Porte Bleue Earrings
During her summer residency in Lacoste, France, Kristen crafted her jewelry in a picturesque atelier she lovingly nicknamed, Porte Bleue, for the bright blue door that led inside. The walls were constructed of Roman-laid stones complete with still-visible markings from the craftsmen’s tools.
These whimsical earrings are inspired by the stories whispered through those walls. Kristen brings her architectural mind and her artistic sensibility to every piece, arranging the irregular cobblestone-shaped frames into a different layout each time, so no two earrings are the same, even within a set. Each earring features two hand-crafted lavender fleurs, a staple of this collection, that sprout playfully through the cracks in the stones.
The Bonjour Belle Collection is a whimsical recollection of Kristen’s magical summer spent as an artist in residence in Lacoste, France. Gather vibrant flowers from the provincial market. Duck behind ancient arched doorways for an elusive embrace. Brush fingertips against castle walls laced with fragile blooms, and gaze at the lush valley below. Here in her Savannah studio, Kristen brings her memories to life, melding southern imagination with a French fairytale.
These handcrafted earrings measure 15mm in diameter, for a total hang length of around 26mm. Gemstone options may be available upon request.
For your convenience, rubber earring backs are included with these dangle/ear-wire style earrings. To ensure balance of comfort and secure placement of your earrings, we recommend always wearing your pieces with the provided earring backs.
At Kristen Baird® Jewelry, we use partially to fully recycled sterling silver. The 18K gold used is certified 100% recycled and the gemstones we use are carefully selected in line with our commitment to social responsibility. Each piece is precisely handcrafted in our Savannah, GA studio, using a metalsmithing process called reticulation. As proof of authenticity, each piece is stamped with the .925 quality mark and whenever possible, is signed/marked with the Kristen Baird® maker’s mark, prior to delivery.
Due to the natural characteristics of handcrafted designs, each piece may contain slight variances from the photos shown. These variances allow uniqueness in every creation, but never take away from the quality of work or the complexity of design.
Current production time is 1-3 weeks for items that require creation, sizing, or customization, but fear not, we do have items that are ready to ship! For specific details, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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