About us


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 the rolling riverbeds. 

So grab a glass of sweet tea and step on in!

Our Jewelry 

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Every piece of Kristen Baird® Jewelry is inspired by nature and handcrafted with love, right here in my Savannah studio. I utilize traditional jewelry-making techniques to craft heirloom-quality pieces that are as unique and vibrant as the person who wears them. Each piece tells a story that can be passed down through generations, like a southern fairytale or your grandmother’s favorite bedtime 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 they sprung organically from the serene coastline of Georgia or the glorious hills of Tennessee. From my Ripple Collection, which honors the waters of the Earth, to Bonjour Belle, which evokes the flowers of the field, to my Celestial Collection, which wonders at the mysteries of the galaxy, everything I create celebrates natural beauty. It also celebrates you!

I’m passionate about creating pieces that encourage self-expression, whether that means putting a modern spin on a classic, like with my Pearl Collection, mixing and matching with my Graceful Glimmer Collection or designing the completely one-of-a-kind piece of your dreams. I want you to feel like your truest self while wearing my jewelry: vivacious, bold, and connected to the world around you. So close your eyes, listen to the gentle chirp of the cicadas, breathe in the sweet scent of azaleas, and let yourself dream.

The Kristen Baird® Story

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I was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia before making my way to Savannah, Georgia for college. Growing up, I always loved tinkering, crafting, and creating with anything I could get my hands on. I never imagined that one day this pastime would become my career. I attended Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), where I originally intended to study architecture and Interior Design. I soon realized, however, that my true passion lay in jewelry design: architecture in miniature. I was honored to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award in Jewelry Design upon graduation.

In 2015, I decided to start my own business, Kristen Baird® Jewelry. At first, I was the sole employee. I ran every aspect of the venture, from marketing to finance to crafting every piece from beginning to end. It was both exhausting and exhilarating. It was during this era that I created my first ripple ring. The gently flowing, water-like band soon became my signature look, and everything I’ve done artistically since is built on that foundation.

Eventually, all that hard work paid off. In 2018, I was awarded the Halstead Bead Grant as well as the SCAD Alumni Atelier Award, allowing me to take a transformative summer residency in Lacoste, France. Later, I was absolutely floored to see the one-and-only Oprah wearing one of my Splash Cuff bracelets on national television! Most recently, I received the Red Backpack Grant from Sara Blakely of Spanx. 

Today, I’m fortunate to have an excellent assistant in the studio, but every piece of jewelry is still designed and touched by me personally. I’ve also been grateful to surround myself with an incredible team of photographers, writers, social media coordinators, accountants, and more. Together, we make Kristen Baird® Jewelry. Having such an extraordinary team gives me more time to do what I do best: design and craft beautiful and original jewelry. 

It’s been an incredible journey, and I’m grateful for every step along the way.

Our Values

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As the founder of Kristen Baird®, I’m committed to an ethic of sustainability and service. I combine ethically-sourced diamonds and gemstones with metals of the highest quality as I utilize traditional metalsmithing skills to bring my handcrafted designs to life. 

Kristen Baird® metals are sourced from a Responsible Jewelry Council (RJC) Certified Supplier. Our primary supplier uses 100% recycled materials in all their components. We also utilize ethically-sourced natural gems, as certified through the RJC or Kimberly Certification, as well as the highest-quality lab-grown gems. On an individual craftsmanship level, I frequently reuse materials in my own studio, melting metals and forming parts and pieces into new creations. 

The Kristen Baird® Core Values extend beyond jewelry-making. As a local business owner, I’m committed to giving back to my community. Throughout the year, we donate to numerous local organizations and have built ongoing partnerships with outstanding charities. We believe that by strengthening our Savannah community, we can make the whole world a better place. 

Kristen Baird® is a family-owned local business with a national reach. Everything I create reflects a part of myself and my values. I’m proud to say that every piece that leaves my studio is… “Inspired by nature. Crafted by hand. Cherished forever.”

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