand behind our product is why I am most proud to work at Carla.”


David Benevides

With Carla for 22 years, David specializes in our Electroform & Plating Processes, two of our largest departments. David’s knowledge is incomparable and he works hard to make our products reach our quality standards. He believes “that if I am making something of value, the quality needs to show it. It has to be made right”


Cathy Needham

Gold & Silver Purchasing

For 37 years, Cathy has served as the Gold & Silver Purchasing Agent with us at Carla. Her energy & humor always makes for a good day working with her. She is proud that “we make a great product and that we all work very hard to make it. We’ve all worked together for years to produce the best product in the country.”


Carlos DeResendes

When speaking with Carlos, you can hear his pride and hard work in his voice and see his production in his hands. He is proud of the art of stone setting and makes sure each piece he sets is done to the best quality possible. He “wanted to work with a big line of jewelry and to make sure every customer is satisfied.”