Well hello there! Welcome to Kristen Baird®. I'm Kristen - the founder and designer, here, at Kristen Baird® Jewelry. We are an award-winning, fine jewelry brand, perfectly nestled in historic Savannah, Georgia, right between the moss-covered oak trees and a glass of sweet tea.
While our city is picturesque and laid back, here, at Kristen Baird®, we are on a mission! Our mission is to offer a customer-focused experience, while presenting jewelry collections that are not only beautifully designed and skillfully handcrafted, but also bursting with passion, heart and a touch of Southern charm. We want our pieces to speak to you and be relevant to every moment in your life that tells a story.
Drawing inspiration from my southern upbringing (think summer days spent frolicking in the fields, working in the gardens with my Nanny, laughing until our sides hurt, as we ran and played in the sunset), I inject my work with colors and textures, juxtaposing forms both geometric and fluid, as though the designs might have sprung organically from the serene coastline of Georgia or the glorious hills of Tennessee. Each heirloom-worthy piece contains an authentic feeling of happiness and joy, a sense of nostalgia and an essence of freedom.
We believe in combining ethically-sourced diamonds and gemstones with metals of the highest quality, as we utilize and preserve traditional metalsmithing skills to bring our handcrafted designs to life. “#MadeintheSouth” is something we are proud to say about each piece that leaves our studio!
Because we feel it’s about more than the jewelry alone, we are dedicated to giving back a portion of each sale to our non-profit partner, SD Gunner Fund, a Savannah charity with a mission to train and provide service dogs to veterans and disabled children.
I hope you can take a few minutes to explore our unique pieces a little deeper and find the pieces that speak to you.
Thanks again for stopping by!
Until next time,
About Kristen: Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Kristen decided to plant her roots in Savannah, Georgia after graduating from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) with a bachelor’s degree in Jewelry Design. While going to SCAD, she was honored as a Valedictorian nominee, a Presidential Scholarship Recipient, and received the Outstanding Achievement award in Jewelry Design.
With a desire to continue learning and wanting to hone in on her craft, Kristen received her Rhino CAD Certificate and attended the renowned New Approach School for Jewelers, completing the Graduate Bench Jeweler program under the direction of world-class instructor, Blaine Lewis. In 2015, she decided to start her own business, Kristen Baird® Jewelry.
Celebrating several notable honors and awards, Kristen and her brand have been on the rise in both the local business scene as well as the national jewelry scene.
- 2017 Generation NEXT: Savannah’s Rising Stars of Business, sponsored by Savannah Magazine
- 2017 Halstead Grant Winner sponsored by Halstead Bead
- 2018 "Best Local Artist", "Best Local Artisan Shop", Savannah Best of the Best awards
- 2018 "Best Local Jewelry Designer" Best of Savannah awards by Connect Savannah
- 2018 SCAD Alumni Atelier Award - Artist in Residence - Lacoste, France
Nowadays, you can find Kristen and her team working in the studio delicately and precisely crafting each design by hand.
About the Jewelry: From the mountains of Virginia and hills of Tennessee, to the coast of Georgia, Kristen Baird® Jewelry designs pay homage to the waters, landscapes, and flora that bring to life the scenes of the South that Kristen has called home.
In a time where mass manufacturing is predominant, Kristen and her team utilize and preserve traditional metalsmithing skills, as they delicately and precisely craft each piece by hand in Kristen’s Savannah-based studio.
Using sterling silver, recycled 18K gold and ethically sourced gemstones, Kristen’s jewelry is full of color and texture with juxtaposing forms both geometric and fluid, as though the designs might have sprung organically from the natural world.
Featuring pieces, like the Ripple Ring, that can be customized to fit the desires of an individual client, Kristen’s work speaks to the eco-conscious shopper that loves products with a story and a unique, customizable aesthetic.
In addition to making jewelry, as part of the Kristen Baird® Core Values, involvement in the local community is a priority. Therefore, a portion of each sale is donated back to a local charity, SD Gunner Fund, to make a difference in the lives of Veterans and children with special needs.