Press and Magazine Features


How to Build Nonprofit Partnerships for Your Jewelry Business
Halstead Bead - July 2023

As a small jewelry business, I love giving back to my community. With so many amazing causes out there, it can be tempting to try to support everyone and everything. But over the years, I've learned that the most fruitful way to give back is through ongoing, sustainable partnerships.

Inspired by Savannah: How I Crafted My Jewelry Design Aesthetic
Southern Jewelry News - June 2023

It took me many years and lots of trial and error to finally hone in on my vision as a designer, but once I did I was able to transform my business. All it took was stopping and looking around.

A Citrusy Coastal South Carolina Wedding That Brought the Sunshine
Wedding Chicks - May 2023

The local bridal boutique, Camellia Bridal, provided both looks -- affordable options for the everyday bride. Jewelry was created by local artisan Kristen Baird, beautifully mixing silver and gold.

Tips for Setting Emeralds in Jewelry
Interweave - May 2023
By: Katie Hacker

Jewelry designer Kristen Baird says, “Be extra careful when setting emeralds! The stones are so soft and delicate, and I’ve sadly chipped my fair share by accident. Opt for thinner bezels and prongs that are sturdy but not massive, and perfectly tailor them to the size and cut of your stone."

7 Tips for Repurposing Old Jewelry to Create New Heirlooms
Interweave - April 2023
By: Kristen Baird and Katie Hacker

Repurposing old jewelry to create new heirlooms is a meaningful way to honor family history while creating something new and unique. Outdated or damaged pieces of jewelry can be transformed into beautiful, custom treasures that can be passed down for generations.

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Building Your Jewelry Business Through Transitions
Halstead Bead, Inc. - October 2022
By: Kristen Baird
When I was a young college student, trying to figure out what career I wanted to pursue, my dad gave me a piece of advice: “Pick an entrepreneurial business that can evolve with your life.” 
Interweave - October 2022
By: Katie Hacker
Kristen Baird recommends using a variety of gemstone shapes, sizes, and cuts to add visual complexity to your stack. She says, “You can either opt for a monochrome color scheme such as the dual tones of orange carnelian and citrine in the stack above or go for stones that complement each other.”
Halstead Bead, Inc.
By: Kristen Baird
Ah, the wonderful world of custom work, or as I call it, commissioned work. What a great way to develop cash flow, push creative boundaries, and work one-on-one with all types of people!
SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Inspired at SCAD to start her own jewelry brand, Kristen Baird’s (B.F.A., metals and jewelry, 2012) designs have been worn by Oprah and featured in high-end publications.


Kristen Baird Blog - Press Page - 2021
Meet the Jewelers - May 2021
By: Samantha Durbin
For mom/entrepreneur/designer Kristen Baird, her mother’s intuition has become a valuable part of the design process. “Becoming a mother has heightened my intuition in surprising ways.”
Southern Jewelry News - February 2021
By: Kristen Baird
Something that people always ask me when they find out that I’m a married jewelry designer is, “How did your husband find an engagement ring for you?” And they are always excited to find out that I designed and created my own engagement ring! 
Connect Savannah - February 2021
By: Jessica Farthing
As for a perfect local Valentine’s Day gift, nothing says Lowcountry like an elegant pearl necklace − but Baird set out to create something that is anything but your mama’s demure necklace.
Instore: What do you love about Savannah?
Kristen Baird: I love the fact we are very tourism based and there’s a military base, always people coming and going. It’s a mix of historical and fresh.

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Southern Jewelry News - December 2020
By: Kristen Baird
At Kristen Baird® Jewelry, I often have the opportunity to create custom pieces of jewelry for a variety of occasions and for all types of people. Sometimes clients see my work online and would like to customize one of my pieces to fit their color, size and style preferences.
Jewelry Artist Podcast: Kristen Baird Forges New Connections
Interweave - October 2020
By: Tammy Jones
Join host Katie Hacker for her conversation with Kristen Baird on Jewelry Artist podcast. Listen below to hear how Kristen won a 2020 Red Backpack grant for $5,000 that she’s using to help grow her online business, including repurposing heirloom jewels. 
Kristen Baird® Jewelry has been voted as the “Best Jewelry Store in Savannah” for Savannah Morning News’ 2020 Best of the Best awards. The three-peat win for Kristen Baird® Jewelry is more meaningful this year than ever.
Bridal Trends: Straight from the Bench
Southern Jewelry News - August 2020
By: Kristen Baird
Being an independent designer who sells both wholesale and direct to consumers, I’ve noticed several trends recently when it comes to bridal jewelry and engagement rings. To begin, I have pinpointed two unique, yet similar, groups of clients I often work with on wedding jewelry.
GlobalGiving has announced that Kristen Baird® Jewelry has been selected to receive a $5,000 COVID-19 relief and recovery grant from The Red Backpack Fund, an opportunity for small businesses and nonprofits made possible by The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation.

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From Georgia to Oprah
South Magazine - August 2019
By: Molly Clancy

You know you’ve arrived when Oprah Winfrey wears one of your designs, and Kristen Baird has arrived. Oprah wore one of Baird’s “Splash Cuff” bracelets — an organically textured, silver band with a gemstone at each terminal — on the air multiple times. It has come to be known as the “Oprah Cuff.”

CBS This Morning
Watching Oprah - June 2019

Oprah wears Kristen Baird's signature Splash Gem Cuff on CBS This Morning.
Beauty Story: Opulance
Imirage Magazine - March 2019

7-page beauty spread featuring Kristen Baird® Jewelry in collaboration with Zoe Christou Welsh.

2017 Halstead Grant Winner
Halstead Bead, Inc.

Congratulations to Kristen Baird of Savannah, Georgia, for winning the 2017 Halstead Grant for design excellence and business strategy. Kristen's fashion and bridal lines are made using reticulation and ethically-sourced gemstones for a modern take on traditional metalsmithing techniques.

Generation Next: Kristen Baird-Rabun
Savannah Magazine - January 2017
By: Eileen Mouyard Sessoms

Childhood dream: I dreamed of owning my own business. I started selling arts and crafts items when I was just five years old. Bless my neighbors and family members for paying 10 cents for a tie-dyed coffee filter to be used for wrapping Christmas presents.

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